Help Your Presenters Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Idea Architects

Guidance and Orientation LeadingAge Illinois , like some associations, includes a brief statement in their speaker guidelines “to sensitize speakers to the potential diversity in the audience.”

Association Blasts Medicare for Paying Unlicensed Prosthetics Providers

Associations Now

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics reports that 15 states currently have certification laws: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

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Managing Volunteers? Learn from the Lutherans

Cvent Association Tips

Hundreds of volunteers were involved in the success of the group’s meeting in Pittsburgh last June, which drew 3,200 delegates, as well as at its 2011 meeting in Peoria, Illinois, which had a record attendance of 5,000 delegates. Provide clear guidelines/briefings for volunteers, and try to match their interests with opportunities to serve.

Red Flags and ADA Requirements: Are You Up to Date?

Off Stage

Recently, while reading the e-bulletin from Howe and Hutton, a law firm in Illinois who works with associations and is my personal attorney, I found the following posting which Jonathan Howe gave me permission to share with you. NAR has suggested guidelines for writing a plan: [link]. Terry Penza, RCE, CAE.

The Swerve

Idea Architects

Increasingly I feel like we are becoming a nation of swervers, not respecting the reasonable guidelines marked on the pavement of life and instead doing things on our own terms with little of thought about the implications of our sloppiness. I’m thankful that in my earliest high school employment days as a server in a small Illinois family restaurant chain, I was taught to look for opportunities to serve, to seek out the chance to contribute to an efficient and memorable dining experience.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


Illinois – 12.7 Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says to Limit Gatherings to 10 People (source: NY Times) March 16, 2020 – President Trump announced new guidelines and European nations sealed their borders. with the new guideline going into effect one day earlier for the Great White Way.