Associations bring meetings back to Houston

Aaron Wolowiec

When the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston in September for the New Ideas Annual Conference, it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding

Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

Higher Logic

HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. All together, nine eligible Orange Army volunteers (myself included) geared up to join the TRibe’s mission for a week in Houston, working alongside a series of military personnel, veterans, and fellow “kick-ass civilian” volunteers to rebuild a home that suffered damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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TSAE Rallies to Hold First Meeting in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Association Adviser

For TSAE, holding its annual conference in Houston after Harvey was a way to show support and solidarity with their members and friends in the area. W hen the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston earlier this month for the New Ideas Annual Conference , it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding. Houston did a great job in support of the event, and it felt great to be there.

Houston, Dallas Convention Centers Become Storm Shelters

Associations Now

By some estimates, Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas in 50 years , will drop as much as 50 inches of rain on the southeastern part of the state, straining the resources of cities like Galveston and Houston. In hard-hit Houston, where thousands have been rescued from rising waters since Harvey arrived early Sunday morning, authorities turned the George R. At least one association meeting in Houston has already been canceled.

Bar Association Offers Flood-Damaged Houston Free Legal Help

Associations Now

The Houston Bar Association, responding to recent flooding that hit the city, has expanded its legal-services hotline to assist those who suffered property damage. The bouts of flooding that hit Houston over the past two weeks created a need for legal services among the city’s residents. Fortunately, the Houston Bar Association (HBA) is ready to help. The April 18 storm dropped more than 16 inches of rain on some parts of Houston.

Wednesday Buzz: Houston’s Convention Center Shifts Back to Events

Associations Now

After serving as a shelter during and after Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Convention Center returns to business as usual. During Hurricane Harvey last month, Houston’s George R. “We turn that facility frequently,” Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, told the Houston Chronicle. ” While it may take years for Houston to fully recover from Harvey, the city’s convention business is bouncing back.

Three years after Harvey, Kingwood continues to battle for flood mitigation (TX)

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Three years ago, Hurricane Harvey inundated much of the Kingwood area after Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River overflowed and deposited flood waters into thousands of homes and businesses.

From Mega Trends to Association Trends to Meeting Trends.

GlowGlobally

MPI PEC North America in Houston was a location for this presentation on how key MegaTrends affect associations and their events. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. Making Business Sense of Climate Change – A Green Meeting Guide » Feb. From Mega Trends to Association Trends to Meeting Trends.

Making Business Sense of Climate Change ? A Green Meeting Guide

GlowGlobally

Vanessa Cotton and I reprised for another session on Tuesday at MPI’s PEC NA in Houston on the topic of “making a business case for developing a sustainable strategy” for meetings and events from a planner and supplier perspective. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services.

Game On: Navigating the Return of Sports in America with Michael Lewis, Billy Beane, and Daryl Morey

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Houston Rockets’ GM & Managing Director of Basketball Operations. Learning from the Masters of the Game. Join GTN and Michael Lewis for this insider discussion of one of the earliest industries to suffer an unprecedented disruption under COVID-19, the range of challenges it’s presented, and how Billy Beane and Daryl Morey—men who built whole careers and iconic franchises as masters of reinvention— are confronting their toughest challenge yet.

Associations Respond to Hurricane Harvey

Spark Consulting

In case you missed it, ASAE’s Collaborate forum (member login required) has recently been hosting a robust discussion of how associations are helping their members and the local community in Houston and southwest Louisiana respond to Hurricane Harvey. With Houston and Louisiana still drying – and digging – out and Hurricane Irma about to strike Florida, I wanted to summarize some good practices that have emerged.

Conference Souvenir Causes TSA Headaches for Sorority Members

Associations Now

As Delta Sigma Theta members were leaving Houston following their annual meeting last week, they ran into airport security problems for an unexpected reason: A large souvenir booklet apparently looked like an explosive on the TSA’s scanners. That forced the Transportation Security Administration at Houston’s William P. DST1913 #DSTHouston @KHOU #houston #hounews pic.twitter.com/USK5ZpN1eI.

Repaying the Favor: Louisiana Restaurant Association Mobilizes Harvey Relief Efforts

Associations Now

The response reflects the help that Hurricane Katrina victims received from Houston more than a decade ago. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and other parts of southeast Texas , Louisiana’s restaurant industry knew all about how bad a storm like this could be. And many of those businesses, large and small, made it through that storm with Houston’s help.

Spreading joy: How associations are lifting community spirit in the pandemic

Ungrated

” In late March, some residents at Village Place Townhomes in Houston (featured in photo collage above) began placing heart-shaped papers on their windows, front doors, and hanging baskets to show support to everyone in the community. Despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, outreach has increased in community associations across the U.S., even as neighbors maintain physical distance from each other.

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Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

Associations Now

Under the partnership, a free round-trip ride, up to a $25 fare, will be offered in 10 cities: Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, New York City, St. Noting that nearly six in 10 Americans haven’t had their eyes checked in the last two years, the American Optometric Association is offering Lyft rides in 10 cities to help people get to their eye exams. March is Save Your Vision month, according to the American Optometric Association.

Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back

Associations Now

Hurricane Harvey severely affected residents and businesses in Houston and other areas of southeast Texas. In the meetings sector, convention centers in Houston and Dallas, along with Austin, have been turned into shelters , and numerous hotel brands have also offered lodging and monetary support to those affected. For instance, the Society for Exploration Geophysicists’ International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting will go on as planned in Houston later this month.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter

Here’s a list of suggestions from people in my network: United Way of Houston. Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. YMCA Houston. Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.

Hotel 911 Law Takes Effect, With Help From Associations

Associations Now

But because hotel phones required guests to dial 9 before calling 911, the calls for help placed by Kari’s daughter never went through,” Pai told Houston’s KHOU earlier this month.

Local Media Association Brings Accelerator Program to Publishers of Color

Associations Now

Five big-city papers— The Atlanta Voice , The Dallas Weekly , New York Amsterdam News , Houston Defender , and The Washington Informer —are pilot papers in the initiative. Working with five major African-American-owned newspapers, LMA is using its recently launched accelerator program to help the papers expand digital revenue. The Local Media Association has been working in recent months to bring an accelerator mindset to its membership.

14 Blogs and Podcasts that Will Keep You Current on Online Community and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Their guests include social media marketers and leadership from organizations like Lenovo, Brandwatch, the Houston Texans, and the W2O Group.

Hurricanes and Asynchronous Communication

Eric Lanke

We have members in Texas and Florida (Houston and Sarasota, to be precise), but everything coming out of our office was, damn the hurricanes, full speed ahead. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were on everyone's mind these last few weeks. Even if you weren't directly affected by them through mandatory evacuations, storm damage, or the tragic loss of life, the hurricanes were undoubtedly on your mind and they probably impacted the way you did your job.

Beyond Folders: Dropbox Tries Reinventing the Sync

Associations Now

Best Founder Story Ever If you’re looking for an uplifting read, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston recently spoke at the commencement for his alma mater, MIT. “I took a screenshot—but then I was sick to my stomach,” Houston said in his speech. Syncing is the main thing that we do, and now we’re extending it to every other kind of information,” Houston said at the DBX Developer Conference , according to PCWorld.

It’s a Great Time to Be a Young Association Professional: Erin Sevitz on Working Hard, Being Agile and Leaving Your Mark

Association Adviser

When I worked for Naylor I was based in Florida, but eventually I wanted to return to Houston. While I wasn’t necessarily looking to work at an association, through the PRSA Houston Chapter job board, I found a posting for an editorial manager role with IFMA. IFMA Houston Service Center of Excellence © Aker Imaging. This month’s Corner Office features Erin Sevitz, director of communications for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

Jeff De Cagna to deliver keynote at CESSE 2013 Annual Meeting

Principled Innovation

We’re looking forward to Jeff challenging CESSE 2013 participants to think beyond orthodoxy,” said Tony Keane , president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in Houston, Texas, and CESSE vice president. Jeff De Cagna , chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, has been selected as the opening keynote speaker for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) 2013 Annual Meeting.

Chinese Basketball Association’s New President? NBA Legend Yao Ming

Associations Now

The former Houston Rocket, who got his start with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Shanghai Sharks, was elected president of the league this week, making him the first person to take on the role who isn’t a member of the Chinese government. During his nine years in the NBA—all for the Houston Rockets, from 2002 to 2011—Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming became something of an ambassador of sorts for both basketball and China.

Why Is It So Hard to Sing “The Star Spangled Banner”?

Associations Now

Whitney Houston’s version before the 1991 Super Bowl is probably one of the most revered and imitated, though not always well. “We We have many bad versions of people trying to sing Whitney Houston’s version,” said Allen Henderson, executive director of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Stay Safe This Fourth According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 8,700 people were treated in the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries last year.

NSA Foundation Sets Up Emergency Fund for Members After Hurricane Harvey

Associations Now

Drawing from prior experience dealing with natural disasters, the NSA Foundation acted quickly to provide assistance to the more than 80 NSA members in the Houston area. “A Walker, who spoke in the Houston area earlier this year, said Hurricane Harvey’s impact will be felt beyond NSA members who were directly affected. Responding quickly to Hurricane Harvey, the NSA Foundation established a Hurricane Relief Fund to provide financial assistance for its members.

Could Your Association Thrive in a Remote-First Culture?

Associations Now

Recently, the Houston Chronicle noted that Automattic’s founder, Matt Mullenweg, embraced the Silicon Valley lifestyle for years, but then moved back to Houston in part because he wanted to be closer to his parents, who were growing older. In an age when centralization is running into a cost-of-living wall for many industries, embracing a remote-first culture could expand both your pool of talent and your base of operations.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

The largest cities to get a nod on the company’s list were Houston (ninth place) and San Antonio (fourth place), and while the nonprofit hub of Washington, DC, was in the top 20 (at number 16), its position was hurt by the District’s high cost of living. Two new reports suggest that Midwestern and Southern cities have a better balance of job openings and cost of living than their coastal counterparts.

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The NBA’s Newest Star Is a Sports Scientist

Associations Now

Rogowski, who has spent much of his career working for NBA teams such as the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets, will now work to create new union standards for player conditioning and will make room for one-on-one time with NBPA members. While with the Houston Rockets, Rogowski gained a reputation for data-based physical conditioning.

Companies Put Big Support Behind Plastic Recycling Efforts

Associations Now

In comments to the Houston Chronicle , advocacy groups such as Greenpeace suggested that, by leaning on recycling, the plan allowed the current production of plastics to continue unabated. With large amounts of single-use plastics ending up in oceans and elsewhere, a new corporate-backed coalition, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, aims to boost recycling and conservation efforts. However, environmental groups are skeptical.

Games Done Quick Gives Gaming—And Charity—Another Swift Kick

Associations Now

In 2017, Games Done Quick raised more than $200,000 in an event specifically put together to offer aid after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. The popular Games Done Quick series of events have become reliable charity fundraisers in recent years—all while helping to respect the culture of video games. A look at how the Awesome Games Done Quick event is doing these days.

ASAE12: The aftermath

Association Advocacy Chick

When I finally arrived in Dallas, I learned that my bag containing my Redskins jersey for the opening party was left in Houston. This will be the first of two posts about ASAE12. I have so many thoughts about the last few days that I needed to spread them out. Today’s post is about my time there and a very special afternoon I had. Overall, I enjoyed ASAE12. I loved seeing my association friends and DELPers as well as making new contacts.

What’s the Big Deal About Content Curation for Associations?

Portage Group

Storify: As I write this, the biggest trending topic on storify is a stream of live tweets, photos and video of an open heart surgery in Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, TX. That giant toolbox we call social media is getting fuller every day with different types of tools to help associations and nonprofits. Well, there’s a new-ish kid on the block in this arena and its called Content Curation.

Heart Association Program Encourages Healthy Home Cooking

Associations Now

The 12-week pilot program, which focuses on single-mother or single-guardian households, will launch in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Houston and provide training in preparing healthier meals at home as well as track attitudes and behaviors regarding food and health among this population. The American Heart Association, with the help of food service provider Aramark, launched a program to help single mothers prepare healthier meals for their households.

Pro-Cuba Trade Group Finds Support in Texas

Associations Now

“While we’ve done business in Cuba over the years … we believe there is a lot of upside for not only the state of Texas, but the Houston region,” noted Theldon Branch III, a member of the Port of Houston Port Commission, according to The Dallas Morning News. Engage Cuba, which is looking to build congressional consensus for a broader trade policy, has found a groundswell of support among business leaders, universities, and trade groups in Texas.

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New Partnership to Address HIV Epidemic in Southern Cities  

Associations Now

Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and New Orleans—cities that have been designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration as being heavily affected by the HIV epidemic—are the focus of the initiative. The Southern Initiative will fund and equip local organizations to address the HIV epidemic in four cities. The partnership hopes that the insights gained from the three-year push will fuel changes across the country.

FCC Fines Expo Vendor $750K for Blocking Wireless Hotspots

Associations Now

The $750,000 fine facing Smart City could have a wide-ranging impact on the space, as the company provides network service management for some of the country’s largest convention centers , including major facilities in Washington, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Orlando. In its second major move on the issue, the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it was fining Smart City—a major networking provider for dozens of U.S.

Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Associations Now

According to Texas Welcomes All, the state has already lost $66 million in revenue due to cancellation of events that were to have been held in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Arlington. A group of local visitor bureaus, businesses, lawmakers, and associations spoke out against the proposed Texas “bathroom bill” on Monday as the legislature prepared to kick off a 30-day special session.

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Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

Associations Now

Fresh off its launch yesterday, the feature can be seen by iOS-based users in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box. Plus: how to team up with others to design your meetings. Need to promote your next conference or fundraiser?