Oneness Remembrance – IMEX Las Vegas

Holly Duckworth

One week and one day will have passed since the tragic events in Las Vegas while we are in attendance at IMEX. Join Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP, LSP, mindful leadership speaker and prayer practitioner as we will meet at the corner of S. Las Vegas Boulevard & Mandalay Bay Rd. Go in the light, as the light, and with the light always, Business Leadership mindfulness imex imex2017 las vegas mindfulleadershipPhoto courtesy of

Event Cancellations: An Unexpected Case Study Happens at MPI WEC

Association Adviser

That was just one of the lessons learned when a major speaker cancellation turned into a teaching experience for attendees at the Meeting Professional International 2017 World Education Congress (MPI WEC), which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas. MPI leadership, along with host hotel MGM Grand Las Vegas and AV contractor Freeman, immediately convened to plan for the unexpected change, communicate the change to attendees and then execute with the time left.

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Conference Circuit: Supply Chain Management

Associations Now

The Association for Supply Chain Management’s annual conference, ASCM 2019, begins next week in Las Vegas. More than 2,000 supply chain professionals from around the world are headed to Las Vegas to expand their knowledge and skill set so they can keep up with the industry’s accelerated rate of change. City: Las Vegas. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including leadership, logistics, risk management, and more.

Conference Circuit: Parking Spot

Associations Now

The 2018 National Parking Association Convention & Expo begins next week in Las Vegas. City: Las Vegas. The meeting includes complimentary tours where attendees will get a chance to see Las Vegas parking facilities in action.

#ASAE17: Leadership Lessons from The Streets, The Jail Cell, and The Kitchen

Associations Now

During the closing keynote at ASAE’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Chef Jeff Henderson cooked up some leadership lessons, as well as a foie gras dish, for attendees. Chef Jeff Henderson’s life trajectory wasn’t always pointed toward the kitchen—though he has manned the stoves at the Bellagio and the Ritz-Carlton in Las Vegas. Lesson 3: Understand leadership. “A People don’t quit jobs, they quit leadership.

House Report: Poor Leadership Led to VA Conference Spending Spree

Associations Now

After Ouster, Lessons Learned Martha Johnson, the former GSA administrator who resigned in April 2012 after revelations the agency spent $800,000 on a Las Vegas conference, is detailing some of the leadership lessons she learned as head of the agency in a new book, On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience. The post House Report: Poor Leadership Led to VA Conference Spending Spree appeared first on Associations Now

It’s Time to Get Tough – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 232

Moery Company

I got this from Andy Frisella , who’s a leadership guru, and I encourage you to follow him. And, to be honest with you, we were relying on a trip to a resort or Las Vegas or Orlando to prop up the rest of our business model, and we were doing it way too much. I got this from Andy Frisella , who's a leadership guru, and I encourage you to follow him. Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get?

Conference Circuit: Let’s Get Physical

Associations Now

The Association of Academic Physiatrists’ 2017 Annual Meeting kicks off next week in Las Vegas. Around 1,000 trainees, educators, thought leaders, and other professionals in the physical medicine and rehabilitation field are headed to Vegas next week to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share, and learn together. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Poster and Paper Presentations: 500. Concurrent Sessions: 40. Keynote Speakers: 4.

Inspiration at ASAE 2017: Pay It Forward

Association Adviser

Today, Henderson has served as the executive chef in some of Las Vegas’ hottest hotels, including Caesars Palace and the Bellagio. Features Leadership ASAE 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting Chef Jeff Chef Jeff Henderson inspiration Pay It ForwardChef Jeff Henderson – photo courtesy of Food Network. Inspiration is driven by change – the desire to change, to see change and bring about change.

Five Areas of Focus for Association Leaders During a Crisis – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 229

Moery Company

Listen to this week’s episode to learn how you can adapt and adjust your association’s membership acquisition, value proposition, communications, meeting and events, and leadership to the current environment. Hey, I’m not sure if an old guy like me will be comfortable getting on the plane and go to Las Vegas for a large show.

How I Make IMEX Stress Free In 4 Simple Words

Holly Duckworth

Let’s face it 12,000 of your favorite friends under one roof, and that roof happens to be in Las Vegas. It starts well before you land in Las Vegas and I do not mean just scheduling appointments. Business Mindful Business #corporatemindfulness #imex17 mindful leadershipA quiet moment planning my IMEX experience. Many people find IMEX overwhelming. There is a lot to get stressed about. I do IMEX the mindful way – Here’s how you can too!

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

At this week’s IMEX America , in Las Vegas, the topic of security was top of mind for attendees—something reflected by a new industry council introduced this week. Bruce Davidson, who heads that federal department, emphasized in comments reported by Successful Meetings that strong leadership was essential to the success of the effort. “The most important factor for venues to achieve this designation will be inspired leadership from the top of the organization.

Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA ? IMEX America.


Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas. We invite you to apply for the IMEX America association hosted buyer program which includes attendance at IMEX America 2011 and IMEX Association Day and Evening on Monday 10th October, the day before the exhibition opens in Las Vegas. 4/5 star accommodation in Las Vegas.

Events As The New Black In Content Marketing

Velvet Chainsaw

Here is the slide deck from my recent presentation at Event Solutions’ Idea Factory 2012 in Las Vegas. Thought Leadership. Tweet. Using Events As Content Marketing. View more presentations from Jeff Hurt. Possible Event Content Marketing Business Goals. What type of goals might your clients have when considering a face to face event as a content marketing strategy? Brand Awareness. Customer Acquisition. Lead Generation. Customer Retention/Loyalty. Engagement. Sales.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

Reid All About it

Whatever your next step or long-term goals may be, advancing in government affairs and/or advocacy requires unique professional and leadership development to catch the eye of future employers and executive recruiters. John Sigmon, founder and CEO, Sigmon Leadership Solutions.

NAB Gets Bullish on Digital With New Tradeshow Offerings

Associations Now

” A new leadership award: NAB will also debut a new Digital Leadership Award at the conference. The NAB Show will take place April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The National Association of Broadcasters’ annual tradeshow is getting more serious than ever about new technologies, expanding the association’s education and event offerings to boost its ties to digital media and startups.

IT Group Hosts Virtual Reality Events, Encourages Tech Careers

Associations Now

During its “Virtual Reality Experience Tour,” the foundation is hosting events in Washington, DC; Chicago; New York City; Boston; and at CES 2017 in Las Vegas to introduce kids, students, and parents to augmented-reality technology. leadership and competitiveness in the global market, as other countries meet and surpass our technological expertise,” Eaton said in a press release. “In

Happy Birthday to Us

Association Management

Formally unveiled at the Networld/Interop conference in Las Vegas on May 12, 1999, The ASP Industry Consortium grew to more than 800 corporate members in 18 months and established a global ecosystem to promote this new computing paradigm. During its second year, under the leadership of Chairman Traver Gruen-Kennedy, the ASP Industry Consortium promoted this new computing model aggressively with public relations and marketing programs and reached more than a billion people worldwide.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

This is need-to-know information for everyone, especially those of you in leadership positions. Host: Smart Meetings and Top Golf Las Vegas. – Thought Leadership as a Differentiator. Hear why so many brands invest in thought leadership to differentiate themselves from competitors. Learn how associations can harness these lessons to set themselves apart and use thought leadership to not only support their mission but also to increase top line growth.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

Presenter: Patti Shock, academic consultant, The International School of Hospitality, and professor emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Effective boards have a clear definition of strategy, as well as defined expectations of leadership roles, resources, and finances. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub.

Thursday Buzz: Amazon’s Alexa Hits Vegas

Associations Now

This week, Wynn Las Vegas announced that it had made a deal with Amazon to equip all 4,748 of the hotel’s rooms with Alexa-enabled Echo devices, a significant coup for the tech giant, whose devices will now be directly associated with a luxury brand. The post Thursday Buzz: Amazon’s Alexa Hits Vegas appeared first on Associations Now The artificial intelligence technology, quickly becoming a hit in the home, scores its first major hotel deal. Also: Instagram hits a milestone.

Social Media Roundup: How the GSA Plans to Renew Trust

Associations Now

washingtonpost sits down with GSA Administrator @DanGSA for a discussion on #leadership [link] #innovategov. Bouncing back from a scandal: A 2010 Las Vegas conference put the spotlight on conference spending by federal agencies generally (and the GSA in particular), and led to big restrictions on conference and travel budgets. Under his leadership, the GSA has gathered for town hall meetings and review discussions.

Gaming Association Expands Code of Conduct for Casino Industry

Associations Now

The code—which makes separate pledges to casino patrons, employees, and the public—greatly expands on an earlier version of the standards, which was only one-page long and didn’t cover all types of gaming, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. With an updated code of conduct, the American Gaming Association hopes to encourage responsible gaming behavior among casino patrons. The American Gaming Association is ready for a rethink of how it handles the industry’s biggest problem.

New Group to Make Business Case for M2M

Associations Now

The International M2M Council (IMC) officially launched at the CTIA Wireless show this week in Las Vegas, and the group already includes several influential connectivity providers, software developers, and component makers and integrators. “As Technological advances are making it possible for machines to communicate with one another, and now a trade group has been established to help standardize the industry.

Wednesday Buzz: The Incredible Shrinking Computer

Associations Now

On Tuesday, in Las Vegas, the giant chipmaker announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show that sometime in 2015 it would start selling the Intel Compute Stick , an HDMI dongle that turns any HDTV into a fully functional Windows 8.1 ” To underline the point, she adds: “Creating and growing a personal brand is less about job hunting and more about leadership.”

Conference Circuit: Catholic Higher Education Leaders Think Big

Associations Now

” And Chris Lowney, author of Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, rounds out the meeting with a discussion of how Catholic higher education executives can follow the Holy Father’s leadership example. February 3-5: The Society of University Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery are celebrating a decade of collaboration with the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas.

Culture Choices for Associations: People vs Process; Game Plan vs Blueprint

SCD Group

Walk into the headquarters of Google in Mountain View, CA, Zappos near Las Vegas, or Pixar near San Francisco, and you can feel the heat of originality cooking in the organizational oven. blueprint association processes Game plan association systems strategic planning association executives association leadership association culture ASAE Heide Thorne (@heidithorne) responded to last week’s blog Can Associations Incorporate The Neighborly Wave?

Sneak Peek: What’s Worth Watching at CES 2017

Associations Now

That’s because, starting January 5, the latest edition of the Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas. CTA is working to reflect its history, with an interactive timeline highlighting both technology milestones and the work of the group’s leadership, including late CES cofounder Jack Wayman and current CTA head Gary Shapiro.

ER Doctors Group Offers Member-Focused Resources, Support Following Shootings

Associations Now

After Las Vegas, [doctors there] said they were busy treating the patients that day, but ‘I looked on your website and it helped me the next day,’” Wilkerson said, describing comments from members working in Las Vegas area hospitals in 2017 when a shooting left 59 dead and more than 500 injured. We are surveying our leadership to see what advocacy positions they support,” Wilkerson said. They want us to provide some leadership.”.

Will Conferences Of The Future Get Unstuck?

Velvet Chainsaw

Your admission that a city like Las Vegas or Chicago has too much to do is an admission that you’re annual meeting is not good enough to keep the attention of your attendees. Do conference organizers and leadership have the will and courage to allow change? Tweet. The question isn’t whether most annual meetings and conferences are stuck. Just look at the data from some annual meetings.

Audit Confirms Lavish IRS Conference Spending

Associations Now

The timing is difficult for the IRS, which also is in the midst of an investigation and leadership shakeup concerning accusations that it unfairly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status of tea party and right-leaning nonprofit organizations. A new inspector general’s report details how the IRS spent millions on a single conference, prompting renewed calls in Congress for a crackdown on federal spending on meetings.

Connecting With the Next Generation. Not as Hard as You Think!

Tom Morrison

We educate them that this program is their stepping stone to serving at the highest levels of leadership in our industry. Earlier this year, I found out one of our participants (a 24 year old), in our Young Executive Management Program, was the 2008 National Beer Pong Competition Champion in Las Vegas. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution.

Move Membership from a Transaction to an Experience

The Membership Blog

Webinar Series (you can more information on those at my website , ) while I was at a trade show in Las Vegas recently. The Gift of Leadership©. One thing our competitors can’t give people is the “Gift of Leadership.” ” We need to market leadership in our organizations as one of the unique values of being a member. It’s the Experience That Counts.

What the Directors Expect of the AE : Off Stage

Off Stage

One of the most significant interruptions in the circuitry between the leadership and the staff is the lack of understanding of the differing roles of the two. Her Board of Directors went to a leadership conference and decided that she needed a new title: “Board Executive Officer” just wasnt enough: it was much more prestigious to be called “CEO” And so they bestowed the title (needless to say, with no new job description or salary increase). Leadership!