Best Benefit Ever: Navigating Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Scene

Associations Now

Businesses, investors, and self-starters now have an interactive online guide to Michigan’s community of entrepreneurs. The Michigan Venture Capital Association is all about fostering connections, so what better way to do that than by giving members (and nonmembers) a resource to guide them through their community? With that in mind, MVCA launched the Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Map.

What’s in store for 2014?

Aaron Wolowiec

This week’s guest blog post is by Alexa Stanard , editor of Michigan Meetings + Events magazine. Alexa Stanard, editor of Michigan Meetings + Events magazine. Michigan hasn’t been a trendsetting state since the heyday of the American-made automobile. At Michigan Meetings and Events, we’ve taken a few educated guesses at what will matter in our industry this year: A little dirt is a good thing. Farm venues are hot, and Michigan has some great ones.

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25 meeting management resources revealed

Aaron Wolowiec

Aaron Wolowiec facilitates an “Ask the Experts” panel during the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo. I may not be your nerdy best friend ; however, I was pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Destination Michigan earlier this year to help facilitate the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo. technology tools, apps, programs, websites, blogs, books and articles). Michigan Meetings + Events.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

So, as a self-proclaimed “meetings coach” and Michigan native, I’m pleased to have been invited by Brian McGrain of CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) to submit a presentation proposal for this year’s summit. We’re likely all feeling the pressures of time, competition, money and technology. I consider my own work with the Michigan Association of REALTORS earlier this year. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano.

7 Signs You’re an Association Technology Disruptor

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Being an Association Technology Disruptors isn’t just about quick fixes and applying Band-Aids to problems. We call them changemakers and association technology disruptors. The association leaders profiled in the class of 2018’s Association Technology Disruptors have given us such crucial insights and inspiration over the past few months, and as our series comes to a conclusion, we wanted to share some of those defining characteristics that embody what it means to be a changemaker.

The X, Y and Z of membership

Aaron Wolowiec

Working on a college campus (my fulltime job is at Michigan State University ) I see the wide-eyed, go-get-the-world naiveté of Gen Y every day. My book delves into the perfect storm: the culmination of economic decline, advancements in technology and demographic shifts,” Sladek said. Baby boomers are retiring, but no one seems ready for the influx of new blood, new ideas and new technologies, she said. “I’m Sarah Sladek, founder of XYZ University.

Return on learning (ROL): More than a boring statistic

Aaron Wolowiec

Next week I have the pleasure of participating in the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ annual convention, colloquially known as OrgPro. tools, technologies and processes), association contacts, vendor contacts, best practices and skill development. Fireworks in Grand Rapids on July 4, 2011. It’s Tuesday afternoon, the day before Selma’s favorite holiday: Independence Day.

Trade Association CEO Support: Using Technology

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Using Technology. Through the years I have progressed with responsibilities in membership development, member benefits, education, government affairs, international relations, chapter relations, database technologies and meetings/trade shows. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc. Using Technology. Trade Association CEO Support.

Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

As some of you may know, in addition to my role with Event Garde , I work for Michigan State University’s central communications office. That said, associations should capitalize on technology, not shy away from it. At the same time, technology provides incredible tools to measure the effectiveness of your association’s lifelong learning opportunities. “A

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Making the Case for an Interim Association Executive : Off Stage

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I have a friend, now retired, who served as AE of a Michigan Realtor association for over 40 years. Technology. Off Stage. 14, 2011 - Making the Case for an Interim Association Executive. Normal 0. false false false. EN-US X-NONE X-NONE. Making the Case for an Interim AE. Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE.

8 Award-Winning Success Stories from Super Forum 2018

Higher Logic

Best Community Site Design: International Society for Technology in Education. The International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) site is attractive, mobile-friendly, and accessible, but most impressive is the new dashboard members see when they login. Most Creative Use of Higher Logic Platform: The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. Their mission is to nurture lifelong relationships with and among current and future Michigan alumni.

Solving the Trade Association Software Dilemma

Association Adviser

This in turn allows associations to be more flexible and better leverage new technologies. Fortunately, with today’s technologies, integrating systems and making all of this information available in the financial accounting system is very doable. James has an MBA from the University of Michigan and over 30 years of experience helping small and mid-sized organizations leverage technology and get maximum value from their financial accounting (ERP) systems.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

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At Google X, a project qualifies as a moonshot if it tackles a huge problem, proposes a radical solution, and involves breakthrough science or technology. The American Institute of CPAs along with many of the nation’s largest accounting firms are creating a new auditing process driven by AI and other technology that will transform the role of the auditor. The Michigan Moonshot project is addressing the digital divide.

ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

Aaron Wolowiec

Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. Considered Michigan’s premier education and networking event for professionals in the nonprofit sector, the conference will be held from July 8 to July 10 at the Kalamazoo Radisson. For example, at the technology Genius Bar, an expert could discuss the importance of a mobile responsive website.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

Debra McGuire , CEO of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians , advised taking a cultural snapshot of your members, volunteer leadership, management and staff. Technology. ” Reggie Henry , CIO of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) , said that when a tech initiative doesn’t work out, it more likely a business planning failure, not a technology failure. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief. What do Albert Einstein, Warren Buffet and J.K.

Disney-inspired conference experiences

Aaron Wolowiec

During a recent ORGPRO breakout session for the Michigan Society of Association Executives, I helped association professionals and industry partners apply Disney’s secret sauce of innovation, quality, community, storytelling, optimism and decency to their own conference experiences to foster loyalty, to grow repeat attendance and to generate buzz. How do you and your team: Infuse innovation and technology into the design, development and implementation phases?

Disney-inspired conference experiences

Aaron Wolowiec

During a recent ORGPRO breakout session for the Michigan Society of Association Executives, I helped association professionals and industry partners apply Disney’s secret sauce of innovation, quality, community, storytelling, optimism and decency to their own conference experiences to foster loyalty, to grow repeat attendance and to generate buzz. How do you and your team: Infuse innovation and technology into the design, development and implementation phases?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

and Europe, changing regulations as a result of the pandemic, virtual meetings and the rapid release of new technology, legal disclaimers and new Force Majeure language, and the new HCP experience. It’s open to all event industry professionals and event technology providers as a source of information and connection as we go through this time together. What new technologies can they employ? Presenter: Julia Vallera, Technology and Instructional Design Consultant.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

Associations Now

Yes, you’re probably aware that San Francisco or Seattle are tech hotbeds, but what about Huntsville, Alabama, or Lansing, Michigan? Other major college towns on the list included Lansing, which benefits from Michigan State University in nearby East Lansing; Madison, Wisconsin, home to the University of Wisconsin; and Boulder, Colorado, the home base for the University of Colorado.

Strategy + Innovation: Watchwords for 2018

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Given the speed of change and the rapid disseminating of new ideas and technologies, those who wait too long will never catch up. For example, I was recently reading about Michigan State University’s use of robots in online instruction. According to Christine Greenhow, associate professor at Michigan State University, “Students participating with the robots felt much more engaged and interactive with the instructor and their classmates.”

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Reid All About it

Listen to Higher Logic CEO Rob Wenger talk to DelCor Technology Solutions founder and CEO Loretta DeLuca about the deal. One focuses on robots in the workplace with a close look at an office furniture factory in Michigan and a telecommunications equipment factory in China. Hear from education and learning experts who are looking at technology and learning design for a better answer, and from association pros who are seeking to evolve webinars in two very different ways.

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

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Meico Marquette Whitlock, Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, is a speaker and trainer on mindfulness and technology. He helps you tackle technology distraction and information overload so that you can live life your life with purpose on purpose, free from never-ending emails, social media notifications, and breaking news alerts. By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-.

Daily Buzz: The Research Poster Disrupting Scientific Conferences

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A poster session, ideally, is this incredibly fertile ground for creative insight,” says Mike Morrison, a doctoral student at Michigan State University, in an interview with NPR. Voice assistants can help streamline tasks, but the technology is imperfect for those with impaired speech. Scientific posters aren’t designed to effectively communicate insight. So, one man designed a new type of poster to accelerate discovery. Also: why you need a membership development pipeline.

Reinvent What You Do, Not Who You Are

Association Subculture

For example, Michigan has been systematically removing elected city councils and boards and replacing them with appointed (not elected) "financial managers." There are millions of technologies that we should be embracing. I have no idea what I am supposed to do.I only know what I can do. Captain Kirk, Star Trek Into Darkness. Yes, I am an unabashed fan-girl and so excited over this movie I can barely stand it.

National Governors Association Makes Cybersecurity Its Newest Focus

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Terry McAuliffe has helped his home state embrace technology and security issues. Based on what he’s learned about the issue, the governor hopes to get his state and other early adopters of cybersecurity tactics, such as Michigan and Washington, to share their knowledge on issues like implementing cybersecurity in different industry sectors and boosting technology education. Every year, the chair of the bipartisan political group focuses on a singular issue.

Transportation Association: Drones Could Save Money and Time, Limit Drivers’ Headaches

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Many states have already started using the technology. Drones are quickly becoming one of the most interesting pieces of technology out there—and in some contexts, one of the most controversial. Cook, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s engineer of operations and maintenance, noted that the strategy is beneficial both to drivers and to state employees.

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Thursday Buzz: What Your Kids Think About How You Use Social Media

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A study reveals what the younger generation expects of their elders when it comes to technology. According to the study [PDF] by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, kids are serious and sensible about the kinds of social media rules they’d give their parents. Kids’ rules for their parents included being present in a given situation, using technology in moderation, and not using a device while driving, among other issues.

Wednesday Buzz: Members Want to Know the Benefits

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Altimeter Group’s Brian Solis, the opening general session speaker at ASAE’s 2012 Technology Conference & Expo , is a smart guy—and in case you need a refresher as to why, his latest blog post is a great place to start. The news isn’t encouraging for many companies, which are throwing loads of money at new technologies but failing to focus why these advancements are important. Former Michigan Gov.

AAA: Self-Driving Cars Have a Messaging Problem

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However, the association says that many modern cars have automation features that could help improve consumers’ understanding of the technology. But the plus side is that people who own cars with modern features that offer elements of automation, such as adaptive cruise control and emergency braking technology, tend to be more accepting of self-driving vehicles. A new study by AAA finds that most Americans are afraid to ride in an automated vehicle.

You Just Got Back From a Conference. Now What?

Associations Now

The Michigan Association of Insurance Agents did something along these lines when it h eld a follow-up webinar several weeks after its annual technology meeting [ASAE member login required]. You may be exhausted after getting back from a conference, but you can’t lose momentum. Now’s the time to review your notes, follow-up with new contacts, share what you learned, and decide how your attendance may benefit your association.

Millennials Favor Texting, Do Not Value Email

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Michigan State University Writing Professor Jeff Grabill would disagree with those last two anti-text thoughts. We would better serve students by helping them to solve the writing problems they encounter in their lives using the technologies appropriate for those tasks.”. Did you know that texting is the number one form of writing today among Millennials? Some may guffaw at the thought of texting as a form of writing.

Is the World Ready for “Talking” Cars?

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Focused on Making Cars Smarter At least one group is strongly focused on issues similar to talking cars—the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), which represents both the auto industry and technology firms. ” A future government mandate requiring cars to have technology that would let them “talk” to each other could lead to safer vehicles and fewer crashes. It showed that the technology could work effectively in the real world, NHTSA noted.

Mo Rocca on Creativity, Comedy, and Obit Con vs Comic Con

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So it’s really been interesting to me to see that technology. We’ve had technology to help people create virtual events and and you Virtual versions of things for years. It’s out of the spectacular Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan museum.

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Apple Pay? No Way. Retailers Square Off Over Mobile Payments Tech

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A battle is breaking out over the app that wants to replace your wallet, as the iPhone-based technology competes with a mobile payments effort backed by the retail industry. He noted differences in the two payment technologies that he said made the Apple Pay experience more user-friendly. MCX added that it potentially would support NFC technology in the long run, with Davidson emphasizing that “technology is not the enabler here, not the master.”

Flexibility Is Key: Why the Top-Down Strategy Is Fading

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The IT department has to come to the user, and match its approach to technology usage and workflow—not the other way around. “Organizations seeking to maximize the economic and productivity benefits made possible by mobile technologies must look beyond simply which devices are used and re-examine business processes and workforce needs,” the group said in a press release.

Greening the Economy

Plexus Consulting

In hopes that “greening the economy” may be a much-needed stimulus, employers are not only investing in new technologies but also seeking workers with an environmental background in education, training, and technical skills. Also, Michigan’s No Worker Left Behind program, supported by funding from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), has provided adult education programs for more than 61,434 people since its inception.

Association Backs Federal Stance on Self-Driving Cars

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More details: We support the agency’s efforts to ensure that state legislation does not compromise motor vehicle safety or inhibit current or future safety technology. ” A number of other states have considered legislation to allow the vehicles on their roads—including Michigan, long considered the hub for the U.S. There is great promise in this technology,” NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said in an interview with The Detroit News.

Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

It might have been easy driving when people started home from work, but by the time they reached home they knew Northern Michigan was in for a long weekend. The new technologies are worthless if used incorrectly. Technology makes it possible to provide prompt information services…so make sure you incorporate communication programs into your regular operations. Technology. Off Stage. 7, 2012 - Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management.

College Admissions Coalition Comes With New Pressures

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Among them: Recent frustrations with its technology as well as the fact that the Common App is controlled by an outside organization. However, the rise of a market alternative won’t kill off the Common App; in fact, schools such as Harvard and the University of Michigan, will offer both options to students.

College Admissions Coalition Comes With New Pressures

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Among them: Recent frustrations with its technology as well as the fact that the Common App is controlled by an outside organization. However, the rise of a market alternative won’t kill off the Common App; in fact, schools such as Harvard and the University of Michigan, will offer both options to students.