Streets of Philadelphia All Set for DNC

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And with a convention of this size, with so many high-profile and influential attendees, you better believe the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee have been hard at work ever since the DNC was awarded to them in February 2015. Of course, PHLCVB and the Host Committee also realize that not everyone in Philadelphia will have VIP access to the floor of the Wells Fargo Center, where the DNC will take place.

Philadelphia Newspapers Get new Nonprofit Lease on Life

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In a landmark decision relatively unheard of in the media world, the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer , the Philadelphia Daily News , and Philly.com has given his ownership of the news outlets to a new nonprofit media institute, a move he says is intended to keep them sustainable while finding new distribution models. The recent saga of the Philadelphia newspapers has been one fraught with both frustration and tragedy.

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Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

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Now that there’s a deal in place with most—but not all—of the labor unions that work the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Philadelphia facility is starting to win back some business. “Philadelphia has long been a ‘go-to’ city for so many reasons, but bringing a large meeting to the center was simply too difficult because of onerous work rules and limitations on exhibitors,” AIHA Executive Director Peter J.

Crisis Averted: Philadelphia Event Venue’s Labor Conflict Ends Quickly

Associations Now

More details: The backstory: Early Thursday morning, four unions whose members do work at the Philadelphia convention center—Teamsters and those representing carpenters, stagehands, and riggers—formed a picket line outside of the venue to protest a proposal they said would weaken the unions’ jurisdiction and cut working hours. The post Crisis Averted: Philadelphia Event Venue’s Labor Conflict Ends Quickly appeared first on Associations Now

ICYMI: “How Can Police Rebuild Trust?”

AssociationChat

Listen in on this flash chat segment from Thursday, June 11, when Former DC and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey answered my question about trust during the webinar, “Justice and Peace: A Dialogue on Anti Racism and the Future of Policing in America.”. The murder of George Floyd was the tipping point for generations of frustration. Faith in the social contract that citizens have with the police has crumbled.

Conference Circuit: International Society for Technology in Education

Associations Now

The International Society for Technology in Education’s 2019 Conference begins this weekend in Philadelphia. More than 16,000 teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators, and policymakers are headed to Philadelphia this weekend to get the skills and knowledge necessary for digital-age learning, try out some of the technology solutions that are changing the ed-tech field, and network with educators from around the world.

Conference Circuit: Studying Society

Associations Now

The American Sociological Association ’s 113th Annual Meeting begins this weekend in Philadelphia. City: Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 5,000 plus. Research papers: 3,000. Program sessions: 600. Exhibitors: 43.

How to Get Engagement From Your Community

SocialFish

“Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title. But bear with me – watch this great (and short) TED Talk and tell me it’s not a great metaphor for how to get engagement from your online community.

The 1 thing you can learn from Gritty

Association Success

Created by Brian Allen of Flyland Designs in 2018, Gritty is the official mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League team. Take a guess: What is 7-foot tall, has orange fur, giant googly eyes and wears Flyers’ gear? Gritty! Described by the NHL as the “ultimate Flyers fan,” Gritty’s “talented but feisty” and “loyal but mischievous” attitude has put him in the spotlight for hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike.

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

I know I did miss a handful of days (likely about 5, without going back to confirm), but many days I took more than one photo, resulting in 688 posts to the blog Most of the photos were taken in and around DC, although there are also photos from New Orleans, rural Virginia, the Philadelphia area, the Jersey shore, rural Maryland, Indianapolis, Omaha, St. My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr.

Your Event Guide for the 2016 Political Conventions!

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We’re excited to bring you Convention Buzz 2016 — your go-to resource to view and post events taking place at the National Political Party Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Are you attending the Republican National Convention ? How about the Democratic National Convention ? Maybe both? We have you covered!

How the Events Industry Is Coming Together Amid COVID-19

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The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association’s COVID-19 Hospitality Workers Relief Fund provides gift cards for local grocery stores and pharmacies to hotel employees who have been furloughed or laid off.

Deep Dive Emerging Markets Session Video Recap & Annoucement of ASAE/MCI 5 Year Global Research Initiative

GlowGlobally

James Ott, SVP, International Programs, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA. ASAE Panel from Deep Dive Emerging Market session held last week at ASAE’s International Conference in Washington DC: (left to right). Tarnbir Kaur, Director, Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group- MENA and India. Eryn Carter, Director, Global Markets, Million Dollar Round Table, Park Ridge, IL. Nikki Walker, Global Vice President, Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group.

Association Chat to feature authors of "Leading Engagement from the Outside-In" on July 14th

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

When she's not helping associations grow, she loves to dance, listen to live music, cook, and blog about the Philadelphia Eagles. Associations have always been “about” engagement, and in the past several years, we’ve had a renewed focus on engaging our members and other audiences. The thing is, most of us aren’t really doing it well. Could that be because we’ve been thinking about engagement all wrong, focusing on what we want members to do and how we define value?

Daily Buzz: America’s First Coin Returns Home

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The American Numismatic Association’s “Numismatist of the Year” identified the United States’ first coin—and now it’s returning to Philadelphia thanks to an association meeting.

Best Benefit Ever: Quality Assurance

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The Architectural Glass and Metal Association (AGMA), a trade association serving glazing contractors in the Greater Philadelphia area, has introduced a new benefit that offers members both a customized Quality Management System (QMS) and a Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The Architectural Glass and Metal Association now offers a Quality Management System and a Quality Assurance Program for glazing contractors. What is it?

Bagel-Eating Contest Aims to Draw Attention to Start-Up Bagel Group

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David Brunelli of Philadelphia walked away from the National Bagel Association ’s second-annual National Bagel Eating Contest in New York with a $500 cash prize and the title of “National Bagel Eating Champion” for gobbling down 11 bagels in eight minutes. He said that several dozen spectators cheered on the 10 competitors, who traveled from New York, Philadelphia, and Connecticut to take part in the competition.

Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team

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A piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer noted how this workplace trend was growing , with many organizations putting in a rule where people could dress however they liked, as long as they weren’t taking part in a client meeting. From free food to a commitment to student loans, organizations looking to hire younger workers are learning to boost their millennial-friendly benefits, and when the time is right, let loose. Trying to add young professionals to your staff?

Gun-Control Critics Use Novel Law to Gain Ground in Pennsylvania

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A new law meant to curtail local gun-control ordinances in Pennsylvania has already put two of the state’s largest cities—Philadelphia and Pittsburgh—in the National Rifle Association’s litigation crosshairs. On Wednesday, the NRA announced it would sue three cities that still have ordinances on the books: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Lancaster.

Bus Tour Aims to Raise Awareness of Effects of Childhood Trauma

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The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma tour, which will begin at ATTACh’s headquarters in Minneapolis on November 10 and end in Washington, DC, on November 15, will also make stops in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia on the way. In a five-city bus tour this fall, an array of organizations is seeking to build better understanding of the long-term effects of childhood trauma and the interventions that can help children heal. The tour will end with a rally on Capitol Hill.

Conference Circuit: The Science of Chemistry

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As the Democratic National Convention wraps up its time in Philadelphia , 18,000 laboratory medicine professionals are making their way to the city to hear about new developments and vital industry research, learn about cutting-edge diagnostic technology, and connect with global experts in areas like clinical chemistry and lab management. Location: Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 18,000. Exhibitors: 700 plus. Education sessions: 200 plus.

Internship Intel

Aaron Wolowiec

Associations aren’t usually top of mind for students looking for internships, said Todd Von Deak , president and founder of Philadelphia-based TVD Associates, but they should be. I continue to be amazed at the response from readers on the topic of internships.

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)

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Next meeting is in Charleston, SC the week of February 7 th ; the following meeting will be in Philadelphia, PA the week of April 4 th. In November the FCIA validated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and 8GFC interoperability in multi-vendor testing. The Plugfest provided a forum where leading Fibre Channel vendors came together to collaborate on their respective FCoE and 8GFC products to ensure both interoperability and configurability between vendors.

Latest ruling could mean more unpaid internships

Aaron Wolowiec

In comparison, the average hourly rate for interns was $17 in 2010.While associations and nonprofits may not be first of mind for interns, they offer valuable experiential learning experiences, wrote Todd Van Deak , president and founder of Philadelphia-based TVD Associates, in an October 2013 Event Garde post. It’s summer…and that means planning season for many of you. Perhaps that planning includes whether to hire an intern for the upcoming year.

What’s All This about Emerging Markets?

GlowGlobally

James Ott, SVP, International Programs, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA. Join MCI & A Panel of Association Execs from ACP, MDRT, PMI, and SLAS. on May 16th for a three hour deep dive on recent trends and effective management practices for growing business in emerging markets. Deep Dive Exploration: Navigating the Emerging Markets. Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:00 AM – 10:45 AM; ASAE International Conference @ DC Convention Center. The rise of Asia is nothing new.

Ringing the Bell for Member Engagement

YourMembership Blog

Being in Philadelphia I couldn’t help but think of the Liberty Bell as an analogy for the challenge of driving member engagement. I’ve just returned from the 5th Annual MASAE Mid Year Meeting , and I’ve been thinking about some great ideas that were shared during the event.

Let Your Member Data Show You the Way

Spark Consulting

This Old City blogger Jon Geeting’s photos of sneckdowns in Philadelphia in February are a perfect illustration of how, paradoxically, a blanket of snow uncovers the most natural paths for cars and pedestrians. Last week, Associations Now did a story on my awesome client NICSA and the new membership model project we worked on together last summer. They’ve graciously given me permission to reprint it below: By Joe Rominiecki / Apr 30, 2014 .

Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

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The grand champion team will win complimentary member registrations to the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 5,500. Sessions: 600. The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference is set to start this weekend. More than 5,000 attendees are expected in San Antonio, Texas. Around 5,500 student affairs professionals from around the globe are headed to San Antonio to be inspired and to hear from industry leaders on topics relevant to their campuses.

Pope Francis: Catholic Student Associations Capitalize on Papal Visit

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Groups at several universities are sending students to the three cities where events are taking place (New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC), and organizations and parishes near the events—including PCSA and other University of Pennsylvania religious groups— are opening their doors to those who hope to see Francis in person. “We James Catholic Parish in Philadelphia, told the Daily Pennsylvanian. “We

Tennis Foundation Volleys Help to Vets

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Last year, the foundation hosted a series of tennis events for veterans at facilities in New York City and Philadelphia. The U.S. Tennis Association Foundation is expanding its relationship with the Department of Veterans Affairs, pitching the game as a way to both rehabilitate vets and help them re-establish ties to the civilian world. It’s a tag team worthy of a doubles match. Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S.

Member Engagement? It's.Well, It's Complicated.

Eric Lanke

We even had one person dialing in from Philadelphia! image source A big thanks goes out to the more than forty association professionals who joined me on Wednesday, September 4 for an informal discussion on member engagement. The call was hosted by WSAE as part of its peer-to-peer discussion group series , and it was (I think) the best attended discussion they have ever held.

Latest ruling could mean more unpaid internships

Aaron Wolowiec

While associations and nonprofits may not be first of mind for interns, they offer valuable experiential learning experiences, wrote Todd Van Deak , president and founder of Philadelphia-based TVD Associates, in an October 2013 Event Garde post. It’s summer…and that means planning season for many of you. Perhaps that planning includes whether to hire an intern for the upcoming year. And with that comes the question: “Should we pay them?”.

Lessons in Event Planning From a Rock Concert

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That notion was reinforced when I was up in Philadelphia earlier this week to see the indie rock group Arcade Fire. You know what we got in Philadelphia? Every planner wants his or her next meeting to have the same hype and entertainment value as a concert. Steal these five ideas from a recent concert to make your next event a sellout. I’ll start this blog post by revealing a neither deep nor dark secret about myself: I’m a bit of a music fanatic. (OK,

Heart Association Program Encourages Healthy Home Cooking

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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.

Water Groups Push Congress To Extend Rail Safety Deadline

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The need for PTC technology was highlighted this past spring after a train derailment outside of Philadelphia killed eight people. As the deadline to install positive train control systems on U.S. railroads approaches, several groups representing the water industry are warning of the costs to clean water should Congress not act to allow more time to install the technology. Congressional regulations on rail safety are having an unintended effect on the water industry.

Political Science: Meetings Industry Effort Makes Most of Election Season

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The idea is while all of those policymakers are together in one place in Philadelphia and Cleveland [for the national conventions], we want to take an opportunity to highlight and advertise the importance of meetings,” Dominguez told industry publication Skift. “We At the Democratic Convention the following week, MMBC will have signage in the Philadelphia International Airport as well as billboards along I-95.

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

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Dedicated social workers: Libraries in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, have hired social workers to help the homeless, especially those who are mentally ill. When people think of libraries, they think of books. But for homeless individuals, they’re often a place of refuge. Here’s how the American Library Association has helped enable that mission around the country. Doors of libraries are open for all—including the homeless.

Co-Creation: The Value is in the Process

Association Success

My hometown of Philadelphia wrote the book on this as it attempted to deal with the fallout of the financial crisis. Just ask your local government. No, seriously. In another life, as a middle school English teacher, my classes would kick off the year by proposing, discussion, and voting on a class constitution, a list of expectations, norms, and promises we would agree to uphold for the rest of the year. Year to year, and class to class, the lists didn’t look that different.

After Tragedies, NBA Players Association Takes Medical Testing to Heart

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Both Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins, onetime stars of the Philadelphia 76ers, died from heart conditions within the past six months. Earlier this year, two iconic NBA stars of the 1970s and 1980s—three-time league MVP Moses Malone, 60, and fellow Philadelphia 76ers star Darryl Dawkins, 58—died suddenly of heart conditions within three weeks of each other. 50+ The number of former NBA players who have died from complications from heart disease since 2000, according to Billy Penn.

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

In recent months, the foundation has moved to duplicate the program in other cities, including Philadelphia, Dallas, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The association’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, is expanding its free training program for individuals looking to enter the information technology field. The world of information technology can be a great opening for unemployed or underemployed people seeking new careers.