Streets of Philadelphia All Set for DNC

Associations Now

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.

Philadelphia Newspapers Get new Nonprofit Lease on Life

Associations Now

Facing a challenging decision on how to keep alive three beacons of Philadelphia journalism— The Philadelphia Inquirer , the Philadephia Daily News , and— local philanthropist H.F.

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Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

Associations Now

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. “This meant that, despite a successful meeting in 2007, AIHA would not reconsider Philadelphia.”

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

Associations Now

“In order for Philadelphia to remain competitive in a national and global marketplace, we must deliver the best experience at the best cost,” Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Jack Ferguson told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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. City: Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 16,000 plus. Sessions: 1,400 plus. Vendors: 500 plus.

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.

Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

From when we went to the Philadelphia Eagles academy for women in February of 2011.

Your Event Guide for the 2016 Political Conventions!

Beekeeper Group

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 ?

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

Association Navigator

In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”. Well it’s here, the two weeks every four years when the political parties hold their nominating conventions.

Best Benefit Ever: Quality Assurance

Associations Now

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).

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.

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr. I started a little before January 1, 2012 and took at least one photo nearly every day for the entire year.

Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team

Associations Now

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.

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

Associations Now

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.

Daily Buzz: America’s First Coin Returns Home

Associations Now

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.

Bus Tour Aims to Raise Awareness of Effects of Childhood Trauma

Associations Now

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.

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

Associations Now

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.

Pope Francis: Catholic Student Associations Capitalize on Papal Visit

Associations Now

James Catholic Parish in Philadelphia, told the Daily Pennsylvanian. “We Good Luck Getting to Work Pope Francis’ Wednesday visit to Washington, DC, will also make getting to work a lot of fun for association employees based in the nation’s capital.

Conference Circuit: The Science of Chemistry

Associations Now

Location: Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 18,000. Exhibitors: 700 plus. Education sessions: 200 plus. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is set to start in Philly this weekend.

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.

Latest ruling could mean more unpaid internships

Aaron Wolowiec

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?”.

Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

Associations Now

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.

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.

Tennis Foundation Volleys Help to Vets

Associations Now

Last year, the foundation hosted a series of tennis events for veterans at facilities in New York City and Philadelphia. The U.S.

Water Groups Push Congress To Extend Rail Safety Deadline

Associations Now

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.

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.

How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis

Beth Kanter

As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City. While the crowds will gather on the ground for a change to touch the hand of Pontiff, there will be a lot of crowds online to celebrate his visit.

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.

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.

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)

L&M Association Management

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.

Lessons in Event Planning From a Rock Concert

Associations Now

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.

In Loving Memory of My Mom, Ruth D. Kanter (My Mom)

Beth Kanter

I remember her wrapping up Thanksgiving leftovers and distributed them to homeless people on the streets of Philadelphia. In Loving Memory of Ruth D. Kanter. My mom passed away peacefully last month a few months shy of her 90th birthday.

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


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).

Political Science: Meetings Industry Effort Makes Most of Election Season

Associations Now

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

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

Associations Now

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.

After Tragedies, NBA Players Association Takes Medical Testing to Heart

Associations Now

Both Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins, onetime stars of the Philadelphia 76ers, died from heart conditions within the past six months. 50+ The number of former NBA players who have died from complications from heart disease since 2000, according to Billy Penn.

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.

Should You Book Trips Over the Weekend?

Associations Now

In comments to the Philadelphia Inquirer , ARC Managing Director of Enterprise Information Chuck Thackston explained that the nature of business travel booking often led to higher prices because of the need to book trips at the last minute. New research from Airlines Reporting Corp.

Pain Point: Acupuncturists Concerned With Therapists’ Use of Needles

Associations Now

“This issue has … really blown up within the last six years,” Justin Elliott, director of state government affairs at APTA, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Is “dry needling” a form of acupuncture?