San Antonio CVB Takes Steps to Transition to Nonprofit

Associations Now

The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to better their competitive advantage and bring in more money by transitioning to a nonprofit. The more money we can spend on making sure San Antonio is visible within the state, nationally, and internationally, the better competitive advantage that we certainly will have. San Antonio has recently renovated the Henry B.

Creating a Sustainable Organization

SCD Group

Here are the highlights of the USA Today story: The Detroit Red Wings and the San Antonio Spurs play different sports in different leagues on different surfaces in different states, but make no mistake: They''re the same team. We''ve all been together a lot of years," San Antonio owner Peter Holt says. Detroit Red Wings association leaders SCD Group USA Today San Antonio Spurs Forbes Group St.

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2014 NAGDCA Annual Conference – Record-breaking!

AMR Management Services

The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators met September 14-17 in San Antonio, TX and celebrated its largest ever conference, with 896 members in attendance

2014 NAGDCA Annual Conference – Record-breaking!

AMR Management Services

The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators met September 14-17 in San Antonio, TX and celebrated its largest ever conference, with 896 members in attendance

Conference Circuit: Musical Meeting

Associations Now

The 2018 joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory begins next week in San Antonio. City: San Antonio. Rundown Attendees: 2,100 plus. Research presentations: 500 plus. Exhibitors: 40.

Conference Circuit: Animal Kingdom

Associations Now

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2016 Annual Convention kicks off in San Antonio this weekend. More than 5,000 veterinary medical professionals will be in San Antonio in the days ahead, not only to advance their knowledge and skills through education, networking with peers, and interactive labs, but also to make sure they’re in the know about the latest industry research. Location: San Antonio. Rundown Attendees: 5,000.

Presentation: Managing the Multi-Generational Workplace

Jamie Notter

Here are my slides from this morning’s presentation to the Architectural Precast Association in San Antonio. For a change, I’m NOT speaking about Humanize , but talking about generational differences in the workplace. Thanks to everyone who came to the presentation! As promised, here is a link to the ebook I wrote on Generational Diversity. Enjoy! Best reference on the topic: Generations , by Strauss and Howe. Diversity Generational Diversity

Three Cities Sync Up to Generate More Meetings Business

Associations Now

Taking a new team approach, Baltimore, San Antonio, and Anaheim, California, will combine resources to offer meeting planners a one-stop-shop for all three destinations. San Antonio, Baltimore, and Anaheim, California, are banking on it as they team up to help boost their convention business. The National Postal Forum recently announced that it selected Anaheim, San Antonio, and Baltimore to host its annual conference in 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively.

Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

Associations Now

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. City: San Antonio, Texas. Rundown Attendees: 5,500. Sessions: 600. The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference is set to start this weekend.

Friday Buzz: Moving Past the Ice Bucket Challenge

Associations Now

a huge nonprofit fundraiser in San Antonio, begins this Tuesday, with the goal of raising $4 million for the lengthy list of participating organizations. What’s the connection between the San Antonio event and the ALS Association’s titanic fundraising campaign? The ALS Association connects the dots between regional and national fundraising. Plus: A behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be part of a media firestorm. The Big Give S.A. ,

How Events Are Leveraging Creativity As They Go Virtual

Associations Now

The Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference was supposed to be a three-day event in San Antonio, Texas, this month. From creating virtual tradeshows to turning a three-day event into a multi-week offering, event planners are getting experimental as they go virtual.

Conference Circuit: Customer Engagement

Associations Now

The Professional Association for Customer Engagement’s Annual Convention & Expo begins next week in San Antonio. City: San Antonio, Texas. Rundown Exhibitors: 33. Event Sponsors: 26. Keynotes: 2.

Conference Circuit: Lights On

Associations Now

The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors’ 2016 Annual Conference will begin in San Antonio this weekend. Lighting distributors and manufacturers are headed to San Antonio to network, share ideas and business tactics, and learn how advances in the industry will affect their businesses moving forward. Location: San Antonio, Texas. Rundown Expo hours: 7.5. General Sessions: 4.

Conference Circuit: Going the Distance

Associations Now

The Texas Distance Learning Association’s 2016 Annual Conference begins early next week in San Antonio. About 400 distance-learning administrators, designers, instructors, producers, programmers, consultants, and trainers will spend a few days in San Antonio to hear about the latest technology, network with peers, and find out what’s next for the industry. Location: San Antonio, Texas. Rundown Attendees: 400. Sessions: 120. Exhibit hours: 10.

Conference Circuit: Franchise Forum

Associations Now

The International Franchise Association’s 2016 Convention takes place in San Antonio starting this weekend. Nearly 3,000 franchise professionals, including hundreds of CEOs, presidents, and EVPs, are making their way to San Antonio in the upcoming days to get vital information to help protect their brands as well as dig deeper into topics such as marketing, finance, and franchise development. Location: San Antonio, TX. Rundown Attendees: 3,000.

Venue Staff Can Make (or Break) an Attendee’s Experience

Associations Now

Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio are two other CVBs making the CTA program a priority. “The rich history and vibrant culture in San Antonio guarantees to provide an authentic experience that convention and meeting attendees are sure to remember, but it is the people of San Antonio that really make a difference in delivering that experience.

Groups Concerned Pending Texas Bill Could Weaken LGBTQ Protections

Associations Now

But six major Texas cities—Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano and San Antonio—have their own nondiscrimination protections in place. A coalition of business groups and convention and tourism leaders, which includes ASAE, is expressing concern that a pending bill in the Texas Legislature could weaken protections for the state’s LGBTQ workers.

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Restaurant Association Trains Active-Duty Military on Culinary Skills

Associations Now

The association recently hosted service members during its first-ever Advanced Culinary Training Program (ACTP), held at the campus of the Culinary Institute of America Texas campus in San Antonio. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s new program aims to equip service members with advanced kitchen skills—which might come in handy when they join the civilian workforce.

What’s the difference between an AMS query and an AMS report?

Delcor

Who are active members in the San Antonio area who can reach out to a new inactive member in that same area? Updated from original March 2016 publication. One of the most befuddling concepts for new users of association management systems (AMS)—and customer relationship management (CRM) software too—is query vs. report. What’s the difference between AMS queries and AMS reports? They both involve getting data out of the system and into your hands, but each has a specific purpose.

Is the Library’s Future Bookless?

Associations Now

Public library openings are not typically big news events, so what makes the BiblioTech in San Antonio so special? With dozens of iMacs and iPads, rather than bookshelves, lining the aisles, the new BiblioTech in San Antonio is said to look more like an Apple Store than a public library.

We All Can Win Championships

YourMembership Blog

And that led me to think about the San Antonio Spurs and their newly earned 2014 NBA Championship. I am writing this post from beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota, where I spoke at the Midwest Society of Association Executives 58 th Annual Meeting and Expo. I was invited to be one of eight presenters at MSAE’s IGNITE session appropriately titled “Grant Me Insight, and Make it Fast”. I love these IGNITE sessions, or as I like to call them “presenting with your hair on fire.”

Three Ways to Get Better Feedback About Your Conferences

Associations Now

That’s what the Society for Critical Care Medicine did at its 2018 conference in San Antonio. Post-event attendee evaluations can reveal where your conference hit it out of the park and where it struck out. But do they go far enough? A few possibilities for digging deeper. Gathering feedback is a critical step after any conference. After all, how can you improve your future events if you don’t have a good assessment of what worked and what failed?

Hispanic Journalists Reject Conference Sponsorship From Fox News

Associations Now

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists—which will host the Excellence in Journalism conference jointly with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) next month in San Antonio—has rescinded its invitation to the cable news network as an NAHJ sponsor at the event.

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

Associations Now

Sydney Bennet of Apartment List noted that large coastal cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco tend to price themselves out of the market, leading smaller markets to be a better bet. 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.

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Three Ways to Get Better Feedback About Your Conferences

Associations Now

That’s what the Society for Critical Care Medicine did at its 2018 conference in San Antonio. Post-event attendee evaluations can reveal where your conference hit it out of the park and where it struck out. But do they go far enough? A few possibilities for digging deeper. Gathering feedback is a critical step after any conference. After all, how can you improve your future events if you don’t have a good assessment of what worked and what failed?

Associations Get in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Associations Now

Patrick’s Day in Dublin or Cork this year, but if you’re in San Antonio, you can get pretty close to the spirit of the holiday while staying stateside. 82.5 % The percentage of consumers who plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green—the most popular way to mark the holiday, far outpacing making a special dinner, going to a bar or restaurant, decorating a home or an office, or attending a private party.

ASAE Joins Tourism, Business Groups to Oppose Texas “Religious Refusal” Bill

Associations Now

The bill was supported by a lot of businesses until a recent rewrite of the bill stripped language that explicitly said the proposed state law would not supersede local nondiscrimination ordinances in place in cities like Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano, and San Antonio.

John Graham on ASAE’s 2017 Advocacy Efforts

Association Adviser

We opposed several version of this bill that would pre-empt existing anti-discrimination ordinances in cities like Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio that protect the community. When ASAE President and CEO John Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, took to the stage Saturday to greet Annual Meeting attendees, he dived right in with a strong message that the association is fighting for diversity, equality and openness. Those remarks earned him applause from the audience.

The Associations Haunting Houses Around the Country

Associations Now

For example, Netherworld , located outside of Atlanta, relies on high-quality foam and silicone to build its monsters, while San Antonio’s 13th Floor uses animatronics to offer up its scares—and has a website that evokes a Hollywood movie, not a local event. (

Study: Public Can’t See Past Profit Motive of Social Good Companies

Associations Now

In the work, Saerom Lee, an assistant professor of marketing at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and coauthors Karen Winterich, an associate professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University, and Lisa E. A recent report in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that the for-profit motive makes social good companies seem less altruistic compared with nonprofits, yet less authoritative than traditional for-profit companies.

Five Tips for Motivating Physician Learners

Web Courseworks Associations

Web Courseworks is attending SACME in San Antonio, TX. As consultants and providers of learning technology to organizations that do CME (continuing medical education) and GME (graduate medical education), we’re often faced with this question: why is it so hard to get physicians to pay attention to (a given client’s) learning? Physicians are, of course, graduates of medical school. They are generally board-certified and often employed in academia.

Outdoor Advertising: Charting a Fake Campaign’s Viral Boost

Associations Now

The RushmoreVote campaign placed 164 ads on billboards and bus shelters in Cincinnati, San Antonio, Phoenix, and Sacramento, California, and asked consumers to go online to vote for the president they thought should be the face added to Mt. The Outdoor Advertising Association of America recently sponsored a test campaign asking people to vote for the next president to be added to Mt. Rushmore to measure the ability of outdoor advertising to drive social and mobile activity.

Texas House Considers Discriminatory Bill Alternative

Associations Now

Business groups including the Texas Association of Business and Keep Texas Open for Business, along with convention authorities in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and other major metropolitan areas, also oppose the bill and efforts by state Republicans to change social policy in Texas. ASAE, business groups, and convention bureaus oppose a new Texas House bill meant to replace a controversial Senate bill that would dictate bathroom use policies.

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KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

The Seven Leadership Secrets of Great Team Captains

SCD Group

national woman’s soccer team (1996-1999) San Antonio Spurs of National Basketball Association (1997-2016) Barcelona professional soccer (2008-2013) France national handball (2008-2015) New Zealand All Blacks national rugby team (2011-2015). Current and future association and nonprofit leaders can learn a lot by examining “The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates The World’s Greatest Teams,” a new book written by Wall Street Journal editor Sam Walker.

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

Associations Now

Next up is the Association of Asthma Educators’ 2014 Annual Conference , taking place in San Antonio next month. Sure, your association’s meeting may bring a lot of money to the host city, but why not also give your attendees the opportunity to help out the local community? Service projects will help your attendees feel a closer connection to the city—and also to each other and your association. I spent a few days up on Long Beach Island in New Jersey earlier this week.

Conference Circuit: Math Associations Multiply Their Influence

Associations Now

Attendees will gather in San Antonio, January 10-13, to talk about all things mathematical, as well as some unexpected topics. The American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America demonstrate math’s wide-ranging influence at its Joint Meetings. Plus: The National Retail Federation opens its Big Retail Show.

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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Seventh-day Adventist Politicians Gain Community With New Association

Associations Now

The World Adventist Public Officials Association, which held its first general meeting in San Antonio earlier this month , brought in international politicians from countries such as Jamaica, Brazil, and the Philippines. It can be difficult for Seventh-day Adventists to achieve a balance when it comes to politics, but a new networking group hopes to make things a little less isolating for political figures worldwide.

NBA Refs Score on Social With Twitter Watch Parties

Associations Now

AdWeek reports that the National Basketball Association will help market the Twitter campaign during a select number of games—this week, two nationally televised games, including the contest on January 23 between the San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers. The National Basketball Referees Association is improving understanding of one of the toughest jobs in sports by hosting a series of #RefWatchParty events on Twitter.