1-On-1 With Nicole Walters: Relevance Rules In Engaging Members and Sponsors

Wild Apricot

This is the first of two posts offering highlights of our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group. Advisory-Series

Member Recruitment & Retention: It’s About Being Flexible & Personal

Wild Apricot

This is the second post offering clips from our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group. It offers insight into the importance of being both flexible and personal in recruiting and retaining members

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Sunday's ASAE Session on Global Growth ? GrowGlobally.org


Thanks to all for attending our session and for our panel Tom Reiser, Helen van Oers, and Matteo Pederzoli for coming to the ASAE and Center AGM in San Diego this year. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « Forming New Associations – Start up Capital and Value Proposition Design.

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. Mike will be flying over to San Diego to meet the Personify community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions.

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Conference Circuit: Make a Claim

Associations Now

The International Claim Association’s 108th Annual Education Conference begins in San Diego in the coming days. Venue: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. City: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 400 plus. Education sessions: 60 plus. Exhibitors: 40.

The Ideal Conference - BlogClump


Lots of folks have talked about San Diego and the ASAE Annual Meeting. Labels: annual meeting , asae , conferences , san diego. The Fun Stuff in San Diego. Thoughts from ASAE Annual in San Diego. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Monday, August 25, 2008. The Ideal Conference.

Conference Circuit: Going Vascular

Associations Now

The Society for Vascular Surgery’s 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting begins in San Diego next week. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. City: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 2,700. Exhibit Booths: 170. Exhibitors: 110.

Conference Circuit: Jewish Scholars

Associations Now

The Association for Jewish Studies’ 48th Annual Conference begins in San Diego this weekend. Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Location: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 1,100. Sessions: 190 plus. Travel grants awarded: 70. Exhibitors: 40.

Conference Circuit: Go With the Flow

Associations Now

More than 1,000 water-treatment professionals will make their way to sunny San Diego after the Labor Day weekend to increase their business connections and resources, gain knowledge, and find cost-effective solutions to their challenges. Rundown Attendees: 1,100. Exhibitors: 125 plus.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

Associations Now

Linked to downtown San Diego by the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, Coronado offers a mix of work and play, with professional events taking place downtown and leisurely networking occurring on the beaches. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?

Conference Circuit: One Big Experiment

Associations Now

Experimental Biology 2016 will kick off this weekend in sunny San Diego. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 14,000. Countries Represented: 65. Sponsoring Societies: 6.

2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community. I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool.

Comic-Con Attendees Spend Huge Amounts Collectively. Individually? Not So Much.

Associations Now

This year’s edition of San Diego Comic-Con International drew a huge number of attendees—as the event always does. The event draws a massive amount of revenue into its home base of San Diego—this year, an estimated $78.3

How a Local Restaurant Association Is Making Taco Tuesday for Everyone

Associations Now

That’s part of our agenda here, is to really illuminate the Orange County restaurant industry, which can be challenging when you’re sandwiched between Los Angeles and San Diego,” Waitt said.

Conference Circuit: College Try

Associations Now

A record-setting 7,000 college admission counselors and enrollment professionals are in San Diego to collaborate with colleagues and learn how to best help students navigate the college application process. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. Location: San Diego.

When COVID-19 cancels your event days before it’s supposed to begin

Association Success

Let’s let him tell the story: We called ahead that morning before our flight from Chicago to San Diego and got the green light about the conference being held, so some of us left in advance. Steve de Haan did not have a pleasant stay in Margaritaville.

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

Louis, San Diego, Kansas City, Portland, Fort Lauderdale I tried not to take pictures of myself (two, neither of my face) or people in general (very few), my meals (although there are food photos), or my cat (less successful there).

Constructive measures: Handling construction projects during the COVID-19 outbreak


Many local and state governments across the U.S. are ordering that nonessential services cease until further notice to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Using The Power Of Stories To Transform Conference General Sessions

Velvet Chainsaw

Here is the slide deck from my joint closing session with Sarah Michel at Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Summit 2015 in San Diego, CA. We are a story driven world. We are each a story wrapped in a skin says Dr. Leonard Sweet.

FocusOn Learning 2017: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Presentations Educational

Web Courseworks Associations

It’s a rainy, cool day in Madison, and I find myself wishing I were back in sunny San Diego. I was there last week for the eLearning Guild’s FocusOn Learning 2017 conference.

Big picture thinkers vs. detail doers

Aaron Wolowiec

A single mom at the time, she left her daughter with her father to start graduate school at the University of San Diego. Allison McClintick, founder of FlightLead Consulting.

Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

Associations Now

When the San Diego Tourism Authority did this, it found that in 2015, 23 percent of visitor traffic in the city was from 553,000 conference attendees who spent $620 million.

Acoustics Group Project Looks to Improve Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages

Associations Now

While the project just launched at ASA’s 178th Meeting in San Diego, Jones said members are already very excited. When laypeople have questions about noise and sound, one of the first places they turn for answers is Wikipedia.

5 ways to communicate the value of your membership

Optimist Consulting

The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego has a visually appealing grid to help members understand the different levels. Your membership organisation is likely to have a membership fee, however do you know and communicate what the value of membership is to your members and potentials?

Journalism Groups Sue California Over Independent Contractor Law

Associations Now

In response to the Vox Media news, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), who authored the bill, noted in a tweet that the company will add 20 new full-time and part-time employees to take over work formerly done by freelancers, saying this showed that the law was “not all bad.”

Time for a Conference Chatbot?

Associations Now

On the association front, the American Society of Hematology used the Amazon Echo Alexa chatbot as an information resource at its annual ASH conference in San Diego last December. If you’re looking to improve onsite customer service at your meeting, a chatbot may be a good choice.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

Reid All About it

Presenter: Mandy Brown, Lecturer, San Diego State University L. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members.

The Guardian Expands U.S. Reporting With New Nonprofit Arm

Associations Now

Earlier this year, Voice of San Diego spun off its News Revenue Hub , a program designed to help news outlets build membership-driven revenue programs, as a separate nonprofit.

Success Breeds Pressure for Event Planners, Study Finds

Associations Now

Meanwhile, the report recommends that planners keep an eye on San Diego, Toronto, and Nashville. A new report from CWT Meetings & Events reveals that a growing demand for meetings isn’t being matched with a fresh supply of new, larger hotels that are well-equipped for events.

Associations Urge Awareness of Stroke Risk After Recent Celebrity Deaths

Associations Now

Speaking to CNN, San Diego State University research professor John Ayers, who coauthored both studies, noted that celebrity voices—or those of their families—can feel more authentic than messages from public health experts.

To Theme or Not to Theme?

Associations Now

For instance, the American Public Health Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting , taking place next week in San Diego, features the theme “Health Equity Now.” Associations often theme their conferences to provide direction to those submitting session proposals.

Carole Baskin is killing it in marketing: How the non-profit in ‘Tiger King’ dominates digital strategy

Association Success

Well, how about this: The San Diego Zoo is literally the No. Editor’s note: This piece was originally published on Anthony Shop’s LinkedIn page and republished with permission.

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Best Benefit Ever: Bank on It

Associations Now

MBA announced the union at its 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in San Diego. A new partnership between the Mortgage Bankers Association and one of the best-known names in lending could boost benefits for mortgage bankers. What’s the benefit?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

This pasta al limone from Bon Appetit reminds me of a dish I had for lunch one day in a restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Joe Buehrle, vice president of organizational planning for Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego.

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Anthropological Association Takes a Stand in Native American Mascot Debate

Associations Now

Though the American Anthropological Association has been a vocal proponent of indigenous rights throughout its history, the group had remained quiet on the Native American mascot debate. That changed last week when AAA released a statement on the issue.

New Association Will Accredit Healthy Destinations

Associations Now

The six founding IHDA members include the Breakers Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida; Mauna Kea Resort-Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Waimea, Hawaii; the Couer d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; the Hotel del Coronoado in San Diego; and the Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia.

Dealing With a Data Breach? Follow This Advice.

Associations Now

At the association’s 2014 conference in San Diego this week, DMA released The Essential Guide to Data Breach Notification , produced by the the association and the law firm Venable LLP, offering advice on how to deal with potential worst-case scenarios.

Younger Millennials Strike Back with “OK Boomer”

Jamie Notter

The keynote I did in San Diego last week covered both Millennials and workplace culture, and as I was preparing for it, I realized that Millennials have now been in the workforce for more than 15 years. The oldest Millennials are nearly 40 now, and that means that the younger Millennials (often called Gen Z) are now entering both adulthood and the workforce in larger numbers, and like every generation, the second-half cohort is noticeably different than the first half.

Head of Police Chiefs Group Apologizes for Historic Mistreatment of Minorities

Associations Now

This week, before a crowd of 16,000 law enforcement officials, who were gathered in San Diego for the 2016 International Association of Chiefs Police Annual Conference, IACP President Terrence M.

Smaller-Scale Locales Score Big on Top Destinations List

Associations Now

Rounding out the list are second-ranked destination Chicago (1,567,991 square feet), fourth-ranked Atlanta (1,741,980 square feet), and fifth-ranked San Diego (1,612,980 square feet). The usual suspects—Orlando, Chicago, and Las Vegas—showed up near the top of Cvent’s Top 50 U.S.