1-On-1 With Nicole Walters: Relevance Rules In Engaging Members and Sponsors
OCTOBER 23, 2014
This is the first of two posts offering highlights of our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group. Advisory-Series
OCTOBER 23, 2014
This is the first of two posts offering highlights of our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group. Advisory-Series
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
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
AUGUST 26, 2008
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.
AUGUST 25, 2008
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.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
The International Claim Association’s 108th Annual Education Conference begins in San Diego in the coming days. More than 400 insurance claim professionals from around the globe will make their way to San Diego next week to connect with their peers, participate in education workshops, and learn the latest industry news. Venue: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. City: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 400 plus. Education sessions: 60 plus.
JANUARY 3, 2019
The Soil Science Society of America’s 2019 International Soils Meeting begins this weekend in San Diego. Thousands of scientists, researchers, practitioners, educators, and students are headed to San Diego in the next few days to learn about the latest research, product development, and industry advances relating to the agricultural sciences. Venue: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. City: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 4,000 plus.
DECEMBER 15, 2016
The Association for Jewish Studies’ 48th Annual Conference begins in San Diego this weekend. More than 1,000 Jewish studies scholars will head to San Diego in the upcoming days to share ideas and explore how the academic community has deepened its engagement with the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Location: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 1,100. Sessions: 190 plus.
JULY 22, 2016
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.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
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. Venue: San Diego Convention Center and Omni San Diego Hotel. They’ll observe the state-of-the-art process of turning salt water from the Pacific Ocean into high-quality drinking water for nearly 500,000 San Diegans.
JUNE 8, 2015
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? Consider these 13 relatively unsung meeting destinations as you plan your next event.
MARCH 31, 2016
Experimental Biology 2016 will kick off this weekend in sunny San Diego. More than 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies are headed to San Diego for five days of plenary and award lectures, preconference workshops, oral and poster sessions, onsite career services, and exhibits. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 14,000. Countries Represented: 65. Sponsoring Societies: 6.
AUGUST 1, 2014
This year’s edition of San Diego Comic-Con International drew a huge number of attendees—as the event always does. The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con International, which ended Sunday, drew 130,000 people to the city to embrace all things comics and pop culture—a definite upgrade from the 145 who attended the convention in its first year , way back in 1970.
OCTOBER 1, 2015
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. Rundown Attendees: 7,000. Exhibitors: 100 plus. Education Sessions: 100. The National Association for College Admission Counseling’s 71st National Conference set sail this week.
Thanks For Playing
JANUARY 3, 2013
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). 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.
NOVEMBER 25, 2019
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. The California-based OC Restaurant Association will now run and manage the TacoTuesday.com domain, in an effort to promote the county’s culinary strengths—while freeing use of the term for everyone else.
APRIL 10, 2020
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. As president and CEO of The International Warehouse Logistics Association in Des Plaines, Ill., de Haan’s week of infamy began the night of Wednesday, March 11.
JULY 27, 2015
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. When we begin to share our journeys, our stories intersect. Our conferences need to create more story people. We need to transition from speakers talking at audiences and experts telling their stories.
MARCH 25, 2020
Alissa Thompson, vice president of operations at Cornerstone Managing Partners in San Diego, says the construction services company is requiring workers to wear additional protective gear and frequently disinfect surfaces, limiting the number of workers doing interior renovations in individual condo units, and asking the association to designate an elevator just for work crews, if possible. Many local and state governments across the U.S.
OCTOBER 22, 2013
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. I can’t imagine how scary it was for Allison McClintick, founder of FlightLead Consulting , to move across the country without a plan. No job. A few thousand dollars. And hope. That’s all she had. But it was more than enough because McClintick saw the big picture. And that’s what defines a leader, she said.
APRIL 26, 2017
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. For instance, Jacksonville, Florida, is an expert in aerospace, while Portland, Oregon, is mission-control for cleantech, and San Diego is a center for life sciences.
MARCH 31, 2017
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. We are very excited to sponsor PersoniFest! WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
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? The value of what they receive from being a member, should outweigh the fee. I recently carried out a project for a client and as part of that I spoke to some of their members.
DECEMBER 5, 2019
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. To ensure people find the correct answers there, the Acoustical Society of America is helping launch a wiki-editing project. Famed outlaw Willie Sutton supposedly robbed banks because that’s where the money was.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
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. The British newspaper, which has grown its American presence in recent years, is relying on a series of grants garnered by a nonprofit offshoot to support investigative reporting on under-the-radar issues.
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
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. Not only will it help answer your attendees’ most frequently asked questions, but it will also provide your association with data and insights.
AUGUST 5, 2020
This year’s convention was scheduled to take place in San Diego, June 8-11, 2020. That event was eventually cancelled, and on March 2 nd , a San Diego Visitors and Convention Bureau representative contacted BIO and told them that due to federal mandates issued in response to the COVID outbreak, they were cancelling all events until June 1 st.
OCTOBER 10, 2018
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. The meetings industry is doing pretty well at the moment, but as any meeting planner can tell you, doing well comes with its own set of problems.
DECEMBER 18, 2019
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.”
APRIL 30, 2019
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. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are amplifying their public health messaging after the recent deaths from stroke of John Singleton and Luke Perry.
OCTOBER 31, 2019
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.
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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. But one group recently announced it will drop its theme in 2020 to create a more inclusive event. How do you determine the right approach?
OCTOBER 27, 2015
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? The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the mortgage lender Freddie Mac announced a partnership that will give members access to the lending firm’s educational opportunities and services.
JUNE 28, 2017
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. This was my first time attending the conference, but I still got that familiar feeling of excitement from being around colleagues in my field. In conferences, there’s definitely a sense of comradery: you’re an instructional designer? Me too! Let’s talk shop. Talk shop we did. I presented my session twice.
Reid All About it
MAY 29, 2020
Presenter: Mandy Brown, Lecturer, San Diego State University L. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members. In a recent webinar, Reggie Henry introduced many in the association community, including WBT Systems, to the “ reboarding members ” concept—taking time each year to reacquaint yourself with a member’s goals, needs and interests, and reintroduce them to membership benefits and resources.
MARCH 30, 2015
Except in instances where tribes or key stakeholders have been consulted (see Florida State University and San Diego State University ), sports organizations should “denounce and abandon the use of American Indian” imagery, the American Anthropological Association said in a statement [PDF] released last week.
JULY 29, 2014
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.
JULY 9, 2008
And yes, to everyone who has been asking, we will be hosting a super fabulous night out at ASAE's annual meeting in San Diego, probably on Sunday August 17, definitely late (10-ish until the last man (or woman) is down or until sunrise, whichever comes first), so everyone can come after all the official receptions and stuff going on. If anyone is San Diego-based and wants to help plan the party, let me or Lindy know. At last!
OCTOBER 31, 2014
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. The Direct Marketing Association this week offered its members a useful guide that tells them what to do if a worst-case scenario happens.
APRIL 24, 2020
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. Like most people, I had never heard of Carole Baskin or Big Cat Rescue until two weeks ago, when Netflix’s “Tiger King” became the escape I needed from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
JANUARY 17, 2016
along with San Diego and Oakland (other franchises seeking to move.) When the Relocation Committee chose an outcome that the staff (Goodell) didn't like (the Carson proposal backed by San Diego and Oakland, which would have kept owner Stan Kroenke and the Rams in St. All association professionals need to remember this mantra: “It’s their organization not yours!”