Conference Circuit: Traffic Safety

Associations Now

The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo begins next week in Tampa, Florida. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Exhibit space square footage: 200,000 plus. Attendees: 3,500 plus.

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Conference Circuit: Museum Science

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The Association of Science-Technology Centers’ Annual Conference starts this weekend in Tampa, Florida. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. City: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Exhibitors: 130. Education sessions: 100. Conference tracks: 11.

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Conference Circuit: Time for the Teachers to Learn

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The ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention brings student affairs educators together to discuss the changing role of higher education. Conference: ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Attendees: 4,000. Speakers: Close to 400.

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Conference Circuit: Assessment Excellence

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Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. The 2016 IAAO Fishing Tournament will take place at Tampa’s Hula Bay Club. Rundown Attendees: 1,200. Courses: 60. Learning tracks: 8.

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Conference Circuit: Instrumental Technology

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The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s 2016 Conference & Expo kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Attendees: 2,200. Exhibitors: 200. Speakers: 100.

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From Zero to $100K: PolitiFact’s Membership Program Gets Started, Fast

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In the case of PolitiFact, the fact-checking offshoot of the Tampa Bay Times , it means starting a membership program at just the right time. The fact-checking website PolitiFact, riding the recent tide of support for media outlets focused on accuracy, launched a membership program last month.

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Florida Police Chiefs Launch Campaign to Take on “Rape Culture”

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The Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association decided it was time to confront the pervasive problem of sexual assault, focusing on both police training and public awareness.

Conference Circuit: Dairy Science

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The local MLB team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, is partnering up with ADSA to offer discounted tickets to attendees to watch Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rundown Attendees: 1,700. Abstracts Submitted: 1,300. Symposia: 20.

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Did You Know? Networking & Education Keep Association Members Present at Events

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Our recent reader poll may have seemed like it was penned by Captain Obvious, but our staff enjoys getting back to basics every now and then and taking a look at the foundations of association life.

Keep Members Coming Back

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Ester Venouziou is founder of , Tampa Bay’s most active advocate for locally owned, independent businesses. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.

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How Moose Became King of the Forest: 5 Tips for Recruiting

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It incorporates paid advertising in the Tampa market – encompassing buses, bus shelters, billboards, online and newspapers – public relations; social media AND grassroots marketing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations.

Why Cigar Enthusiasts Lit Up the FDA

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The last is an example that critics often point out when referring to the plight of Tampa, Florida’s J.C.

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Philadelphia Newspapers Get new Nonprofit Lease on Life

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Perhaps the closest is the Poynter Institute , the Florida journalism school that owns the Tampa Bay Times as part of a deal brokered by the newspaper’s late owner, Nelson Poynter, soon after the institute’s launch in the 1970s.

Partnership Builds Police, Community Relationships

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As a former mayor, I saw firsthand the positive impact that came from law enforcement officers mentoring young people in Tampa.”.

The Biggest Social Media Scandals, Fails, and Blunders of 2013


Yazmin Gray is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ——-. Social media can do a lot of good, but it’s also a platform capable of killing a reputation in under a minute. Several companies got a good taste of that last year.

Fact-Checkers Work Toward Launching New Association

Associations Now

The publication, owned by Poynter, changed its name to the Tampa Bay Times in 2012. Attendees of Poynter’s Global Fact-Checking Summit in London voted this week to launch a new association, with the goal of helping journalists work together on what can be a challenging line of work.

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These Are the World’s Best Airports

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Ford International in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Jacksonville and Tampa international airports in Florida; and Ottawa International, in Ontario, Canada. The release of the latest Airport Service Quality awards, announced recently by Airports Council International, shows that U.S.

Your Member Recruiting Campaign Will Fail Without This

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In the Tampa market, The Moose are piloting the largest public education campaign in their history. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. Blog.

What if Cuba Opens Up?

High Context

A colleague pointed out to me that Tampa was historically a major port for Cuba trade and could become so again, bringing investment to that area. I’ve been a bit stunned by the recent events between the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama lightened up some restrictions and Raul Castro made statements that they are willing to talk and everything is on the table.

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Photojournalist Group Focuses on New Headquarters

Associations Now

For decades, the nonprofit Poynter Institute has used the resources of the Tampa Bay Times , formerly the St. The National Press Photographers Association announced last month that it will relocate its headquarters from North Carolina to Georgia.

Conference Circuit: 2014?s Events in Review

Associations Now

Sometimes the ultimate decision is influenced by regional institutions, as occurred for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference in Orlando, which was within driving distance of Busch Gardens Tampa and the Florida Aquarium.

Lessons for Meeting Planners From Professional Sports

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Other team giveaways worth noting are the Colorado Rockies’ mullet hat , the Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria rubber duck, and the Minnesota Twins’ BBQ branding iron.

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Report: Major Hotel Chains Hit by Long-Term Data Breach

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“But those … sources said they were puzzled by the pattern of fraud, because it was seen only at specific Marriott hotels, including locations in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Tampa.” White Lodging Services Corp.

Thursday Buzz: Cleveland Prepares for GOP Convention

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Past Republican conventions have seen protest numbers from 1,000 in Tampa, Florida, in 2012, to 100,000 in New York City in 2004. Serious event planning is underway for events around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July.

@CESSE Optimizing Sales Results for Certification, Certificate & Training Businesses


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Conference Circuit: E3 Sets a High Score for Associations

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PRSA’s 2014 Travel and Tourism Conference is on tap in Tampa, Florida. Share Your Own Have an upcoming event you’d like to tell your association peers about? If so, shoot us an email at , and you may see it in a future edition of Conference Circuit.

Conference Circuit: An Iconic Global Tech Event Turns 90

Associations Now

A plethora of nearby zoos and aquariums, from Busch Gardens Tampa to the Florida Aquarium, offer an added reason for industry pros to attend. A technology industry event rich in history begins in Berlin. Plus: Aquarium and zoo professionals go wild in Florida.

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Press Photographers Group Ups the Ante on Advocacy

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Last year, prior to the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte and the NATO Summit in Chicago, I started doing trainings with the police in those cities,” Osterreicher said. “I’ve

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Final Fantasy? Scandals Keep the Fantasy Sports Industry on Edge

Associations Now

Attorney’s Office in Tampa is starting a probe of its own , analyzing whether the industry is violating the Illegal Gambling Business Act of 1970.

The Great Daylight Saving Time Debate

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Mark Danish told a Tampa news outlet. Information Delivery A rule of thumb around daylight saving time, in addition to adjusting your clocks, is to check the batteries in your smoke alarm.

So What’s Taking High-Speed Rail So Long?

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Rick Scott put the kibosh on federal funding in 2011 —a controversial move at the time, considering that the offered federal funding would have covered the cost of a rail line between Tampa and Orlando, potentially easing traffic along the state’s busy Interstate 4 corridor.

High School Sports Group Tackles Concussion Crisis

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Also, high schools in Tampa, Florida , and Missoula County, Montana , joined a long line of cities, counties, and states that require student athletes to complete concussion tests that allow doctors and trainers to get a baseline assessment of athletes prior to the start of the season.

In Cuba Thaw, Associations See Economic Opportunity

Associations Now

” However, Florida Bankers Association President Alex Sanchez expressed concern to the Tampa Bay Business Journal that the Cuban-American community might stigmatize banking companies that choose to cater to the Cuban market.

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Business Groups See Potential in Obama’s Cuba Trip

Associations Now

and Cuba—took center stage on Tuesday, as an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba’s national team drew global interest.

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AE on the Verge: Travel Tips: When Bringing Your Own GPS

AE on the Verge

I once spent a lot of time driving around the Tampa airport because the GPS didn't know about the new highway construction. AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Sunday, September 20, 2009. Travel Tips: When Bringing Your Own GPS.

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