Hitting a Different Note: How NAfME Reimagined Its Conference –
April 11, 2014
The National Association for Music Education's biennial educational conference had grown stagnant, so it studied member needs, attendee feedback, and trends in professional development to revitalize the event. The first year drew 30 percent more attendees than expected. Here's how NAfME did it.
10 Ideas to Make Your Online Conference a Success –
April 08, 2014
When the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization turned an onsite event into an online, livestream virtual conference, it found success by paying careful attention to the attendee experience. Here's 10 tips based on what NHPCO learned.
Three Ways to Help Attendees Navigate Your Expo Hall Floor –
April 01, 2014
Need to come up with some news ways for how to best help your attendees find their way through your tradeshow? Steal some ideas from these associations that host large expos.
How One Association Overhauled Its Meeting –
February 24, 2014
Despite already having a consistently successful annual meeting and tradeshow, the American Dental Association knew that changing demographics and member needs required it to rethink its meeting now in order to continue that success in the future.
Move From "One Size Fits All" to Personalized Learning –
February 10, 2014
Many adult learners are self-directed, meaning they want to pick and choose their specific learning opportunities. Here's how your association can modify its education away from a cookie-cutter approach and more toward true personalized learning.
Goodbye Conference Program, Hello Tablet Computer –
February 03, 2014
The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference went completely paperless for the first time in 2013. Instead of receiving conference bags filled with a bulky onsite program, attendees who registered for the full week received a preloaded tablet computer.
Get Your Presenters on Board for Learner-Centered Education –
January 17, 2014
Skilled content leaders will make or break your association's education programs. In a recap of a recent Professional Development Section Virtual Lunch, learn how to select, prepare, train, and provide feedback to presenters for conferences, webinars, live-stream events, and online courses.
How to Include Your Members in the Session-Selection Process –
December 20, 2013
Looking to get members more involved in the meeting-planning process? Learn from the National Association of Plan Advisors, which let members choose the best session ideas for one of its 2014 conferences.
How RFID Can Track Conference Education Attendance –
December 06, 2013
Radio frequency identification offers a reliable, user-friendly way to track which education sessions your members attend at your conferences. The Association of Corporate Counsel shares how it has enhanced its members' onsite experience by ditching the old sign-in sheets and barcode scanners for RFID tracking instead.
Staying Fit While on the Road –
December 03, 2013
How some hotels chains are keeping guests in top shape while they're away from home by offering new and unique workouts and fitness activities.