Josh Linkner Will Kick Off 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Sherry Turkle is Closing General Session Speaker

WASHINGTON—From August 8-11, ASAE is expecting nearly 5,500 nonprofit and association professionals to come together for the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, which will be at Detroit’s newly-renovated Cobo Center. Today, ASAE launched its 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition website, which includes information on all the speakers, more than 120 education sessions, registration, hotels, and events.

Sheryl Connelly, Alex Sheen, Liz Wiseman will lead Game Changer sessions

WASHINGTON—From August 8-11, ASAE is expecting nearly 5,500 nonprofit and association professionals to come together for the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, which will be at Detroit’s newly-renovated Cobo Center. Today, ASAE launched its 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition website, which includes information on all the speakers, more than 120 education sessions, registration, hotels, and events.

How can associations harness fresh approaches to all aspects of their work? Opening General Speaker Josh Linkner, a business leader, venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur, and author, will discuss a systematic process he discovered that increases creativity and produces results. On August 9, attendees will walk away with practical tools they can use in their own organizations to help deliver bottom-line results.

For the Closing General Session, August 11, Sherry Turkle, a professor, author, consultant, researcher, and licensed clinical psychologist, will explore how technology is impacting our social interaction and the cost it has on our personal and work lives. She will also highlight the importance of face-to-face conversations.

New this year, ASAE is offering an Executive Leadership Program, Aspiring CEOs programming, a pre-conference focusing on achieving global growth, and Detroit EduTours.

The three Game Changer sessions are presented by influential leaders in business and innovation. They include:

  • Sheryl Connelly, who leads Global Consumer Trends and Futuring for the Ford Motor Company
  • Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would, a global nonprofit and social movement
  • Liz Wiseman, President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm

“As association professionals, we are looking at how trends will impact our organization and how to create new ideas,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. “Linkner and Turkle are strategic thinkers who will give attendees insight on how to cultivate fresh thinking into an organization and how technology is impacting our lives. All the education sessions will provide participants with ideas they can take back to their organization."

For this year’s community service project, ASAE is working with Alternatives For Girls, which helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation. Participants will have an opportunity to read and make bookmarks with the girls, tour the facility, and pack hygiene kits.

NOTE: Members of the press receive complimentary registration to attend the event. Please contact ASAE Public Relations department to request your complimentary pass.

ASAE thanks the following Alliance Partners for their continued support of the association community:

Strategic Partners
Aptify
Business Events Canada
Detroit Metro CVB
Marriott International
Mexico Tourism Board
Personify
Reno Tahoe USA
Team San Jose

Corporate Partners
Atlanta CVB
Visit Baltimore
Dallas CVB
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
Fort Worth CVB
GEICO
Louisville CVB
Naylor Association Solutions
Omaha CVB
Visit Orlando
Visit Salt Lake
Meet In Washington State

Event Partners
BrightKey
The Broadmoor
CliftonLarsonAllen
DelCor Technology Solutions
Dubai Association Centre
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Johnson Lambert LLP and Veris Consulting Inc.
McMurry/TMG
Meet In Minnesota
New Orleans CVB and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.