Change is Good: What's New for the 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition

You gave us feedback and we listened. Find out what's new at Annual Meeting this year.

What's new for the 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition

You gave us feedback. We listened. The 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis will take place August 6-9, and you can expect to see some significant changes based on what you told us you want to see.

YOU WANT

More Time on the Exhibit Floor
You'll have more time to meet with the important vendors you need to see with open exhibit time that doesn't conflict with learning. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on August 7 and 8, enjoy a leisurely lunch and meet with exhibitors.

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Engaging General Sessions
Rather than holding three general sessions, we're streamlining into two. See Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, hosts of Morning Joe on MSNBC, at the opening general session on August 7. Peter Sheahan will present "Fl!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge Into Opportunity, and Change Into Competitive Advantage" during the closing general session and luncheon on August 9.

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More Learning Options
We're keeping the learning labs, but we're adding new session formats to the mix. Interested in speed learning? Check out our Ignite sessions, five-minute long presentations using 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds.

Looking to dive deeper? Then our half-day sessions are for you. These intensive workshops will introduce you to a visual approach for understanding your existing business models and learning about business-model concepts from other sectors; plus, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with peers to imagine and design new business-model experiments you can bring back to your associations.

Want to hear more from your peers? Make time for one of the 10 facilitated discussion forums. And that's just scratching the surface. With more education options, you're sure to find a learning style to fit your needs.

YOU WANT

More Time for Education
We have added additional time for education sessions for a total of seven 75-minute blocks. The end result is education to help you explore every aspect of association management while connecting with both content leaders and your peers.

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Education Tailored to Your Organization's Needs
You'll find sessions specifically designed for trade association executives, small-staff organizations, and international associations.

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Some Things to Stay the Same

Not all things require change. You told us some things you valued, such as the Business Connection Lounge where you can visit with exhibitors outside of the tradeshow floor. Plan ahead and make appointments through the Registration Service Center.

Plus, enjoy some informal networking with your colleagues during our opening-night reception on the grounds of the Gateway Arch and our closing-night block-party celebration at the Washington Avenue entertainment district. And the ASAE Foundation Food & Wine Classic is back at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

YOU WANT

Recognition
This year you won't want to miss the Awards and Recognition Breakfast on August 8, where CAEs, DELP Scholars, and ASAE Fellows will be recognized.

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Help Figuring Out Your First Annual Meeting
Attending the Annual Meeting & Expo for the first time can be overwhelming. We want you to feel at home, so look for special events and extras that will make your first trip to Annual truly exceptional.

Ready to see what's new at the 2011 Annual Meeting & Expo? Visit www.asaecenter.org/annualmeeting for more information and to register.