Spring Meeting Flings with ASAE

Get ready for ASAE's packed spring meetings lineup. [Titled "Spring Flings" in the print edition.]

Ready to get your networking on? ASAE's calendar is packed over the next few months with highly informative, thought-provoking, and innovative meetings. Will we see you there? Here are some highlights.

Finance, HR & Business Operations Conference

April 30–May 1

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC


Talking taxes. Most lawmakers agree on the need for fundamental tax reform, but what could that mean for associations? Lois G. Lerner, director of the IRS exempt organizations division, will explain in the Opening General Session.

Learning options. More than 25 learning labs will cover topics from the 12 habits of highly effective employees to understanding your insurance coverages to legal concerns of nonprofit collaborations.

Fire away. In the "Ultimate Lightning Round" at the Closing General Session, a panel of association finance, HR, and technology experts will field questions during an engaging speak-your-mind discussion.

Association International Conference

May 14–16

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC


Structuring for success. During the Opening General Session, hear from a panel of executives who have ventured abroad and returned with lessons learned and strategies for success.

Conference within a conference. During the one-day mini-conference, "Implementing Your International Strategy for Growth," you'll exchange strategy and operations tips and experiences with your peers—what has worked, what has challenged you, and how you are building your international presence.

Creating the spark. Closing General Session speaker Jim Ziolkowski, author and founder of the nonprofit buildOn, explains how to create the spark that will motivate your employees.

Springtime Expo

May 16

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC


Preconference programming. ASAE will partner with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events to present CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management) learning programs. Or learn about booking meetings at a convention center at ASAE University's Convention Center Operations Program.

Learning logistics. Education at Springtime will get you thinking in new ways about all aspects of meeting planning. A variety of offerings will match different interests and experience levels.

Exhilarating exhibit hall. Springtime is one of the biggest one-day shows for the meetings industry, with more than 470 destinations, venues, and technology solutions packing the exhibit hall.

Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference

June 4–5

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC


Building relationships. Opening General Session speaker Rohit Bhargava, founder of Influential Marketing Group and author of Likeonomics, shares his secrets for building trust in the social media era and explains how to make your organization more likeable.

Selling social media. David Delorenzo, CAE, CIO of the National League of Cities, will give you 10 tips to better sell the value of social media to your C-suite executives in his learning lab, "Express Learning."

Ignite learning. In this fast, fun, and focused learning format—presenters get five minutes and 20 slides—you'll hear presentations that are professional, personal, profound, and provocative.

Save the Date

Early registration is already under way for ASAE's 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 3–6 in Atlanta. Be ready for new learning formats, tons of networking opportunities, and first-class speakers. Visit www.asaecenter.org/annualmeeting for more information and to register, and stay tuned for coverage in Associations Now in the coming months.