There's Something for Everyone at Annual Meeting

Tips for navigating the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting in Atlanta—for rookies and veterans alike.

Are you planning to join your association community colleagues in Atlanta this August for ASAE's 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition? Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, from a small-staff association or a large organization, there are education sessions and other events that will suit you just right.

Here's a sampling to help you plan ahead. If you find a session that sparks your interest, don't forget to mark it on your schedule in the ASAE Annual Meeting iPad app. Visit the Hub at www.asaecenter.org/annualmeeting to download the app and find other ways to connect.

Struggling with diversity & inclusion?

Just Do It: An Experiential Workshop on Diversity & Inclusion

Sunday, August 4, 1:30–2:45 p.m.

In 2012, four CEOs discussed how they've tackled diversity and inclusion in their own organizations. This year, they're back to tell new stories, hear some of yours, and help you understand a broader definition of diversity that can serve as the foundation for your efforts to bolster D&I in your association.

Going global?

Deep Dive: Growing and Sustaining Your Global Initiatives

Sunday, August 4, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

If you are responsible for the success of your organization's international strategy, here is your opportunity to explore key issues with your peers. The interactive format and facilitated conversation will allow you to exchange ideas, challenges, and successes, and you'll leave with new insights and a sharper focus for implementing that strategy.

Part of a small staff?

Surviving the Small-Staff Association Crunch: How to Succeed in the Big World With Less

Monday, August 5, 8:45–10 a.m.

Ever wonder how some small-staff associations seem to be able do so much more than others? Turbo-charge your own day-to-day operations with tips and techniques from a panel of seasoned small-staff executives, and leave with ideas you can use to take your organization to the next level.

Thinking about retirement?

Succession Planning: Getting It Right the First Time

Monday, August 5, 1:30–2:45 p.m.

One of the most important and challenging tasks an organization's leadership can take on is securing the future of the association by crafting a succession plan. Find out how boards, committees, and professional coaches can play an integral role in helping the current leader to turn leadership over and help the incoming leader transition to his or her new role.

Can't be there?

While we'll miss seeing you in Atlanta, it doesn't mean that we can't bump into one another on the interwebs. Here are some ways to stay up to date from your desk:

Twitter: Follow @asaeannual; our hashtag is #asae13.

Facebook: Visit and "like" www.facebook.com/asaeannual.

Flickr: Relive moments from last year and be the first to see photos from Atlanta by visiting www.flickr.com/groups/asae13 (when it goes live, soon).