How to Include Your Members in the Session-Selection Process

By: Samantha Whitehorne

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.

All associations want to get members engaged and involved in their meetings and events, especially while they're still in the planning process. After all, members and previous attendees can add a lot of insight that a staffer may not have. One way many associations do this is to have members be a part of the session-selection process. You may pick a handful of people to come spend a day or two going through proposals with staff, narrowing down the options, choosing sessions, or even identifying gaps. ...