Sept-Oct

Features

  • Cover Story: Limited Attendance: How Government Cuts Are Affecting the Meetings Industry
    By: Katie Bascuas With federal agencies under orders to scale back spending on conferences and travel, government employee attendance at association meetings is dwindling in 2013. Here's how associations and convention destinations are adapting to the age of scandal and sequester.
  • Create a Meeting Experience Unlike Any Other
    By: Samantha Whitehorne Well-known keynoters, high attendee numbers, and hundreds of education sessions are nice, but they don't guarantee a successful meeting. What does? Designing a learning experience your members can't re-create or find elsewhere. Take a cue from two associations that have been there, done that—and ended up with more engaged attendees.
  • How Technology Is Changing Association Meetings
    By: Melanie D. G. Kaplan With smartphones, tablets, and apps changing the face of modern life, it's only natural that these technologies would transform meetings too—for planners and attendees.

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The A List
  • Ask the CEO: School Nutrition Association
    Patricia Montague, CAE, CEO, School Nutrition Association, answers questions from SNA member Jean Ronnei.
  • Leading the Recovery After Natural Disaster
    By: Julie Shoop The Edison Electric Institute shifted into high gear as Superstorm Sandy approached in the fall of 2012, coordinating a nationwide super-response to a superstorm that left millions in the dark. In a matter of days, the lights were coming back on. Here's how they did it.
  • Comings and Goings
    A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
Leadership
Money & Business
  • A Bigger Tent Leads to Tradeshow Rebound
    By: Andrew S. Lang, FASAE The National Association of Broadcasters grew tradeshow attendance and revenue by rethinking its target audience.
  • Ethics Codes and Antitrust Risk
    By: John M. Peterson Association ethics codes guide member conduct, build trust in your industry, and protect consumers. But take care to enforce your code fairly. Without solid policies and procedures, you could face a charge that you've violated antitrust law.
  • Go Green and Save Money
    Do good for the environment and your bottom line with these energy-saving tips.
  • Idea Bank: Dividing a Large Meeting Space
    By: Rob Stott The Silent Room concept is a creative way to break one large meeting space into separate rooms.
  • Associations USA: New York
    Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Empire State.
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