Event

Whether virtual or in-person, we spend way too much time at conferences, meetings, work, etc. sitting in a chair, yet a great deal of research around how we learn suggests movement offers myriad benefits to the body and helps the brain process information more effectively.

All of us in the association space with any connection to in-person events have been on a crazy learning ride. How do we create powerful virtual events? Here’s what I’ve been reading lately.

Recently, we were program facilitators for the Association General Contractors of America Leadership Conference and welcomed the panel of Gen Z’s. They shared willingly their perspective on industry engagement, moderated by a dynamic Gen Z, Josh Miller from the team of XYZ University. This panel was much anticipated. And, they delivered. Why? Because they were talking about this illusive generation with an authentic voice – including the moderator.

Do you listen to podcasts? Well 1 in 4 Americans are active podcast listeners. This channel is reaching peak popularity for businesses and audiences alike. And during this time of meeting cancellations, the popularity is posed for another growth spurt. And that could be good for chapters.

We gathered some 70 association pros for a virtual idea swap on how national organizations can support and resource their chapters/components in this time of uncertainty. Kicking off the conversation was Diana Tucker, CAE, Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations at NAIOP who shares how they are equipping their 50+ chapters, including giving them access […]

Back in November 2019, we used a post on how chapters could amp up their events to build a webinar on the topic with Billhighway. It turned out to be one of our most popular webinars ever, Adding Snap, Crackle & Pop to Chapter Events. Now, its been turned into a 3-part series.

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