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#ASAE19 Breakdown: Getting the Most out of ASAE’s Annual Meeting

Audra Hopkins

With ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition kicking off this Saturday, the excitement for everyone attending is at an all time high.

If you’re one of the lucky ones attending this year’s ASAE19 festivities, you’re in for a treat. This year’s event is jam packed with valuable information, exciting events, and an amazing location!

But if you’ve looked at this year’s schedule, you might be overwhelmed at all there is to see and do at ASAE19. How can you fit in everything you’re looking to get out of this event in just 4 days?!

Don’t worry, we’re way ahead of you.

With a schedule as packed as ASAE19, it can be a challenge to get in everything you want to experience. That’s why we’re breaking down the schedule to give you the highlights of what you should look out for when heading to the event.

We’ll go over each day and give you advice on what you might want to see based on your interests, saving you the time of hand picking activities and making your ASAE19 experience more enjoyable.

With our schedule breakdown, you can let us handle the stress while you soak in every minute possible.

Get Workshopping!

Are you headed to ASAE19 in the hopes to come out with new skills to apply to your career/association? Do you want to make the most of your time by learning new techniques and tactics from industry-leaders?

If this is your goal, you’ll love all of the amazing workshops and learning seminars this year’s schedule has to offer you. They’re a great way to meet other like-minded individuals, brush up on skills you’re looking to enhance, and bring home new skills to broaden your horizon and create more success.

But what types of workshops can you look forward to attending? Let’s take a look at a few.

On Saturday, August 10th, ASAE is holding a number of masterclasses and even a pre-conference workshop for young professionals aspiring toward career success. That’s right, a chance to learn before the conference even starts. At this workshop, you can expect to get a strong start to your conference experience by learning how to prepare for and reach association leadership positions.

If you’re looking for a different learning opportunity, you can check out one of the many Saturday masterclasses at ASAE19.

For example, let’s look at the Achieving Global Success Masterclass. If you’re a part of an association considering global expansion and you’re looking for advice on taking it to the next level, this is the perfect masterclass for you. You can expect to learn the challenges that go along with global expansion, learn from the successes and failures of other expanding associations, and any other advice your association needs on its journey toward globalization.

If you’re an executive director looking for a workshop that’s made just for your career-level, there’s also a masterclass for you.

The CEO-Executive Director Education Masterclass on Saturday is dedicated to navigating the new and changing association landscape. This is great for any executive looking to stay on top of the current challenges facing associations, from technological advancement to economic unpredictability.

In this masterclass, you’ll learn about the trends and obstacles associations are likely to face in the next 5 years. Then, you’ll learn how to explore different options and develop an action strategy in order to prepare your association for everything the future has to throw at it.

With the amount of workshops and masterclasses on Saturday’s schedule, there’s no way someone with an affinity for learning can leave ASAE19 without new knowledge.

Speakers galore

Are you someone who learns better from speeches and presentations? You’ve come to the right event.

It’s no secret that ASAE’s Annual Meetings are a hub for important and valuable speaker sessions. But with so many to choose from, it’s important you plan out what speakers you’d like to attend, and when they are.

However, no matter what speech you’re looking for, the opening keynote speech is one you won’t want to miss.

This year’s Opening Keynote, held Sunday at 8:30 a.m., is titled “The Future of New Power”. Jeremy Heimans, Co-founder and CEO of Purpose, and Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts deliver this keynote speech on the concept of “New Power”. The duo are co-authors a bestselling book on the subject, and it has been featured as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review, as well as one of 2014’s top TED talks with over 1.25 million views!

For an invigorating inspiration boost, you’ll also enjoy attending the Closing Keynote. Alton Fitzgerald White, a Broadway-starring triple-threat actor/singer/dancer, shares his secrets of consistently stellar performance. This speech goes over exactly what you should set your sights on in order to become a success in everything you do – as well as a bonus serenade from the acclaimed performer!

There are also a variety of different speeches in between the opening and closing of ASAE19. Depending on your preferences and what you’re looking to learn, you can find a speech that resonates with your goals for the weekend.

You can check out more of what ASAE’s Annual Meeting has to offer in terms of insightful speeches here.

Meeting and greeting

For those who come to ASAE19 looking for an opportunity to network with other association professionals and industry experts, here are some activities you’ll love.

Looking for an international connection? Check out the Global Good Morning! International Meet and Greet. This event allows attendees from all over the world to get together and network over a delicious breakfast. This is amazing for attendees looking to expand their global communication and build up a strong network.

Want a networking experience that incorporates a fun experience? Check out the 5k Fun Run/Walk.

An annual event that benefits an even better cause, the 5k Fun Run/Walk is “the perfect early morning networking event” as ASAE calls it. Attendees can enjoy a brisk run, a lighthearted jog, or even a casual walk with other event attendees- making connections with each step the tackle along the path!

There are also other invitation-only meet and greets hosted by companies and organizations that attendees can join in on if invited. But if you’re looking for a networking experience that’s more open, there are multiple free blocks throughout the weekend that allow for free networking time.

If you’re looking to make the most of your networking time at ASAE, you can check out the rest of the schedule to see exactly how much time can be filled in with communicative events and free networking time.

This is just a small fragment of what ASAE19 can hold for you as an attendee. There’s so much to uncover at this year’s annual event, so clear your schedule and keep an open mind when diving into ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition.

We hope this breakdown of the ASAE19 schedule can help you get a grasp of exactly what you’re looking to gain out of this experience. And if you have any free time- come visit Web Scribble at Booth #1817 (we’ll be waiting!)

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