Back in July, we responded to the waves of client interactions we were having regarding the entirely new types of member data that were being generated by virtual events - things that can be known about attendees of virtual events but not live ones.
Having worked in the association space since 1992, I have attended my share of ASAE Annual Meetings – Detroit, Dallas, LA, Hawaii – too many to list. This year, I took part in more than a dozen sessions, some live and some on-demand, with most of my focus being on those sessions that were dedicated to the actual business of an association and better serving membership (as opposed to individual leadership improvement or similar content).
While the specific aspects of association business were varied, ranging from Non-Dues Revenue, Content Marketing, Increasing Member Value, Chapters and Components, Member Engagement, or Association Technology, a thread running through each and every one was....
Live Events, Virtual Events, Online Conferences... no matter what you call them, they are here to stay. If you have been following the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) online communities, virtual events are the hottest topic – and for good reason. Most associations have been running their annual conference the same way for years but have had to swiftly move on-line and run their meeting virtually. Fortunately, our CAE training kept us from panicking!
Gravitate attended four association-focused conferences in the last quarter of 2019 – AMSFest, Community Brands Xperience, Higher Logic HUG, and ASAE Tech.
At each conference, we asked participants “What is your greatest data challenge?” and thought the results were interesting. The responses clustered as follows:
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Community Brands Xperience Conference. Four days of intense learning, networking, and fun. It now feels like a million years ago, right? But before we get back to our work and lives completely, let's reflect back on our experience at Xperience.
The Gravitate team is ready and excited for the Community Brands Xperience Conference. Are you?
With four days of conference programming, 140+ sessions, insights into the future of the Community Brands family of products, and a location like the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, who wouldn’t be excited?
Gravitate is a proud platinum sponsor of the inaugural event. And since we are deeply committed to helping association and nonprofit professionals through rich educational opportunities, we will be taking part in five sessions covering a range of topics at Xperience. We invite you to join us to learn more about data analytics, accounting, and business intelligence.
We're heading to Toronto this weekend! And so are many of you. We've been looking forward to this conference all summer. Gravitate Solutions' CEO, Tim Ward, will be discussing the importance of data in a session on Sunday afternoon from 4-5pm in room 713AB. Hope you can join! Details below: