5 Hot Association Topics in 2012

Published by Sara Olbrantz on December 26th, 2012 | Topics: Conferences

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Infographic – How to Put Conference Materials Online


Associations know that in order to remain relevant to their members, they need to start bringing conference content online. The issue is technology has provided many so many options for going online that association professionals don’t now how to determine the RIGHT away to put THEIR unique content online. This infographic walks through some important questions to consider when deciding how to put conference content online and suggests the option that may be best for your members.

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Is Your Annual Conference Fulfilling Your Attendees’ Needs?

Conference Attendees Hierarchy of Needs

In order to understand what attendees really want out of your annual meetings, go back to Psychology 101 and Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” theory. If you want to meet the more complicated needs like providing  innovative ideas attendees can implement into their organizations, you need to start with the basic needs like venue and food.

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Learning About the New Body Language With Janine Driver

improving relationships with members and attendees

This year HSMAI’s MEET Series featured Key Note Speaker, Janine Driver, who talked about the “New Body Language” and how you can use this new formula to build stronger relationships with your association members and conference attendees. Learn how to identify base-line behaviors and hot spots, and in turn ask powerful questions that will change the way you and your members communicate.

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Get Attendees to Network Before Your Conference

conference networking

Generating pre-conference hype is just as important as the actual networking that occurs at your association’s annual meeting. Luckily, technology has made it a lot easier for attendees to network with each other via social media and online communities. In addition, technology has made it easier for attendees to engage with your conference content via blogs and digital publishing websites.

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How to Create Engaging Conference Websites

Increasing Attendee Engagement

Simply having a conference website is not enough. Your association needs to create a conference website that attendees actually WANT to use. Learn how the AMC Institute’s 2012 Annual Meeting website not only provided a centralized hub for attendees’ to find conference information and download speaker content, but also provided the perfect place for attendees to network with each other, speakers and sponsors.

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What do you think the hot association topics will be going into 2013?

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About Sara Olbrantz

Sara has worked for Omnipress in the past as our Marketing Communications Coordinator. She has contributed a great amount to make our blog what it is today and has been published in association publications numerous times.

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