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2016 ASAE Technology Conference and Expo

 ⌚️❄️⌚️❄️ ⌚️❄️ ⌚️❄️  It’s the holiday season; indulge in everything, not excluding technological trends, professional advancement, and nostalgic video games. Right around the corner is the 2016 ASAE Technology Conference and Expo held on December 13-14 in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, which is a superb opportunity to do all of the above.  

By Mary Glavin | December 7, 2016
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Geek Pride Day! Today!

Here at fusionSpan geek is a term of endearment; it’s not simply a noun, but a title of pride among our band of IT employees. In the age of endless days dedicated to the slightly obscure, Be An Angel Day August 22 naturally, or the beloved, national hot dog day this year falling on July 23, comes Geek Pride Day on May 25. Why today of all days grants such an honorable title?

By Mary Glavin | May 25, 2016 1 Comment
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AMS Fest Midwest!

May 10th, just 5 days post Cinco de Mayo is another day for celebration in this month of budding optimism; AMS Fest Midwest in Chicago is the place to be and it’s cause for small associations to cheer. Those interested in examining AMS options, communicating their concerns or praises, and networking with like-minded and like-sized organizations will be in awe of such an invaluable event.

By Mary Glavin | May 5, 2016
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PODCAST: ASAE Online Conference for Small-Staff Associations

On this podcast I’m joined by Irving Washington, Deputy Director at the Online News Association and Brian Kirkland, Senior Director, Learning at American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to discuss the upcoming Online Conference for Small-Staff Associations. We talk about what people can expect from the conference, how it’s designed for small staff organizations, and what kind of takeaways to expect from the conference (hint: it’s not pens). You can find the podcast both on Microstaff.org as well…

By Mary Glavin | February 3, 2016
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The Quest for an Event Registration System

I thought I had been assigned a simple task – To find an event registration system for a client that has an annual conference. The main goal of this group is to improve end user experience while still being able to incorporate their business requirements. Seemed like a day’s effort to me …. to research potential vendors, document the information, and provide feedback to the client. Little did I know!

By Gayathri Kher | October 20, 2015
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On-Site Registration with ExpoLogic

I recently worked an on-site registration for a conference for the first time. I had heard many “horror” stories about the on-site registration desk and before I left, I was informed that I would be absolutely exhausted by the end of the week. However, this was no horror story for me. If anything, it was like one of those great dreams from which you expect to be abruptly woken up. There was little to no…

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How To Make Event Check-In A Seamless Process

One of the burning questions that every meeting organizer wants the answer to is “What do my conference attendees want?” Attendees are demanding more value out of in-person meetings. Now more than ever, associations need to make meetings more interactive to enhance attendees’ conference experience and keep them coming back year after year.  So how do we provide a creative experience that offers individualized attention, adds value, and provide bountiful networking opportunities? We are not going to tackle…

By Gayathri Kher | April 17, 2015
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In-House vs. Out-of-House Badge Printing

Anyone who’s been involved with event registration knows that there can be many speed bumps along the path before reaching the end goal: a successful event that provides a positive experience for the customers (and staff!). Since I work with a few companies for their event registration processes, I decided to share some of my new-found insight from personal experiences. This is a learning experience for me as well, so my next several blog posts…

By Jessica Sansaet | February 6, 2015
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Grow Your Association Management Career in 2015

With each new year, we reflect on as many of the last 365 days we can remember while simultaneously resolving to [insert unattainable New Year’s resolution here]. For me, 2014 was a big year with more resolutions checked off the list than I had anticipated.  Topping the list are wedding plans coming together, travel adventures from Costa Rica to Iceland and a healthy number of airline miles in between, the Fiancée finishing up her MSW…

By Adam Thocher | January 2, 2015
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