Our Story

In 2013, the Engaging Associations Forum was born…

After her return from a 2013 conference, Meagan Rockett, Association Ambassador at Greenfield Services, was frustrated. The conference had the “same-old” topics, talking heads, and little opportunity to engage both speakers and fellow participants.

She complained that it was a waste of her time and the company’s money. Her boss, Doreen Ashton Wagner initiated the challenge, by asking “So what are you going to do about this?” (At Greenfield, you are entitled to rant, but you are immediately challenged to come up with a solution).

Meagan returned a few days later saying “I think we should do our own event – our way…”

  • ALREADY 55% SOLD OUT! ONLY 120 SPOTS ARE RESERVED FOR NFP & ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES.
  • 54% OF 2016 PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN TO A PREVIOUS FORUM - THEY REALLY LIKE US!
  • SO FAR 42% OF THOSE REGISTERED "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" OR "CEO" OF THEIR ORGANIZATION .
  • WHILE 45% ARE DIRECTORS OR MANAGERS; THIS A COMMUNITY OF SENIOR LEADERS!

Features

PEER-TO-PEER EXCHANGE
PEER-TO-PEER EXCHANGE
We help you go beyond networking by facilitating exchanges with other professionals like you.
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Our speakers don’t just talk high-level, they provide valuable information that is actionable when you return to the office.
HELPFUL PARTNERS
HELPFUL PARTNERS
Our Partners’ contribution helps us make our high- quality program affordable to association and not-for-profit executives.
INNOVATIVE EDUCATION
INNOVATIVE EDUCATION
We believe that maximizing the knowledge sharing of our participants is just as important as choosing great speakers.
NETWORKING FUN
NETWORKING FUN
Ample time to connect, and network – meeting new people can help create change!
ENGAGING MEETING DESIGN
ENGAGING MEETING DESIGN
Lectures are SO yesterday… Be ready to problem-solve, share ideas and contribute your opinion.
SENSORY EXPERIENCE
SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Not just sight and sound; engaging with ALL your senses helps better integrate the learning.
HEALTHY FOOD
HEALTHY FOOD
We feed your body and your soul with fuel so you can maximize your engagement!

We are so thankful to the wonderful Partners who make this program possible. We have only a few Partnership opportunities left. Download our Partnership Menu or contact Doreen Ashton Wagner at 613-288-4512 now.

What to expect

Program

Check out the full schedule and session descriptions here!

Birds of a Feather Dinner

New this year! Optional discussion groups in an informal setting.

Who’s Coming

The first list of participants is now available! See which of your colleagues will be joining us…

Scholarship

Want to participate but need some help? This program may be the answer.

Our Partners

They want to create change in the industry, and support what we are doing with the Engaging Associations Forum!

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Our Event Manifesto

We believe in:

Calling all Association & NFP Executives

Association suppliers: Please note, the Engaging Associations Forum is for Association and NFP executives only. If the not-for-profit sector is one that you sell to, you may be able to attend as a Partner. Please contact us for details.

The Stakeholder

full registration as of February 27, 2016

CDN359

  • Pre-Forum Reception
  • Education Sessions July 21-22, 2016
  • All Scheduled Meals and Breaks
  • Time to Collaborate, Network & Create Change
  • *Birds of a Feather Dinner Available for an extra $59
Register

Blog

What you need to know about the Engaging Associations Forum!

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