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 75% SOLD OUT! ONLY 120 SPOTS ARE RESERVED FOR NFP & ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES.
51% OF 2016 PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN TO A PREVIOUS FORUM - THEY REALLY LIKE US!
SO FAR 45% OF THOSE REGISTERED "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" OR "CEO" OF THEIR ORGANIZATION .
WHILE 41% ARE DIRECTORS OR MANAGERS; THIS A COMMUNITY OF SENIOR LEADERS!
ENGAGING MEETING DESIGN
What to expect
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Birds of a Feather Dinner
New this year! Optional discussion groups in an informal setting.
The list of participants continues to grow…see which of your colleagues will be joining us!
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Current Speaker Roster
These are the speakers currently scheduled to facilitate a session at the 2016 Forum. Please note, this roster is subject to change.
Doreen Ashton Wagner, Organizational CatalystGreenfield Services Inc
Meagan Rockett, Association AmbassadorGreenfield Services Inc
Mitchell Beer, PresidentSmarter Shift
Gary Bernard, Chief Executive OfficerPGA of Canada
David Coletto, Chief Executive OfficerAbacus Data
Mahoganey Jones, Event Expert & Launch StrategistEvent Specialists
Amanda Kaiser, Chief Path FinderKaiser Insights LLC
Trevor Lui, Director of Operations & SustainabilityThe International Centre
Mariela McIlwraith, PresidentMeeting Change
Isabelle Perrault, VP, Digital TransformationStratford Managers Corporation
Andrew Sherwin, Managing DirectorASI Canada
Mark Thompson, Chief Engagement OfficerMcKinley Solutions Exchange
Stu Campana, Carbon 613 Program Coordinator
Raquel Chisholm, LL.B, CAEEmond Harnden LLP
Constant Priondolo, Past President
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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.
- 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
The Day Tripper
- Education Sessions July 21 OR July 22
- All Scheduled Meals and Breaks for Day of Registration
- Time to Collaborate, Network & Create Change
- *Birds of a Feather Dinner (on July 21) Available for an extra $59
Birds of a Feather Dinner
- Thursday, July 21
- Craving to meet and talk about common interests with other executives?
- When you register you can choose from four Flocks
- Excellent Networking
- Facilitated Discussion
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