Our Story

4 years of creativity, innovation and change... celebrate with us!

In 2013, after another industry conference with a format that just wasn't engaging – the “same-old, same-old” topics, lots of talking heads flogging their services, little opportunity to ask questions, Meagan Rockett, and Doreen Ashton Wagner decided it was time for a change.

“Association executives deserve to have a place where they can air their concerns in a safe, collaborative space, among peers.”

In 2017 we will be celebrating the fourth year of this thought-leadership event devoted exclusively to the issues facing associations and the not-for-profit sector.

  • our 2016 instalment was sold out!
  • Our attendees are the c-suite, director or managers of their association.
  • 2/3 are executives - we keep the supplier ratio very low for higher networking and learning!
  • over 1/4 of participants come from outside the ottawa area.

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, each and every year. Download our 2017 Partnership Menu or contact Doreen Ashton Wagner at 613-288-4512 now.

What to expect

Program

The 2017 Program is under development. Our preliminary program will be posted by January 15, 2017.

Who’s Coming

Registration opens in December 2016. In the meantime, check out the organizations that have attended in the past…

Past Photos

Check out some photos from our past instalments!

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.
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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 special offer

Unbelievable Fee for Keeners!

Coming Soon

  • Pre-Forum Reception
  • Education Sessions July 20-21, 2017
  • All Scheduled Meals and Breaks
  • Time to Collaborate, Network & Create Change

The Stakeholder

Regular Registration Fee

CDN369

  • Pre-Forum Reception
  • Education Sessions July 20-21, 2017
  • All Scheduled Meals and Breaks
  • Time to Collaborate, Network & Create Change

Blog

What you need to know about the Engaging Associations Forum!

Questions?