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Our Story

The Engaging Associations Forum is THE event for innovative association and not-for-profit executives. With a heavy emphasis on peer-to-peer exchange, thought-leadership and dynamic education, this conference aims to build a stronger, more vibrant association sector in Canada. If you want to experience a uniquely engaging conference, this is the place to be.
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 2017 instalment SOLD OUT with 161 participants!
  • 75% of the 2017 registrants were association executives!
  • 69% of the 2017 registrants were with a Canadian association.
  • 32% of the 2017 registrants were from outside the ottawa area.

Top Engager Partners

Change Maker Partners

Thought Leader Partners

Innovator Partners

Media Partner

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 currently in the process of developing the 2018 Partnership menu. If you want to receive a copy when it is ready, please sign up here.

What to expect

Program

Want to see what is in store for 2017? This schedule and session description is updated as of June 9, 2017

Birds of a Feather Dinner

Back again for 2017! FOR ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES ONLY

Who’s Coming

Registration is NOW OPEN. Have a look at the organizations who have registered to-date…

Past Photos

Check out some photos from our past instalments!

Current Speaker Roster

Your Engaging Associations Forum Hosts, and our list of confirmed speakers
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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

Regular Registration Fee

CDN369

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

The Day Tripper

Registration Fee

CDN189

  • Thursday, July 20; OR
  • Friday, July 21
  • All Meals and Breaks for the Day
  • Collaborate, Network & Create Change
REGISTER
Birds of a Feather Dinner

CDN69

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Infinity Convention Centre
  • FOR ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES ONLY
  • Time to Collaborate, Network & Create Change
Register

Blog

What you need to know about the Engaging Associations Forum!

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