Where can you go to hob nob with the top leadership in association management? On the weekend of August 8 though 11, that place is the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Detroit, Michigan, at the Cobo Center, to be exact (1 Washington Blvd., 68226).
This meeting and exposition supports employees and managers who focus on making their organizations forces for good in the world.
As the ASAE Web site reads, “Our members make the world better, smarter, and safer,” so the ASAE Meeting and Exposition brings positive energy and practical strategies to the forefront.
This dedication to improving the world drives John Berglund, CEO of Mira Smart Conferencing, to attend. Mira Smart Conferencing is a conference content management company with a specialization in taking conference content through its entire lifecycle from submission to archiving.
“At Mira, we take great pride in helping leaders like Michele Whittling at the American College of Radiology be the hero of her conference,” John said. “We know that important research passes through our abstract management system. Research that leads to the first visit to Mars or to the cure of a disease could literally be stored on our servers. We understand the importance of getting everything right.”
In support of the “leave it better than you found it theme,” the conference offers a wide gamut of sessions and events. The “Game Changers” series attracts the largest attendance and the most praise. This year spotlights three enlivening speakers:
- Sharon Connelly, “How to Think like a Futurist”: what director or executive doesn’t want to see the future accurately?
- Alex Sheen, “Because I Said I Would”: what if we all made commitments to help others and had a way to hold ourselves accountable?
- Liz Wiseman, “Rookie Smarts”: how can we be open minded and learn like a beginner while accessing our experience?
John loves the vitality that permeates the atmosphere from sessions like these.
“When I’m at the ASAE Meeting and Exposition, I am surrounded by top-notch managers who decided to work in the not-for-profit sector,” John said. “These leaders are driven by a higher mission, not the bottom line.”
To learn more about the ASAE Meeting and Exposition, visit the event’s web site at: http://www.asaeannualmeeting.org/index.cfm.