Tag Archive: association trends

Three Conference Speaker Ahas You Need to Know

Tweet How does your conference speaker selection process compare to other organizations? What’s working and what isn’t when it comes to selecting and securing industry and professional speakers? The Use Of Professional And Industry Speakers The past summer, Velvet Chainsaw partnered with Tagoras, a leading market research and consulting company for learning, to survey conference…

Eight Web Verbs Associations And #Eventprofs Should Adopt

Tweet This post revisits one that was originally published in 2011 and has been updated it with two additional web verbs to adopt. In the next 20 years, eight dramatic technology trends will influence our connected world. We are already watching how these forces are shaping modern web culture. Kevin Kelly, co-founder and senior maverick…

Technology Mastery Is A Must To Succeed Today

Tweet Many of you will lose your leadership position in five years or less unless you embrace three major technology areas needed to survive. ~ paraphrase author, business owner and technology guru Scott Klososky. Leaders today are going to be forced to make a choice: either they will improve their technology vision and culture or…

Will Nonprofit Trade Associations Embrace Open Educational Resources [OER]?

Tweet Openness in education is an emergent practice among many organizations and institutions. Open educational resources (OER) affect the practices of instruction, learning, presenting and teaching. Will nonprofit trade associations embrace OER or will they continue to keep educational resources behind a member wall or for purchase only? Defining OER OER are educational materials such…

These Three Society Changes Affect Your Conference Planning

Tweet Those born on or after 1962 have witnessed three major culture shifts. These shifts set them apart from older generations. It also creates new challenges for those trying to create conference experiences for multiple generations. Everyone’s expectations are different. Three Major Society Shifts Since 1962 Conference organizers need to acknowledge that the needs of…