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Mark Your Calendars for MSAE's 2021 Annual Conference

Friends, please take a moment right now to reserve August 23-25, 2021, on your calendar to gather with fellow association colleagues. We are thrilled to announce that MSAE's Annual Conference will occur on those dates at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest! This is a much...

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Call for Volunteers

MSAE is now accepting applications of interest for the following volunteer opportunities: Annual Conference Planning Committee Awards Committee Membership Committee Details and the application are available at https://www.msae.org/browse/volunteer-opportunities . Have an impact,...

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Hybrid Meetings Rap Session Recording Now Available

Hybrid meetings are at the top of everyone’s minds as the gold standard when it comes to post-pandemic meetings. But hybrid meetings are not for everyone. During the Hybrid Meetings Rap Session, we explored the key considerations to asking before jump on the hybrid bandwagon. To aid in our...

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Hybrid Meetings Require [at least] a 3-Way Partnership

In MSAE's 2021 Member Survey, concerns about the status of in-person meetings and the cost and logistics of hybrid meetings ranked at the top of the list, right behind revenue concerns. Outside of the survey, we've heard these concerns daily from both association professionals and industry...

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Research & Reality: In-Person Events

Research released last week by Freeman , a significant global player in events, showed the majority of attendees and exhibitors in the U.S. plan to return to face-to-face events by the fall of 2021. The most comprehensive research of its kind in the industry, Freeman's analysis is based on data...

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Travel Trends Likely to Impact Association Events

David Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan , offered remarks at the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual Meeting yesterday. Lorenz focused on trends impacting travel in Michigan for the coming year and the strategy for this year's Pure Michigan campaign considering...

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The Meetings & Education SIG brings meetings and education professionals together to explore the many areas of association meeting management and share ideas and solutions. This SIG is supported by an online community for ongoing discussions and sharing of sample documents


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Accomplishing Scale and Personalization

A new report from Community Brands suggests that members value virtual events and that their convenience makes up for the value lost by not being held in person. Given that virtual events are somewhat notorious for their high percentage of no-shows and the reluctance of participants to...

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