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Event Policies

Event Policies MSAE is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants, MSAE volunteers, and MSAE staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, MSAE staff, service providers, and others are...


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An Association Laboratory

There is a sort of tension related to running an association that serves association professionals. Think about it: MSAE members do precisely what the society does. As such, you possess considerable expertise and your own professional preferences on the very services we are attempting to provide...

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Meetings & Education SIG

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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Truth and Consequences: Holding In-Person Meetings

By all accounts, participants at MSAE's Executive Forum shared an excellent learning experience. In the post-event evaluation, attendees praised the conversation formats, speakers, and small group activities. In truth, the only constructive feedback received was that maybe we'd gone overboard...

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Silver Linings And Thought Leaders

One of the silver linings in the ‘cloud’ of the pandemic is that associations can leverage the virtual medium to bring some of the industry’s best minds to members and do so inexpensively. To this end, MSAE is thrilled to launch our new Thought Leader Webinar Series. The series features a 90...

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Speaker Line-up Announced For Virtual Meetings Symposium

A first-rate lineup of speakers has been announced for MSAE's Virtual Meetings Symposium. Symposium speakers include national subject matter experts such as Rebecca Achurch of Achurch Consulting, Bucky Dodd from the Institute for Learning Environment Design, and Alex Plaxen of Nifty Method...

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You're Invited To MSAE's Annual Meeting

MSAE's Annual Meeting will be held on August 4, 2020, beginning at 12 PM at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center - I hope you will join us! We have some important items on the agenda including the election of new directors to the board, the ratification of a revised set of bylaws, and an...

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How To Add A Virtual Component To Your Event (without Losing Your Mind)

COVID-19 has completely changed how members view meetings and events. For as long as there are still new cases across the country, potential conference attendees are going to hesitate to join a few hundred (or thousand) of their peers in a singular location and sit in big rooms with other people...

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Event Goals, From Live To Virtual

Contributed Content by Mary Platt - Director of Sales, Chase Creative I like to start out my client meetings with “tell me about your organization” and “tell me about your event.” These questions don’t directly impact the Audio Visual quote that I will later write, but the answers are...

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Worried About Offering A Virtual Conference Experience? You're Not Alone

We recently held a call with a host of association executives, meetings professionals, event planners, and property sales executives. The main topic of our discussion centered around ORGPRO, MSAE’s annual conference that brings in hundreds of attendees from various association-related industries...

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