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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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Three Useful Takeaways from the 2021 Webinar Benchmarks Report

It seems like we're all in the business of webinars these days, so I was intrigued when an invitation to view ON24's 2021 Webinar Benchmarks Report hit my inbox. While most of the association executives we've spoken with recently have expressed frustration with their webinar participation rates,...

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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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Ongoing Office Closures and Uncertainty

This week the Governor's administration extended the emergency rules requiring employers to continue implementing policies that require remote work for employees where remote work is feasible. In addition to further dampening the economy, ongoing work-from-home requirements have many...

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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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Look Out World

Yesterday while driving into the office, I was visited by a memory from years ago. I remembered the sun shining in through floor-to-ceiling windows, the dull throb of feet sore from untold hours and mileage, and the physical static often present after long days and physical work. I felt the...

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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