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Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast (member guests welcome)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Educational Session 1.1: Keynote Presentation

Guru Madhavan, Author of Applied Minds:  How Engineers Think; Senior Program Officer and Project Leader, National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mid-Morning Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Educational Session 1.2: On our Radar:  Potential Blockchain Applications for Associations 

Moderated by: Kevin Marvel, Ph.D., CAE, Executive Officer, America Astronomical Society
Originally developed as a decentralized, digitized and public ledger for the virtual currency Bitcoin, Blockchain technology creates a permanent, traceable public record through distributed ledger technology (DLT).  Each new “block” is inserted into the blockchain as a permanent database, in chronological order, and contains authorship markers, enabling verification across a community.

While developed as an accounting system for Bitcoin, Blockchain technology could be leveraged for many distributed systems that rely on collaboration and verification. Join us as a panel of experts, led by Kevin Marvel, explore the implications of blockchain technology in the non-profit sector, from transparent finances, to facilitating expertise databases, to peer-review and publishing.​
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch w/ Megatrend Roundtable Discussions (member guests welcome)

So many topics – so little time.  On Monday and Tuesday, extend your opportunity to share interests and information by self-selecting what you want to discuss over lunch.  We’ll have 10 different topics each day.  Look for stanchions on lunch tables, and sit with others who may have the same issue on their minds.  No advance preparation is necessary – sit, eat, share!  
Day One - Megatrend Roundtable Discussion Topics
1. Advocacy Issues
2. Meeting Planning
3. Strategic Planning
4. Governance Restructuring
5. AMS/Databases
6. Mobile Apps
7. Staffing / Levels of Investment
8. Board Relations
9. CEO Contracts
10. CEO Performance Evaluations

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Educational Session 1.3: Membership Models: Is It Time for a Change?​

Robbie Kellman Baxter, Author of The Membership Economy Penninsula Strategies
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mid-Afternoon Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Educational Session 1.4: CEO Transitions: Coping with Change

Moderated by: Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD, President, Transition Management Consulting, Inc.

Roque Calvo, Executive Director and CEO, The Electrochemical Society
Pat Gouhin, Executive Director & CEO (previous), ISA – International Society of Automation

Thomas G. Loughlin, CAE, Executive Director (retired), ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

6:00 PM Dine-Around/Dinner on Own