Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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7:30 AM - 8:15 AM       Breakfast

Hosted by the Quebec City Convention Centre

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM     The Tip of the Iceberg: Implications of AI for Associations

Supporting partner: Destination Madison

Moderator: Matt Loeb, former CEO, ISACA
Christina Colclough, Director of Digitalisation and Trade, UNI Global Union 
John Havens, Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence is not new. It has been a research focus of the STEM community for over six decades. What’s different today is that AI applications are powering workplace tools and platforms in many industries.  

As computing power progresses towards quantum levels, AI’s potential becomes even more extraordinary.  
However, the rise of AI spurs enormous risks and, perhaps more significantly, ethical challenges.
Ninety minutes is just enough time to understand the nature of the disruptions and to begin figuring out how to strategically address the complexity. 
This session will reveal:
  • In what ways might AI transform association business models.
  • How might AI impact and change the work of the industries and their professionals.
  • How might associations address the impact, especially the ethical implications.
The goal of this session is to introduce you to a holistic view of AI’s dynamics that will enable you to engage and catalyze your leaders in a systematic way to evaluate and manage priorities/use cases and to help your organization meet the strategic challenges being created by the AI landscape. 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Morning Break

Hosted by Amy Martell, HelmsBriscoe

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM   Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment In STEMM: An Initiative to Advance Professional and Ethical Conduct, Climate, and Culture

Facilitator: David Gammel, CAE, CEO, Entomological Society of America
Rush Holt, PhD, CEO & Executive Publisher, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Chris McEntee, Executive Director, American Geophysical Union
Jamie Lewis Keith, Partner, EducationCounsel

The Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM was formed to advance professional and ethical conduct, climate, and culture in STEMM. The resources created through the Consortium—customizable model policies with embedded options for flexibility, evaluative systems, practical implementation tools, and policy and law guidance— will help Societies fulfill their roles as standard setters to model good conduct in their own operations, as well as influential standard setters of excellence serving STEMM fields.
Join us for this session to learn about this critical initiative and how your organization can engage in the effort.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   CEO Business Meeting (CEOs only)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM     Lunch with roundtable discussions

Hosted by DelCor Technology & DiMeo Schneider & Associates LLC

They say birds of a feather flock together. That’s why today’s roundtable discussions are dedicated to spending time with CEOs who lead organizations with similar size budgets. Where the discussion goes is up to you. Find your “flock” as follows:
<$5 million
$5-$10 million
$11-$20 million
>$20 million

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM        Partner’s Circle (partners only)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM        CEO Transitions - Aspiring or Retiring?

Supporting partner: Visit Salt Lake

David S. Martin, CEO & Managing Partner, Sterling Martin Associates
Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Whether you are going out or coming in or looking to move, what are the trends and challenges for the CEO position? Recent data indicates shortening tenures, as well as an expected increase in transitions as current execs reach retirement.  A recent Korn Ferry study indicates a negative trend for women leaders transitioning, what impact does that have for our organizations?

By participating in this session, you will:
  • Understand what succession planning is
  • Recognize why succession planning important to have in place (the downsides of not having a plan and upsides of having a plan)
  • Gain an understanding of what goes into a succession plan

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM        Afternoon Break

Hosted by McKinley Advisors

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM        Non-Partisan Advocacy for STEM in Uncertain Times

Supuporting partner: Community Brands

Kate Kirby, PhD, CEO, American Physical Society
Grassroots Advocacy Involving Society Members — Francis Slakey, Chief Government Affairs Officer, American Physical Society

Effective Hill Work — Frank Krause, Executive Director & CEO, Federation of American Societies in Experimental Biology

Coalition Building — Chris McEntee, Executive Director, American Geophysical Union

Public & Media Engagement — Tom W. Smith, CAE, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers

This session will focus on sharing examples of pragmatic strategies and approaches for non-partisan advocacy for member-focused science and engineering priorities that can be adapted by any society in the science and engineering space.
By attending this session, you will:
  • Discover effective strategies
  • Hear about lessons learned

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM    Closing Reception and Dinner - Grand Bohemian Charleston, Eleve rooftop

Hosted by Marriott International

Meet in The Sanctuary Main Lobby at 5:45 pm to take the bus to Charleston. 

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