Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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7:30 AM - 8:15 AM    Breakfast

Hosted by OpenWater

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  Avoiding Irrelevance

Supporting partner: Visit Mobile

Moderator: Mark Engle, DM, FASAE, CAE, Owner Association Management Center

Scott Grayson, CAE
, Executive Director, American Public Works Association
David Gammel, CAE, Executive Director, Entomological Society of America
Catherine O'Riordan, Executive Director, The Ecological Society of America
Mark Rubin, CEO/Executive Vice President, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Associations must adapt and evolve to avoid irrelevance.  Society has changed in ways that make it much easier to form new communities that mimic what associations do for their members.  Whether from for-profit businesses trying to create a member experience or online social networks, there is more competition than ever for the hearts and minds of our members. A panel of experienced association CEOs whose organizations have grown successfully over the past decade will discuss the critical changes and initiatives their organizations have implemented that have kept them from becoming irrelevant. 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Morning Break

Hosted by Meetings + Conventions Calgary

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Wrap Up Session

Supporting partner: dPrism

Facilitator: Shelley Sanner, MA, CAE, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, McKinley Advisors

Whether you're a new or returning attendee, the last few days have given you plenty to consider. From macro trends to new technology to stories and challenges from the front lines, the possibilities for where you and your association might focus are almost limitless. How do you synthesize what you've learned in the meeting rooms and hallways and translate those insights into actionable next steps? Join us for a facilitate conversation that helps bridge what you've learned her at The Sanctuary with the day-to-day realities and opportunities back home. 

We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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