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Webinars Presented by STEM Society Experts

CESSE hosts informational webinars from a wide range of relevant topics throughout the year. They are available to all CESSE members for an unlimited time.

Learn how you can join CESSE to take advantage of these valuable resources.

Save Your Seat for Upcoming Webinars

Road-mapping the next normal for conference success: Leveraging knowledge hubs to enrich your conference agenda, grow your audience and improve delegate engagement

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 2 pm ET

In this webinar, Destination Canada’s Business Events team will walk you through the benefits of hosting your event in key knowledge hubs, and how to leverage sector expertise to augment your conference agenda, engage with your delegates and grow your audience and membership base. Using case studies from global conferences hosted in Canada’s innovation centres, we’ll provide you with the tools to identify knowledge hubs by sector, and the roadmap for how to best connect with local industry and thought leaders to create meaningful content presentations, technical tours and field trips, and enhanced networking opportunities during your event, ultimately increasing your event ROI.

Eligible for 1 CAE credit. 

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About the Speaker

Having lived and worked in Asia, Africa and Europe before moving to Canada in 2010, Virginie De Visscher is the Senior Director of Business Development – Economic Sectors for Destination Canada Business Events (DCBE), Virginie is responsible for leading the development and implementation of DCBE’s global economic sector strategy and team to increase overnight visitations to Canada by attracting business events from international markets in alignment with economic sectors and strengths identified in Canada’s international trade priorities.
Virginie is an engineer (from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium) and a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). She has an extensive background in business development and international operations. Prior to joining Destination Canada, her past positions included Director of business development at Economic Development Winnipeg, responsible for attracting meetings and conventions business through local influencers as leader of the Bring it Home program; and the Director of International Trade for the World Trade Centre Winnipeg. Prior to her relocation to Canada, Virginie worked in commodity export and processing, as well as in the technology sector in Africa and Belgium.


Executive Order 13950 and How It Could Impact STEM Societies

Thursday, October 29, 12 pm ET

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, with the apparent goal of banning certain racial and social justice training by any company or organization that receives federal contract or grant funding. This far-reaching prohibition has caused a stir in various government contracting and grant circles, and while this EO does not go into effect until November 21, 2020, the Administration is already taking action that could cause significant impact to such companies and organizations now and further down the road. On October 29, 2020, Dismas (Diz) Locaria and Krista A. Nunez, from the Washington DC-based law firm, Venable LLP, who have been closely tracking and advising clients on this EO, will hold a webinar to discuss the EO, its far-reaching implications, what to expect on the horizon, and how best to prepare your company or organization now and into the future.

Eligible for 1 CAE credit. 

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About the Speakers

Dismas (Diz) Locaria assists government contractors and grant recipients in all aspects of doing business with the federal government. Diz has extensive knowledge of government contract and grant regulations, enabling him to assist organizations qualify to become federal contractors or grantees. He represents clients in compliance with various federal procurement and grant requirements, including ethics and integrity; mandatory disclosures; False Claims Act; responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment; small business matters; and General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contracting. Diz also represents and counsels’ clients regarding the Homeland Security Act, including obtaining and maintaining SAFETY Act protections.


Krista Nunez advises clients on all facets of government contracting, including bid protests, contract disputes, due diligence, and corporate compliance with U.S. and foreign policies, laws, and regulations. Prior to joining Venable, Krista clerked for the Honorable Loren A. Smith at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Before clerking, she was a government contracts associate in the Washington, DC office of a national law firm, where she focused on bid protests, contract disputes, cost and pricing issues, corporate compliance, due diligence, small business issues, and external and internal investigations.


Best Practices for Creating a Member Engagement Scoring Model

Tuesday, November 10, 2 pm ET

Many associations today have made it a strategic initiative to grow member engagement. The logical next step is to develop a score that measures engagement activities, so your organization can group members into different segments and take the appropriate action.

This educational session will cover practical ideas your organization can implement today and will cover specific examples from your association peers. Join us for this webinar session where we will cover best practices for creating an engagement scoring model.

Topics include:

  • Defining data sources and the technology needed to capture data
  • Tips for building an effective scoring model
  • Ways to measure your results and take action
Eligible for 1 CAE credit. 

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About the Speaker

Bill Conforti headshotBill Conforti is the SVP of Strategy & Solutions and Solutions at Association Analytics where he works closely with clients and prospects as well as product development and delivery teams to keep Acumen and our related services aligned with the needs of association professionals looking to make better, faster, data informed decisions. 

Bill has more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies in business intelligence, software development and consulting.  


Free Webinars on COVID-19 Topics

During these trying times, we feel it's right to provide not only our STEM society members the resources they need to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, but also the broader community of association professionals. We are offering very relevant and timely presentations to help you guide your associations.

  • You can access the recorded webinar, COVID-19: Legal Strategies for Association Meetings presented by Jeff Tenebaum, Managing Partner at Tenebaum Law Group PLLC, in our webinar library. This webinar gives you the legal strategies that you can take to guide your associations if their events are canceled or rescheduled. 

  • How to Pivot and Create a Virtual Event in the Face of Challenge brings together an experienced panel who has recently had to plan and institute quick, innovative thinking for their events. The webinar is presented by:

    • Chris Urena, CAE, The Endocrine Society
    • Renee Lewis, CMP, Infinity Management Group 
    • Emma Clawson, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association
    • Christine Young, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association
    • Jacob Adams, NACE International

View webinar library for free COVID-19 presentations 


CESSE is a CAE Approved Provider

This webinar meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

CESSE is a CMP Approved Provider

Certified Meeting Professional Preferred ProviderCESSE has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the above-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.  Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

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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