Good food isn’t enough to get someone to come to your conference. If your attendees can consistently take the information they learn at your event and apply it in a way that results in a promotion on the job or increased sales for their business, you’ll never have to worry about attendance again.
Category: Meetings & Education
In early February, Sentergroup team members escaped the Chicago winter weather to host the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the Academy’s largest annual meeting since Sentergroup began management of AACS in 2014.
Every association is different, and it’s important to keep those differences in mind when planning conferences and events. If your association is willing to shake things up and be innovative, you can plan meetings that appeal to the unique needs of entrepreneurs and practice owners.
Diversity can make or break a meeting. Find out how to make your meetings more inclusive and therefore more valuable to underrepresented members.
Webinars and classrooms of full of nine-year-olds have a lot in common. Do you know how to increase your organization’s Webinar Engagement?
At Sentergroup, we have decades of combined experience managing association conferences, trade shows, and events. Our staff is also active with ASAE (basically, the association for association professionals) the Association Forum (basically, the same idea for Chicagoland association professionals) and PCMA (the association for meeting professionals, for which we manage their Greater Midwest Chapter). In […]
If you’ve served on a professional association board or committee, you know the type of phone meeting we’re about to describe. It begins with attendees receiving the wrong passcode, or no passcode at all. And because of time zone differences, no one is quite sure if the meeting begins at 7:00 PM Eastern or 7:00 […]
Remember the first time you paid $4 for a cup of coffee? It was probably a pretty shocking moment. Coffee shouldn’t cost $4 a cup, right? That’s just…wrong. Now imagine the first time you plan a professional meeting and you learn that a cup of coffee can actually cost $10. And that’s before the cost […]
By Rachel Walsh, Senior Director of Meetings & Education Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smart phone, up from 58% in early 2014. Additionally, 85% of 18-29 year olds own a smart phone (US Smartphone Use in 2015). In conjunction with this growth, the mobile app market has absolutely exploded. Since April 2009, the […]