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2019 Programs

2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY
Full Day Plus CEO Breakfast - 5 Points  

Opening Keynote:
Gain the Upper Hand:  Science Behind Human Connection
Matt Episcopo, Author and Motivational Speaker

8:00 AM Session
Association CEO & Aspiring Leaders Breakfast and Round Tables
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF

 11:00 AM Session 

  • Strategic Planning:  Best Practices and Next Practices
    Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF, CEO & Strategy Catalyst, Vista Cova, LLC

  • Culture Shock:  What Small Associations Can Learn from Tech Company Culture
    Mark Sedgley, President & CEO, MemberClicks

  • Taming the Email Beast
    Randy Dean, The Email Expert 
  • ADA in the 21st Century
    Carrie Laney, Executive Director, NYS Preferred Source Program for New Yorkers who are Blind and Albert Rizzi, Founder and CEO, My Blind Spot 

 1:30 PM Sessions 

  • Gain the Upper Hand:  Networking
    Matt Episcopo, Author & Motivational Speaker

  • Smart Phone Success & Terrific Tablets
    Randy Dean, The Email Sanity Expert

  • GDPR - Privacy and Data Protection Challenges for Membership Associations
    Mitchell Noordyke, Westin Fellow, International Association of Privacy Professionals  
  • #MeetingsToo:  How to Prevent and Manage Sexual Harassment at Events
    Courtney Stanley, Owner/Partner, SarahxCourtney 

3:00 PM Session 

  • Q&A with JCOPE
    Erin Lynch, Special Council to Lobbying, Carol Quinn, Deputy Director of Lobbying Guidance, NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) 


Meetings, Membership & Marketing Institute (TripleM)
Friday, April 5, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park
Clifton Park, NY
Full Day - 4 Points

Opening Keynote:
Seize Your Competitive Advantage
Tracy King, MA, CAE

10:15 AM Sessions

  • Intellectual Property Issues for Marketing and Social Media
    George McGuire, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

  • Cultivating Genuine Connections at Events
    Amanda Cook, Chief Partnership Officer, Map-Dynamics

  • Key Metrics to Identify Member Loyalty 
    Tirrah Switzer, Product Marketing Manager, YourMembership | Community Brands

 11:30 AM Sessions

  • Pro Moves to Innovate for Impact
    Tracy King, MA, CAE, CEO & Chief Learning Strategist, InspirEd

  • Outside the CVB - DMO Box
    Amanda Pfeil, CMP, Director of Events, Visit Rochester; Gina Mintzer, CMP, Executive Director, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB; Rose DiLiello, Sales Manager, Discover Long Island
  • Non-Dues Revenue:  Just Can't Get Enough
    Nicole Araujo, CAE, Director, Business Development, Naylor Association Solutions


2018 Programs

2018 Harvest Highlight
Tuesday, October 16. 2019
The Desmond
Albany, NY
Full Day 3 Points

Opening Keynote:
The Secret Sauce to Employee Motivation... It's Not Your Grandma's Recipe
Miranda VonFricken

Breakout Sessions: 11:30 - 10:30 AM

  • The Big Dance: Meetings Contracts That Make You Look Like a Hero
    Janee Pelletier, MBA, CMP, DES, Vice President of Communications & Events, MdBio Foundation

  • Creating a Culture of Accountability: A Panel Discussion on Ethics & Fraud in Associations

  • Digital Analytics for Organizations & Associations  
    Dan O'Leary, Senior Digital Strategist, Overit

Breakout Sessions: 11:45 - 12:45 PM

  • Culture of YOU! Owning Your Success 
    Miranda VonFricken, Talent, Training & Culture Expert, Mastermind Coach, and Host of #LinkedInLocal

  • How to Rejuvenate Membership Sales Through Smarter Marketing 
    Alexander Gutin, President, Web Scribble

  • Effective Advocacy and Membership Communications in the Digital Age 
    William Van Slyke, Principal, Van Slyke Strategic Consulting

2018 Annual Conference & Trade Show 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Saratoga City Center & Saratoga HIlton
Saratoga Springs, NY
Full Day 4  Points

Opening Keynote:
SOARING to New Heights
Regina Clark, CSP

Breakout Sessions - 10:15 AM - 11: 15 AM

  • Successful tips to better contracts and navagating the red tape
    Dr. Julie Ducharme, Owner JD Consulting

  • Sociology First, Technology Second
    Paul Fahey, COO, Overit

  • Cybersecurity Awareness
    Terra Carnrike-Granata, Director of Information Security, NBT Bank

 Breakout Sessions - 11:30 AM  - 12:30 PM

  • Creating a WOW Experience
    Regina Clark, CSP

  • Creating A Social Strategy That Works
    Teah Teriele, Director of Marketing, Death Wish Coffee Company

  • Transform You Stress
    Kim Perone, CLC, Success Coach at Inspired Life Coaching
Association CEO Track - 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 2018 Financial Reporting MattersL New Accounting Standards
    Matthey H. VanDerbeck, CPA, Shareholder, PKHB CPA's

  • Times Up: Navigating Sexual Harrassment in an Evolving Legal and Cultural Landscape
    Michael Billok, Member, Labor & Employment, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Meetings, Membership & Marketing Institute (TripleM)
Friday, April 13, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
Troy, NY
Full Day 4 Points

Opening Keynote:
Conferences Re-Imagined: Move from Ordinary to Extraordinary
Megan Denhardt, CAE

10:14 AM Sessions

  • Building a Campaign for Success: Techniques to Achieve Advocacy Goals and Stakeholder Engagement
    Joshaua Poupore, APR, Senior Vice President, Corning Place Communications

  • Finishing Strong At Your Next Trade Show
    Jim Thompson, IOM, CAE, VP ASsociation Management & Strategic Development Capitol Hill Management Services (North Carolina)

  • It's Amazon's World and We Live in It: Customizing the Member Experience 
    Elizabeth Derrico, Principle Consultant, Elizabeth Derrico & Associates

11:30 AM Sessions

  • Walls Not Required: Alternative Learning Formats to Engage and Inspire Attendees
    Megan Denhards, CAE, President, The Denhardt Group

  • 5 Steps to Creating an Inbound Marketing Strategy at Your Association
    Callie Walker, MemberClicks

  • Membership SUSTAINability
    Jim Thompson, IOM, CAE, VP Association Management and Strategic Development, Capitol Hill Management Services (North Carolina)