Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives

A-Day 2017

Declare "A-Day" a Holiday!
Close the office March 20, 2017 and bring your entire staff!

DFWAE Association Day 2017

The fabulous Irving Convention Center will be the setting for a full-day of speakers, networking, lunch and mentoring with association professionals from the Dallas Fort Worth region who face the same challenges we all do in our association role. In the afternoon, the trade show hall presents opportunities to meet the suppliers and learn how they can assist us in our field.

Schedule and Session Descriptions

Click here for the Association Day Program, Schedule, and Session Descriptions. Program subject to change

Registration Opens — 8:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Speaker — 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  Buckle Up Kids: Behind the Wheel of the Disruptionmobile Shelly Alcorn, CAE
Exhibit Hall w/ break — 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Exhibit Hall Mini Session — 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  What is Toastmasters? Katie Scott (DFWAE Toastmasters)
Concurrent Sessions — 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track Title Speaker
Association Operation / Innovation Track "I Want a Divorce" Said the Association Exec to their AMS Mark Jones, CAE (enSYNC Corporation)
CEO / Executive Track Disruption is the New Normal Trevor Mitchell, CAE (American Mensa)
Meeting / Conferencees Track Member-Centric Conference Experiences: 6 Insights from Disney's Approach Aaron Wolowiec (Event Garde LLC)
Membership / Marketing / Communications Track Changing Your Association's MarCom Mindset Colby Horton (MulitView)
Exhibit Hall / Silent Auction / Lunch / Award Presentation — 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions — 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Track Title Speaker
Association Operation / Innovation Track Change is Not a Four Letter Word — Leading Transformation Mollie Pillman, CAE (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
CEO / Executive Track Creating and Maintaining a Practical Strategic Plan Michele Packard-Milam, CAE (Packard Business Strategies, LLC)
Meeting / Conferencees Track 10 Trends That Are Shaping Association Practice Sherry Milligan & Mark Jones, CAE (enSYNC Corporation)
Membership / Marketing / Communications Track Engaging Millennials: Why They Join and How to Keep Them Kelly Clark & Tara Ericson (Naylor Association Solutions)
Exhibit Hall / Silent Auction — 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Mini Session — 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Membership / Marketing / Communications Track
  Get Involved! Volunteers Opportunities in DFWAE TBA
Concurrent Sessions — 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Track Title Speaker
Association Operation / Innovation Track Ultimate Disruption: Mergers and Restructuring Jonathan Kraatz (US Green Building Council Texas Chapter)
CEO / Executive Track Women in Leadership: An Interactive Panel Panel Moderator: Mollie Pillman, CAE (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
Meeting / Conferencees Track Extreme Webinar Makeover: Association Edition Olivia Klamert (SeminarWeb)
Membership / Marketing / Communications Track 5 Tips for Maximizing Non-Dues Revenue from Your Communications Vehicles John Bacon (Naylor Association Solutions)
Closing Reception & Prize Winners will be announcements — 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  "Silent Auction Results
Booth Prize Drawings
Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Music"

Official Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn, Las Colinas
7516 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas, 75063


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