What to Expect at ASAE Annual Conference and Meeting 2017


Toronto, Ontario is where thousands of future-oriented industry partners and association professionals will gather this August for the ASAE Annual Conference AKA ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Over three days, attendees will learn about the latest association technology trends, outsourcing IT, nonprofit IT, change management strategies, and more.
ASAE Annual Conference is the leading source of knowledge, learning, and research for the association and nonprofit profession, and attendees can expect to leave with a year’s worth of intel for growing in their ongoing responsibilities as leaders. Every topic is designed to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.

Don’t Miss CIMATRI’s Rick Bawcum at ASAE Annual Conference

Making a special appearance in Toronto this year is CIMATRI’s CEO and Founder, Rick Bawcum. With over 40 years of experience in IT, Rick is an expert on disruptive technologies ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to blockchain technology and cloud adoption. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the expert creating a transformative IT model for associations and nonprofits.
Rick will be partnering with Mark Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, and CEO of the Construction Specifications Institute. Together, they will lead the Pathway Masterclass: Manage Change Through Organizational Transformation on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm. Attendees will walk away with in-depth knowledge and new skills to jumpstart their career including:

  • Explore current trends and practices that impact daily work from change management, restructures, developing a powerful senior leadership team, association leadership, and more.
  • Devise the best practices to work with board members and outside community interests.
  • Discover how to lead your organization’s members to a new level of engagement, productivity, and industry value.

Exclusive Session Teasers

Want a little taste to whet your appetite? Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What do ‘Governance’ and ‘Culture’ have in common?
  • What does good governance look like?
    • Nonprofit Governance
    • Corporate Governance
    • Participatory Governance
  • “Change and change often or be changed…”
  • How do ‘Drivers’ and ‘Draggers’ contribute to change management?
  • What is the biggest reason for CEO failure?
  • 84% of companies globally agree that Digital Transformation is critically important to their survival in the next five years, and yet only 3% have implemented an enterprise-wide digital transformation.
  • Should the target for change and development be the individual….or the organization?
  • How does an organization go from stabilization to transformation?
  • What are some lessons learned regarding Change Management?

Don’t miss Rick and Mark’s Preconference Masterclass: Manage Change Through Organizational Transformation. Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm in 206A of the stylish Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building.
This innovative session is for association and nonprofit CEOs, Executive Directors, CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors, and others who desire to enhance their knowledge and skills for developing effective relationships between internal and external partners to achieve lasting change. ASAE attending media representatives are also welcome.