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November 24, 2014 — What's Your Forward-Thinking Idea?

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PRESENT YOUR IDEAS AT FORUM FORWARD 2015
Have an idea that will challenge association professionals to think differently? Or a business solution to share? Help your colleagues overcome the sentiment, “We’ve always done it that way,” by presenting at Association Forum’s revamped annual meeting--Forum Forward 2015--taking place June 16-17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place®. The Forum Forward™ Working Group is looking for unique, high-impact education content on marketing, expanding revenue, technology or future association models. All submissions must be received by Dec. 31. Review the criteria and details before submitting your proposal.


DONATE TO THE DIAPER DRIVE
Did you know that an adequate supply of diapers for just one child costs around $100/month? For families experiencing financial hardships, this expense can be a tremendous burden. Please join Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Center in supporting families in need of essentials bydonating a pack of disposable diapers at Holiday Showcase® 2014 (there will be a bin in the registration area) or at the Association Forum office. Donations, which are currently being accepted, will benefit ChildServ.


GLAMOUR AND GIVING
It may be cold, but it’s not too early to consider the community’s hottest tradition of the year: Honors Gala. The annual event brings together nearly 800 association professionals and suppliers to celebrate and honor the achievements of industry colleagues and partners. Key industry leaders are presented with the Association Forum’s Honors Awards (we will begin accepting nominations for the 2015 awards very soon). Suppliers: Host your top clients and prospects. Association professionals: Reward and celebrate your staff. Don’t miss the 2015 event, happening June 18. Sign up to receive notifications on Honors Gala 2015.


MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE A FIT FOR ALL AGES
Get ready for the new normal: Four generations in the workplace by the end of this decade. Need guidance? Then attend the No. 2 Executives/COO & Finance Joint Shared Interest Group Meeting--Boomer to Gen Z: What’s Your Workplace Strategy--on Dec. 3. A diverse panel of workplace design and culture experts will uncover the emerging trends and strategies to help your organization thrive.


WE'RE THANKFUL FOR OUR MEMBERS
On Nov. 20, Association Forum held its first Forum After Dark member appreciation event. It was a successful gathering, marking the first in a series of new member-focused experiences. It’s just another way for us to show our appreciation for all you do for Association Forum!
Please note that Association Forum’s office will be closed Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


START DISCUSSIONS. SHARE RESOURCES. GET CONNECTED.
Association Forum brings together great ideas, best practices and lessons learned from within our diverse association community. Access your member directory to connect with more than 4,000 colleagues and network with the association community.


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