SmartTech Conference 2021


Hybrid Event | Tuesday, March 30 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CT)

Working remotely has changed our technology needs significantly. How have you adapted? What other changes are coming in 2021 and beyond?

Attend SmartTech to get the information you need to make informed decisions about technology based on trends and best practices. Sessions feature case studies from association professionals as well as strategic topics to help you push your organization forward.

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In-person & Virtual Registration Options

SmartTech 2021 will be Association Forum’s first hybrid event. 

  • In-person participants: A limited number of seats are available (first-come, first-served) for those who want to learn and network in person at OLC Education & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL. Following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments, the OLC has added additional measures and precautions to protect the health and safety of guests and staff. Learn about them here.

  • Virtual participants: Unlimited remote learning seats are available. Virtual attendees will be able to participate via chat. For livestreamed sessions, a chat moderator in-room at OLC will relay questions to the live speaker.

  • All participants: All attendees will participate in sessions via chat or in-person discussions, Q&A and have access to session polls either online or via mobile device.  


Virtual Participants 

In-Person Participants 


$99 early bird/$119 standard 

$129 early bird/$149 standard 


$119 early bird/$149 standard 

$149 early bird/$179 standard 

Earn CAE Credits

Earn up to 5.5 CAE credits during SmartTech. All sessions will be available post-event for free to conference registrants, giving you the chance to earn an additional 3 CAE hours and not miss a single session from the conference. Topics include:

  • Leveraging content intelligence to deliver personalized experiences
  • How XR and immersive tech will elevate your events
  • Using data and business intelligence in decision making
  • How to use a digital strategy and to build a pathway to the future
  • IT security
  • How to gather and use analytics
  • The evolution of virtual events to omni-channel events
  • Microsoft Cloud solutions
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Technology Showcase

To complement the educational content at SmartTech, we’re hosing our first ever Technology Showcase on Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31, between 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Registration for the virtual technology showcase is free – you do not need to participate in SmartTech to attend. Join us to hear from one company of stay for all. A Zoom link will be provided closer to the showcase date.

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Event Sponsors


Experience Sponsors


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