Forum Forward 2018


Downtown or West Loop, Chicago
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception
5.75 CAE Credit Hours  

Forum Forward 2018 will be focused on creativity, ideation, incubation and application for associations. This daylong learning lab will allow you to engage with thought leaders while exploring new concepts and strategizing on how to advance your association. We strive to make this an interdisciplinary experience to stimulate you and other association executives to explore beyond typical boundaries to drive your association Forward.

Check back in March for the full schedule of events.

If you have any questions surrounding Forum Forward, please email


#FFWD18 Keynote: The Power of Building intentional connections
Erica DhawanE__Dhawan_-_Keynote.png 

We typically view the success of our associations by our ability to create connections. But in today’s age of disruption, even that isn’t enough. Strategist and bestselling author Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern leadership skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90's, Connectional Intelligence is the key 21st century skill that will help you accelerate your association.


Forum Forward Rate

Member Price


On or Before 5.1.2018 Early-Bird Rate $399 $499
5.2.2018 - 6.23.2018 Standard Rate $499 $599
6.24.18 and After On-Site Rate $529 $629

*Become a member today to save on your Forum Forward 2018 Registration:

Cancellation Policy: 
Attendee must notify Association Forum in writing via to cancel. Cancellation requests must be received via email by May 31, 2018 to avoid a processing fee. A $75 processing fee will be retained by Association Forum for all cancellations after May 31, 2018. Refunds will be processed in the same manner in which the original payment was made; i.e, registrations paid with a credit card will be refunded to the credit card. Refunds will not be issued in the event of a no show.

Thank you to the Forum Forward 2018 Partners:

CEOnly® Summit Title Partners

choose_chicago.jpg SynchronicitiesLogo_AlphaOrder_RGB.png

Closing General Session Partner

Insight Lab Partner


Corporate Social Responsibility Partner