SIG Summit

Thank you for making SIG Summit 2021 a success!

SIG Summit 2021-Moving Forward in 2021 is a virtual gathering of Association Forum members to discuss challenges and share best practices with your peers. This member exclusive event is complimentary, but seats are limited to 100 registrants to allow for more engaging conversation and collaboration.

The event features:

"Why Membership is Everyone's Business" - Presented by the Membership SIG

Membership is everyone's job! We've all heard this but how can we make this happen in our organizations. Join us for a conversation with Association professionals in various departments to understand the importance of how cross department communication benefits all association membership initiatives.

In this session participants will:
  • List membership tasks and priorities and how they affect other departments
  • Distinguish how your department fits in to Membership initiatives
  • Develop tips on how to utilize your skills to benefit your association’s membership

Two small-group breakout sessions

Finance SIG - Navigating a Budget in 2021 and notes on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

After an incredibly difficult year, we all need to move forward. Most organizations are either in the process of developing their next budget or just beginning their fiscal year. This session will give you the knowledge you need to navigate your budget in a year that could prove to be just as unpredictable.

In this session participants will:

  • Discuss how your association could be affected by the Payment Protection Program (PPP)
  • Develop an understanding of the financial implications of currents events curated for the Non-Financial Association Professional
  • List the keys to managing a budget in an unpredictable year

Meeting Professionals SIG - The Do's and Dont's of Selecting a Virtual Event Platform

How did your organization make the switch from in-person events to virtual in 2020? And how can we make that process better going forward? After pulling together virtual events of every size over the past year, these meeting professionals will offer their experience and knowledge on the most important variables to choosing a virtual Event Platform.

In this session participants will:

  • Discuss the lessons learned from using virtual platforms and the opportunities going forward
  • Recognize how the team and each department can work together for a successful virtual event
  • Develop timelines of building a virtual event at various attendance levels and budgets

Speakers Include:

Jean Furlan
Senior Manager, Membership Development & Engagement
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Jay Cariño, MBA, CAE
Vice President of Member Services
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

Scott Brody
Senior Manager
Professional Resources
Appraisal Institute

Brad Rysz
Director of Marketing & Communications
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

Rich Rosfelder
Vice President of Strategic Communications
CCIM Institute

Ryan W. Peterson, CPA
BKD CPA's & Advisors

Christopher D. Shue, CPA, CISA
Managing Consultant
BKD CPA's & Advisors

Michelle Whitworth, CMP
Manager of Strategic Events Management
Association Management Center

Chris Maynard 
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
American College of Healthcare Executives

Jacqueline White
Events Director 
Americas' SAP Users' Group