2024 New Ideas Call for Member Proposals

May 13, 2024

New Ideas Planning Task Force is seeking engaging and informative session proposals for the 2024 New Ideas Annual Conference, taking place September 15-17, 2024, at The Woodlands Resort in Texas.

We invite association professionals to submit proposals on a wide range of topics relevant to association management, including:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Staff and Workplace Culture
  • Budget Management
  • Artificial Intelligence- 1). Introduction to, 2). Advanced Skills, 3).Ethical Considerations
  • Enhancing Productivity
  • Leading Board Volunteers Without Doing All the Work
  • Good to Great: Effective Board Orientation and Accountability
  • Accessible and Reliable Affiliate Relations
  • Foresight work
  • Building productive teams
  • Engaging volunteer experiences
  • Disruption, Risk, & Opportunity
  • Chapters & Affiliate Relations
  • Creative Membership Models
  • Volunteer Leadership Development
  • Skills-Based Training- Facilitation, Hacks, Tech Tools
  • Crisis Resilience/Training Mock Events
  • Running a Board Meeting- Modern Parliamentary Procedure Practices
  • Credentialing – 1.) Micro-credentialing  2.) Creating a certification board
  • Non-Dues Revenue
  • Delighting and Engaging Members
  • Building a Targeted Volunteer Recruitment Plan
  • Using Program Analysis to Engage and Stakeholders
  • Developing/Maintaining Affinity Relationships/Preferred Partners 
  • Retaining staff when budgets are dwindling
  • Ethics
  • Hosting Successful Legislative Days 
  • Coalition Building
  • Balancing advocacy priorities when membership is split (social issues, etc.)
  • Graphics and Brands - What's Next
  • Public Speaking Tips for Association Professionals
  • Social Media Hacks
  • Brand Management-How Important is Consistency?
  • Building strategic communications plans and a marketing strategy
  • New Marketing Timelines for reluctant members
  • How do you know it's time to rebrand?
  • Creating engaging content for all generations

We are particularly interested in proposals that:

  • Offer actionable takeaways and practical strategies for attendees to implement.
  • Feature interactive elements and audience participation.
  • Include diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Address the unique needs association peers.

Click Here to Submit Your Proposal

Please submit your proposal electronically by Friday, May 31, 2024.

Proposals should include:

  1. Session title and a brief description (100 words)
  2. 3 Learning objectives
  3. Target audience
  4. Speaker information (name, title, organization, and brief bio, headshot)
New Ideas Registration

Breakouts presented by 1-2 speakers will receive complementary registrations. Panelists and moderators will receive 50% off registration. Travel and hotel stay will not be provided.

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