Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

American Associations Day

Where:
Washington , D.C

When:
March 18, 2015 5:00 AM UTC until March 19, 2015 5:00 AM UTC

March 18

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill – Capitol Room

12:00 – 1:00 PM Registration and State group get-togethers Arrive and register for the day. Meet up with your state’s attendees to discuss your meeting schedule for the next day, and perhaps meet for the first time!

1:00 – 1:20 PM Welcome Remarks Welcome to American Associations Day 2015! Hear from leaders in the association community share why they think this is such an important event. John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE President & CEO ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership Matthew R. D’Uva, CAE Chair, 2014-2015 ASAE Public Policy Committee President and CEO SOCAP International

1:20 – 2:00 PM Advocacy 101: Listen to top association executive and ASAE Board Chair Susan K. Neely speak on the challenge of association advocacy. Get an insider view on the best way to make your meeting a success. Susan K. Neely, CAE ASAE Board Chair President & Chief Executive Officer American Beverage Association

2:00 – 2:15 PM Break/ State Group Planning Period

2:15 – 3:15 PM Hill Meetings: Using the Power of A Message You’ve heard us talk about the Power of A message. How can it help you tomorrow and in your own association? Listen to a knowledgeable panel explain how to make the Power of A message work for you.
Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE Chair, 2014-2015 Power of A Committee Chief Executive Officer American Society Of Anesthesiologists
Melanie K. Johnson, Membership Program Manager American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

3:15 – 4:30 PM Public Policy: Issues that Affect Associations Now it’s time for the heart of the matter: what you will be discussing on March 19 and how to discuss it. Join our staff and leaders in the field as they walk through important association management issues and how to discuss them during your visits.
Moderator: Jim Clarke, CAE Senior Vice President, Public Policy ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Panelists: George Constantine, Partner Venable LLP and Diana Huntress Deem Director, Congressional and Political Affairs AICPA

4:30 – 5:00 PM Break/ State Group Planning Period

5:00 – 7:00 PM American Associations Day Reception Thornton Room
Meet and greet your fellow attendees, the ASAE Board of Directors, DC area association CEOs, and the VIPs of the association community as you overlook the U.S. Capitol. This reception is the best place to network with association pros. J
Join ASAE in honoring Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) with a Sentinel Award for championing association issues on Capitol Hill.

March 19


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Visit your members of Congress on Capitol Hill and share the Power of A message.

12:00 – 2:00 PM American Associations Day Congressional Lunch B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Take a break from your meetings and grab a sandwich and a drink! ASAE will hold a stand-up luncheon in room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building reception room for attendees to take a breath and eat. Or, invite staff members of your state’s Congressional delegation to stop by, grab a sandwich with you, and talk about your association.

The Illinois delegation will also present Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6) with a Sentinel Award at his office on this day.

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