Face-to-Face Meetings: The American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting is the largest psychiatric meeting in the world.  The meeting gives all attendees, including Federal employees, an opportunity to expand their knowledge and interact with experts in their field, hear about current research and be given the opportunity to interact with the researchers, identify and educate themselves about… Read more »

NOWRA’s Eric Casey Defends the Value of Meetings

With the news coverage of the General Services Administration’s conference spending, it is easy to forget how valuable meetings are to the economy and to improving the American (and international) workforce.  Eric Casey CAE, the executive director of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, wrote a letter to the editor of The Washington Post on this… Read more »

Call for Entries Now Open for 2012 Power of A Awards

When was the last time your association received national recognition for the extraordinary programs and activities you oversee every day? Associations engage in so many programs that have a positive, measurable impact on the economy and/or our collective quality of life. ASAE wants to bring some well-deserved attention to those initiatives through The Power of… Read more »

Consumer Electronics Show Illustrates Power of Associations in Changing Society

The Consumer Electronics Show (or International CES) is known in the press and public for being the industry show to see the best new and upcoming electronic devices.  However, beyond the glitz and glamour, the trade show (which is organized by the Consumer Electronics Association) every year makes a major contribution not just to the local economy where… Read more »

Booksellers Association Links Mobile Users to Indie Stores

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Many book buyers are adjusting to the new world of reading books not in physical form but on their tablets or digital reading devices.  For those consumers loyal to independent book sellers, this has been a rough adjustment as the major ebook sellers have been larger online companies like Amazon who can offer books regardless… Read more »