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In-Person Conference COVID-19 Protocol: Vaccine Requirement

By Lisa Thompson / November 18, 2021

The Challenge The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) planned an in-person Annual Conference in October of 2021 while the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lingered. The NASCIO conference experience is one of networking and collaboration. The challenge for the team was delivering on the expectations of a NASCIO experience while keeping staff…

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Virtual Event Engagement – The People Behind the Screens Ask the Experts

By Molly Marsh / September 22, 2021

Challenge –There is no shortage of tools to support association events in a digital environment and many include sophisticated networking and connection features to help build the community around a virtual event. In preparing for their 2021 Virtual Conference, the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals selected and used an excellent virtual platform, but also knew that technology…

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COVID Deja Vu

By Molly Marsh / August 10, 2021

Headlines:Florida COVID Hospitalizations Break Record for 3rd DayNew Jersey governor announces statewide mask mandate in schoolsCalifornia Covid Cases Jump 50% In 24 Hours No, that’s not from April 2020, or even December 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Those headlines are from August 2021 – over 17 months into the United States’…

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From Black Friday Chaos to Single File Line: Organizing the Sponsor Registration Process

By Lisa Thompson / April 13, 2021

The Challenge The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) provides its corporate members the opportunity to sponsor at two conferences each year – their Midyear and Annual Conferences. As the demand for the sponsorships have increased over the years, the association heard from their members that the buying process had become very stress-inducing as…

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ACH Research Forum

By Laura Singler / August 5, 2020

The Challenge:Adjust an in-person scientific research conference to a virtual conference at less than eight weeks out in the midst of a pandemic. As many associations have experienced as well, the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) had to make the difficult decision to cancel their in-person conference scheduled for the end of June in Austin, Texas.…

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