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VSAE: Choosing the Right AMS for Your Association

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

| $90

Dive deep into the full process of choosing and implementing a new Association Management System (AMS) at the November Monthly Luncheon & Seminar on Friday, November 3, at DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian. Moira Edwards, CAE will present “Choosing the Right AMS for Your Association,” a thorough exploration of each step in the process, identifying core tasks and highlighting the wisdom of what to do and what to avoid at each stage. Attendees will emerge with a draft project plan, including who to include in the project, the specific steps to take, a draft timeline, and a list of available systems that might suit their association.

Specifically, attendees will look at:

Requirements gathering
Business process evaluation
Vendor evaluation & selection
Change management
System configuration, testing & launch
Vendor relationship maintenance
During lunch, Moira will present, “5 Top Trends Impacting Association Technology.” Some associations are beginning to focus on the use of innovative new technologies including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, interactive voice response, and blockchain technology. Others are ramping up their technology foundations through cloud-based solutions, stronger data analytics, and integrated online learning. Linking the two are human-centered concepts such as design thinking, usability, and personalization. In this presentation, we will take a tour through the five most urgent of these concepts to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Moira Edwards, CAE is the President of Ellipsis Partners and focuses on the impact of technology on organizational strategy. She joined Ellipsis Partners after 15 years as an association staffer and leader. Moira volunteers with ASAE and is the current Chair of the Technology Council.


November 3, 2017
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Virginia Society of Association Executives
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