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Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees

Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees: 4 Tactics to Try

Of course you want to provide an exceptional experience for ALL of your conference attendees, but ensuring that happens for your first-time attendees is particularly important. Their decision to attend future events (and possibly even renew their membership) depends heavily on that first experience, so going the extra mile for those folks, in particular, is certainly worth it.

What does “going the extra mile” for your first-time attendees look like? Here are a few tactics worth trying:

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Mark Your Calendars! July and August Events & Training

Posted by Colleen Bottorff

MemberClicks July Events and Training

Ohh boy, this summer is really heating up (pun totally intended) with more and more events! Where will we see you in July or August? Check out where we'll be, plus all of the upcoming training opportunities for both MemberClicks and WebLink users:


MemberClicks 101 - new series begins 7/24 and 8/14
MemberClicks 101 is a repeating series of one-hour training webinars, covering best practices for your database in: Setting and Financials, Database Management, Forms Management and more. Click here to see the full calendar and register for all sessions (or just the ones that apply to you)!

WebLink 101 - new series begins 7/16, 7/30 and 8/13
This is a series of webinars with hour-long sessions in membership, administration, reporting and more. Attend as many or as few as you’d like! See the training calendar for more details. Remember, if you ever miss a 101 session you can review the recording in the Help Center.

Bi-Weekly User Group Meetings: Wed 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, and 8/22
Every two weeks, the agenda for this meeting will include key feature highlights, tips and tricks, as well as provide time for open forum Q&A from users like you! This is your chance to ask questions live to WebLink trainers and hear ideas from your colleagues!

Haven’t been on a user group call yet? A MemberClicks user recently said:

“Thank-you for the bi-weekly calls! I appreciate the opportunity to ask the 'I wonder if....' questions that aren’t really help desk issues that I hadn’t asked before.”

MC University Webinars (Please note: MCU is only for MemberClicks users at this time.)
Let's Get Social: The Rundown on Our Community Features
Join us on Weds, July 25th, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET to explore MemberClicks' Community Features. From e-lists to committees to the social community and community forum, discover which of our member engagement tools will work best for you.

It's All in the Form: Surveys, Elections, and Ballots
Join us on Weds, August 22, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET to learn about using MemberClicks forms for things other  than membership and events.

Special Webinar Opportunity!
Keeping Members on Board: Techniques & Strategies for Successful Member Retention.
MemberClicks Customer Service Manager Laura Alin will be conducting a webinar with Association TRENDS today at 2:00 PM ET! Click here to view details and register. Bonus: This webinar is worth 1.5 CAE credits!


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Florida Society of Association Executives Annual Conference
7/11 - 7/13 | Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join MemberClicks President & CEO Mark Sedgley for his breakout session “Talent Management Trends in an Age of Disruption” on Thursday at 9am.

Indiana Society of Association Executives Annual Convention
7/16 - 7/17 | Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center | Noblesville, IN
Come see MemberClicks at the Marketplace!

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference
7/18 - 7/20 | Iowa Events Center | Des Moines, IA
We can’t wait for the big chamber show!! MemberClicks’ home base will be at booths #33/34, with representatives:

  • Laura Alin, Customer Success Manager
  • Rory Beall, Director of Sales Operations
  • Sarah Freese, Solution Advisor
  • DJ Muller, Chief Strategy Officer and founder of WebLink
  • Paul Plaia, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Mark Sedgley, President & CEO

See you at the annual Chamber of the Year Awards Show, sponsored by MemberClicks! We’re so proud of our customers who have been named Chamber of the Year finalists: Big shout out to Valparaiso Chamber, Des Moines Downtown Chamber, Conway Chamber, Round Rock Chamber, Charleston Metro Chamber, and Louisville Chamber! Good luck to all nominees!

Association Executives of North Carolina Annual Meeting
7/21 - 7/23 | Greenville Convention Center | Greenville, SC
Proud to be a Gold Sponsor! Come see us on the exhibitor floor, and be sure to join MemberClicks Senior Inbound Marketing Specialist Callie Walker on Sunday at 2:15pm for her session, “5 Steps to Creating an Inbound Marketing Strategy for Your Association.”

Council of State Restaurant Associations Annual Conference
7/24 - 7/27 | Omni Grove Park Inn | Asheville, NC
Chief Strategy Officer DJ Muller and Customer Success Manager Laura Alin will be on-site and are excited to meet with MemberClicks customers!

American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting
8/18 - 8/21 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL
The one and only ASAE Annual Meeting!! We can’t wait to see everyone there - and we sure have some fun things in store!

  • Visit us at booth #517 for brand new swag and to catch up with some Clickers
  • When you need a little downtime, come relax and recharge in the Small Staff Lounge! Free food, drinks, and charging stations, plus, the amazing company of other small-staff association professionals.
  • We're hosting the 6th Annual Small Staff Shindig: Click here for more details and to RSVP!

It's shaping up to be a great summer! Be sure to send us a note or let us know in the comments if we’ll see you out and about in July or August!

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