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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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You Might Be An Association Professional If…

Posted by Callie Walker

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Association professionals, you’re one of a kind. You have your own unique set of challenges and love to meet others like yourself. In fact, you might be an association professional if… 

You know what #assnchat means (and you know it isn’t dirty).

You consider ASAE Annual to be the Super Bowl of conferences. (Go #assnprofs!)

You live in a world of acronyms and you have enough shirts, pens, and mugs to prove it.

You apply everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) back to your association. 

You take pride in reading Associations Now (and dream of your organization being featured one day).

You’re always keeping an eye out for volunteers. Always.

You wear so many hats you could open up your own store. 

You wish you had a dollar for every time you said the word “engagement.”

You’re lost without nametags. No, seriously. Lost.

You feel like a legitimate CHAMP when you pull off an event without anything going wrong.

You go, Glen Coco!

What other characteristics would you add to this list?

Topics: association management, association leadership, Small Staff Chatter

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