Our Story & Features

6 years of creativity, innovation and change... No “same-old, same-old” topics; No talking heads flogging their services. “Association executives deserve to have a place where they can air their concerns in a safe, collaborative space, among peers.”

Peer-to-Peer Exchance

We help you go beyond networking by facilitating exchanges with other professionals like you.

Thought Leadership

Our speakers don’t just talk high-level, they provide valuable information that is actionable when you return to the office.

Innovative Education

We believe that maximizing the knowledge sharing of our participants is just as important as choosing great speakers.

Networking Fun

Ample time to connect, and network – meeting new people can help create change!

Engaging Meeting Design

Lectures are SO yesterday… Be ready to problem-solve, share ideas and contribute your opinion.

Great Food

We feed your body and your soul with fuel so you can maximize your engagement!

Our Partners

Year over year, we are continually blessed with a growing list of partners who are looking for something different. We are so grateful to the following AMAZING 2019 partners!

Get Involved!

Partnership

The Engaging Associations Forum is open to Partnering Suppliers ONLY, with no exceptions. We would love to chat with you about our partnership options.

Speaking

We are looking for unique discussions to present to our participants for 2019.  Have something you want to share? Have a look at our Call for Speakers.

Our Speakers

Stay tuned for our 2019 Speaker Roster! We look forward to delivering the best sessions available to the association sector!

Your Event Hosts:

Meagan Rockett
CEO, Greenfield Services

Meagan has made it her mission to help associations better engage their communities. She was the mastermind behind the Pulse Report (our study of Canadian associations’ membership marketing & engagement practices) and co-producer of the Engaging Associations Forum. Meagan is dedicated to increasing the viability of associations!

Meagan Rockett
CEO, Greenfield Services
Frank Rockett
Non-Profit Executive Consultant, Greenfield Services

With over 20 Years of Leadership Experience, Frank brings expertise in Fund Development, Grant Writing, Financial Management, Human Resources, Board & Committee Leadership to the team. He currently serves as Executive Director to a local humane society.

Frank Rockett
Non-Profit Executive Consultant, Greenfield Services

Speakers:

Chris Baylis
President & CEO, The Sponsorship Collective

Chris Baylis is the President and CEO of The Sponsorship Collective and a self-confessed sponsorship geek.

After several years as a sponsor (that’s right, the one investing the money!) Chris decided to cross over to the sponsorship sales side where he has personally closed tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals. Chris has been on the front lines of multi-million dollar sponsorship agreements and has built and coached teams to do the same.

Chris Baylis
President & CEO, The Sponsorship Collective

Event Schedule

We will launch our preliminary program as soon as it is available. Stay tuned!

10:00-10:30

10:30-11:30

-- Advocacy & Government Relations
-- Membership Retention
-- Associations Must Prove ROI to Members
-- Tradeshows...A Thing Of The Past?

-- How To Get Your Board To STOP Overstepping...For Good!
-- Generational Marketing
-- TBD

12:00-1:15

-- How To Get Your Board To STOP Overstepping...For Good!
-- Generational Marketing
-- TBD

-- How To Get Your Board To STOP Overstepping...For Good!
-- Generational Marketing
-- TBD

2:45-3:15

3:15-5:15

-- OAX Exchange - Results and To-Do's from the Most Recent Study
-- Sponsorship

10:00-10:30

10:30-11:15

-- Leadership
-- Develop a Marketing Plan That Actually Works
-- Designing Your Conference For Ideas & Innovation
-- TBD

12:15-1:15

1:15-2:00

-- Strategic / Business Planning
-- How Tech Can Add Value To Conferences & Events
-- TBD
-- TBD

Calling ALL Association & NFP Executives

Association suppliers: Please note, the Engaging Associations Forum is for Association and NFP executives only. If the not-for-profit sector is one that you sell to, you may be able to attend as a Partner. Please contact us for details.

The Keener
*AMAZING* Early Bird Registration Fee
$229
What it includes:
Pre-Forum Reception
Education Sessions July 17-19, 2019
All Scheduled Meals and Breaks
Time to Collaborate, Network & Create Change
Birds of a Feather Dinner Ticket Included

Blog

What you need to know about the Engaging Associations Forum!

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

When will the conference take place?

The 2019 Engaging Associations Forum will take place July 17-19, 2019.

On July 17, 2019, participants are invited to a pre-Forum Event Reception, where you can meet and start networking with fellow participants, speakers and partners!

July 18, 2019 features a full day of innovative education and meeting design.  We will close out the day with our traditional reception, celebrating a fantastic day.

For the evening, association executives may join us for the Birds of a Feather Dinner, for an extra fee, or by invitation.

Returning for our final day, July 19, 2019 we will have another full day of innovative education & meeting design, and close out with our wrap up session and our prize draws!

What are the registration rates?

Registration rates will be posted soon.  New for 2019 we will be offering both single registration fees, as well as group registration fees.

Are suppliers allowed to attend?

Suppliers may attend the Engaging Associations Forum, provided they become a partner of the event.  Please contact us for partnership details.

What can I expect?

It’s simple – a unique experience.  We believe in:

  • Creating an event that enables maximum interaction between participants; because hearing about experiences, regardless of whether they are successes or failures, offer valuable lessons.
  • Securing speakers and facilitators who are forward-thinking and challenge us to do better.
  • Delivering meetings in well-designed, aesthetically pleasing environments. Meeting design is a great facilitator of human relationships. People will learn, connect, and interact more genuinely when their environment allows them to be at ease.
  • Making learning, exchanging and co-creating FUN.

How can I reserve a hotel room?

Once the location of the Engaging Associations Forum has been announced, we will post the room block link.  We strive to provide a high-quality location for the event, with room rates that are reasonable for an associations budget.

Event location

Here, you will find directions to the conference venue. More space to meet and network!

JOIN US

Location announced soon!

EMAIL US

engagingassociations@greenfield-services.ca

CALL US

613-288-4517