There sure was a lot to tweet about at the 2013 ISAE Annual Convention this past July in Bloomington, Indiana where over 170 association professionals gathered for two full days of networking and education. The #ISAE2013 hashtag received plenty of use with shares and check-ins at some of the convention’s famous Bloomington venues.
The excitement builds (Pre-Convention): Attendees were not shying away from pre-tweeting the event to show their excitement. From early promotions of the new schedule, to the anticipation of the “Bloomington experience” there was a lot to look forward to.
A warm welcome to Bloomington: The welcome party/reception at Nick’s English Hut was one of the first informal events to kick off convention. The Visit Bloomington staff welcomed over 50 early arrivers to the city.
Giving back to the Bloomington community (Day 1): The first full day of convention brought in valuable education with two deep dive sessions- one on membership engagement and a branding session with Willow Marketing. To follow, convention goers could opt to play golf at the new 9-hole outing…
or attend the community service project at Teacher’s Warehouse where over 20 attendees volunteered their time.
A reception anyone? The New Member, CAE and Opening Reception wrapped up the first full day of #ISAE2013.
It’s all about education and networking (Day 2): The 20+ exhibitors were early to set up shop before a morning of education.
Attendees settled down into great education with keynotes by Caroline Dowd-Higgens and Dave Stevens. The takeaways were endless.
There were also nine different breakout sessions offered throughout the day.
Lunchtime Learning: During the interactive lunch with special interest group (SIG) tables attendees could sit with like professionals to share their bits of knowledge (and possibly their dessert).
Closing out convention: By the end of the full day of education, networking breaks, and lunch, attendees were sticking around to hear from a panel of CEO’s with their take on current trends in the industry.
All good things must come to an end: While the staff celebrated an end to another successsful year with record breaking attendance, others were able to enjoy all the swag that attendees brought home.