Couch Chat - Meetings & Education
Facilitator-led conversations amongst your association peers.
Couch Chats are facilitator-led conversations in which you engage and connect with your peers virtually to discuss the changing business environment and association dynamics. Couch chats are not like traditional education sessions where you just "listen", but rather, we encourage you to actively participate in the conversations. If you have questions, challenges, or successes to discuss, please join us!
Join us for a robust conversation on the state of association events and conferences.
It’s no surprise that live events are back – but that doesn’t mean it’s back to business as usual. As association professionals and services providers to associations, we can’t just produce expos, meetings, conventions, and events – we must get creative in serving members in anchoring the human experience in every choice we make.
We will discuss topics such as:
- How to innovate event production with non-traditional scheduling that incorporates elements of wellness to provide attendees with what they want, while also meeting them where they are at.
- What can associations do to enhance the attendee experience?
- What considerations must be made when negotiating contracts?
- How can we curate content and learning opportunities that compel attendance?
Come ready to share your insights and ask questions of your colleagues!
Although this Couch Chat is designed for Meeting & Education professionals, anyone may attend.
Professional Development Director
California Special Districts Association (CSDA)
In her role, Megan oversees and provides leadership for CSDA workshops, webinars, and conferences. In addition to CSDA, Megan also serves as the Program Manager for the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). Megan has worked for CSDA since December 2010 and has an extensive background in meeting and event planning including positions with a local chamber of commerce and the North State Building Industry Association. She serves as a board member of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) and a customer advisory board member for both SF Travel and Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Megan is married with two grown daughters. She is also a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!
Once you've registered, please refer to your confirmation email for instructions on how to join the meeting.
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Lindsay Poss, CMP
Dir. of Meetings & Events