As the premier membership organization serving the needs of association publishers, communications professionals, designers, and content generators and the media they create – we offer a wide range of in-person opportunities. From monthly educational and networking events, to our highly anticipated Annual Meeting and EXCEL Awards, you are sure to find something, featuring your peers, colleagues, and highly-respected industry experts, that is right for you! Association Media & Publishing is CAE approved provider.

2017 Educational Events



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3/12/2013 Association Media & Publishing Executive Think Tank -
Association Media & Publishing and Lane Press extend a special invitation to association executives to gather for fine dining and intimate discussion of the emerging trends and issues of greatest concern regarding association communications.
 
3/19/2013 SOLD OUT -- Lunch & Learn: How to Repurpose Your Association's Web Content for Use in Social Media -
Your association produces a lot of important, detailed, and well-linked web content. You update some of it frequently (news articles) and some of it rarely (research reports). You’ve developed and edited all that content, and it’s been cleared through the appropriate channels. Now it’s time to be efficient and repurpose your web content for use in social media.
 
4/18/2013 Lunch & Learn: How to Drive Non-Dues Revenue through Effective Cross-Platform Advertising Sales -
Are your association's potential revenue streams getting smaller? Have internal departments cannibalized sponsorship dollars, always proclaiming that their projects need it more? Have you inundated your website or annual meeting with sponsors and advertisers equal to the likes of sponsor-centric NASCAR? Do you just want to benchmark your association with others?
 
5/9/2013 Executive Think Tank -
The AM&P Executive Think Tank series offers a unique venue for association publishing executives (CEO, publisher, VP, editor in chief, etc.) to share ideas with like-minded peers in a relaxed dinner setting. The night’s discussion topic centered on strategy and the challenges association publishing executives face in terms of long term plans for growth, expansion, and making the jump from traditional delivery to digital.
 
5/23/2013 Lunch & Learn: Responsive Web Design -
With responsive design, you can create custom solutions for a wide-range of users on a variety of devices, including mobile phones, tablets, and desktop and laptop computers. Of course this new approach requires a new skill set and new design philosophy. Responsive web design detects a device’s screen size and adjusts accordingly, creating a custom experience for the user. It’s a hot new technology that all association communications professionals need to know about.
 
6/9/2013 - 6/11/2013 2013 Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting -
The Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting is the premier professional development opportunity for association media and publishing professionals. If you produce, socialize, market, or communicate through a variety of media vehicles, then this conference is tailored to you! The two-and-a-half day conference combines education sessions and networking to address the current trends and challenges associations face.
 
6/10/2013 2013 Association Media & Publishing Annual EXCEL Awards -
The Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards are bestowed on the finest media products and publications in the association industry. With categories ranging from web publishing and media innovation to magazines, newsletters, newspapers, journals, and books, among many others, the EXCEL Awards have a category for every medium.
 
7/16/2013 Lunch & Learn: Mobile Apps and Your Association -
Join your peers, colleagues, and fellow association media and publishing professionals for an afternoon overview of mobile apps, including app strategies and trends. Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to view examples of apps that engage members, as well as serve advertisers.
 
8/4/2013 Association Media & Publishing's Reception at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition - Are you attending the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition? While there, Sunday night is a "free" night and we invite you to enjoy the company of fellow association colleagues and peers, as well as industry service providers at Association Media & Publishing's Reception.
 
8/21/2013 Lunch & Learn: Professional Development; the Many Hats We Wear -
Join your colleagues, peers, and industry experts at "The Many Hats We Wear." You'll hear from a panels of speakers and learn how to balance the many roles association publishing professionals find themselves juggling these days -- such as video and podcast producer to social media expert to app creator -- as content creators or producers.
 
9/1/2013 - 10/18/2013 [Opportunity] Annual Meeting Call for Presentations is Currently Open -
Association Media & Publishing’s Annual Meeting is the premier event for the media and publishing professionals of some of the world’s greatest associations -- bringing the best and most relevant information to professionals in the field of association media. Our diverse attendees travel from all over the country and represent nonprofits both large and small! This Call for Presentations invites you to submit a proposal for an education session at the 2014 Annual Meeting, May 19-21 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, VA.
 
9/10/2013 [Chicago, IL] Turning Research Into Insight: Three Tools to Supercharge Your Publications -
Understanding your audience is critical to any association's success. Join us for a networking breakfast and educational program where you will learn three simple, yet effective (and free), tools that build the foundation for ongoing research. You will learn how to leverage information you already have and how to utilize internal thought leaders to generate breakthrough insights.
 
9/13/2013 [Alexandria, VA] Lunch & Learn: Creating Community at Your Annual Meeting Through Social Media -
Join your colleagues, peers, and industry experts to learn from a panel of association publishers and communicators who will share their strategies, goals, and best practices in using a variety of social media platforms at your annual conference to engage meeting attendees and enhance their experience.
 
10/3/2013 [Alexandria, VA] Annual Roundtable Roundup -
Join your Association Media & Publishing colleagues for a high-impact morning of problem-solving and networking. This half-day program is divided into three 45-minute roundtable sessions, enabling you to participate in three different conversations. A facilitator will lead each high-caliber idea exchange between association professionals. You should expect to share your experiences, gain new contacts, and find guidance from the people who share your same challenges.
 
10/9/2013 [Washington, DC] Utilizing Design Trends to Enhance Your Publication and Marketing Communications -
Join our expert panel as they explore various aspects of the publication redesign process and review design elements and trends that made their projects rise to the top.
 
10/15/2013[Chicago, IL ] Content Strategy: What It Is And How To Create One -
There is a world of difference between achieving greatness with your content vs. creating great content.

So what does greatness looks like? When you know the ROI of your content efforts; which content types or topics work best to achieve which goals. When you can measure a direct connection between content and increasing buyers, aka members, attendees, etc.
 
11/6/2013 [Alexandria, VA] Lunch & Learn: Developing a Blog that Will Dazzle Your Readers -
Is your association blog getting the results you (or your boss) want? Do you have a written strategy of your blog goals, guidelines for writers, or a plan on how to reach your audience? Do your posts captivate your members and increase traffic each week? If you answered "no” to any of these, this Lunch & Learn is for you!
 
11/7/2013 - 11/8/2013 [Chicago, IL] Content Connections: The Business of Creative Content Presented by the American Society of Journalists and Authors Education Foundation -
Digital content doesn’t write itself. If you’re reading it … someone wrote it.

Corporations, nonprofits, associations, custom publishers, marketing agencies and others need expert content for each project. Professional freelance writers and editors have the skills that are sought by these groups. This is a partnership with success written all over it…when you make the right connections. The American Society of Journalists and Authors Educational Foundation Content Connections is a new conference created to connect professional freelance writers and editors with those in the business world who need their expertise.

 
11/14/2013[Chicago, IL ] Association Media & Publishing Conference -
Join us for The Association Media & Publishing Conference, and you’ll experience an enlightening trip through current and future trends in media that will influence the association publishing world.
 
12/4/2013 [Washington, DC] Lunch & Learn: Transforming Book Publishing in the Digital Age — Using Print and Digital to Achieve Success -
Does your association publish several print titles? Is it still profitable? This Lunch and Learn will give you strategies to increase revenue via print, print-on-demand, and electronic products to maximize your bottom line--while staying true to your mission.
 
1/22/2014 [Alexandria, VA] Lunch & Learn: Are You Ready to Go Digital? -
There’s a lot to consider before hitting publish on your first digital pub.
 
2/20/2014 [Executive Think Tank] Defining Your Association's Mobile Strategy -
Association Media & Publishing and Adobe extend a special invitation to association executives to gather for fine dining and intimate discussion. At our Executive Think Tank, we will bring together the thought-leaders and luminaries of the media and publishing community to discuss: Defining Your Association's Mobile Strategy.
 
2/25/2014 [Silver Spring, MD] Lunch & Learn: Top 10 Ways to Grab — and Keep — Readers’ Attention -
Looking for ways to entice readers to your content? Pick up these tips and techniques to catch their eye and enhance their understanding.

 
2/27/2014 [Webinar] Introduction to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) -
If you are considering moving from a PDF version of your member magazine to a highly engaging, interactive reading experience, but are worried about the added staff, budget and training that might be involved, attend this one-hour webinar to learn how your team can seamlessly get up and running with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Missed the webinar or want to view it again?
 
3/18/2014 [Chicago, IL ] Creating a Compelling Content Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Association -
Content marketing is one of the most prominent disciplines in marketing your association today. Generating new material on a regular basis has proven to be sought after by associations, but not always well-implemented. Not only does it involve the creation and sharing of content created by your marketing team, but also leveraging the content being created by your members.
 
3/20/2014 [Washington, DC] Lunch & Learn: The Epic List of Content Marketing Tools -
You need the right tools to do any job right. And when it comes to your content marketing there are a lot of tools out there and – can I get a woo hoo – many are free. But free doesn’t mean throw away, or not critical to getting results. It's time to channel your inner journalist and marketer and bolster your strategy, but, more importantly, your results.
 
4/2/2014 [Alexandria, VA] Lunch & Learn: Building A Mobile Strategy for Success -
It is no surprise mobile is quickly becoming a critical channel for associations everywhere. With the use of smartphones and tablets on the rise, you need to learn how to effectively reach a mobile audience to grow your organization and communicate your brand. This how-to session will uncover the tools and tips to successfully develop a mobile app — from strategy to design and deployment.
 
4/17/2014 [Webinar] The Many Uses of DPS for Your Association -
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is the leading digital publishing platform that has been adopted by the vast majority of publishers looking to turn their print editions into highly interactive experiences available through leading newsstands and devices. Missed the webinar or want to view it again?
 
5/19/2014 [Tysons Corner, VA] Association Media & Publishing 2014 Annual Meeting Preconference: Turn It Up: Increase the Power of Social Media -
Do your association's social media efforts sometimes get away from you? Does your plan hit roadblocks like time constraints, demands from co-workers, lack of buy-in from leadership, or new platform struggles? Turn up the signal, dial back the noise, and harness the true power of social media in this interactive workshop.
 
5/19/2014 [Tysons Corner, VA] Association Media & Publishing's 34th Annual EXCEL Awards Reception & Gala -

Association Media & Publishing’s EXCEL Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards program that exclusively recognizes excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, and communications.

 

The 2014 EXCEL Awards competition is closed. With close to 960 entries submitted this year, 196 winners, representing 110 organizations and associations, have been chosen as the most exemplary work in editorial, design, marketing, web publishing, mobile applications, and more. EXCEL Award winners will be recognized at the 34th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala, Monday, May 19 at the Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner, Va. 

 
5/20/2014 - 5/21/2014 [Tysons Corner, VA] Association Media & Publishing 2014 Annual Meeting -
What will your association’s publishing department look like in five years? Join the experts — your peers and industry luminaries at the Association Media & Publishing 2014 Annual Meeting to find out.
 
5/20/2014 [Tysons Corner, VA] Association Media & Publishing 2014 Annual Meeting Executive Leadership Conference -
Attendance at this event is limited to senior-level association executives with titles such as chief executive officer, editor-in-chief, executive director, chief publishing officer, and senior vice president in the areas of communications, e-media, marketing, and/or publications.
 
6/10/2014 Your Association Can Go Mobile - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (central)
Get an overview on the latest options for mobile communications for associations, from publication apps to mobile-friendly websites to conference and other association apps. Whether you’re considering going mobile or you’ve already taken the plunge, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to share your experiences, troubleshoot your issues, and brainstorm solutions to your mobile challenges.
 
7/17/2014 [Alexandria, VA] Lunch & Learn: Join Us for a No-Holds-Barred, Under-the-Hood Look at Magazines -
12 - 2 p.m. (eastern) 
Are circulation audits worth it? Is your publication a dumping ground for association expenses? Are there other ways to work your magazine finances to create better results?
 
7/24/2014 [Webinar] Three things you can do now to increase advertising revenue in digital editions -

2 - 3 p.m. (eastern)
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is the leading digital publishing platform that has been adopted by the vast majority of publishers looking to turn their print editions into highly interactive experiences available through leading newsstands and devices. Missed the webinar or want to view it again?

 
9/9/2014 [Chicago, IL] Got Data? How to Use Big Data to Drive Content and Publishing Decisions -
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (central)
Most associations gather a wealth of information on their members and customers and keep it stored safely in the database. But how often does the publishing department access that data to use its richness in its daily work to make decisions about content, planning and distribution?
 
9/10/2014 [Webinar] Make your CMS work harder--faster mobile app creation, reduced costs, and a more consistent brand experience across devices - 2 - 3 p.m. (eastern)
Learn how Adobe Digital Publishing Suite integrates with today's most popular content management systems to streamline the process of publishing across multiple devices and the Web, maintaining consistency across brand touch points and decreasing publishing costs for multi-channel distribution.

 
9/16/2014 [Alexandria, VA] Got Data? How to Use Big Data to Drive Content and Publishing Decisions -
12 - 2:00 p.m. (eastern)
Most associations gather a wealth of information on their members and customers and keep it stored safely in the database. But how often does the publishing department access that data to use its richness in its daily work to make decisions about content, planning and distribution?
 
10/9/2014 [Washington, DC] Annual Roundtable Roundup - 9 - 12:30 p.m. (eastern)
Join your Association Media & Publishing colleagues for a high-impact morning of problem-solving and networking. This half-day program is divided into three 45-minute roundtable sessions, enabling you to participate in three different conversations. A facilitator will lead each high-caliber idea exchange between association professionals. You should expect to share your experiences, gain new contacts, and find guidance from the people who share your same challenges.
 
11/6/2014 [Alexandria, VA] Integrating Digital Media into your Association’s Overall Communications Strategy - 12 - 2 p.m. (eastern)
SOLD OUT! Discover ways that associations have successfully integrated digital media into their entire array of communication vehicles from incorporating digital magazines, electronic newsletters, videos, podcasts, and websites.
 
11/18/2014[Chicago, IL] 2014 Chicago Conference - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (central)
Join the Association Media & Publishing Conference, and you’ll experience an enlightening trip through current and future trends in media that will influence the association publishing world. An expert line-up of speakers will explore social design, membership publications, scholarly publishing, content marketing, public relations opportunities, social media mentions, and more!
 
12/11/2014[Alexandria, VA] Avoiding The Ax: How to Justify Your Publication's Existence to the Powers That Be - 12 - 2 p.m. (eastern)
 
3/31/2015 [Chicago, IL] Sponsored Content - 9 am - 11 am (central)
 
5/20/2015 [Alexandria, VA] How to Create a Rewarding Career in Association Publishing - 12 pm - 2 pm (eastern)
 
5/21/2015 [Chicago, IL] How to Create a Rewarding Career in Association Publishing - 9 am - 11 am (central)
 
6/15/2015 - 6/17/2015 [Washington, DC] AM&P's Annual Meeting
 
6/15/2015 35th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala
 
8/18/2015 [Silver Spring, MD] Video on a Budget
 
12/15/2015How to Submit an Award Winning EXCEL Entry
 
1/26/2016 CANCELED EVENT:Copyright and Electronic Media [Alexandria, VA]
 
3/22/2016 How to Develop Your Publication as a Brand [Silver Spring, MD]
 
4/28/2016 CLOSED/FULL: Attracting and Engaging Next-Generation Members [Alexandria, VA]
 
5/25/2016 Digital Newsletters - Original, Curated or Contracted? [Alexandria, VA -- NEW VENUE]
 
6/27/2016 - 6/29/2016 2016 Annual Meeting [Washington, D.C]
 
6/27/2016 2016 EXCEL Awards Gala
 
7/28/2016 How to Build an Audience with Search Engine Optimization [Washington, D.C.] ***NEW DATE***
 
8/30/2016 There is Still Power in Print [Alexandria, VA]
 
9/28/2016 Is Launching an App Right for Your Association? [Alexandria, VA]
 
10/25/2016Working with Volunteer Writers [Washington, D.C.]
 
11/29/2016Data: What You Should be Measuring – and What’s a Waste of Time [Alexandria, VA]
 
12/13/2016Reader Surveys: Finding Out What Your Audience Wants [Alexandria, VA]
 
1/24/2017 Why the Digital Transformation Creates Positive Opportunities for Associations
 
2/10/2017 AM&P Breakfast Education Series: Content Marketing: Making It Work for You -


 
2/21/2017 Creating a Content Strategy That Works
 
3/24/2017 Kickstarting Native Content: Selling, Staffing and Delivery
 
4/7/2017 NYC Breakfast Education Series - Print vs. Digital: Have You Found The Right Balance? -

 
4/25/2017 Common Website Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
 

   

 

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