On June 4, 2015, 100 association leaders gathered in New York City to explore the changing nature of networks and their impact on associations. 2015’s program featured Arianna Huffington, Michael Williams and a host of association leaders including representatives from Girl Scouts of the USA, the Consumer Electronics Association, the FBI Agents Association and more.

Associations: 2020 and Beyond offers a forum for association leaders to share best practices and learn from those already taking steps within their own associations in preparation for the future.

Interested in attending next year’s event? Register your interest here and stay tuned for details!


Hear what our attendees had to say:

"Associations: 2020 and Beyond is the one conference you want to attend during the year. The quality of the speakers, the useful information, and the opportunity to network with colleagues are the three keys reasons to attend. I always come away with several new ideas and a different perspective on balancing work and personal life." Amy Geffen, Account Director, Taproot Foundation

"Great event, intimate environment, relevant topics and always enjoy the caliber of the opening/closing speakers." Peggy Smith, President & CEO, Worldwide ERC

"I enjoyed the opportunity to network with peers. I don't do that enough given the busy schedule of a CEO but when I do, I feel that the time was well worth it and I should do more of this." Stuart Binstock, President and CEO, CFMA

"Associations 2020 and Beyond was a rare opportunity to be able to interact with my peers from so many varied associations, and also to be inspired by the morning speaker!"

"Excellent opportunity to learn, network and exchange high level ideas with like-minded peers and colleagues." Francesco C. Leboffe, Advisory board, ASAE Great Ideas Conference, Asia Pacific & Conventions, Hong Kong Tourism Board

Who was there?

A sampling of leaders that took part in the 2015 event include:

  • Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, United States Tennis Association
  • President, International Fragrance Association, North America
  • Senior VP, Consumer Electronics Association
  • Executive Director/CEO, The New York State Society of CPAs
  • President & CEO, American Association for Homecare
  • Vice President, National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Executive Director, New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians
  • CEO, Security Industry Association
  • Director of Membership, Radiological Society of North America
  • Account Director, Taproot Foundation
  • CEO, Convention Industry Council
  • Director Business Development, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Chief Digital Cookie Executive, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Vice President, Association of Chambers of Commerce
  • Assistant Executive VP, Mechanical Contractors Association of New York
  • President, Copper Development Association
  • Executive Director, Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • CEO, Worldwide ERC
  • CEO, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Chief Executive Officer, Public Relations Society of America
  • CMO, American Management Association International
  • Chief Executive Officer, AMC Institute
  • Executive Director, New York Women in Communications
  • President & CEO , Building Trades Employers' Association
  • President, FBI Agents Association
  • Chief Innovation & Member Advancement Officer, National Restaurant Association
  • President, National Speakers Association
  • Executive Director, Communications, The New York Academy of Sciences
  • Assistant Executive Director, South Carolina Bar
  • President/CEO, The ADVERTISING Club of NY

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