Date: March 7th, 2018


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.orgCommunity Leading Innovation Summit

The .orgCommunity Leading Innovation Summit is a high-level, one-day conference addressing emerging trends and innovations in association management. With timely and relevant content developed for associations, the Summit includes presentations and interactive sessions led by industry leaders.

2018 Innovation Summit Prices:

  • VIP Members: FREE
  • Professional Members: $199.00
  • Non-Member Association Executives: $349.00
  • Non-Member Industry Partner: $849.00

We are an accredited CAE provider. Earn 6.25 by attending this Signature Event

Program Overview

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am - 8:45 am


8:45 am - 9:30 am

Keynote: Innovating Within Your Competitive Advantage: How Associations Can Thrive in the Age of Disruption- Julie Austin, Inventor, Author, and Speaker

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Q&A – Facilitated by Mark Thorsby, Founder, Frontwheel Consulting

9:45 am - 10:00 am


10:05 am - 10:20 am

“Associations CAN Innovate” SimSTAT Product Demo by Elizabeth Lepkowski, Director of Education, American Society of Anesthesiologists

10:20 am - 11:00 am

Creating a Culture of Innovation Panel: From Ideation to Execution

11:00 am - 11:15 am

The Change Agent’s Conundrum: When They Hire You for Innovation and then Resent You for Succeeding Presented by Jennifer Boykin, Vice President, Marketing & Growth, Protech

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch: Sponsored by Adage Technology

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Data: Jet Fuel for Association Innovation- Thad Lurie, Vice President, Business Intelligence and Performance, Experient

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Problem Finding Workshop- Mark Thorsby, Founder, Frontwheel Consulting and Dawn Glossa, Director of Communications, The Joint Commission

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Problem Solving Workshop- Facilitated by Mark Thorsby, Founder, Frontwheel Consulting and Dawn Glossa, Director of Communications, The Joint Commission

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Keynote – Improved Employee Engagement through the Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior)- Conor Cuneen, The IrishmanSpeaks

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Wrap up by Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception - Sponsored by Sonoma County and Gravitate Solutions


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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

See Who's Attending!

Adage Technologies

American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Association of Diabetes Educators

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

American Orthopaedic Association

American Planning Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Clinical Endocrinologists

American Theological Library Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Anne Allodi Designs, Inc.

Arkus, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher

Association Management Center

Association Success

Bell Advisory Services


College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

Emergency Nurses Association


Fifty-Nine Group

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Front Wheel Consulting


Gravitate Solutions

HighRoad Solution

Hnatusko and Associates


Ian Ryan

Impact Virtual Services

Information Systems Audit and Control Association

Kathleen Gallagher Media

Leonard J. Brenner, LTD

Lofgren and Associates

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)

Michigan Association of School Boards

National Association for Healthcare Quality

National Barbecue Association

National Commission on Correctional Health

National Court Reporters Association

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Protech Associates

Rethinking IT, Inc.

Sandstorm Design

Shields Meneley Partners, LLC

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Society of Vascular Surgery

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

Sonoma County Tourism Board

The City Mix

The Irishman Speaks

The Joint Commission

United Dance Merchants of America

Urgent Care Association of America

Web Courseworks

Workerbee.TV, Inc