Date: September 19th, 2019


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Meet the disruptors, innovators, and cultural shape-shifters who are fearlessly reinventing the association world. If you and your team strive to work better, faster and smarter, Solutions Day is the place to start. You’ll learn how associations are redesigning their operations to seize technological advantage and position themselves for success in an era of disruption.



7:30 – 8:15 am Registration and Breakfast; Meet the Solutions Day Partners

8:15 – 8:30 am Solutions Day Kickoff with Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez

8:30 – 9:30 am Start with Simple

Speaker: Garth Jordan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Simplicity is not always well-understood, nor is it easy. Yet starting with simple often leads to success. In this session, Jordan will explore the rationale for and effects of simplicity. These concepts and real-life approaches create better leaders, improved results and sustainable complexity for your organization.

9:35 – 10:00 am Innovation. Ideation. Transformation. Leap!

Speakers: Ron Moen, CAE, Chief Information Officer, CHEST and Chad Jackson, Chief Innovation Officer, CHEST

Words are just vocabulary unless we translate them into action. This session will share examples about how CHEST has taken innovative ideas and transformed them into meaningful experiences, for the benefit of learners, members, and constituents. It will also encourage us all to learn from each other, and share the collective experience in the room.

10:00 – 11:30 am Meet the Solutions Day Partners and Networking Break; Solutions in Action

Solutions in Action Schedule:

  • 10:25 - 10:35 am Adage Technologies

  • 10:35 - 10:45 am CadmiumCD

  • 10:45 - 10:55 am Web Courseworks

  • 10:55 - 11:05 am 360 Factor

  • 11:05 - 11:15 am WBT Systems

11:30 – 12:15 pm Build a Positive Culture by Living Your Values (Literally)

Speakers: Nancy MacRae, CEO, Emergency Nurses Association and Charlie Judy, President, Workforce at QuestionPro

A strong organizational culture is a prerequisite for success. Keeping enthusiasm high and creating a shared sense of purpose can be a significant leadership challenge. With a staff of 100, developing collaboration is at the top of MacRae’s priority list. MacRae teamed up with renown human relations expert Charlie Judy to develop compelling strategies for motivating her staff. The move to a new headquarters was an opportunity to create a physical environment that reflects and augments the organization’s values. Judy and MacRae will share their insight on building cultures that move associations forward.

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch; Meet the Solutions Day Partners 

1:15 – 2:00 pm Harnessing the Power of Collective Knowledge Through Virtual Events

Speaker: Arianna Rehak, CEO and Co-Founder, Matchbox Virtual Media

Virtual conferences and virtual events are typically considered a means to deliver educational content, but what if it also served the purpose of capturing the collective knowledge of your members in a way that extends far beyond the event? In this session, you will learn a new method of virtual co-creation that is being applied to produce virtual events that serve the purpose of building new bodies of knowledge within industries. You will also learn easy and viable ways to immediately start applying these concepts into your existing initiatives.

2:00 – 2:30 pm Taming the Information Jungle

Speaker: Peggy Winton, CEO, Association for Intelligent Information Management

AIIM advances the concept that digital transformation begins with intelligent information management. Peggy Winton and her team believe that information is our most important asset in the digital economy. All of us are information brokers, and we need to be information stewards.

Winton sees the potential for growth and relevance in curating and surfacing the vast array of educational content within AIIM. She says that first and foremost, AIIM is a MARKETING BUSINESS. Winton will describe the impact that this new mindset has had on technology investment, business strategy, and organizational culture.

2:30 – 3:30 pm Meet the Solutions Day Partners and Solutions in Action

Solutions in Action Schedule:

  • 2:40 - 2:50 pm Agilutions

  • 2:50 - 3:00 pm ACGI

  • 3:00 - 3:10 pm Sandstorm

  • 3:10 - 3:20 pm Gravitate Solutions

3:30 pm Protech Product Presentation 

3:30 – 4:15 pm Work Smarter, Not Harder with Business Intelligence 

Speaker: Thad Lurie, CAE, CIP, VP, Business Intelligence and Performance, Experient

Associations run on tight budgets and are always looking to get more from less. Business intelligence can be critical to optimizing resources, but many organizations are still drowning in data and gaining little benefit. This session will cover not only broad strategies of how BI can improve business outcomes, but also specific stories, examples, and tips for how association executives can start to leverage data and business intelligence to work smarter, not harder.

4:15 – 4:20 pm Innovation Award sponsored by CadmiumCD

4:20 – 4:40 pm The Transformative Power of Data

Speaker: Sharon Rice, Managing Director, Business Strategy, .orgSource

Data is the new currency. Most association leaders, however, struggle to understand and fully utilize it. There is true power in understanding it, so we'll explore the types of data we have, how we are using it, and how it drives business to advance our organizations.

4:40 – 5:00 pm Giveaways; Closing Remarks with Sherry and Kevin 

5:00 – 6:30 pm Networking Reception with the Solutions Day Partners sponsored by CommunityBrands

Download a printable PDF version of the agenda here.

Venue Information

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
1061 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173


Need a Hotel Room?

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall
1311 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173
A discounted room rate of $105/night available until August 20th, 2019. Book online here.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Interested in being a Solutions Day 2019 partner? Download the 2019 Partnership Prospectus here.