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

8:20 –8:30 am Solutions Day Kick-off 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 CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) Education Session 

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

10:10 – 11:00 am Networking Break and Solutions Demos

Demo Schedule:

10:10 - 10:20 am Web Courseworks
10:20 - 10:30 am CadmiumCD
10:30 - 10:40 am Adage Technologies
10:40 - 10:50 am Sandstorm Design
10:50 - 11:00 am WBT Systems

10:10 – 11:25 am Meet the Solutions Day Partners

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

Speakers: Nancy MacRae, CEO, Emergency Nurses Association; 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 Education Session - Topic: Virtual Conferences

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

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.

2:40 – 3:30 pm Networking Break and Solutions Demos

Demo Schedule:

2:40 - 2:50 pm Gravitate Solutions
2:50 - 3:00 pm Agilutions
3:00 - 3:10 pm 360 Factor
3:10 - 3:20 pm ACGI

3:30 pm Protech Product Presentation 

3:30 – 4:15 pm Closing Presentation TBD

4:15 – 5:00 pm Innovation Award and Closing Remarks with Sherry and Kevin 

5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception with the Solutions Day Partners

Interested in being a Solutions Day 2019 partner? Download the 2019 Partnership Prospectus [HERE].

2019 Innovation Award

The Innovation Award will be presented at .orgCommunity’s Solutions Day 2019 on September 19 at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois. Winner(s) will be announced on site.

Past Winners include:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American College of Chest Physicians 
  • Ohio Credit League Union
  • Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators

Submit a nomination [HERE]. Deadline to submit is August 2, 2019. 

Learn more about the Innovation Award [HERE].

The Innovation Award is sponsored by CadmiumCD.

Hotel Information

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall

1311 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Discounted room rate of $105/night available until August 20th, 2019. Book online [HERE]


CAE Preferred Provider

CAEWe are an accredited CAE provider. Earn CAE credit by attending Solutions Day 2019.