Call for Session Proposals                                       

AENC accepts online proposals for educational sessions year-round. Sessions will be selected to ensure events offer quality content and comprehensive, non-commercial, objective and diverse programs. 
  • Please submit a separate submission for each session proposal.
  • All events will be held in the Raleigh-Durham area unless noted otherwise.
  • View our event calendar to see upcoming events.
  • Submit your proposal via our online survey.

Events

2017 AENC Annual Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday 23 & Monday 24 July, 2017

AENC’s Annual Meeting brings together association executives and suppliers from all aspects of association management. This two day conferenceprovides breakouts and up to two keynotes on a broad range of topics.

Who attends?

  • CEOs and executive level staff
  • A diverse audience of professionals working in large, medium and small-staffed associations based in North Carolina.
  • CVBs, those in the hospitality industry, vendors and suppliers

Examples of AENC's One Day Luncheon & Seminar Events

Technology

Keeping up with rapidly changing technology can be a challenge for association management professionals and nonprofit associations with modest budgets. AENC’s Technology sessionsoffer a variety of topics addressing websites, social media, apps, association management systems (databases), data collection and analysis, data visualization, training, software, security and so on.

Who attends?

  • CEOs, especially those with small staff who handle a lot of different roles
  • Association staff in IT, marketing and communication, membership, or anyone with an interest in communicating effectively.
  • Those who provide products and services to associations.

Leadership & Management

This conference covers topics that are most critical and relevant for today’s association professionals and may include governance, strategic planning, leading groups and teams, conflict management, engaging employees and members, productivity, everyday innovation and idea management, among others.

Who attends?

  • CEOs, especially those with small staff who handle a lot of different roles
  • Association staff in IT, marketing and communication, membership, financial services, or anyone with an interest in technology.
  • A diverse audience from CEOs and executive level staff to emerging leaders and new graduates.
  • Anyone interested in developing leadership skills or career development.

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications topics may include marketing, digital marketing, branding, market segmentation, public relations/advocacy campaigns, understanding data, data visualization, social media, video, and other cutting-edge education.

Who attends?

  • A diverse audience from CEOs and executive level staff to emerging leaders and new graduates.
  • Anyone interested in developing leadership skills or career development.
  • Marketing / communication / public relations staff
  • Anyone with communications/marketing responsibility, including association staff, CVBs, business partners, vendors and suppliers

Government Affairs Symposium

Directly or indirectly, organizations and associations are called upon to advocate for their members on a variety of public policy and legislative matters. This conference features topics on best practices and techniques in advancing the issues most important to your members.

Who attends?

  • CEOs and executive level staff
  • Association staff with a role or interest in politics, government affairs or advocacy.
  • Lobbyists

Event Planners Summit

This one day event provides professional development for anyone who plans events or meetings for associations. Sessions provide updates on current trends, legal requirements, regulations, protocol, tips on service providers and creative ideas.

Who attends?

  • CEOs and executive level staff, event planners
  • Anyone with responsibility for events or conferences

AENC Showcase & Exhibits (previously known as the AENC Trade Show)
Raleigh Convention Center 
Thursday 8 December, 2016

This event features around 160 exhibit booths, and provides education sessions of interest to association meetings and hospitality professionals.

Who attends?

  • Meeting planners from associations, corporations, government, non-profits, fraternal and social organizations.
  • Exhibitors include hotels, convention & visitors bureaus, and any company that provides services to associations. This may include communications, software, signs, printing, promotional materials, consulting, insurance, financial services, exhibit design, and more.

Submit your proposal via our online survey.

Should you have any questions about any of our programs, please contact Jovita Mask, AENC's Events & Sales Manager, at 919-848-8255 or email jovita@aencnet.org.