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AuSAE Events - Australia and New Zealand 

From multi-day conferences with expert presenters to informal lunch meetings led by your peers, we have a variety of programs to meet help you do your job better and improve your association.

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    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Together with Survey Matters, AuSAE recently released the Australian Association Sector – COVID-19 Impact Survey Report, “Finding Opportunity in Crisis”. We hope this report provided you with an understanding of the current state of the sector and provided guidance for you to navigate your next normal.

    To download the report please click here.

    To follow up the release of this report, AuSAE and Survey Matters will host an online Executive Briefing event to discuss the research findings, hear directly from key survey participants and provide an opportunity and space for the AuSAE community to ask questions and share how you have responded to this crisis. We will also begin the conversation and research to see what the next 12 months will look like for associations and assess the ongoing impact of this crisis on our sector.

    During this online Executive Briefing Event we will be joined by Brenda Mainland and Rebecca Sullivan, Directors, Survey Matters, as well as our key survey participants, Rebecca Knol, Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy, Robin Shepherd, Operations Manager, Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association, Anja Nikolic, CEO, Australian Physiotherapy Association and Nicholas Voudouris, CEO, Australian Association of Practice Management. 

    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • AuSAE Webinars

    Many associations are seeing a significant hit to membership this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. Yet some associations are growing. What can we learn from these associations and other historically fast-growth associations? What can you do during these tough times, and how can you prepare for faster membership growth ahead? Learn about three Game Changers your organisation can make to drive membership growth: (1) getting everyone on board to invest in membership recruitment, (2) building a best practices recruitment program, and (3) innovating to drive membership recruitment. We will discuss strategies, tools, and insights you can apply to your association. You will learn how to make a case for sustaining and even increasing your membership marketing budget, so you can convince senior management and your board that membership recruitment should be a top strategic priority, especially now.

    Key takeaways from this webinar include: 

    • Take back ideas to your association for new ways to drive membership growth.
    • Critique your membership recruitment program and identify opportunities to improve it.
    • Understand the strategic importance of investment in your membership recruitment program and the need to run an ongoing, systematic best practices recruitment program to drive membership growth.
    • Use tools to make an economic case for accelerating your association’s membership growth.

    Meet the Speaker

    Elisa Joseph Anders, DCMP, Senior Account Director, Marketing General Incorporated

    Elisa Joseph Anders serves as a Senior Account Director at Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) in Alexandria, Virginia. Elisa provides clients with integrated marketing solutions to help them grow their membership and market their products and services.

    Elisa focuses on the strategic management and execution of multi-channel programs that recruit, engage, retain, and reinstate members. Her ability to quickly assess opportunities and develop successful marketing programs based on those opportunities has resulted in tens of thousands of new members for her clients. She has worked with clients ranging from 7,000 to 190,000+ members, in all phases of the membership lifecycle. One of her clients has grown 61% over the past six years.

    A Certified Marketing Professional, Elisa brings to her clients over 30 years of marketing, management, and consulting experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Over the course of her career, she has focused on creating and increasing the value of member, customer, and donor bases through marketing strategy planning and implementation.

    Elisa has a BA from Wellesley College, MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University.

    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 10:15 AM - 1:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Shed 6 Room 1 - VENUES WELLINGTON

    The Networking - Take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information.

    This event is formatted with an additional CEO only round-table discussion, followed by a networking luncheon All are welcome to the lunch

    The programs are diverse and designed to focus on various elements of association management and leadership.

    10:15 a.m. Registration Opens for CEO Round table 
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CEO Round table 
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 (noon). Networking (and Lunch Registration)
    12:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon with Speaker

    Lunch Topic - Pete will show you how to master difficult media interviews when the stakes are high. This will include how to
    ·       Avoid being misquoted
    ·       Control the interview and get your points into the story
    ·       Use these skills successfully in other situations such as having difficult conversations with members

    Speaker  - Hon Todd McClay, member for Rotorua, National party and party spokesperson for Economic Development, Tourism and select committee for Finance and Expenditure

    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom Meeting

    As you can appreciate more than anyone, now more than ever, your members are looking to you for insights, ideas and information that will equip them for the challenging and changing times we face. In this session, Keith will share with you time tested strategies on how to equip yourself, your members and your association for what is next, what is new and what is necessary for you personally as a Business Leader to not just get through COVID-19, but to grow through it.

    Here is a snapshot of the content he will be presenting from his purpose-built studio virtual studio in Brisbane, Australia ...

    Mastering the Next Normal - How to Reset, Refocus and Rejuvenate Yourself to Rebound as an Association Faster!

    Reset ... Identify the most important goal for the next 90 days in your business in order to align your business role to the Next Normal. 

    Refocus … Understand the power of the right mindset required to rebound faster, better and stronger in your business role after the crisis has passed which in turn will be the living example for your members.

    Rejuvenate … Review the simple strategies you need to ensure you have equipped yourself well in order to have strong mental well being and a plan for personal wellness that will empower you.

    During the course of this masterclass, Keith will provide you with specific insights, a comprehensive handout, access to additional planning sheets, relevant notes and business models that you can use and share with your members and colleagues. We look forward to having you join us for this practical, relevant and inspirational masterclass event!

    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

    Meet the Speaker 

    Keith Abraham 

    Keith Abraham is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker who has spoken to 1.6 Million people in 33 different countries and he is the Best Selling Author of 5 Business Growth Books published in 12 languages. In the past 10 weeks, he has created a Purpose-Built Virtual Studio and delivered 51 Webcasts to 13,000 people in 11 different Countries. If you are not familiar with his work check him out ...

    • 02 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • AuSAE Webinars

    It’s a whole new world out there - who could have foreseen such a change in the virtual event landscape in the year since we last conducted the research for our annual Redback Report?

    Now in its eighth year, the Redback Report uncovers attendee preferences when it comes to online meetings and events. The results of the report are invaluable for those looking to host successful webinars, virtual conferences and online events. Here’s a snapshot of what we will delve into:

    • More of us are watching webinars ‘live’- how can you take advantage of this as an event organiser?
    • Tuesday and Wednesday are the preferred days to join a webinar – how are you scheduling your webinars?
    • The majority of respondents prefer interactive panels or moderated discussions – how are you mixing up the format of your events?
    • Crystal clear audio trumps everything – what are your audio backup options on your webinar?

    This webinar is recommended for those who are looking to fight webinar fatigue and provide engaging and online experiences for their members.

    With thanks to our valued Alliance Partner, Redback Connect, this webinar will be complimentary for the entire AuSAE Community. 

    Meet the Speakers

    Sara Drury, GM Digital Events, Redback Connect 

    Sara manages the fast-growing digital events arm of Redback, which runs over 150 managed webinars monthly for corporate, government and not-for-profit customers.

    After joining Redback more than a decade ago, she works closely with sales, marketing and delivery to provide organisations with frictionless, seamless events that take the stress out of their online programs and increase the overall production quality.

    Sara enjoys her laid-back, simple life on the Central Coast and spending most of her time with her shadow, her English Staffy puppy Ari.

    Michael Bunker, Digital Events, Redback Connect 

    Michael is truly passionate about digital communication, his career experience spans across the Technology sector through digital and collaborative communications.

    Throughout his career, Michael has specialised in solution design and developed a deep understanding of how to align customer needs with solutions and products to achieve their success criteria. Educating customers on the possibilities of how new products and technologies will exceed their expectations.

    He has customised and executed digital media strategies to prominent Australian business focusing on webinars, webcasting, hybrid events, online video hosting and custom video portals.

    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 1:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Shed 6, Wellington

    At AuSAE LINC Conference – Building your Association for the Future,  explore the rich mix that represents the New Zealand association sector and the most current array of thought and solutions –and find the perfect match to move you forward!

    Exchange ideas with executives from across the spectrum of association leadership.

    Explore solutions brought to you by vendors and suppliers with deep understanding of the incorporated society market and connect with thought leaders who are shifting the way we approach leadership, the economy, change and more….

    Join your peers from across the country for two & a-half days of learning, networking and discovery in Wellington. Register today!

    STOP PRESS: All Conference registrations will have a deferred payment, due 1 November

    All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ or 027 249 8677.

    • 29 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 01 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne

    Registration Information

    Advance Registration           *ending 31st  October 2020
    *limited number of 50 registrations available



    Non Member


    Industry Partner (suppliers to the sector who are current members of AuSAE)


    *from 1st November 2020 – 



    Non Member


    One Day Member


    One Day Non Member


    Industry Partner


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    ACE 2020 Venue Sponsor

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 11:30 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 07 Apr 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Shed 6, Wellington

    This event has been postponed until 2021

    1.5-day Trade show and educational event for New Zealand’s association community - connect!

    Professional education designed to meet
    your needs, your career level, and your goals...

    plus partners and resources to help solve your challenges.

    businessXchange - the AuSAE Appointment Show
    Put your purchasing power to good use by meeting one-on-one with select exhibitors at this two-hour efficient and cost-effective business event happening the afternoon of Day 1.

    associationX Trade show
    Connect face-to-face with over 50 exhibiting companies at the Trade show on the afternoon of Day 2

    Visit the website for more information 

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