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May 1st-3rd, 2019
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 12:00PM 05/03/2019 04:00PM America/New_York SURGE Co-Creation 2019 SURGE is a free virtual conference assembling association professionals from around the world to have productive conversations around innovation & change. Each session of the virtual conference will be produced by a member society or organization that serves the association profession. http://www.associationsuccess.org/surge-cocreation AssociationSuccess.org arianna.rehak@associationsuccess.org

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Why Attend

3Days
12Sessions
36+Speakers

SURGE is a free virtual conference assembling association professionals from around the world to have productive conversations around innovation & change. The sessions are the seeds of discussion! As they play, a chat runs simultaneously, where attendees can interact with each other, as well as the speakers.

Why is this event called SURGE Co-Creation? Each session of the virtual conference will be produced by a different member society or organization that serves the association profession. This is a collaboration like you’ve never seen before.

It’s our strong belief that the best way to solve industry problems is through collective knowledge, and SURGE is about coming together as a global community to learn from each other.

CAE

We are a CAE Approved Provider.

How it Works

Who is putting on this event?

This event is being hosted by AssociationSuccess.org. We are a facilitator of great ideas, so this conference is truly a collection of ideas and insights from dozens of people. We are also delighted to be partnering with a number of member societies across the globe, representing voices from all corners of the industry.

What is the format of the conference?

This is a three-day event from 12-4PM EST on May 1st-3rd. Each session is an hour long, and is pre-recorded. This allows the speakers to spend the entire session period in the attendee chat answering the attendee’s burning questions. At the same time, you will be able to communicate with the other speakers and attendees through the same chat.

Where is this event located?

This conference exists in the virtual space, as it gives us the opportunity to bring together thousands of association professionals from around the world.

How many speakers per session, and do I need to source the others if I’m interested in participating?

There are 4 speakers per session. If you’ve never attended a SURGE before, we highly recommend watching previous ones. Here’s our last event, and you can watch the sessions on-demand. You’ll notice that in each session, there is a “discussion leader” that drives the conversation, and the four speakers tackle the topic at hand in fireside chat style.

I see the sessions are pre-recorded?

They sure are! This means that at the live event you can participate in the chat. All recordings will take place the week of March 25th. It’s the responsibility of the discussion leaders to coordinate a time with their sessions’ panelists to record that week. Therefore it’s important that you’re available at least for one day that week.

Is there a person in charge of organizing the sessions?

Every session has a designated Discussion Leader. This person coordinates the group and is the point person with the AssociationSuccess.org team. They are also the one who animates the discussion during the recording.

Can attendees ask speakers questions? Will there be a chance for Q&A?

The sessions are pre-recorded so that the speakers can spend time answering attendee questions in the chat.

What is the time commitment?

Initial planning call with other speakers: 60 minutes

Recording the session: 90 minutes

Debut of your session: 60 minutes

What are the expectations of me at the live event on May 1st-3rd?

While the sessions play, the speakers are in the chat answering questions. This part is not mandatory to be a speaker. We’re grateful for your contributions to making the event amazing, and totally understand if you’re not able to participate at the live event!

What does being a discussion leader entail? What are the roles of a discussion leader?

Discussion leaders are expected to plan, facilitate, direct and manage their session:

  • Plan: Scheduling all meetings and sticking to deadlines pre-determined with AssociationSuccess.org
  • Facilitate: Running the preparatory meeting with the rest of the speaking team.
  • Direct: Guide the recorded discussion with questions, and pushing the conversation forward.
  • Manage: ensuring all documents/information required is submitted to AssociationSuccess.org according to deadlines.
What are the consequences of missing deadlines along the way?

Meet Marycelis - the SURGE contact person. She lives in Canada. As she pushes through the cold and ever gloomy days, the only thing that makes her smile is punctuality.

When does the call for speakers close, and when will we hear from you?

February 22nd at 5PM EST is when the call closes; you will hear from us (either way!) by March 1st.

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