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Futures Conference FAQ
Who should attend?
We highly value our engaged members of IAAP and we do want you there. We also want members more commonly referred to as “checkbook” members – those who are not as engaged and active in the IAAP at the present time. We also need people who are not members but have an interest in our association. This may include your boss, current IAAP sponsors and advertisers, educators, your company’s CEO, HR personnel and co-workers that are office professionals and have never heard of us. Do you know someone that would have an interest in attending? Please, tell them about the conference.
What will this cost?
Those invited to the conference can attend at no charge. There will be a $100 fee to help us cover food and beverage costs. We’ll be hosting a welcome reception, a lunch both days and a morning and afternoon break each day. Those attending will be responsible for travel and hotel costs, and meal costs not already provided by IAAP. Hotel rooms at the Anaheim Hilton, where the conference will be held, are $183/night.
What exactly will we do during the conference?
Plan, strategize, connect and plan the future of IAAP. You’ll do this by answering questions, brainstorming solutions, participating in round-table discussion and group activities.
What is the end goal?
When we are finished with this process, which not only includes the Futures Conference, but also information now being collected via focus groups, online conferencing, interviews, surveys and other industry research, we will have developed a strategic three-to-five year plan based on research. This will give us an understanding of the current and future challenges facing the association and the professionals within it. You will leave Anaheim with a streamlined view of where the organization is heading and how it is going to get there.
When will I know if I’m invited to the Futures Conference?
Those who are invited to the strategic planning conference will be notified in November 2012. At that time we will ask for a firm commitment from you to attend.
What do I do if I’m selected to go?
After you’re selected, make your hotel reservation. Then, watch your e-mail. We will be in communication with you to help you prepare for the Futures Conference in March.