Before You Go

Attention AMSFest Participants!

By attending AMSFest this year, you are actively setting yourself up for success with its wide array of solution vendors and association consultants packed into 2 full days.

Have you done your homework to get the best value from AMSFest?

We invite you to join our team of industry insiders, AMSFest Sponsors, James Marquis, CIO of 501Works and Olivia Wilkins, Business Analyst, PerByte, for this FREE webinar where you’ll get the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your AMSFest experience.

Shopping for a new AMS Solution can be a difficult and complex process.  This companion webinar provides you with the following 10 practical takeaways to help successfully choose a new system for your organization.

    1. What to expect at AMSFest?
    2. Know yourself. – Why are you attending and what information should you have at the ready?
    3. What are your pillars for success?
    4. What makes you weird? (In a good way!)
    5. Who to bring with you
    6. Get the most out of the demos. Swipe right?
    7. Stay organized – The “Demo Tracker”
    8. It’s not just a vendor dance… meet some consultants who can help.
    9. Make some association friends… we are stronger together.
    10. Gain insights from the 2023 AMS/CRM System Selection Survey

Who Should Attend

Anyone attending (OR considering attending) AMSFest is welcome to join us for this FREE online event. Invite others from your staff who may not be able to join you at AMSFest. Everyone is welcome.

Can’t make our live Webinar? This session will be recorded and available to all registrants after the program.


James Marquis

CIO, 501Works

James is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working with associations and non-profits of all sizes. James possesses excellent communications skills allowing him to function as a trainer, technology evangelist and to bridge the divide which frequently exists between functional business units and information technology specialists. Coupled with his ability to deep-dive into technology, these key skills allow James to operate across department lines and organizational levels to better integrate technology with the strategic and tactical needs of an organization

Olivia Wilkins

Business Analyst/Project Manager, PerByte

Olivia was part of the AMS implementation teams for two associations where she facilitated end user training, delivered business and process analysis, and provided data management. Before joining the world of associations, Olivia taught a variety of grade-school subjects and undergraduate coursework where she honed her craft evaluating how people learn and engage with systems, processes, and environments. She combines two decades of experience in education, change management, and analytics to improve user adoption and foster strong relationships between technical and non-technical teams. Olivia joined PerByte in February 2022 as the Business Analyst/Project Manager.