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Wednesday April 17

Alexandria, Virginia

American Society of Clinical Oncology – Conference Center 2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA

$95 ReviewMyAMS Supporters*

$195 AMS Vendors

$195 AMS Consultants

This program is limited to association technology vendors and consultants.

What to expect?

This event is all about collaboration – coming together to share ideas as we explore ways to improve the outcomes of technology projects for the association industry. Of course, there will also be plenty of time to network and catch-up with some fun and surprises along the way!

Our day will begin with brainstorming in small groups to uncover areas which could be improved.  These will be small group facilitated discussions designed to surface the challenges we collectively face.

For our afternoon breakouts we will build on our morning sessions as we collectively discuss ways to address the problems and opportunities identified in the morning.

We will close the day with a panel of senior associations executives with dozens of technology projects between them to give us their perspective during an informative panel discussion. 

This event is the first of its kind and we are looking forward to laying the foundation to work together to improve our shared association technology space!

Key Takeaways

  • Cultivate Connections: Meet and learn with other AMS/CRM vendors and consultants
  • Build Insights: Help identify key challenges that all vendors and consultants face in helping associations succeed.
  • Influence Innovation: Help the industry forge workable solutions to improve the outcomes of association technology projects.

Ven-Con™ Agenda

8:30 am – 9:30 amRegistration opens, Light Breakfast and Networking
9:30 am – 10:00 amWelcome, Overview and Introductions
10:00 am - 11:30 am*Problem Identification Breakouts and Group Discussion
11:30 am – 12:00 pmReport Out and Prioritize on Key Pain Points
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm*Break out Solutioning and Generative Ideas Sessions
2:45 pm – 3:30 pmReport Out and Prioritize Solutioning Ideas
3:30 pm – 3:45 pmSnack Break
3:45 pm – 4:45 pmA CEO, a CIO, and a CFO walk into a room full of Vendors and Consultants…
4:45 pm – 5:00 pmClosing Remarks
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmHappy Hour & Networking @ a local watering hole

*Not to worry, we will have short breaks during these long sessions.

Association Panelists:

Karin Fendrich, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR)

Karin Fendrich, CPA, has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) since 2021.  In her role she oversees all financial aspects of the organization, including business processing through the AMS, and the overall IT function of the organization.  Karin has spent the majority of her career working closely with associations in the management and production of their events.  Her past roles included Executive Director of Budget and Estimating at Hargrove, LLC, and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of National Trade Productions.  Past clients have included the New Jersey School Boards Association, American Association of Pediatrics, American Public Transportation Association, and Diving Equipment & Marketing Association. 

Chris Love

Vice President, Information Technology

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Chris is an accomplished IT professional with almost 30 years of experience ranging from hands on systems management to Information System strategic planning. Chris has a passion for collaborating with end users to facilitate the collection and analysis of data, empowering them to make informed decisions that drive business success.  He received a master’s degree in Information Systems Project Management from The George Washington University and is now the Vice President of Information Technology at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Before AdvaMed, Chris lead the IT department at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for 17 years.  He has also worked as an IT consultant at Ernst and Young among other consulting firms.

When not working, Chris enjoys reading, golfing with his two boys and playing board games with his family.

Tori Miller Liu, MBA, FASAE, CAE, CIP

President & CEO

The Association for Intelligent Information Management (AAIM)

AAIM the world’s leading association dedicated to the information management industry. She is an experienced association executive, technology leader, speaker, and facilitator. Previously, she served as the Chief Information Officer of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A longtime contributor and volunteer in the association community, Tori is a current member of the ASAE Executive Management Advisory Council and a co-founder and past Board Member of the Association Women Technology Champions. She was named a 2020 Association Trends Young & Aspiring Professional and 2021 Association Forum Forty under 40 award recipient. She is also an alumna of the ASAE NextGen program. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Certified Information Professional (CIP), and holds an MBA from George Washington University. Tori was honored to be named an ASAE Fellow (FASAE) in 2023.  

Who’s Participating?

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with your industry peers to help build a better system selection process that allows associations to acquire solutions that best serve their needs and budgets, while vendors and consultants focus on projects that align with their products and business goals.

We encourage inclusion of anyone in your firm who is involved with the process, including leadership, sales executives and engineers, marketing, account and project management, etc., so we can consider a 360 view of the process

Here are some of the firms you’ll be collaborating with:

  • Altai
  • Cobalt CRM Solutions
  • Community Brands
  • Dennison Associates
  • Ellipsis Partners
  • Euclid Technology
  • Fonteva
  • fusionSpan
  • iMIS
  • Impexium
  • Matrix Group
  • Protech
  • The AMS Guy

Why are we launching Ven-Con?

Ask most association professionals about their thoughts on selecting, implementing, and managing an AMS/CRM system and you don’t find many positive experiences.  We all collectively feel like the “system” is not working particularly well.  But where do you start to make some positive changes?

Ven-Con is the first-ever event tailored just for AMS Vendors and Consultants in the association sector.  It is our attempt to spark some positive change.

Join us as we network with AMS vendors and consultants, discuss ways to improve the acquisition process and outcomes of critical AMS/CRM projects, and find new ways of leveraging insights from the 2021 and 2023 AMS/CRM System Selection results to collectively improve our space.

Cap off the day with a client panel featuring association executives who share their perspectives on improving the outcomes of the AMS/CRM software/technology lifecycle and working with industry partners.

Together we can forge better collaboration and drive improved outcomes for our association clients!