Association Forum Celebrates Valued Partners in Excelerate Program

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Excelerate Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CHICAGO (June 24, 2024) — Association Forum is proud to acknowledge the unwavering support and dedication of our esteemed Excelerate partners. Forum’s overarching content program, Excelerate, focuses on three critical issue areas reaching all professional levels: New Power Leadership, Intrapreneurship, and Tomorrow is Now. These partnerships have been instrumental in enabling us to deliver custom-curated content through dynamic educational programming, premier events, and an abundance of networking experiences to our members. 

Excelerate partners play a crucial role in exposing our members to industry experts and proven solutions, helping them achieve their organizational goals as well as enrich the community at large. Their generous contributions and continuous involvement have allowed Association Forum to remain a vital resource at the forefront of industry innovation and professional development. 

“Through the Excelerate program, our partners’ support has been instrumental in creating opportunities for growth and connection among our members,” said Artesha Moore, FASAE, CAE, CEO of Association Forum. “We are immensely grateful for their commitment and collaboration, which have significantly enhanced our ability to serve the association community. Partners truly do make it possible!” 

Two partners recently joined the Excelerate program at the Premier level—the top level offered. Visit Omaha has been a longtime supporter of Association Forum and is now a Premier Excelerate Sponsor. Their unwavering dedication and investment in the Forum community continues to be remarkable.  
 
“Association Forum is an innovative, energetic industry leader with a mission that complements Visit Omaha’s goals,” says Visit Omaha Vice President of Sales and Services Cathy Keller. “Our premier partnership with Association Forum feels like a natural fit and allows us to reach executives and professionals in a more personal way.” 

New to the Excelerate program is Premier Partner United Airlines. Association Forum is thrilled to embark on this new relationship with United, working together toward the organization’s vision of a bolder, brighter future. 

“I am thrilled about this new partnership with Association Forum,” says Greg Moore, Director—Regional Sales & MICE for United Airlines. “We recognize the value Association Forum delivers in support of the association management practice and are excited to showcase the various ways in which United for Business can support their business, meetings, and incentive travel needs. We’ll work every day to deliver the best possible travel experience and reward your trust in us, and we look forward to a great year ahead.” 

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our partners for their dedication and support,” says Bob Moore, MA, MS, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and chair of Association Forum’s Board of Directors. “Their involvement is not only a testament to their commitment to the association community but also a driving force behind the success of Association Forum’s mission,” Moore adds. 

The Excelerate partnership program represents the top three partnership levels and currently supports 12 partnerships. Association Forum’s total partnership program exceeds 40 organizations. These partners help fuel Association Forum’s education, events, publications, and advocacy benefiting nearly 3,000 members. In return, partners gain access to a dedicated network of association professionals that reaches more than 35 million members. Chicago associations represent more than $10 billion in combined budgets and spend $2 billion in meetings and conventions each year.  

For a full list of our Excelerate Partners, click here.  

For organizations interested in becoming a partner and contributing to the Association Forum community, we invite you to join the Excelerate program. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the association industry, fostering innovation, education, and professional development. 

About the Author

The mission of Association Forum is to advance the professional practice of association management. Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 3,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 27 million members and generate $10 billion in global annual expenditures. Visit www.associationforum.org for more information.

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