Education Calendar

Association Forum’s upcoming events and opportunities

By the FORUM magazine editors

FRM SepOct Calendar


SmartTech Conference® 2020
Sept. 30, 2020
8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
CAE credit hours: 5.0
Standard rate (begins Sept. 1): $119 member; $149 nonmember

Association Forum is Transforming for the Digital Revolution. Our revamped SmartTech Conference will help you navigate a new decade and transform the digital side of your business with tools and techniques for incorporating AI and emerging technologies. SmartTech 2020 kicks off with an opening keynote from ISACA Chief Technology Officer Simona Rollinson where she will showcase emerging technologies and what they will mean for associations as they evolve to better serve their members’ needs. Then choose from breakouts on topics such as cybersecurity, AI, subscription models and machine learning.


Turn Up the Volume on Your Partnership Revenue with PPN’s Corporate Partnership Accelerator Training
Oct. 7 & 8, 2020
9 a.m.–noon each day
CAE credit hours: 5.0
Fee: Check for details.

This two half-day training course, offered by the Partnership Professionals Network (PPN) in partnership with Association Forum, is crafted so association executives can more effectively implement revenue-generating corporate partnership and sponsorship strategies. In this active learning training, participants will have the opportunity to practice pitching their value proposition. Following the training, participants will receive a sample assets worksheet and sample packaging document to aide in developing or enhancing a successful corporate partnership program. This program will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic on in-person conference sponsorships, virtual conference sponsorships and year-long partnerships.

Presenting the Association Management Essentials Series
Designed to meet the growing needs of your entry and mid-level employees, this series consists of three-hour, highly interactive, targeted learning sessions focused on core management essentials and built upon the CAE domains. Courses are available individually or as a bundle. A certificate of completion (as well as 15 CAE credits) will be awarded to those participants who complete the entire series.

Membership 360: Sept. 14, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon
Ins and Outs of Association Law: Sept. 23, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon
Your Leadership Potential: Oct. 14, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon
Governance Essentials: Oct. 28, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon

Full bundle: $599 members; $849 nonmembers
Per session: $149 members; $199 nonmembers

Receive 10% off if you bring a second person to any of the sessions. Email for this special group rate. For full details and schedules, visit

Events listed here are Association Forum programs. Further details and registration information can be found at Programs are subject to change.

Online Learning: Easy-to-access on-demand education always available for the association professional on-the-go. Expand your knowledge and earn CAE credits at your convenience. Visit

Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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