Friday, October 26th, 2018
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Happy Hour to follow
Hyatt Centric Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
$149 Early Bird
$149 Early Bird Pricing
$199 Pricing (Starts June 1st)
Registration Opens March 19th
Why You Should Attend CEX
The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only conference designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a one day forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! Attending CEX will earn you up to eight CAE credits!
Why Attendees Love CEX
We surveyed the 2017 CEX attendees and here's what they said were the benefits of attending:
Found new, innovative ideas and best practices to improve chapters
Networking with other Component Relations Professionals
Discovered new solutions to develop and support chapter volunteers
Learned how other organizations are using technology
Share Your Feedback
Now's your chance to let us know what you want to learn at CEX 2018! We want you to share the top 3 topics or ideas you want to learn more about and discuss at this year's event.
Meet the Speakers (2018 Coming Soon)
Thank you to our 2017 speakers for making CEX a huge success! These content leaders included association professionals, technology partners and consultants.
CEX Agenda (2018 Coming Soon)
Check-in, breakfast, sessions and conference activities run from 7:30 am - 4:45 pm. Networking & happy hour from 4:45 - 7:30 pm.
7:30 Morning Meet-Up
8:30 Welcome & Kick Off
9:00 Focus 1: Exploring the Future of Chapters
Lindsay Currie, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at RAPS, and Jennifer Rowell, Director of Member Engagement at NCACPA, start the day exploring why we have chapters today and how those changes are pushing us to re-think the traditional chapter.
9:45 Focus 2: Optimizing Our Chapters
Flash Round: Collaborative Problem-Solving
This round provides each participant an opportunity to get advice on a burning question. Share a burning question. Get advice from your problem-solving team.
Round 1: Relevance - Journey Mapping the Member Experience at the Chapter Level
Andy Steggles, President & Co-Founder of Higher Logic, explores the value of the chapter through the eyes of the member and how to help your chapters be relevant and complement the value proposition of the larger organization (parent and local groups).
11:45 Refresh & Lunch
12:45 Focus 2: Optimizing Our Chapters (cont'd)
Round 2: Resourcing - Supporting Chapter Leaders & Staff
Reggie Henry, CAE, Chief Information & Engagement Officer at ASAE, focuses on optimizing time and talents through tools, template, strategies, technology and systems for chapter leaders - volunteer and paid.
Round 3: Leadership - Nurturing & Developing Volunteers
Peggy Hoffman, CAE, Co-Founder & President at Mariner Management & Marketing LLC, focuses this round on the people - our current and future local leaders - and effective practices in volunteer models, training and leadership development & succession.
3:00 Focus 3: Driving Chapter Success with Metrics & Dashboards
Peter Houstle, Co-Founder & CEO at Mariner Management & Marketing LLC, explored how performance dashboards can ensure strategic alignment with and a positive ROI from your chapters.
4:00 Focus 4: Ideas Into Actions
Our closing session focuses on you. This is the time to lock in your ideas, schedule follow-up connections with learning partners, and swap resources. You'll learn how to transfer the CEX experience into on-going, sustainable improvement throughout your ``chapter`` system.
4:45 CRP CEXy Party
``A space for CRPs has been missing for a long time...We need to band together to share our wisdom and best practices. A big part of doing that is coming to CEX!``
Meet the CEXy Squad
Billhighway is excited to host this one-of-a-kind experience with our friends Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle from Mariner Management & Marketing LLC.
Got chapters? We’ve got solutions. Billhighway unifies finances and data for organizations with components. We solve inherent operational, data and financial complexities that impact component-based associations.
Mariner Management & Marketing
Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.
CEX Experience Squad (2018 Coming Soon)
CEX is for CRPs, by CRPs. Here are the association professionals that helped put together the agenda for CEX. If you're interested in joining the 2018 Experience Squad, please contact us for more info.
Meet the Sponsors (2018 Coming Soon)
A huge thank you to our 2017 CEX sponsors: Community Brands, GrowthZone, Higher Logic and ChapterSpot for helping us to #LeverageChapters! If you're interested in a 2018 sponsorhip, please contact us for more info.