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October 11, 2021
The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only conference designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a 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! See you at CEX 2021!
Why You Should Attend CEX
Check out the video to see highlights from past CEX events.
Meet the Hosts of CEX
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 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.
Why Attendees Love CEX
We surveyed 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
CRPs Love CEX
"These are my people and there is no other event that serves the chapter component relations community like this one does. I can guarantee that I will absolutely reference them throughout the year, and use what I learned at this event."
Jill Murphy, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
"It’s revolutionary. It’s you and all of your colleagues. They get it, they understand the pain points and they cheer you on and give you new ideas."
Lindsay Currie, Council on Undergraduate Research (Formerly at RAPS)
"Being a part of CEX is critically important for any membership professional honestly. It doesn’t matter if you are managing members, your managing chapters, state affiliates, special interest groups, sections. Whatever the case maybe, you’re going to walk away with ideas that you can implement right away."
Kelly Verberg, American Staffing Association (ASA)
"One of the most valuable things is the fact that people can submit what they are interested in, what they want to learn about so that by the time we get together you all do a great job of matching us with people who do things differently so we can learn from one another."
Wesley Carr, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
"From CEX this year, I have great ideas for how we are going to develop into our chapters, how we are going to change them, and transform them. I had a great time, I love this! Coming back again. I am already making my reservation for next year."
Becky Folger, American Mensa
"CEX is the furthest thing from a conference. It’s talking to the experts, it’s learning something new. You are not being spoken at, it’s a true collaboration."
Patrick Algyer, Encore Engagement Solutions (Formerly at GBTA)
Our 2020 CEX Sponsors
Jupiter - Premier Sponsor
Smarter, Simpler Membership Management: Impexium’s 100% cloud-based membership management platform supports the full range of association business and administrative activities. By combining enterprise-level functionality with the benefits of a software-as-a-service model, we help associations transform their business.
GrowthZone Association Management Software features marketing automation, event and project management, continuing education management & tracking, and more. The all-in-one solution helps associations grow and retain membership, engage and inform members, and streamline tedious tasks. Guaranteed.
memberplanet offers dynamic solutions for associations to manage members, engage constituents, and grow their membership. The cloud-based AMS provides benefits for each level of your association, from enterprise-level functionality for administrative staff to self-service tools for chapters and members. The national level can gain transparency over all aspects of chapters’ activities through aggregate reporting. Intuitive features minimize the learning curve during staff transitions and encourage easy adoption. Chapter leaders can access a powerful database, website building tools and templates, multi-channel marketing and communication features, fundraising and event management tools.
StarChapter is a member-friendly association software company serving local chapters of professional and trade associations in the United States and Canada. StarChapter’s mission is to help local leaders grow their chapter’s attendance, membership, and revenue. The software combines event registration, membership management, email marketing, mobile friendly website layouts, eCommerce, and web services. Board members have access to StarChapter Advisors, online support, 24/7 ticket administrators, phone support, and ongoing board training webinars. StarChapter continually provides resources to help local leaders succeed with chapter management insights.
Sun - Education Partner
Event Garde partners with association volunteers and staff to design engaging learning and networking experiences, as well as to source and vet chapter speakers via the review platform ReviewMySpeaker.com.