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ASAE Research Foundation Lounge

All are welcome to stop by the ASAE Research Foundation Lounge to recharge between sessions and network with fellow association professionals and industry partners. Visit the Our Research booth to learn how you can support current and upcoming research initiatives – and engage in our daily discussion topics:


Monday, August 10


Driving Value Through Business Innovation

11:45 a.m.

Panelists: Barry Barresi, OD, Ph.D., Association Ventures; Christine McEntee, FASAE; Lemmietta McNeilly, CAE, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE, CAE, American Society of Anesthesiologists; Thomas Serena, American Gastroenterological Association

The foundation's Association Business Ventures study focused on healthcare associations, but all leaders can relate to the innovation impetus amidst a disruptive environment. Hear a distinguished panel's take on business-venture innovation and learn how you might apply a readiness maturity model to your own innovation efforts. [This discussion will happen live.]


Tuesday, August 11


ASAE ForesightWorks Panel: Algorithms and Rights; The Surveillance Economy

11:45 a.m.

Panelists: Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, Foresight First, LLC; Reggie Henry, CAE, ASAE; Bob London, CAE, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity; Damita Snow, American Society of Civil Engineers

This discussion focuses on the societal impacts and ethical considerations of emerging technology, specifically artificial intelligence and surveillance. Thought leaders discuss the implications for associations surrounding these issues. [Pre-recorded; Panelists will join in the chat.]


Advancing DEI Across Association Communities

4:30 p.m.

Panelists: Cie Armstead, MPA,DBA, American College of Healthcare Executives; Heba Mahmoud, Consumer Technology Association; Cecilia Plaza, Ph.D., CAE, ASAE Research Foundation; Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Richard Yep, FASAE, CAE, American Counseling Association

Leaders in DEI discussed the ongoing work of association in creating and sustaining diverse, equitable, inclusive workplaces and industries. Issues were discussed with consideration of the societal impacts of current events, such as recent events with the Black Lives Movement and the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. [Pre-recorded; Panelists will join in the chat.]


Wednesday, August 11


Impact Every Day: Surprises, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Next Century of Association Work

11:45 a.m.

Panelists: Sharon Moss, Ph.D., CAE, ASAE Research Foundation; Marc Beebe, CAE, IEEE; Polly Karpowicz, CAE, Westat; Liz Williamson-Cancio, McKinley Advisors

Get the inside scoop on Impact Every Day, the foundation’s centennial research initiative that explored the impact of associations on society. Hear from those involved in shaping the project about critical takeaways, surprises revealed by the research, and opportunities for associations in making the next 100 years of association work even more impactful. [Pre-recorded; Panelists will join in the chat.]

You can also visit our Get Involved and partner booths to learn more about all of the great resources we offer.