The 2022 summer show season is one of the more highly-anticipated – at least it feels that way for us! Back from virtual, back from hybrid, back to meeting you in-person, because let’s face it, we’re ALL better together. 

Where we’ve been. Well, some of the stops.

Our event calendar has been packed in 2022 with stops made and miles logged across the US. From up north, at ESSAE Annual in Saratoga Springs, New York where Director of Marketing, Erin Sullivan, presented No Community Manager? No Problem. To down south, at the SISO CEO Summit in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Trade Show Wonk, Rich Vallaster, attended and later published an insightful recap with key takeaways and the answer to the question, ‘Are Events Like Riding a Bike?’ Don’t forget your helmet.

We made a stop out east, as east as you can go (think touching the sand and the smell of the Atlantic Ocean air). Our team went to Jekyll Island, Georgia for GSAE’s Annual Meeting. Before we went east, we travelled way west to Olympic Valley, California for CalSAE’s ELEVATE conference in April. At ELEVATE, Chief Growth Officer, Phil Dolan, presented about creating your ripple effect and making a positive impact by widening our scope beyond the tasks at hand.

It doesn’t stop there, July and August may be our busiest months of the entire year. If we haven’t seen your association or chamber yet, we want to and here’s where to find us:

Where we’re headed.

AMCs Engaged

Meg Moulden is teaming up with our partner Synergos AMC to present at AMCs Engaged in Detroit, Michigan. Meg, along with Synergos COO Joy DesMarais-Lanz, CAE, MA, CMM and CEO Lane Velayo, CAE will share insights, perspectives and considerations for employers and employees as work schedules change, offices reopen, work from home normalizes and some find a hybrid balance. If someone on your team is attending AMCs Engaged, check out their session, Considerations for Employees’ Return to Office, on Tuesday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. ET. If you aren’t attending AMCs Engaged, but want to learn more, reach out to Meg via LinkedIn.

FSAE Annual Meeting

It’s Tampa time! We’re packing the sunscreen, our signature branded socks (we’re giving some away – lucky you) and these fancy folding Ray-Ban sunglasses, a major #ProTip from the Trade Show Wonk’s Event Suitcase. We will be exhibiting at FSAE Annual July 20-22, and if you’re attending, we’d love to connect. Stop by Table #3 to meet the team, grab some socks (while they last) and to learn more about how we can work better together by advancing your mission and engaging your members.

#ACCE22 in Indy

We’re making bucket list dreams come true this year at ACCE Annual! If your bucket list includes, ‘gondola ride,’ we’ve got you. Enter for your chance to win a VIP Gondola Ride through the Indy canals during the #ACCE22 Opening Party on Tuesday, July 26! The contest closes on Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Booth #307 in The Circuit is where it’s at! Stop by and chat with familiar faces, hear about product updates and register to win a $200 St. Elmo Steak House gift card. That’s a lot of beef!

GREAT CONTENT ALERT! Personify’s Laura Alin will join Denise Starr, Director of Member Relations for our longtime partner the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, to present insights about how the Nashville Area Chamber increased staff productivity (yes, please!) by automating manual tasks with MC Trade. As a result, Denise and her colleagues saw improved member engagement and retention. Find out HOW on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. CT in Room 201.

On Wednesday evening, we’re celebrating with the 2022 Chambers of the Year Finalist, an impressive list! Congrats to all y’all!

End #ACCE22 on a HAPPY note. Join fellow Personify clients at a refreshing Happy Hour at High Velocity, JW Marriott on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. CT. RSVP HERE.

ASAE Annual

Hey ASAE Annual, we’re the “new” Personify, and we’ve never met in-person! That’s right. We’re getting ready for the big show. While we’re still polishing off what’s sure to be an amazing in-person introduction to the “new” Personify, we CAN give you a sneak preview of next month’s awesomeness.

Associations just wanna have funds? They sure DO! Which is why this year’s Personify Booth, #515, is flush with cash. Take a spin in our cash booth and GET MONEY – It just makes cents!

The Shindig just got bigger and better. The former Small Staff Shindig presented by MemberClicks is now The Shindig presented by Personify and AffiniPay, welcoming staffs of all sizes to the fun. We guarantee that your Sunday evening just got more delicious at Bakersfield Mexican Restaurant. Go ahead and add it to your calendar – RSVP coming soon!

Small staffs and BIG plans. We’re working on big plans for associations with smaller staffs, starting with the Small Staff Reception on Sunday, August 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. CT.  Join other small staff professionals in room 102AB of the Music City Center. Drinks and food will be available.  RSVP details are coming soon.

If your team is small, then you know that time and resources always seem short. Stop by the Small Staff Lounge to relax your feet, grab a snack and find out how we can help, because small staffs and Personify are better together. The Small Staff Lounge is open Sunday and Monday form 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until noon in the Davidson Ballroom A3 of the Music City Center.

While we know we won’t see everyone this summer, we are excited to be attending events and supporting industry partners. If you won’t be attending any of the events listed above, we are back on the road this fall and perhaps, coming to a city near you.