SNAP LAUNCHES CHICAGO-AREA
PUBLISHERS EDUCATION SERIES
As a result of the consolidation of
SNAP’s two national conferences into
one Association Media & Publishing
conference (see article on this page),
SNAP’s traditional fall Chicago-area
conference has been replaced with a
more focused educational programming series as its latest member benefit.
SNAP’s executive director, Amy E.
Lestition, CAE, says the Chicago-area
market will be served through targeted,
half-day education programs which will
cater to specific career paths, media
types, and association structures. The
first in this series was held late March
on social media and a second one was
held on advertising and non-dues revenue in late April. So far, the programs
have been extremely well attended and
“This change is an exciting opportunity to eliminate the redundancy of two
national events and better customize
our content for our membership,”
pointed out Lestition.
The third presentation in the Chicago
education series will be held September
15th and is titled “Design/Editorial:
Access to Resources.” It is followed by a
fourth program on “Expanding Your
Readership through New Media” on
October 27th. Both will be held at the
Association Forum of Chicagoland, 10
S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago,
Ill., from 8:30am-11:30am. Participation
is complimentary for members and $45
per program for non-members. For
more information on the Chicago education series, visit www.snaponline.org.
SNAP’s Association Publishing magazine and
bi-weekly In Touch e-newsletter are the perfect avenues for showcasing your writing
abilities and building up your professional
portfolio. In addition, contributing articles
to SNAP is a great way to give back to the
association and benefit thousands of your
publishing colleagues through your unique
knowledge and insight.
Association Publishing has opportunities
for volunteer columnists and feature writers who focus on big-picture trends and
new publishing strategies. In Touch is our
popular “how-to” e-newsletter that offers
easily digestible, immediately relevant
articles to help association publishers in
their daily work.
To submit article ideas for either publication, or to receive a list of what topics
are already on the schedule, contact Carla
Kalogeridis, SNAP editorial director, at
WHAT IS YOUR PUBLICATION’S
SOURCE: MARCH 2009 ONLINE SURVEY OF SNAP MEMBERS.
THE LAST PARTY STANDING
As event after event is canceled in this tough economic year, there’s still one party left
standing: SNAP’s 29th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala.
Scheduled for June 4th (in conjunction with SNAP’s
Association Media and Publishing Conference) at the
Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, these challenging
times make the celebration at this year’s EXCEL
Awards Gala more appreciated than ever. Recognition
will be given to 181 winners representing 108 associations, selected from nearly 1,000 entries. Winners
were chosen for taking bold chances in editorial,
design, advertising and marketing, online publishing
and electronic newsletter categories.
Yes, it’s an opportunity to receive a just reward in front
of your peers. But the EXCEL Awards Gala is not just
about the winners—it’s a celebration of how far association publishers have come as an industry. We need our
publishing heroes this year to keep us all going and
spark new ideas to take home for our own publishing
efforts. Make it a priority to attend this year’s EXCEL Awards