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Monday, April 15, 2019 | 8:25 AM 9:15 AM


“Moonshots of the Intelligent Age”

Monday, April 15, 2019
8:25 AM 9:15 AM

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO & Co-Founder – XLabs


Collaboration Session

Monday, April 15, 2019
9:25 AM 10:10 AM


Chris McEntee, Executive Director/CEO – American Geophysical Union (AGU)


Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO & Co-Founder – XLabs

Erik Asgeirsson, CEO & President –

Kimberly Mosley CAE, CPE, President –American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)

Kathy Trahan, President/CEO – Alliance Safety Council


Super Session I “The Future-Ready Association Leader – Leading with Strategic Foresight”

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 AM 11:20 AM


Tom Hood, Executive Director, CEO – Maryland Association of CPAs


NeXT Session 2 “Future of Engagement”

Monday, April 15, 2019
11:25 AM 12:15 PM

Does your association strategy include learning, face-to-face events, member care and engagement? Do you struggle to engage millennials and members at the local level? Are sources for professional or industry related news overwhelming your traditional newsletters?

This session features innovative companies whose technologies will impact and enhance your member’s experience. You will learn, experience, and collaborate with eight (practical) innovations that will change the way you deliver your programs, information, and services.
Following the session tech innovators will provide hands-on demonstrations and answer your questions in a one-on-one environment at our newly added FUTURE OF ENGAGEMENT Lab.


Robb Lee, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, ASAE 


Zenus: Panos Moutafis 

Sciensio: Robert Caldwell 

Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) UCF: Dr. David Metcalf

SimCita: Manny Dominguez 

Mursion: Dr. Carrie Straub, PhD, Executive Director 

Results Direct: Michael Jones Jared Loftus 

Fusion: Hugh Lee


NeXT Session 1 “Your Brand in the Age of Conversational Interfaces”

Monday, April 15, 2019
11:25 AM 12:15 PM

Examine the state of Voice today, how to best navigate the present, and some things to expect down the road. Explore what a conversation designer does, what happens behind the scenes, understand the day to day challenges. Focus in on how one develops a persona for a conversational product and ensure it aligns with brand and user needs.


Jon Bloom, Senior Conversation Designer, Google


Super Session II SIMCITA, Virtual Reality Platform: Virtual Conference/Association

Monday, April 15, 2019
1:25 PM 2:10 PM

Presented by:

Dr. Manny Dominguez, Founder & CEO – Simulocity: SIMCITA


Technology Showcase

Monday, April 15, 2019

4:05 PM  5:35 PM


Steven Fleisher, Founder & CEO – TwoDegrees

Lauren Kunze, CEO – Pandorabots

Edgar Muñoz, Founder & CEO – Aeronyde

Satish Movva, Founder & CEO – CarePredict


NeXT Session 3 “Future of Adult Learning”

Monday, April 15, 2019

2:30 PM  4:00 PM


Tracy Petrillo, Chief Learning Officer –Construction Specifications Institute

Panel 1: Beyond the hype bright shiny strategies – what trends do we need to pay attention to? What will drive long term value for the working adult?

Jason A. Tyszko, Vice President, Center for Education and Workforce – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Amber Garrison Duncan, PhD, Strategy Director – Lumina Foundation

Panel 2: Harnessing the energy of innovation and the ecosystem dynamics of the member/customer

Christopher Urena, Director – American Speech Language Hearing Association Professional

Alec Whitters, CEO – Higher Learning Technologies

Jim Daniels, IBM, Senior Manager, WW Learning & Credential Solutions