Events Community of Interest
The TECNA Events Community of Interest (CoI) is a peer-to-peer collaboration and information-sharing group. Over quarterly calls, TECNA members who support events gain new insights from an invited speaker. The second half of each call is designed for networking, sharing best practices and raising questions, so that we are best positioned to host top-notch events that provide member value and revenue for our tech councils/associations. This CoI is a "TECNA member only" group. For more information or to join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Call & TopicCommunity of Interest Events 2018 Q1 CallMarch 14, 201810:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDTTopic: Inclusive Events
How do we address tech’s diversity problem; how do we recognize our own unconscious bias and the systemic bias built into our local tech communities? What are the concrete steps we can take to have more diverse speaker lineups, attract and engage event attendees across different silos in our communities, etc.
Most Recent Call
The last conference call of Events COI took place on December 5, 2017. Rylee O'Brien from Technology Association of Oregon facilitated the call.
Every Tech Council or Association has unique experiences when it comes to partnerships. When we look at local government, chamber of commerce, workforce boards or other non-profits - partnering on events and programs is often decided on a case by case basis. Whether partnerships are sponsored or simply just strategic for your association/council - it’s an ongoing battle of who to work with, how much of your team is dedicated to the work and what outcomes can collectively be expected.
The planning and politics that go into selecting or rejecting partnerships are different for all of us, but sharing best practices can help us all.
Call notes are available for download under "Resources" in the Members Only portal of this website.To See a summary of notes from the call and other available member resources log in to GrowthZone (formerly MemberZone): Click Here.