What is AMS Fest?

Thought Leader Sessions. Case Studies.
Tactical and Strategic Breakouts. Platform Previews. More!

AMS Fest is two loaded days where you’ll be elbow-to-elbow with other association executives, AMS consultants and AMS vendors that all want to engage in discussions around nothing but AMS. You’ll be sure to hear talks related to any (and maybe all) of the following: the future of AMS, where does the AMS really fit in our technology solar system, what’s trending, what’s not working and what is working, what’s innovative, should associations or technology vendors be the guiding force in development, what new systems are out there, CRM vs AMS, and the list goes on…

No doubt we’ll exhaust the subject matter and you’ll have new friends in the biz. See you there!

Why AMS Fest?

Let’s face it, technology conferences have become massive and expensive. When you are in a room with thousands of people and hundreds of exhibitors, it can be daunting to find people that are in similar AMS circumstances, AMS vendors that meet your needs, and consultants that can help you assess your situation. That’s why we’ve created AMS Fest!

Day One

We’ll kickoff with a Daybreak (breakfast networking party) followed by an unforgetable opening speaker and a panel discussion. We’ll also get brief hellos from the AMS Companies. The afternoon is filled with two tracks: Power Strip and Level 30,000. Power Strip is the tactical series where you’ll walk away with a complete checklist on how to plan, select and implement an AMS. The alternative series is called Level 30,000 where we’ll hear from some of the top tech leaders in our industry on strategic management and execution.

Day Two

The second day some of us are going to get a head start on the AMS Previews then together we’ll get our day started with Daybreak. Then we’ll really roll up our sleeves and get under the hood of the platforms with more 30-minute platform previews. Don’t want to attend an AMS Preview? That’s okay, we’ve got small facilitated Block and Tackle sessions that address some of the hottest topics in the association tech world. We’ll also hear the 2.0 discussion on the current status of tech investments in our industry.

Who Loves It?

AMS Fest is designed for the association executive that will be part of the AMS or CRM decision making process sometime in the next two years. The two types of content Power Strip (tactical) and Level 30,000 (strategic) keep in mind all types of job roles — anyone from the IT Director or Executive Director to the Database Manager will find value in attending AMS Fest.

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What's Different?

AMS Fest is not only unique because of the venue. Both days you’ll be elbow-to-elbow with other association executives, AMS consultants and vendors that all want to engage in discussions around nothing but AMS and CRM. Of course we discuss other association technology tools too, but where else can you get a deep dive on APIs, middleware, IT infrastructure, selection, implementation and more? Plus we’ll have a barista on staff all day and serve beer at lunch!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The last AMS Fest 100% of surveyed attendees said they would recommend AMS Fest to a colleague. We feel great about it and we’re so certain you will get your time and money’s worth out of both days that we guarantee it. If you aren’t satisfied then just request your money back and we’ll honor it.

Registration Open August 18!

Early Bird Association Executive Registration

Here's What People Are Saying

“This was a very helpful event & excellent to meet so many association professionals experienced with a variety of AMS platforms. It was also very helpful to meet many vendors in a more informative and less-sales-pressured environment.” Lincoln McNey

Director of Global IT, Internet Society

“I went through the AMS transition process several years ago with another organization and I think I can speak for the whole organization by saying it would have been GREAT to have something like this then. Between two AMS Fests we have sent 4 staff and we’ve all gained a TON of useful information. I have no doubt what we have learned has already helped us!” Anne Nevel

Manager of Education Programs, Helicopter Association International

“Just say “Tech Conference” and some people (mistakenly) picture a bunch of dull, monotonous Dilbert look-alikes droning on about security, hacking, and servers. Forget that image. AMS Fest was lively, at times controversial, and yet filled with a unified crowd set on the same goals.” Derek Leman

Operations Manager, 501CIO

“I don’t know if it’s the intimate size, the creative scheduling, the interesting topics, or all 3, but this is becoming a must-attend for me. I’m working on getting to Chicago just so I don’t miss something awesome that happens.” Leann Sheep

VP, Membership Operations, American Bankers Association