Plan Now. AMS Fest Midwest, Chicago, June 7-8, 2017

Two Days Designed Just For Those In The Selection Process.
Thought Leader Sessions. Panels. Deep Dives. Demos. More!

Location: The Greenhouse Loft
Hotel Accommodations: Stay tuned.

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

“AMSFest brings the feeling of a fireside chat to a vendor showcase. The sessions are set up to really help bring valuable information to the service and address many of the questions associations face in the AMS selection, implementation and management process. No matter what stage you are in you, there is valuable insights and expertise to draw on at this event.” – Chris Frew, VP,  Breezio

“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

“…an excellent job of bringing the industry experts with captivating topics that every association should know about. First time attendees are always very happy with the collaboration and knowledge that they gain by attending. Even if an organization is not in the market for a new AMS they can benefit by attending the event.” – Angela Miller, Business Development Director, Altai Systems

“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 thought AMS*Fest would be a standard technology focused “dog and pony” show where vendors explained all the best features of their product. There were useful vendor demos but also so much more. The event featured discussions around business, strategy and the future of the AMS marketplace. The conference provided many opportunities to meet fellow association executives as well as vendors and industry thought leaders. It was a fast paced two-days filled with energy… and fun.” – Eric Fishman, Director, IT, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

“A wonderful meld of association staff, AMS and AMS-related vendors and consultants, all designed to provide the associations with the most condensed and comprehensive information of AMS technology, vetting, selection and implementation. A must for any association thinking about, or in the throes of purchasing an AMS.” – David Schulman, Chief Cloud Strategist, ForceCounsel

“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. My current organization is now in the selection process and AS SOON as I heard about AMS Fest I told my COO we should be there. Between two AMS Fests we have sent 4 staff (2 to Chicago & 2 to DC) and we’ve all gained a TON of useful information as we continue on this journey. I have no doubt what we have learned has already helped us and will continue to do so!” – Anne Nevel, Manager of Education Programs, Helicopter Association International



Huge thank you to the Showcase Companies! They make it possible.

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“This was a great idea and a great execution. Kudos for pulling this off, definitely worth my time and money.”

“It was an incredible event. A strong support of vendors and association folks. I hope you can engage even more association execs next year as they are missing a ton of good information and opps for making new contacts.” 

“Overall, great event, and very happy to be a part of it!”

“I think the content to networking ratio was perfect.”