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02-07-20 February Seminar Series with Lunch
The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(888) 918-1895

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Friday, February 07, 2020, 8:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Category: Events


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Seminar: Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done

Exasperated by email? Peeved about passwords? Tired of tedious tasks? You're not alone. Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Z, for a research-based look at common productivity problems, followed by the technology to solve them. Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, get organized, and finally get stuff done. 

Key Takeaways
After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discover low-cost, high-value apps and tech tools that you can start using right away.
  • Learn great tech tips and app ideas from your colleagues.
  • Get new ideas to increase efficiency, improve relationships, and get things done!

Lunch Presentation: Hello, My Name Is Alexa: How to Use Digital Voice Assistants to Engage Members and Attendees

According to Amazon (just ask Alexa herself), more than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold. And your association can use the popularity of digital voice assistants to engage members and attendees at events and beyond. Join Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend with a conversation about... and with... Alexa.

Key Takeaways
After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to personalize Alexa to use on the tradeshow floor and the keynote stage at events.
  • Discover how to create industry briefings and updates for members with Alexa devices.
  • Understand the reach and capabilities of Alexa and voice assistants.

Content Leader

Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend*

Have you ever wondered if there IS an app for that? Meet Author and Professional Speaker Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend. Beth is a technology expert who speaks to 60-plus groups a year all over the country about the best free and bargain apps and online resources that will help you Release YOUR Inner Nerd to become more organized, efficient and awesome at work and home. Her books, including the latest title, Release Your Inner Nerd, are available on Beth was selected for the MeetingsNet “Editors Picks:  Favorite Speakers of 2013” and Meetings & Conventions “Planners Favorite Speakers, 2014". Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word “nerd,” and is almost as obsessed with gadgets and doodads as she is with cupcakes. Almost.

* Provided courtesy of Powell Kohne Associates, LLC



8:00 a.m.
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

CAE Hours Blue round CAE logo 

Seminar - 2.50
Lunch Presentation - 0.25 


The VSAE Community Service Committee has selected the American Heart Association - Go Red for Women as the charity raffle recipient this month. Friday, February 7, 2020 is National Wear Red Day. On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities, this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Because when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do. Wear your favorite red shirt, dress, tie or even a whole red outfit on Friday, February 7!

Registration Notes

  • All payments are due upon registration.
  • Payment can be made by credit card using our online registration link above or by mailing a check payable to VSAE using the printable registration form.
  • A replacement from the same organization may attend the lunch if the member is unable to attend. Please contact the office for assistance.
  • Cancellation Policy
    • Pre-registrations for lunch who cancel after Tuesday before the meeting or fail to attend will be invoiced for a no-show fee of $14. Members are allowed one (1) free pass per year.
    • No refunds for cancellation.
    • Substitutions are allowed.
    • View our Registration Policy here.

Registration Fees

Early Registration 
Ends February 4
Late registration
Begins February 5
 On-site registration
VSAE Member
Seminar: $50
Lunch: Free**
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $14
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $35
Staff of an
Exec. member
Seminar: $50
Lunch: $25
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $30
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $40
Seminar: $90
Lunch: $50
Seminar: $100
Lunch: $55
Seminar: $100
Lunch: $55

** Executive non-Resident & Semi-Retired members pay $15 to attend the reception and lunch.  


Contact: Pamela Flynn | [email protected] | (804) 249-2244