2020 SIG-a-Palooza

Friday, August 14
Virginia Crossings, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Richmond, VA

A SIG-a-Palooza is a collection of small Shared Interest Group (SIG) meetings. SIGs are member-led groups organized around areas of interest. They offer a forum for peer-to-peer learning in a small group atmosphere. SIGs are a great way for association executives and other leaders to learn from colleagues about the issues relevant to them. If you've never been to SIG meeting, now is the time to try one out. The SIG-a-Palooza is open to all, including Associate members and guests. A breakfast buffet precedes the SIG meetings. See below for a list of the SIGs that met at the 2019 SIG-a-Palooza,

Registration Opens June 2020 



By Monday,
August 5*

After August 5*

VSAE Member



Non Member



* Please note this is a Monday, instead of the usual Tuesday deadline

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Associate Member (New)
For Associate Members in various roles, who wish to share sales and marketing best practices as a supplier to the group.

Association CEOs

For CEOs of associations. Discussion topics include staff development, board relations, legislative issues, technology, and association resources. Blake Hegeman, VSAE Legal Counsel, will present to this group.

Association Management Companies
For executives of firms that provide management and specialized administrative services to trade associations and professional societies. 

Communications & Marketing
For association professionals with both internal and external communications responsibilities (including electronic communications).

Government Affairs
For executives who lobby or are otherwise involved in association advocacy efforts.

Meeting Planner
For association professionals who are responsible for meeting planning within their organizations.

Senior Staff
For executives who deal with organization-wide issues like strategic planning, staff management, and organization culture.

Technology (New)
For association staff whose responsibilities include aspects of technology and want to participate in a guided discussion and share best practices.

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Breakfast Buffet
SIG Meetings

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.


There will be an optional Emerging Association Professionals (EAP) organizational meeting at 11:45, which will last no more than 30 minutes. If you are new to the association industry and interested in finding out more about this networking group (not a SIG), please attend. Contact [email protected] with questions.

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UMFS Charterhouse School – Charterhouse School is an affiliate of UMFS and offers year-round comprehensive educational services for students ages 5 to 22. Students at Charterhouse School come from the Child & Family Healing Center (the intensive residential treatment program) and from the greater Richmond area. The Day Program of Charterhouse School serves students with special needs who commute to campus. These students struggle to function in the public school setting due to learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other health impairments. In addition to academic instruction, educational services support the development of social, organizational, behavioral, and independent living skills.

Please bring your donated items for UMFS Charterhouse School to the event. Click here to view the school supplies wish list. You can also view their Amazon Wish ListA raffle ticket will be given for each item donated for a chance to win a lunch cruise for two on the Spirit of Norfolk.

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