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Annual Membership Recruitment and Retention Conference

Schedule Overview

The year’s Conference is focused on advancing the Power of Three and hosted by the ADA Council on Membership.

  • Pre-Conference Activities: Thursday, April 16
    • Aptify Users' Community Meeting: Noon – 5 p.m. (Not included in general registration. Learn More)
    • Meet-and-Greet Reception: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Conference Day 1: Friday, April 17; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 
  • Conference Day 2: Saturday, April 18; 7:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Location: American Dental Association building, 211 E. Chicago Ave. in Chicago (view in Google Maps)

Seats for the conference are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about registering.

Who Should Attend and Why

This Conference is specifically designed for staff and volunteers involved with dental society membership growth efforts, including dental society leaders, membership chairs, executive staff and membership staff.

As an attendee you will:

  • Obtain new ideas and strategies about emerging, promising and best practices from the ADA and state and local dental societies.
  • Connect with membership peers from across the country to discuss common membership challenges and brainstorm solutions.
  • Develop actionable recruitment and retention plans for use within your dental society.

This unique and motivating one-and-a-half-day Conference can help participants — whether new or returning — maintain and grow their membership.

How to Contact the ADA Member Service Center


Password Retrieval: mscpassword@ada.org

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., CT

How to Register

The conference is sold out.  To be placed on the wait list, please contact the ADA Member Service Center.        

Conference registration is $99 per person and includes:
  • The Meet and Greet event on the evening of Thursday, April 16
  • Access to all workshops on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 
  • Breakfast and lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday

Aptify Users’ Community Meeting registration is $50 per person and includes lunch.

This event is generously supported by:

  • ADA Members Insurance Plans underwritten by Great-West Financial
  • AXA, administrator of the ADA-endorsed Members Retirement Programs
  • ADA Business Resources