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Annual Membership Recruitment and Retention Conference

April 8-9, 2016 - Pre-Conference Activities April 7

Important Deadlines

  • Registration —now open, Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis
  • Book your hotel —special rates available for reservations made through March 16

Schedule Overview

Pre-Conference Events: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Conference: Friday, April 8 Saturday, April 9, 2016

The ADA Council on Membership invites you to join fellow dental society membership staff and volunteer leaders from across the nation to recognize, develop and exchange innovations in membership recruitment and retention strategies. This year's Conference is focused on Creating a Great Member Experience through Innovation. View the preliminary Conference agenda. (PDF)

  • Pre-Conference Events, Thursday, April 7:
    • Aptify Users Community Meeting, Noon to 5 pm (Optional - additional registration fee required, see below)
    • Meet and Greet Reception, April 7, 5 to 7 pm
  • Conference Day 1: Friday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 5 pm, Friday, April 8
  • Conference Day 2: Saturday, April 9, 8 am to Noon

Seating is limited to the first 150 paid registrants. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and notified should seats become available.


Who should attend? Specifically designed for staff and volunteer leaders with a key role in the planning and implementation of their dental society’s membership recruitment and retention strategies, this unique one-and-a-half-day Conference can help participants – whether new or returning – maintain and grow their membership. As a courtesy to all who wish to participate, we recommend delegations of 1-4 individuals per society.

Register online today. When registering you’ll be prompted for your individual ADA login and password. This is the same information used to access ADA Connect and the member only area of ADA.org. It is not the “MBR” login issued to dental societies.

For assistance with online registration or to register by phone, please contact:

ADA Member Service Center (MSC) Phone: 800.621.8099
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am & 5:00 pm, Central time

Note, those who wish to pay by check or invoice must register by phone. Changes to an existing registration must also be made through the MSC.

Registration Fees

Conference: $120/person

Includes the Meet and Greet Reception on Thursday, April 7, all sessions held on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, breakfast both days and lunch on Friday

Aptify Users & Community Meeting (optional): $65/person.

Includes the meeting and lunch on Thursday, April 7

Thanks to our sponsors

This Conference, hosted by the ADA Council on Membership, is proudly sponsored by the Great West Financial Insurance Company on behalf of the ADA Members Insurance Plans, AXA on behalf of the ADA Members Retirement Programs, and ADA Business Resources.