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ADA Annual Conference on Membership

2018 ADA Annual Conference on Membership
Inform. Educate. Engage.

April 18-20, 2018
ADA Headquarters
211 E Chicago Avenue,

Online Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Who Should Attend and Why? 

This is a perfect conference for staff and volunteer leaders with a key role in planning and implementation of their society’s membership recruitment and retention strategies.

  1. Staff and Volunteers will receive a clear sense of success through working together (local, state, national) in producing membership growth in 2018, and excitement for 2019 potential
  2. Attendees will return home with concrete ideas and tool kit to implement to better focus the message, simplify and standardize and filling the pipeline.
  3. They will create personal bonds through conference experience that will help develop stronger collaboration throughout 2018.

View the preliminary agenda

  • Wednesday, April 18
  • Thursday, April 19
  • Friday, April 20

Photo of Kyle MacDonald holding a big red paperclip.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Kyle MacDonald

Kyle MacDonald bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of online trades over the course of a year. Running with the idea of taking one small item and attempting to trade it for something bigger and more substantial, MacDonald has become renowned for his off-beat and inspirational ideas and goals. Read more...


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For assistance with online registration, including payment by check or invoice, changes and/or cancellations, please contact our Member Service Center (MSC) at 800.621.8099. 

If you have any conference questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Jeanine Pekkarinen.


2018 ADA Annual Conference on Membership Sponsored by: