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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar (Details to be sent the day prior to each session)


  • Includes opening keynote, closing keynote, all education track sessions (9) and weekly happy hours.
  • Includes opening keynote, closing keynote, ONE education track of your choice and weekly happy hours.
  • Includes opening keynote, closing keynote, all education track sessions (9) and weekly happy hours.
  • Includes opening keynote, closing keynote, ONE education track of your choice and weekly happy hours.

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The Mid-Atlantic Society for Association Executives' Annual Meeting will has been converted to a series of one-hour webinars over a three-week period.  This year’s theme is "Rebuilding, Restoring, Reinventing:  Creating the New Normal."  The virtual conference will feature an opening keynote, closing keynote, a happy hour each week and three tracks with three sessions each.  

Individuals will have the option to purchase registration for one education track, which includes three webinars OR the full conference, which includes all educational tracks.  All registration fees include the opening and closing keynotes plus the weekly happy hours.

MASAE is a CAE-Approved Provider.  This educational program provides content related to the CAE exam content outline.  The entire program may be applied for 11 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

November 3, 2020
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  MASAE Annual Meeting
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Presentation

"If All Lives Matter, Then Why Are We Here?"
Presented by Oscar Holmes IV, Ph.D.

The brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020 resulted in worldwide #BlackLivesMatter protests and renewed calls for robust police reform and eliminating systemic racism. Similar to the swift backlash that occurred with previous protests, a large segment of Americans still refuse to acknowledge the presence and pain of systemic racism and injustices and proudly retort #AllLivesMatter. Despite this divide, several organizations released statements in support of #BlackLivesMatter, but few of them ever go beyond this point, which is indicative of performative activism and allyship. This talk will explore the themes that undergird the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and offer some ideas to help people move from a performative activism and allyship to authentic activism and allyship.


The Association Essentials track is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (November 3, 10 and 17).  

  • November 3rd:  "Board Governance Fundamentals" presented by Kayci Petenko and Noel Fleming
  • November 10th: "The Rise (and need) of Mentorship and How to Create a Successful Program" presented by Brian Summers and Brian Riggs
  • November 17th: "Contracts in the Era of COVID-19" presented by Tom Pasha


The Meetings & Events track is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays (November 4, 11 and 18).

  • November 4th: "Lessons Learned in the 11th-Hour Pivot to Virtual Meetings" presented by Beth Mauro, Elizabeth Hogan and Gabrielle Copperwheat (HAPPY HOUR TO FOLLOW)
  • November 11th: "Expo Central: Make Your Exhibit Hall THE Place to be" presented by Kathy Bradley, CAE and Amy Lestition Burke, MA, CAE
  • November 18th: "And the Award E-Goes to..." presented by Amy Lotz, CAE and Amy Lestition Burke, MA, CAE (HAPPY HOUR TO FOLLOW)

The Executive track is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays (November 5, 12 and 19).

  • November 5th: "Financial Modeling" presented by Michael Pulik, CPA, CFE, CGMA and Marc Labadie, MPAS, CFP, AIF
  • November 12th: "Tips for Developing Your Strategic Plan Virtually" presented by Pete Pomilio (HAPPY HOUR TO FOLLOW)
  • November 19th: "Beyond COVID-19: Identifying and Addressing Today's and Tomorrow's Critical Issues" presented by Sharon Cox, Jim Meffert and Cheryl Williams

The weekly Happy Hours  will be held on the following dates from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 4
  • Thursday, November 12
  • Wednesday, November 18

November 19, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote

"Leading Change in the 21st Century"
Presented by Marlon Argueta

On this presentation, Marlon will share proven leadership and change management principles that will help us drive change in these tough times. To illustrate these principles, he shares the story of a young man who came to our great country with nothing but a dream. As the story goes on, Marlon reveals each principle the young man learned while pursuing his dream.

These principles will help us drive change and inspire us to take action and discover new opportunities in these Covid-19 times.

Thank You to Our Sponsors






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Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives
P.O. Box 518
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone: 267-597-3818
Fax: 856-727-9504

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