SURGE Ignite

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The only virtual conference for fearless association pros.

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SURGE is the place for forward-thinking association professionals to explore new ideas and engage in collaborative problem solving.

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What to expect at SURGE

SURGE Ignite Schedule

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Tuesday, June 6

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Keynote  | Unlocking the Power of AI for Associations 

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
Leapfrogging into the Future: Developing the Member Benefits of Tomorrow

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
What the Future of Collaboration Looks LIke

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
The Think Tank: An Interactive Problem Solving Session

Wednesday, June 7

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Keynote | Your Brain is Not Your Friend: Counteract Cognitive Biases for Better Decision Making

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
Going "Glocal": What it Means to be Culturally Savvy in a Changing World

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Building the Association of the Future: Innovation in Action

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
SURGE Smackdown

All times are in CT. Schedule subject to change.

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You'll explore

The goal of SURGE 2023 is to learn from the unfamiliar and go beyond the boundaries of what we think is possible. With lessons learned from two years of a pandemic, the Great Resignation and plenty of new technologies changing the way we work, you’ll be prepared for what comes next.

You'll interact

Instead of listening to speakers for hours, you’ll be an active part of the success and interactivity of SURGE. Whether you’re chatting with our keynotes in Q&As or networking with like-minded association pros, you’ll be able to make the most of your virtual experience. Plus, our live chat is known to be a hotbed for new ideas!

You'll grow

Learning is only as valuable as the way you apply it. With lessons from association pros who have experienced many of the issues you’re facing today, you’ll learn to look beyond current challenges and develop into a leader of the future.

SURGE Sponsors

Want to be a part of an amazing event? See all of our sponsorship opportunities here.

What our attendees are saying

“Don’t miss out next year! Such a great format with amazing speakers and attendees. Great job SURGE team!”

Ray Arambula, Chief Information Officer at American Society of Radiologic

“SURGE is my all-time favorite event!! I love the format, the ability to chat with the presenters and others, as well as the variety of topics.”

Cindy Simpson, Administrative Assistant, Urgent Care Association

Become a Sidecar member and get MORE

Turn Ideas into Actions

In the week after SURGE, join the Sidecar Team for an exclusive, moderated virtual conversation about all the event’s key takeaways, where we’ll talk about what we learned and how we’ll be able to put those ideas into action in our organizations.

Get the SURGE Explore eBook

Revisit all the great conversations from SURGE anytime you want with the postevent eBook, which will be full of insights, ideas and additional suggestions for engagement.

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The only virtual conference for fearless association pros.

Learn actionable insights from top experts, connect with association pros from around the world and be empowered to move your organization forward. SURGE forward is a better virtual experience where every voice is heard. Be ready to give as much as you get!

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Sidecar members get special SURGE sessions, networking events, and free promotional items.

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