SURGE Ignite

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The only virtual conference for fearless association pros.

Online everywhere  | June 6 & 7, 2023

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SURGE Ignite!

Are you an association professional with a passion for creating change in the association space and the expertise to back it up? Submit a proposal to speak at SURGE!

Registration for SURGE Ignite coming soon.

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What to expect at SURGE Ignite

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.

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

Schedule at a glance

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Tuesday, June 7

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Keynote and Q&A | The Seismic Shift in Leadership: How to Thrive in a New Era of Connection

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Finding Middle Ground: Meeting Your Members Where They Are

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Create a Learning Strategy for Career Value and Non-Dues Revenue

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
How Thoughtful Nonprofits Create Great Cultures

Wednesday, June 8

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Live Keynote and Q&A | Competing in the New World of Work

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Influence is Your Superpower

11 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
The Workforce is a Buyer's Market and The Great DEI Workforce Redesign

Thursday, June 9

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
SURGE Smackdown: Live Virtual Point/Counterpoint Battle

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Hyper-personalize to "The Market of One"

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Onboarding: Rebuilding the 90 Day Model

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
How to Cultivate Adaptability and Flexibility in Yourself and Others

All times are in CT

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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.

Become a member

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.

SURGE Sponsors

Want to be a part of an amazing event? Contact Sidecar General Manager Chelsea Brasted.

Thank you to our awesome sponsors!

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