Just a week ago, the Clowder® team attended ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. I think many will agree when we say ASAE really knows how to throw an event. From rocking out to award-winning singer Brett Eldredge at the opening ceremony, to being inspired each day by influential keynote speakers, it’s safe to say we had an amazing time.
The most exciting part of the trip for us came towards the end however. This was when we were able to finally unveil ASAE’s brand new year-round pilot app we’ve been secretly waiting to launch! Within the app, events can now be purchased in just a few simple clicks. These events will live alongside their Associations Now news feed content, collaboration forums, member directory and direct/group messaging, all inside one native app. That being said, if you’re an ASAE member, the new pilot app is available for both iOS and Android - make sure to download!
This kind of convenience and member connectivity was what we discussed with many passerbyers during exhibiting hours. What we were able to gather from the wide range of association execs we conversed with is that year-round mobile is still a very new concept in this space. Most of these member groups had already gotten their feet wet with event apps. While there were a few individuals who believed their event app was their year-round app (despite not having any additional engagement features for non-event use), most gravitated towards our message of investing in a mobile solution that won’t be deleted within just days of its initial download.
These conversations carried on after hours at the many fun evening festivities planned throughout the conference. We continued to meet so many great people who were eager to talk mobile while sipping tasty beer during iMIS’s brewery happy hour and partying with the planets during Higher Logic’s planetarium bash.
After eating our weight in deep dish pizza, we left Chicago with a sense of excitement in knowing our Clowder® solution is exactly what this community of associations needs and is ready for. The new relationships we formed and the insight we were able to share made this experience invaluable. We can’t wait to return next year!
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Director of Communications, Clowder®