Annual Meeting & Exposition - ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Association professionals and industry partners
will be making connections at ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership's
2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 15-18 in Toronto.
    Building on the momentum of last year's meeting in San Diego, the 2009
meeting is tailored to bring the best education sessions from the nation's
best thought leaders and countless networking opportunities connecting
association professionals from across North America.
    The 2009 event in Toronto will feature some of the world's most
influential thought leaders, including Gary Hamel, Charlene Li and Fareed
Zakaria, who will make keynote presentations at the general sessions.
    Hamel, world-renowned author, speaker and business thought leader, has
been recently ranked as the "World's Most Influential Business Thinker" by The
Wall Street Journal, and the "World's Leading Expert on Business Strategy" by
the Fortune magazine. He will present his ideas based on his most recent
research in the opening general session, "Building Your Organization for the
Future," focused on management challenges that will determine organizational
success. Sunday, August 16, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
    An independent thought leader on emerging technologies, Charlene Li will
present at the Monday morning general session, "Engaging Community." An expert
in social technologies, interactive media and marketing, Li will outline the
principles featured in her book, Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed
by Social Technologies, about implementation of informal communication
networks to engage and energize the community. Monday, August 17, 9:00-10:30
    The closing general session, "Politics and Culture of the Changing Global
Landscape" will feature Fareed Zakaria, editor and columnist of the Newsweek
magazine and the host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS," a weekly foreign affairs
program on CNN. Zakaria's presentation will focus on the influence of the
changing international landscape on the global markets. Tuesday, August 18,
2:30-4:00 p.m.
    As an accredited member of the local press, ASAE & The Center would like
to offer you a complimentary registration to attend this event. (xx) Please
note: no cameras will be allowed in the general or keynote sessions, however,
accredited and registered media members without cameras will be welcome.

For further information:

For further information: To register for the meeting, please contact
Jakub M. Konysz, public relations manager, at (202) 222-5191 (mobile) or For more information about the 2009 Annual Meeting &
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