Association Meetings and the Economy

1. Please share your experiences and strategies

 
1. If you’ve held an annually scheduled association-sponsored meeting since the financial crisis began in September, or if you are scheduled to hold one before the end of 2008, please check the one box that best describes your attendance in regard to past performance or history. (Otherwise, skip to question 2.)
2. Do you believe that the recent economic crisis will negatively affect your 2009 annual meeting by any of the following? (Check all that apply.)
3. Do you believe that the recent economic crisis will positively affect your 2009 annual meeting by any of the following? (Check all that apply.)
4. If you have experienced lower attendance than anticipated at meetings this fall, or if you anticipate a shortfall in 2009 due to the economic downturn, did/will attrition come into play?
5. If you do anticipate negative fallout for your 2009 meetings, how do you plan to mitigate it?
6. Looking at your meetings overall, which of the following choices are you considering to cut meeting costs?
7. What strategies do you plan to put into play to build new revenue streams and/or increase attendance at your 2009 meeting(s)?
8. If you are willing to be interviewed for an article about the effect of the economy on meetings in late 2008 and 2009, please leave your contact information below.
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