5 Things to Fit into Your ASAE Tech Conference & Expo Schedule

By Association Adviser staff • December 12, 2017

The Capital Wheel - Photo by Gary Lopater on Unsplash
The Capital Wheel – Photo by Gary Lopater on Unsplash

It’s almost time to bring out (and embrace) your inner techie – ASAE Tech Conference & Expo is this week!

There’s a lot of buzz about this year’s education sessions and their focus on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, and we hope you’ll take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn from experts in the tech field and peers on the front lines.

There will be plenty of time to explore Tech Conference’s trade show and National Harbor, too. We suggest making room in your schedule for some or all of the following five attractions:

  1. When you need to chill out from the busy show, visit the 2-million pounds of ice sculptures at the Gaylord’s ICE! Exhibit. It’s kept a chilly 9 degrees but don’t worry, ICE! provides outerwear to keep you warm during your visit.
  2. Enter for a chance to win a new Amazon Echo Spot (a $130 value)—a smart, voice-powered alarm or desk clock with a 2.5 inch display—by visiting Naylor Association Solutions booth #301 (located near the entrance to the Tech Conference expo hall). Use your Echo Spot to make phone or video calls, set timers, answer questions, shop for things, play music and more. It’s the perfect gift for tech lovers. Plus, with each entry, Naylor will donate $10 to Toys for Tots. Win-win!
  3. Take a ride on the Capital Wheel—even during these chilly days it’s always 72° at the Wheel with climate-controlled gondolas! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Potomac River, Washington D.C., and the city of Alexandria.
  4. After riding the Capital Wheel, check out the rest of the attractions at National Harbor. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore, a big screen on which to watch movies and sports, and spectacular view of the Potomac River.
  5. Stick around to the end of #Tech17 for Fail Fest, a fast-paced interactive session about the times association technology leaders have tried, failed and, most importantly, learned from attempted technological projects. This session will be a celebration of your peers learning and ultimately succeeding at technology applications at work.

What are you most looking forward to about the 2017 Tech Conference?