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TECNA 2012 - Seattle Evaluation

1. Please rate the following statements about the Conference location: Completely Agree Seattle was a great location for the Conference

Seattle was very easy to get to

Airfare was affordable and good value Airline connections and times were good Hyatt Olive Hotel was very comfortable Hotel was affordable and a good value WIFI connection in public rooms was fast WIFI connection in my room was affordable and fast Quality of the food served in the hotel was good

84.9% (62)

53.4% (39)

21.9% (16)

34.2% (25)

76.7% (56)

47.9% (35)

34.2% (25)

24.7% (18)

52.1% (38)

Wednesday evening to Friday afternoon was a good time for the

60.3% (44)

conference Having the conference end on Saturday would have been better

2.7% (2)

Having conference begin Wednesday lunch would have been

12.3% (9)

better Having the conference end Friday evening would have been better

4.1% (3)

Agree

13.7%

No Opinion

Disagree

Completely

Rating

Response

Disagree

Average

Count

0.0% (0)

1.4% (1)

0.0% (0)

4.82

73

5.5% (4)

12.3% (9)

0.0% (0)

4.23

73

38.4%

23.3%

16.4%

(28)

(17)

(12)

0.0% (0)

3.66

73

32.9%

21.9%

(24)

(16)

11.0% (8)

0.0% (0)

3.90

73

0.0% (0)

0.0% (0)

4.70

73

5.5% (4)

0.0% (0)

4.26

73

9.6% (7)

5.5% (4)

3.84

73

6.8% (5)

3.30

73

(10) 28.8% (21)

16.4% (12)

6.8% (5)

35.6%

11.0%

(26)

(8)

35.6%

15.1%

(26)

(11)

17.8%

27.4%

23.3%

(13)

(20)

(17)

5.5% (4)

1.4% (1)

0.0% (0)

4.44

73

2.7% (2)

2.7% (2)

1.4% (1)

4.48

73

5.5%

13.7%

50.7%

(4)

(10)

(37)

27.4% (20)

2.05

73

26.0%

17.8%

37.0%

(19)

(13)

(27)

6.8% (5)

3.00

73

12.3%

16.4%

46.6%

(9)

(12)

(34)

20.5% (15)

2.33

73

41.1% (30)

32.9% (24)

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2. Wednesday August 8 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Welcome Reception at the hotel, sponsored by Exit Forum and RIM: Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Location

73.5% (50)

23.5% (16)

2.9% (2)

4.41

68

Duration

65.7% (44)

31.3% (21)

3.0% (2)

4.25

67

Food quality

56.7% (38)

37.3% (25)

6.0% (4)

4.01

67

Drink quality

64.2% (43)

31.3% (21)

4.5% (3)

4.19

67

Networking

76.5% (52)

22.1% (15)

1.5% (1)

4.50

68

Streamlined program

67.2% (45)

25.4% (17)

7.5% (5)

4.19

67

Other thoughts or comments:

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3. Wednesday August 8 - after 7:00 PM Free time Completely Agree Being able to make my own plans was great I would rather have had a planned evening program and dinner

38.2% (26)

7.2% (5)

Don't mind some freedom, but we could have had a dinner matching

21.7% (15)

program with other attendees

Agree

No Opinion

Disagree

23.5%

25.0%

(16)

(17)

15.9%

31.9%

37.7%

(11)

(22)

(26)

49.3%

17.4%

(34)

(12)

13.2% (9)

7.2% (5)

Completely

Rating

Response

Disagree

Average

Count

0.0% (0)

3.87

68

7.2% (5)

2.78

69

4.3% (3)

3.77

69

Other Comments you would like to make:

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4. Thursday August 9 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Breakfast, welcome and "Shotgun Sharing (30 second intros) Completely Agree

Great way to get started

I would have preferred more time to talk about my Council and issues More background on TECNA would have been helpful

47.9% (34)

8.6% (6)

8.7% (6)

Agree

40.8%

No Opinion

Disagree

8.5% (6)

2.8% (2)

11.4%

34.3%

41.4%

(8)

(24)

(29)

20.3%

37.7%

29.0%

(14)

(26)

(20)

(29)

Completely

Rating

Response

Disagree

Average

Count

0.0% (0)

4.34

71

4.3% (3)

2.79

70

4.3% (3)

3.00

69

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5. Thursday August 9 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM Martin Fichter, HTC America VP, "Fostering the Knowledge Economy" Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

30.9% (21)

47.1% (32)

22.1% (15)

3.18

68

Presentation style and materials

32.4% (22)

50.0% (34)

17.6% (12)

3.29

68

Relevance to TECNA

38.2% (26)

48.5% (33)

13.2% (9)

3.50

68

Other thoughts or comments:

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6. Thursday August 9 - 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM TED video - The "Why" statement Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

65.7% (44)

25.4% (17)

9.0% (6)

4.13

67

Presentation style and materials

55.2% (37)

34.3% (23)

10.4% (7)

3.90

67

Relevance to TECNA

59.1% (39)

33.3% (22)

7.6% (5)

4.03

66

Other thoughts or comments:

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7. Thursday August 9 - CEO Stream - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Workforce Development: Access to Tech Talent with Jay Laren (Idaho), Brad Nellis (NEOSA), Brooks Raiford (NCTA), John Reed (Robert Half) and moderated by Margaret Keliher (MHTA) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

32.4% (11)

52.9% (18)

14.7% (5)

3.35

34

26.5% (9)

64.7% (22)

8.8% (3)

3.35

34

Relevance to TECNA

52.9% (18)

38.2% (13)

8.8% (3)

3.88

34

Time allowed

36.4% (12)

45.5% (15)

18.2% (6)

3.36

33

Facility

35.3% (12)

47.1% (16)

17.6% (6)

3.35

34

Value to me Presentation style and materials

Other thoughts or comments:

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8. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Revenue Growth: Challenges and Solutions: Melanie Brandt (TAG), Jessica Goodson (WTIA), Merry Merrel (Arizona) and moderated by Nell Bourgoin (Connecticut) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

52.1% (25)

25.0% (12)

22.9% (11)

3.58

48

Presentation style and materials

39.6% (19)

35.4% (17)

25.0% (12)

3.29

48

Relevance to TECNA

51.1% (24)

34.0% (16)

14.9% (7)

3.72

47

Time allowed

25.0% (12)

27.1% (13)

47.9% (23)

2.54

48

Facility

31.3% (15)

39.6% (19)

29.2% (14)

3.04

48

Other thoughts or comments:

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9. Thursday August 9 - CEO Stream - 10:50 AM to 11:50 AM Trade Missions: Value and Challenges Wistar Kay (Washington Dept Commerce), Mariette Mulaire (ANIM), Steven Zylstra (Arizona) and moderated by Kathy Knight (Manitoba) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

33.3% (11)

33.3% (11)

33.3% (11)

3.00

33

Presentation style and materials

33.3% (11)

36.4% (12)

30.3% (10)

3.06

33

Relevance to TECNA

39.4% (13)

42.4% (14)

18.2% (6)

3.42

33

27.3% (9)

51.5% (17)

21.2% (7)

3.12

33

30.3% (10)

39.4% (13)

30.3% (10)

3.00

33

Time allowed Facility

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10. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 10:50 AM to 11:50 AM Organizational Performance Optimization: 1) Infrastructure to Strategy, Amy Black (MassTLC) 2) Virtual organizations, Wendy Nkomo (Colorado) 3) Internal Productivity, Cindy Pearson (British Columbia) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

56.3% (27)

33.3% (16)

10.4% (5)

3.92

48

Presentation style and materials

47.9% (23)

31.3% (15)

20.8% (10)

3.54

48

Relevance to TECNA

57.4% (27)

29.8% (14)

12.8% (6)

3.89

47

Which session did you attend? 1,2 or 3?

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11. Thursday August 9 at Lunch time - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor ROI: Insights into Delivery Andy Catteral (Centerstance), Tao Stadler (Weblink), John Starling (Business Exit Forum) and Nancy Hammervik (CompTIA) moderator Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

43.1% (28)

30.8% (20)

26.2% (17)

3.34

65

Presentation style and materials

33.8% (22)

46.2% (30)

20.0% (13)

3.28

65

Relevance to TECNA

48.4% (31)

37.5% (24)

14.1% (9)

3.69

64

Length

33.8% (22)

41.5% (27)

24.6% (16)

3.18

65

Comments about the session

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65

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12. Thursday August 9 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM A TECNA Fireside Chat - The 21st Century Tech Council Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut), Bill Sproul (Metroplex Texas) and moderated by Scott Ball (ADS) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

48.4% (31)

29.7% (19)

21.9% (14)

3.53

64

Presentation style and materials

41.0% (25)

41.0% (25)

18.0% (11)

3.46

61

Relevance to TECNA

58.3% (35)

28.3% (17)

13.3% (8)

3.90

60

Length

38.1% (24)

41.3% (26)

20.6% (13)

3.35

63

Comments about the session

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67

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13. Thursday August 9 - 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM From the Board Chair's Perspective Lisa Adkins (New Mexico), Janice Anderson (WTIA), David Childers (Oregon), Steve Phillips (Arizona) and moderated by Scott Ball (ADS) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

36.9% (24)

26.2% (17)

36.9% (24)

3.00

65

Presentation style and materials

32.3% (21)

36.9% (24)

30.8% (20)

3.03

65

Relevance to TECNA

45.3% (29)

31.3% (20)

23.4% (15)

3.44

64

Length

32.8% (20)

31.1% (19)

36.1% (22)

2.93

61

Comments about the session

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14. Thursday August 9 - CEO Stream - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM Debrief and Discuss Topics Session Iain Klugman (Communitech), Tino Mantella (TAG) and Bill Tam (British Columbia)

Value to me Presentation style and materials Relevance to TECNA Time allowed

Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

53.3% (16)

36.7% (11)

10.0% (3)

3.87

30

30.0% (9)

63.3% (19)

6.7% (2)

3.47

30

53.3% (16)

43.3% (13)

3.3% (1)

4.00

30

30.0% (9)

56.7% (17)

13.3% (4)

3.33

30

Other thoughts or comments:

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30

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15. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM The "Why" of it all: Does your programming match your value proposition? Everyone moderated by Mike Monroe (WTIA) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

46.8% (22)

31.9% (15)

21.3% (10)

3.51

47

Presentation style and materials

36.2% (17)

40.4% (19)

23.4% (11)

3.26

47

Relevance to TECNA

48.9% (23)

36.2% (17)

14.9% (7)

3.68

47

Time allowed

31.9% (15)

34.0% (16)

34.0% (16)

2.96

47

Other thoughts or comments:

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47

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16. Thursday August 9 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Diner Cruise around Lake Washington Free time Completely Agree The cruise was a great way to see Seattle I got to meet a lot of people and enjoyed the time networking

82.1% (55)

80.6% (54)

Would have preferred a sit-down dinner on land with structured

0.0% (0)

program

I got sea sick - ugh!

1.5% (1)

Agree

14.9%

No Opinion

Disagree

Completely

Rating

Response

Disagree

Average

Count

3.0% (2)

0.0% (0)

0.0% (0)

4.79

67

4.5% (3)

0.0% (0)

0.0% (0)

4.76

67

3.0%

11.9%

55.2%

(2)

(8)

(37)

29.9% (20)

1.88

67

9.0% (6)

10.4% (7)

79.1% (53)

1.34

67

(10) 14.9% (10)

0.0% (0)

Other Comments you would like to make:

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17. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 8:05 to AM 9:00 AM TECNA Strategic Collaborations Building Partnerships Fred Hoch (Illinois) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

45.6% (26)

38.6% (22)

15.8% (9)

3.60

57

Presentation style and materials

40.0% (22)

47.3% (26)

12.7% (7)

3.55

55

Relevance to TECNA

58.2% (32)

34.5% (19)

7.3% (4)

4.02

55

Time allowed

41.8% (23)

47.3% (26)

10.9% (6)

3.62

55

Other thoughts or comments:

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18. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 9:00 to AM 9:15 AM Learning about the "Unconference" in Boston Tom Hopcroft (MassTLC) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

70.0% (42)

23.3% (14)

6.7% (4)

4.27

60

Presentation style and materials

73.3% (44)

25.0% (15)

1.7% (1)

4.43

60

Relevance to TECNA

71.2% (42)

23.7% (14)

5.1% (3)

4.32

59

Time allowed

58.3% (35)

35.0% (21)

6.7% (4)

4.03

60

Other thoughts or comments:

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19. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 9:15 to AM 10:00AM Tech Economic Development: Why it Matters Erik Grimmelmann (New York), Bruce Lazenby (Ottawa), Skik Newberry (Oregon), Doug Robertson (Tech SE Canada) and moderated by Lew McMurran (WTIA) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

30.8% (16)

34.6% (18)

34.6% (18)

2.92

52

Presentation style and materials

19.2% (10)

53.8% (28)

26.9% (14)

2.85

52

Relevance to TECNA

38.5% (20)

44.2% (23)

17.3% (9)

3.42

52

Time allowed

23.5% (12)

52.9% (27)

23.5% (12)

3.00

51

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20. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 10:05 to AM 10:50 AM The Benefits and Challenges of having a 501 c 3 "Foundation": Mark Lewis (Louisiana), Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut), Judy Young (Utah) and moderated by Maxine Ballen (New Jersey) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

32.6% (15)

13.0% (6)

54.3% (25)

2.57

46

Presentation style and materials

22.7% (10)

40.9% (18)

36.4% (16)

2.73

44

Relevance to TECNA

36.4% (16)

36.4% (16)

27.3% (12)

3.18

44

Time allowed

22.7% (10)

43.2% (19)

34.1% (15)

2.77

44

Other thoughts or comments:

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21. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Overview of the TECNA 2012 Member Survey Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

50.0% (22)

36.4% (16)

13.6% (6)

3.73

44

Presentation style and materials

47.7% (21)

38.6% (17)

13.6% (6)

3.68

44

Relevance to TECNA

61.4% (27)

31.8% (14)

6.8% (3)

4.09

44

Other thoughts or comments:

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22. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM 2012 TECNA Business and Annual Meeting Tino Mantella (TAG), Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut), Mark Lewis (Louisiana), Doug Robertson (Tech SE), Sue Sigl (WTIA) Rating

Response

Average

Count

Great

Good

Fair

Value to me

32.5% (13)

40.0% (16)

27.5% (11)

3.10

40

Presentation style and materials

41.0% (16)

38.5% (15)

20.5% (8)

3.41

39

Relevance to TECNA

51.3% (20)

30.8% (12)

17.9% (7)

3.67

39

Other thoughts or comments:

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23. I am planning to attend the TECNA Summer 2013 Conference in Minneapolis Response

Response

Percent

Count

Yes for sure

52.2%

36

Depends on the price

10.1%

7

Maybe

36.2%

25

No I can't make it

2.9%

2

Other (please specify)

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Response

Response

Percent

Count

24. I am planning to attend the CEO retreat in Boston next April 2013

Yes for sure

41.9%

18

Depends on the price

4.7%

2

Maybe

32.6%

14

No I can't make it

23.3%

10

Other (please specify)

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25. I am planning to attend the TECNA Washington DC Fly-in next Spring 2013 Response

Response

Percent

Count

Yes for sure

20.0%

12

Depends on the price

5.0%

3

Maybe

36.7%

22

No I won't

20.0%

12

21.7%

13

I am from Canada, so I may go to Ottawa if there is a trip

Other (please specify)

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26. Which session was most valuable to you this year in Seattle? Response Count 42 answered question

42

skipped question

31

27. What topic or discussion was missing that you would like to see next year? Response Count 35

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28. Anything we can improve or change in general about the conference? Response Count 38 answered question

38

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35

29. Would you be willing to get more involved next year at the Summer conference? Response

Yes

Maybe

No yet

Be on planning committee

31.6% (18)

29.8% (17)

38.6% (22)

57

Moderate a session

37.5% (21)

30.4% (17)

32.1% (18)

56

Be on a panel

38.6% (22)

26.3% (15)

35.1% (20)

57

Count

Comments?

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60

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30. Can you give us a quote about your experience coming to the conference that we can use in next year's brochure? Response Count 35

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Page 1, Q1. Please rate the following statements about the Conference location:

1

in terms of date, I would really prefer beginning to Mid-July. Then, we could integrate the insights of TECNA into our respective annual planning.

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

2

Two full days -- wednesday and Thursday would be better

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

3

Preference would be to have sessions run full day Thursday and Friday with TECNA business taking place Saturday morning, conference ending at Noon Saturday

Aug 30, 2012 10:25 AM

4

The frequency of flights made an earlier start time possible - might be interesting to try that; I suspect MSP will be similarly accessible

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

5

a bit longer overall would have been great.

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

6

Content really only covers 1.5 days. More time for tactics in program and focus around interaction/staff engagement and problem solving. Spend less time on philosophy/panel dicussions

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

7

The booth locations were perfect.

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

8

Hotel should not have charged for wifi in rooms. Maxine was not happy!!!!!

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

9

Hotel and Food were outstanding !

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

10

Important to treat time at TECNA as professional training and not run the conference into the weekend. Should like to see us encourage staying for Friday night dinner, and Saturday option in the area. This would enhance the conference experience even more, in my opinion.

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

11

appreciated the free wi-fi in the meeting area - but cell and wifi reception was not strong

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

12

Conference begining Tuesday night ending Thursday would be best

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

13

Any west coast location would be challenging for air fare and connections, so Seattle is no worse than others in this regard

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

14

in-room wifi was fast, but going to a tech event I would have assumed we'd have it included in the price of our room - certainly at such an innovative hotel

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q2. Wednesday August 8 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Welcome Reception at the hotel, sponsored by Exit Forum and RIM:

1

Maybe there could be more effort/support for those of us who are less-connected

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

2

Larger print on nametags

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

3

Workshop type of sessions were great and very useful to bring back ideas at work. I would like to pursue conversation through conference call at least every 2-3 months until next Techna.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

4

Important to launch Opening Reception so the EC is involved too.

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

5

I arrived late! Did not attend-but the survey is making me answer all.

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

6

I was unable to attend the welcome reception.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

7

I thought it could have been a little longer.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

8

This was the first conference for my staff and me. It might have been nice to offer a 15-minute pre-reception session by the host group to get everyone acclimated and get started on making introductions.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

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Page 1, Q3. Wednesday August 8 - after 7:00 PM Free time

1

It is a good opportunity to catch up with peers we haven't seen for a long time.

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

2

I think many of us connected with others organically and that was fine - a little more support might have helped.

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

3

having traveled considerably during the day, Wed pm schedule perfect

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

4

It would have been good to go into more detail about 4 or 5 resturants with Seattle staffers leading each. Also, it would be good to mix the groups so that people don't dine with their own team.

Aug 26, 2012 9:07 AM

5

Need some structure for dinner out the first night especially w so many first time attendees.

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

6

We made some connections, and went out to dinner with them. It was nice that it happened naturally, rather than it being forced.

Aug 24, 2012 10:05 AM

7

i was invited to Board dinner which i very much appreciated and enjoyed -

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

8

I arrived late!

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

9

I was not present for the free time.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

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Page 1, Q4. Thursday August 9 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Breakfast, welcome and "Shotgun Sharing (30 second intros)

1

Background on TECNA : good point, many new participants this year.

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

2

I thought that the music that was playing and would increase in volume as a person's time ran out could have been handled better. It was a bit distracting, although I completely agree that some kind of time check needs to happen in this type of setting.

Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

3

Sharing the TECNA Survey or parts of it might be helpful for putting in context what we are doing

Aug 26, 2012 11:55 PM

4

I would appreciate starting at 9:00 am rather than 8:00 am

Aug 24, 2012 12:06 PM

5

It's great to have people of each team to stand-up so we can put a name on a face easier

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

6

wasn't able to attend

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

7

would like more focused sharing, but not in this session

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

8

Music in the background made it a little hard to hear, even when people were not "over the time limit."

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

Page 1, Q5. Thursday August 9 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM Martin Fichter, HTC America VP, "Fostering the Knowledge Economy"

1

too much keynotes and panels -- people come to talk to thier peers.

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2

Very engaging speaker!

Aug 30, 2012 1:25 PM

3

The feedback I heard from most people was very positive, but... frankly it didn't seem like anything new or particularly compelling.

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

4

Consider changing Key Note and putting at end - Tie a bow around the work performed during the conference

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

5

presentation seemed a little short.

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

6

wasnt' able to attend

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

7

I really enjoyed his talk and felt it was important to hear from a regional supporter for an international company. We do not have much participation in our state from those kinds of employers, and it was encouraging.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

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Page 1, Q6. Thursday August 9 - 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM TED video - The "Why" statement

1

I knew the video, but always relevant. Why not an entire session on that concept?

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

2

I may be a little bit jaded about that video

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

3

Good way to get the crowd engaged and surface the issue of why, how and what

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

4

I'd seen this many times before

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

5

wasn't able to attend

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

6

I had seen it already.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

7

Prompted some good discussions with staff after the conference

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

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Page 1, Q7. Thursday August 9 - CEO Stream - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Workforce Development: Access to Tech Talent with Jay Laren (Idaho), Brad Nellis (NEOSA), Brooks Raiford (NCTA), John Reed (Robert Half) and moderated by Margaret Keliher (MHTA)

1

more Peer talks -- less panels

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2

I don't understand why this was a CEO stream and not open to other attendees as well, particularly when some were sent on behalf of our CEO. This is an important topic that is applicable to more than just the CEOs.

Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

3

Room was too small

Aug 26, 2012 11:55 PM

4

As the 2nd in command at my council and not having my CEO in attendance, I wanted to be in this session and felt qualified as I lead this for our council.

Aug 24, 2012 8:28 PM

5

didn't attend

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

6

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

7

did not attend -

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

8

I did not attend this.

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

9

would have been nice to document the content to share back out

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

10

Wold have preferred more time for the discussion

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

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Page 1, Q8. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Revenue Growth: Challenges and Solutions: Melanie Brandt (TAG), Jessica Goodson (WTIA), Merry Merrel (Arizona) and moderated by Nell Bourgoin (Connecticut)

1

It was really good to connect with others around issues we care about. I liked that we got to interact. We were rushed and I'm not sure the content from the session was that helpful. It was more about the connections made.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

could have used more time for staff streams. Smaller groups might have been more efficient

Aug 30, 2012 1:25 PM

3

Need more time for break outs

Aug 29, 2012 7:59 PM

4

Need more time for breakouts and I would like to choose which breakout group I get to participate in. It would have been more useful to have been asked to do some homework before the conference so there is more time spent on sharing, collaboration and learning rather than brainstroming.

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

5

Could have used more time, it got loud in the room with so many groups

Aug 27, 2012 4:06 PM

6

Needed more time. Bigger room so smaller groups could hear each other

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

7

What have liked to pick our own groups, be able to network with those in similar roles

Aug 27, 2012 8:41 AM

8

Facilitators were great and the VP from Seattle who led the staff streams was very energetic, knowledgeable and kept the group on task and engaged. Well managed and extremely helpful

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

9

Out breakout wasn't well organized

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

10

would like to have been able to participate in each group

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

11

A bigger room would have been better (since I'm a little deaf :-) format was great. Moderator could have been given a way to process.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

12

I would have liked to have chosen my own group. I am in marketing, and therefore would have benefitted more being in a group with likeminded individuals, talking about marketing.

Aug 24, 2012 10:05 AM

13

We needed much more time with our Peers

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

14

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

15

It was VERY difficult to hear - it would have been better to have separate breakout areas for each group

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

16

overall this was a great session - loved the breakout roundtables - but most people felt we needed more time - and most wanted to sit at ALL the roundtables! marketing, operations, etc - we were assigned to one. folk were saying while we shared top lines of the conversations with other tables everyone would have loved being part of all the individual whole conversations. also - seems the experiences differed by moderator. ours (merry) was a little weak in managing the conv and we just got to two topics - seemed to be a lot of

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

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Page 1, Q8. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Revenue Growth: Challenges and Solutions: Melanie Brandt (TAG), Jessica Goodson (WTIA), Merry Merrel (Arizona) and moderated by Nell Bourgoin (Connecticut)

confusion on what we were supposed to do 17

It was so loud in the room that it was hard to have a conversation at your own table. My discussion leader was fairly unprepared and it wasn't clear what we were supposed to be able to present to the group. I would have preferred an opportunity to discuss various topics instead of just one.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

18

Would have loved more time to speak in my functional area with other peers

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

19

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

20

had no staff in the staff sessions so no opinion

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

21

Seemed like we were really short on time because the session groups were a little big, but it was also so valuable to have everyones opinions.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

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Page 1, Q9. Thursday August 9 - CEO Stream - 10:50 AM to 11:50 AM Trade Missions: Value and Challenges Wistar Kay (Washington Dept Commerce), Mariette Mulaire (ANIM), Steven Zylstra (Arizona) and moderated by Kathy Knight (Manitoba)

1

more Peer group -- less panels

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2

Same comments that were made on #7 apply here.

Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

3

Too small of room

Aug 26, 2012 11:55 PM

4

didn't attend

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

5

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

6

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

7

I did not attend this

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

8

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

9

Not relevant to me at all

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

10

Didn't seem well targeted to my organization.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

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Page 1, Q10. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 10:50 AM to 11:50 AM Organizational Performance Optimization: 1) Infrastructure to Strategy, Amy Black (MassTLC) 2) Virtual organizations, Wendy Nkomo (Colorado) 3) Internal Productivity, Cindy Pearson (British Columbia)

1

1:)

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

1

Aug 30, 2012 1:25 PM

3

3

Aug 30, 2012 10:10 AM

4

3

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

5

3

Aug 29, 2012 6:47 PM

6

3

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

7

1

Aug 28, 2012 6:06 PM

8

3

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

9

1

Aug 27, 2012 4:06 PM

10

1

Aug 27, 2012 1:49 PM

11

3

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

12

2

Aug 24, 2012 8:28 PM

13

3

Aug 24, 2012 4:18 PM

14

1

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

15

2

Aug 24, 2012 1:30 PM

16

didn't attend

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

17

1

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

18

2

Aug 24, 2012 11:58 AM

19

3

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

20

1

Aug 24, 2012 11:01 AM

21

3

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

22

neither

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

23

1

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

24

3. again - could have used more time and seemed most wanted to go to all three!! maybe staff could do more breakouts next year. not all of the general sessions needed to be general sessions? not applicable to all?

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

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Page 1, Q10. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 10:50 AM to 11:50 AM Organizational Performance Optimization: 1) Infrastructure to Strategy, Amy Black (MassTLC) 2) Virtual organizations, Wendy Nkomo (Colorado) 3) Internal Productivity, Cindy Pearson (British Columbia)

25

1

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

26

1

Aug 23, 2012 1:29 PM

27

1

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

28

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

29

neither

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

30

3

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

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Page 1, Q11. Thursday August 9 at Lunch time - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor ROI: Insights into Delivery Andy Catteral (Centerstance), Tao Stadler (Weblink), John Starling (Business Exit Forum) and Nancy Hammervik (CompTIA) moderator

1

Just didn't hear anything new. The energy was flat as well up on stage. Didn't do much for me.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

That topic is always pertinent.

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

3

Would have rather had tech and software companies discuss sponsor ROI.

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

4

this was very valuable for me.

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

5

Necessary evil; however, definitely a lull in the program

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

6

Thank you for letting me participate and for providing this perspective to associations. It's helpful for them to see the other side.

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

7

great session

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

8

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

9

i was the moderator so i will abstain - but would love to hear the feedback!

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

10

I found the answers suggested were fairly obvious: know the names of your sponsors, give them opportunities to speak, provide them value, not all sponsors see "value" the same way -- so the session provided little value to me. Would have been nice to make this optional for those who work directly in sponsorship/partnership and provided other sessions for those who do not.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

11

I guess I was expecting them to cover more of the deliverable's vs. having a good feeling, or the soft ROI.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

12

Surprisingly helpful!

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

13

why is there no "disappointing" "inferior" or "irrelevant buttons"? fair to great are just variations of good! this survey will not yield accurate results as such.

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q12. Thursday August 9 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM A TECNA Fireside Chat - The 21st Century Tech Council Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut), Bill Sproul (Metroplex Texas) and moderated by Scott Ball (ADS)

1

There was one person who seemed to have the most interesting commentary -can't remember his name. Possibly from CT.

2

Great topic; however, delivery and format needs to be improved. Already scheduled after a lull in the program. Need to change the format to allow for more interaction/plan against after lunch groginess

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

3

great session

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

4

Was a bit too long. 45 minutes would have been more then enough.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

5

These buttons are not working properly - I can't make the selections I want (all should be 'Great'

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

6

the survey design doesn't allow me to select the "great" category more than once

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

7

not allowing to check each one - all great!

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

8

We are less in a quandary about membership organization vs. economic development, but it does seem pertinent to TECNA.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

9

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM


Page 1, Q13. Thursday August 9 - 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM From the Board Chair's Perspective Lisa Adkins (New Mexico), Janice Anderson (WTIA), David Childers (Oregon), Steve Phillips (Arizona) and moderated by Scott Ball (ADS)

1

Thought this was pretty dry.The presenters didn't have too much energy. Didn't have a lot of value for me.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

Great initiative.

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

3

too much panel stuff -- need more sessions people talking to people.

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

4

for me this didn't flow well and it was hard to stay with it. Maybe I needed a nap....

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

5

Tough to get the entire group engaged around board chair topics

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

6

Was a bit too long. 45 minutes would have been more then enough.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

7

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

8

As a member of the team who doesn't spend a great deal of time with the BoD, this session was of the least amount of value to me. Perhaps other associations are organized differently, but only our CEO and COO work directly with out board, so I didn't learn a lot from this session. Also, it was following lunch, so sitting in our second non-interactive session after a heavy meal almost put many of us to sleep.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

9

This should have been a CEO Stream, too high level for staff

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

10

Helpful to hear what other groups are discussing.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

11

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q14. Thursday August 9 - CEO Stream - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM Debrief and Discuss Topics Session Iain Klugman (Communitech), Tino Mantella (TAG) and Bill Tam (British Columbia)

1

didn't attend

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

2

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

3

more time on this in a structured way would have been better

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

4

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

5

I did not attend this

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

6

Needed more time

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

7

I thought we all were pretty tired by this session!

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

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Page 1, Q15. Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM The "Why" of it all: Does your programming match your value proposition? Everyone moderated by Mike Monroe (WTIA)

1

In this one, I believe we were assigned groups -- and many people where in groups outside of their areas of focus, which isn't too valuable. I think it's better to put people in groups (or let them chose there own) that match what they are interested in and what they are working on. They get a lot more value that way.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

The breakout sessions with peer learning opportunities are of the greatest value for staff; more sessions like this with fewer plenaries would likely provide greater value for participants

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

3

Facilitators were great and the VP from Seattle who led the staff streams was very energetic, knowledgeable and kept the group on task and engaged. Well managed and extremely helpful

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

4

This session was not relevant because I did not have a dynamic group about the topic. But the idea was good.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

5

Heard strong comments from my team that the Staff Track was too light and not meaty enough. Without strong Staff program, may not be worth bringing 2 team members like this year. Thanks for re-evaluating this.

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

6

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

7

I would have preferred time to discuss all of the avenues, not just one, as all of them were relevant to my work within my association. It was also unclear what the final presentation was supposed to look like, and there were no group moderators.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

8

I would have loved to speak aobut all of these issues again with my functional area peers. I would have loved to touch base on all of them in the context of my job.

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

9

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

10

this is a session I would have liked to do - no staff with me this year

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

11

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q16. Thursday August 9 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Diner Cruise around Lake Washington Free time

1

The cruise was awesome! Loved it. Total win! The school bus -- not so much : )

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

very fun activity!

Aug 30, 2012 1:25 PM

3

Thank you!

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

4

The stand-up format provides a much greater opportunity to meet more people, rather than a more formal sit-down dinner

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

5

Thank you, CompTIA!

Aug 27, 2012 1:49 PM

6

terrific and generous. Food - ugh

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

7

Awesome

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

8

thanks to CompTIA!

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

9

fantastic

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

10

A beautiful and memorable trip, I had a blast.

Aug 24, 2012 11:01 AM

11

Cruise was good.

Aug 23, 2012 6:53 PM

12

Cruise was great but seat down meal would have been better (with more comments than just the Bill Gate property!) / Few onboard activities would have also encourage mixing and mingling!

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

13

Thanks to CompTIA for sponsoring

Aug 23, 2012 5:32 PM

14

the bus driver didn't know where to let us off, thanks to CompTIA for the drinks

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

15

loved it - best opportunity for networking and got to see some of the sights!

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

16

Thought it was wonderful of CompTIA to open the bar -- that definitely opened up the conversation and got people celebrating. If an open bar wasn't the plan all along, it would have been good to know that long before boarding, as several of us did not bring cash.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

17

Fantastic networking opportunity, loved it.

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

18

It was such a special way to see the city, and I loved that it was an active way to network.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

19

Terrific. And thanks to CompTia for the open bar.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

20

I would have preferred the same type of program (unstructures) on land - i did not attend because of seasickness and felt i missed out on a valuable opportunity

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q17. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 8:05 to AM 9:00 AM TECNA Strategic Collaborations - Building Partnerships Fred Hoch (Illinois)

1

I left Friday am

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

Need more best practices to see what we can borrow. Going through that list generated by the CEO surveys that Matthew presented at the end would have been a great format for one full day of the conference.

Aug 27, 2012 2:43 PM

3

All of Friday's content was tough given 3rd day and big party night on Thursday. Open bar on Thursday night does not help Friday productivity

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

4

Tell Fred I want to help him on this.....

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

5

I would have appreciated concrete action items at the end of the sessions.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

6

This was too early in the morning to drive thoughtful feedback and participation. Also, this could have used more structure instead of just a facilitated discussion

Aug 23, 2012 1:41 PM

7

Did not feel the presenter was well prepared

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

8

I did not attend this session

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

9

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

Page 1, Q18. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 9:00 to AM 9:15 AM Learning about the "Unconference" in Boston Tom Hopcroft (MassTLC)

1

really enjoyed hearing about an alternative great program. Consider at future conferences, more time for such

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

2

All of Friday's content was tough given 3rd day and big party night on Thursday. Open bar on Thursday night does not help Friday productivity

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

3

very enlightening presentation on the unconference

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

4

Great to have some one 'new' present an innovative idea that we can all consider for our region

Aug 24, 2012 12:06 PM

5

Needed more time

Aug 23, 2012 6:53 PM

6

loved ths -

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

7

Would have liked to have relevant links to review

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

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Page 1, Q19. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 9:15 to AM 10:00AM Tech Economic Development: Why it Matters Erik Grimmelmann (New York), Bruce Lazenby (Ottawa), Skik Newberry (Oregon), Doug Robertson (Tech SE Canada) and moderated by Lew McMurran (WTIA)

1

death by panel -- arghhh!!!!

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2

To much discussion of economic development. Only should be allowed for one time slot and recommend discussing economic vs entepeuner development

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

3

didn't attend..had to leave for trip out

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

4

maybe a little long ... ? :-)

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

5

Did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

6

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q20. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 10:05 to AM 10:50 AM The Benefits and Challenges of having a 501 c 3 "Foundation": Mark Lewis (Louisiana), Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut), Judy Young (Utah) and moderated by Maxine Ballen (New Jersey)

1

Topic is important but not applicable in Canada. That's fine with me.

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

2

by the time we got to this panel, I'd already died and decended into heaven

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

3

This subject matter is not relevant for Canadian organizations -- might be an opportunity for a break-off session for Canadian orgs to discuss something different

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

4

I had to pack for an early afternoon flight and wasn't able to attend

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

5

All of Friday's content was tough given 3rd day and big party night on Thursday. Open bar on Thursday night does not help Friday productivity

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

6

left conference

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

7

Not relevant to my organisation

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

8

this was a session that might have been better as a breakout - wasn't of interest to all - and not applicable to canadians

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

9

Being from Canada, this wasn't useful for me at all.

Aug 23, 2012 1:29 PM

10

US benefit only

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

11

Not an issue for my organization

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

12

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q21. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Overview of the TECNA 2012 Member Survey Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut)

1

too long and too late in the conference. it would have been good to have 5 minutes sprinkled throughout.

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2

I think there's got to be a better way to get value from this than a survey walkthrough if it's got time on the agenda. Perhaps pick 2-3 highlights or unexpected results and focus on those?

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

3

I think it might be better to circulate these results rather than present them formally at the conference; unless we do it at the beginning and use the results as a way to drive discussion or identify subjects for the conference

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

4

It would have been interesting to see some of the results prior to the conference, rather than at the end

Aug 27, 2012 4:06 PM

5

Missed this due to early afternoon flight

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

6

Some of this should be earlier in the conference

Aug 26, 2012 11:55 PM

7

Should have been early on Day 1

Aug 24, 2012 8:28 PM

8

I would like to see a technology survey completed. These are the tools of the trade, and there's value in knowing where everyone fits in.

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

9

left conf

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

10

Is the ppt available somewhere ?

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

11

It didn't happen!

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

12

great information sharing

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

13

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q22. Friday August 10 - Plenary - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM 2012 TECNA Business and Annual Meeting Tino Mantella (TAG), Matthew Nemerson (Connecticut), Mark Lewis (Louisiana), Doug Robertson (Tech SE), Sue Sigl (WTIA)

1

love all these guys but too much panel

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2

Required. Will be hard to make this part fun and engaging

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

3

left conf

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

4

did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

5

Did not attend

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

6

what a cast of luminaries !!!

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

7

see above

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q23. I am planning to attend the TECNA Summer 2013 Conference in Minneapolis

1

Can we survey if the timing period (July vs August) could accomodate other associations?

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

2

if we focus on bulding great peer group learning then yes. if like this year then no.

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

3

If budget allows, I found participation a huge learning experience

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

4

If there is budget and I am allowed .. then yes

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

5

Up to my President, but I would love to and got a ton out of it

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

6

Planning to attend - can't say for sure

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

7

Yes for sure. Depends on my boss :-)

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

8

Depends on timing of conference versus one of our major events, which is typically in late July

Aug 23, 2012 9:04 PM

9

One of us will

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

10

Not likely to be with LTC

Aug 23, 2012 3:20 PM

11

I may be out of the country at that time

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

12

Can't make it because it didn't seem valuable to me for the cost and time spent

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q24. I am planning to attend the CEO retreat in Boston next April 2013

1

not a CEO

Aug 30, 2012 1:25 PM

2

not a CEO

Aug 29, 2012 5:58 PM

3

If there is budget and I am allowed .. then yes

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

4

not CEO

Aug 24, 2012 1:30 PM

5

Can we sponsor it?

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

6

President Will

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

7

Same as above

Aug 23, 2012 3:20 PM

8

it's very close to our annual Tech Week, so it will depend on how far ahead or behind i am

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

9

I would probably be in the Staff portion.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

10

I'm not a CEO

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

Page 1, Q25. I am planning to attend the TECNA Washington DC Fly-in next Spring 2013

1

Don't know about it.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

2

Are there materials available to help build more buy-in from individual tech councils?

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

3

I would love to, but it depends on our President

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

4

I'm in DC aflready

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

5

Always there. Strange that other tech council CEOs don't get the high value this will bring to their members, including increasing impact and visibility in their state/region!

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

6

It would help to know which entrepreneurs could benefit from this trip so I can bring some members along

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

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Page 1, Q26. Which session was most valuable to you this year in Seattle?

1

Fireside chat and CEO round table with Iain

Sep 4, 2012 5:14 PM

2

The networking was the best part of being there and the side conversations.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

3

Thursday August 9 - STAFF Stream - 10:50 AM to 11:50 AM

Aug 31, 2012 4:07 PM

4

Discussing the value prop of member facilities in their region. Understanding how they deliver and measure that value.

Aug 31, 2012 11:53 AM

5

sponsorships, Chair's perspective, debrieff & discuss sessions, new sources of revenues

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

6

Staff streams were great- I wish there could have been more of these.

Aug 30, 2012 1:25 PM

7

The 'Why of it' working session was particularly useful. Good group and capture of best practices & valuable discussions. Great way to get to know people.

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

8

workforce development

Aug 29, 2012 5:53 PM

9

Revenue Growth: Challenges and Solutions

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

10

the networking opportunities are always most relevant, closely followed by the peer learning sessions

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

11

The 21st Century Tech Council - nice to hear from Bill that if you aren't focused on innovation and economic development, you are going to be irrelevant.

Aug 27, 2012 2:43 PM

12

Any opportunity to talk openly with peers about what tools they use, what initiatives they have undertaken that have worked well or worked not so well.

Aug 27, 2012 1:49 PM

13

Revenue growth.

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

14

Staff Streams - the interaction and sharing of best practices and ideas, to me, is the point of an annual conference. Working sessions allows the theory to become reality and should help us as an amalgamation of Associations to consolidate and reap the purchasing power and collective wisdom of the group

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

15

I like that we are moving to a bolder collaboration and positioning TECNA as a leader

Aug 26, 2012 9:07 AM

16

All very valuable

Aug 24, 2012 4:59 PM

17

The opening sessions and the networking evening events.

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

18

The Sponsor Roundtable, for obvious reasons. Then the TEC ED, that was a new concept to me.

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

19

ROI and Technology Collaborations

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

20

staff sessions -

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

21

Very much enjoyed Tom Hopcroft's presentation. Always like bringing home new approaches and innovative ideas

Aug 24, 2012 12:06 PM

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Page 1, Q26. Which session was most valuable to you this year in Seattle?

22

discussion regarding 501c3

Aug 24, 2012 12:04 PM

23

Workshop style session Tecna survey All the networking with other attendees

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

24

Revenue and Growth challenges was incredibly relevant but was cut short. I would have like to have spent more time talking about different organizational challenges and then try and network with a group who might have ideas or solutions.

Aug 24, 2012 11:01 AM

25

EC Session, as only formal session that I was able to attend this year. Heard there was great value in the CEO Track. Great Conference - many thanks Susan, Tino and teams!!

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

26

Definitely the networking

Aug 24, 2012 10:05 AM

27

There were several. I liked the 501(c)3 panel and the 21st Century trade association panel, as well hearing the perspective of sponsors regarding what works/doesn't in terms of sponsor value. I also liked the CEO session on STEM education.

Aug 23, 2012 9:04 PM

28

break-out session which is why they should have been longer

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

29

The Staff breakout sessions were great. I filled a notebook with ideas that I took back to my organization - lots of things to try and new ways to engage our staff, Board, clients, and other stakeholders.

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

30

Staff stream sessions surrounding programming

Aug 23, 2012 4:34 PM

31

The sponsorship session b/c of the insight about the growth of sponsorships and how to position them better

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

32

Staff Streams

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

33

Organizational Performance w/ Amy from MassTLC. Would have liked more time to discuss the other topics at hand, but felt this one was the first great discussion that I was a part of and helped me to see our organization from a different perspective.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

34

Fundraising/sponsor value

Aug 23, 2012 1:41 PM

35

Any of the staff break out sessions were great, although should have been structured differently to allow my talk and brainstorming

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

36

Probably the 21st century trade assn with Bill and Matt

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

37

Exceutive Committee

Aug 23, 2012 1:10 PM

38

Workforce

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

39

Revenue growth

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

40

Morning Staff Stream events on the first day

Aug 23, 2012 9:21 AM

41

General networking and meeting with peers.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

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42

the first keynote from HTC

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q27. What topic or discussion was missing that you would like to see next year?

1

More breakouts - more staff tracks, more best practises...too short, needed more content. Second day plenaries were right for the general audience

Sep 4, 2012 5:14 PM

2

More case studies -- where are people winning -- want to get good ideas for programs and processes.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

3

how to articulate a planning session? how to involve staff & Board Members? how does that translate into a '3-year plan' ect... M&A: are there best practices to share when merging two Tech association?

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

4

I'd like to see more simultaneous breakout options so that if an organization brings more than one person, we can gain twice as much information by going to two sessions at the same time as opposed to everyone going to the same session.

Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

5

Experimenting with some unconference techniques was a great suggestion. Even a hybrid approach w/ some attendee-defined topics/discussions could be useful and fill in gaps or react to trends & new developments.

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

6

Longer Staff Stream Sessions and more in depth workshops around revenue growth, sponsorship strategy, and delivering member/sponsor value

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

7

building/ maintaining community and regional partnerships; leveraging partnerships to provide better service to companies

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

8

Best practices - focus on that so we can really take some stuff home with us.

Aug 27, 2012 2:43 PM

9

More peer-to-peer networking time would have been great.

Aug 27, 2012 1:49 PM

10

a deeper dive into programs- what works and why

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

11

How to use the Umbrella of TECNA to advance the mission of the individual trade associations

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

12

I think there was too much time in All Sessions. Most of the staffers would be better served working on their issues. Also, I would like to ease up on only having CEOs attend the CEO sessions, unless there is confidential info being shared

Aug 26, 2012 9:07 AM

13

Public policy - getting your membership engaged.

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

14

More on membership & sponsorship

Aug 24, 2012 1:30 PM

15

Technolgy and benchmarking surveys (tools used and average retention, membership, investment retention, employee demographics, FTEs represented, etc)

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

16

Cracker Barrel sessions that were done for the staff breakouts last year in Atlanta

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

17

more time on topics discussed in staff sessions

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

18

more on tech workforce development

Aug 24, 2012 12:04 PM

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Page 1, Q27. What topic or discussion was missing that you would like to see next year?

19

You did a great program

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

20

The topics were great but we need more time!

Aug 24, 2012 11:01 AM

21

Much more engaging and relevant Staff Track!

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

22

Building peer groups by industry sector - who's doing it, why are they doing it, what outcomes do they see, and is it valuable to the members of the peer group?

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

23

More nuts and bolts of how a really successful STEM program actually works and what it took to put it together

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

24

ROI

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

25

I would have preferred the opportunity to sit in a room with all of the Marketing/Comm people and just discuss tactics & strategies of our daily working lives. I would like to know how other associations segment their data, send emails, market their events. What software they use, what they like and don't like, where they see success and where they don't. I know that the "why" is important, but for those of us on the ground, the "how" is important too. There wasn't enough time to discuss functional operations among peers and the people who actually understand my unique challenges as a marketer in a tech association.

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

26

Future of tech conversations would have been good. It's important to know where the industry is going and how we can help or not help.

Aug 23, 2012 1:41 PM

27

More indepth discussions on creating value props for various types of members

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

28

peer sharing on successful or new initiatives

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

29

more on TECNA in the global IBED community

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

30

Workforce

Aug 23, 2012 1:10 PM

31

One great idea (or flop) from the past year

Aug 23, 2012 12:16 PM

32

Organizational structure of different associations, financial management, growth strategies, political advocacy

Aug 23, 2012 11:38 AM

33

I would have loved to have a presentation style session on membership structure and marketing. Not necessarily a session where everyone speaks, but we two or three examples (which were submitted before the conference) to present to the group as best practices.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

34

Staying relevant in a rapidly changing tech environment.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

35

so many! why don't you make a list of 30 topics and let the attendees decide what they want to see! or have lots os breakout sessions whether workshops or lectures and actually let people choose their topics so they don't get stuck in irrelevant groups?

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q28. Anything we can improve or change in general about the conference?

1

Survey people four months before and create one whole day based on demand

Sep 4, 2012 5:14 PM

2

Yes, I think there is a lot of opportunity to make this event more valuable and inspiring for the attendees. Here's what I would do if I were running it next year... >Line up a ton of EXCELLENT case studies through out the conference on various topics that you KNOW (take a survey far in advance) people want to learn about. Include plenty of time for Q&A at the end of them. These could be on topics such as: partnerships, sponsorship, member growth, retention strategies, amazingly cool events (inspire us!), board development and engagement -- most of what I got out of the conference I learned from side conversations about these types of things -- things that matter to me. I want to know what others are doing and how it's working them. I want killer case studies with all the specifics the audience wants. > unConference style sessions where we circle up in a room and people get up and present their topics and then people can do to any session that want to -- any one that is of interest to them. This is such a great model. It might some scary, but it really works. >Provide a creative way to connect people who have similar roles -- marketers with marketers, membership with membership, etc. Like a bird of a feather lunch or cocktail tables. > NOT have so many panel discussions. Those get so old. You need to break it out. I would say really limit this and try some other approaches. > Find way to infuse energy and inspiration into the event - maybe bring in a keynote speaker that can talk about something amazing to do with technology -not about associations, but about what inspires us about technology -- what's the future look like -- the kind of people we get to keynote our tech events! >There is a level of leadership that is not represented in the CEO or staff tracks. What about the executive teams from these organizations. I would recommend doing a session for the CEOs and Execs that would benefit the whole team. Maybe you get a team building coach to come in or get a few teams up on stage who work really well together and get them to talk about their framework, what they've learned, etc.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

3

n/a

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

4

more peer, less panel.

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

5

More peer sessions, less joint sessions.

Aug 30, 2012 10:25 AM

6

Open up topics that are relevant to more than just the CEOs.

Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

7

The working sessions were valuable, but rushed - could definitely have used more time, adjustment of group sizes or other changes to get even more value

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

8

The Friday sessions seemed more applicable to the CEOs and it might have been better for there to be a continuation of the staff streams for the non-CEOs that day. Would have allowed for more idea sharing in areas that are applicable to my job.

Aug 29, 2012 6:47 PM

9

Start the conference on Wednesday

Aug 29, 2012 3:13 PM

10

Suggest 2 streams be offered: one strategic and one tactical. Every participant should be able to choose what's most relevant/ appropriate for their level of experience

Aug 28, 2012 9:25 AM

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Page 1, Q28. Anything we can improve or change in general about the conference?

11

Networking seemed light on first night and then we all splintered off - need a few venue choices to help the groups get focused. Seemed like it started with a bit of a fizzle.

Aug 27, 2012 2:43 PM

12

Less structured programming, with more networking opportunities.

Aug 27, 2012 1:49 PM

13

they did a super job

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

14

The actual program and timing. For time for interaction/sharing of best practices. Less time on big picture/esoteric topics. Conference should by 2 days. Start wed afternoon and end Friday afternoon. Schedule required but stale topics Friday morning

Aug 26, 2012 12:15 PM

15

The WITA team did an amazing job of organizing and hosting this conference! I cannot say how much I appreciate what they did - FANTASTIC JOB!

Aug 24, 2012 8:28 PM

16

I loved it, but I thought it should have been Wed at noon to Friday at noon.

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

17

Handouts at the sessions would be nice.

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

18

Really, really would appreciate the day to start at 9:00 am. After late travel and time changes, the 7:30 start is a killer.

Aug 24, 2012 12:06 PM

19

more participation by all members versus being told what is going on and being done

Aug 24, 2012 12:04 PM

20

More time for staff topics. Not as much time for staff to spend in plenary.

Aug 24, 2012 11:58 AM

21

See above.

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

22

Less panels, more networking

Aug 24, 2012 10:05 AM

23

More time for small group sessions for staff and CEOs. Fewer sessions with everyone in the same room.

Aug 23, 2012 9:04 PM

24

More interactivity ... Consider unConference format..

Aug 23, 2012 6:53 PM

25

The thing to improve would be: -The program must include more time with our actual peers – the CEOs get to spend lots of time together but I only spend 40minutes with the events & programs managers! -The organizers should be negotiating wireless in all the room with over 2 night stays (especially at 4180/night)! -2 days conference instead of 1day and a half – the Thursday morning sessions should have lasted the entire day -Not all sessions were relevant to the general audience – it should have been communicated prior the event. (e.g: The Board Chair’s perspective was a great idea but it certainly didn’t apply to the general staff)

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

26

more detail on membership dues structures and how they've changed

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

27

Well done!!

Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

28

No

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

29

Provide more time for functional departments to discuss openly what they do and

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

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Page 1, Q28. Anything we can improve or change in general about the conference?

how they do it. Allow more time for discussion, separate the staff stream from the CEO stream more and allow the staff to discuss tactics more than "high level" ideas. 30

I wished there were more panelists from the tech council constituencies than the Tech Council staff executives.

Aug 23, 2012 1:41 PM

31

The high level, panal discusions were not of value to me. As a staff member, the value came from meeting with my peers and discussing the similar issues we face and how to overcome them. I believe that this should be the majority of the conference, and the panal discussions be kept at a minimum to a few very pressing topics. This is the type of networking you want to do, so let us take notes and exchange best practises.

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

32

Could probably streamline the EC meetings. Like to see a bit more "all" sessions

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

33

My staff member said that the staff sessions where disorganized and not very useful.

Aug 23, 2012 1:10 PM

34

Most folks want practical ideas/templates/etc. - so continue to focus the agenda on those things, and it will drive value for attendees

Aug 23, 2012 12:16 PM

35

Biggest thing to be improved on would be the organization of the staff that is coordinating the conference. I feel as though there were way too many mis-steps taken, this survey is a good example. I was not even registered for the event, even though I had the email conversation to back my registration. I also felt as though the staff (who were not part of facilitating a session) were just standing around talking or drinking starbucks. It seemed to be a good time for them to network and be involved with the conference if nothing else. My improvement suggestion, would be to make sure the execution is flawless next year. If there are mistakes, the only people who should know are the staff, not the attendees.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

36

Less panel type discussions. More group based

Aug 23, 2012 9:21 AM

37

Very much enjoyed the first TECNA conference. Great work by the board and host committee.

Aug 22, 2012 11:57 AM

38

mix up the small sessions with the long lectures/panels so people don't get bored, get more engaging speakers - 80% of this year was a snooze and didn't get me excited about innovation and TBED

Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM

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Page 1, Q29. Would you be willing to get more involved next year at the Summer conference?

1

I'm sure that our team would be happy to share our unConference experience with you if you are interested in pursuing that model.

2

I'm particularly interested in helping with working sessions and/or sessions with a crowd-defined approach.

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

3

offered to help this year, but was never contacted

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

4

interested to discuss..yes

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

5

Impressed that you have a 2013 date and place locked over a year in advance. Many thanks for your efforts!

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

6

Possibly. June/July are usually very busy months for our Association.

Aug 23, 2012 9:04 PM

7

It would depend on the subject matter.

Aug 23, 2012 4:35 PM

8

most of my "professional association" time is spent with IEDC since I'm an officer of that group, so not that much time available to really delve into planning TECNA conferences overall.

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

9

i definitely enjoy being a part of the conferences, but i think it's important to get diverse and new participation. so, if needed, i'd be happy to help, but i'd recommend reaching out to new or minimally participating members first

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

10

I am open to volunteering my time.

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

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Page 1, Q30. Can you give us a quote about your experience coming to the conference that we can use in next year's brochure?

1

An networked world based on innovation needs someone to keep score and provide best practices. TECNA is that group.

Sep 4, 2012 5:14 PM

2

I almost bagged on the TECNA conference because I had so much going on and it was a cross-country trip, but I decided to go and I'm SO glad I did. The very best part of being there was meeting others who are walking in the same shoes I am. I got incredible value from the side conversations, in between sessions and in social times. I'm so glad I went and can say that I will definitely go next year.

Sep 4, 2012 3:05 PM

3

What a valuable, information-packed two days! It is so helpful to hear new takes on challenges that we all face. I look forward to next year.

Aug 31, 2012 4:07 PM

4

A great place to crowd source innovative value-add programs and services.

Aug 31, 2012 11:53 AM

5

I attended this conference with two of my staff, we all came back with great & concrete ideas that can be implemented tomorrow morning. What a great value!

Aug 30, 2012 4:40 PM

6

Matthew is one sexy dude! is Tino really 60? no way!

Aug 30, 2012 2:27 PM

7

While our states and regions may compete for talent and other resources, the eagerness of our TECNA colleagues to freely share their best practices is really heartwarming!

Aug 29, 2012 11:54 PM

8

As a new player in this field, this was the best way to get caught up on best practices - great.

Aug 27, 2012 9:54 AM

9

a ton of learning and networking in 48 hours

Aug 27, 2012 9:44 AM

10

The TECNA Conference is a must for the leader of any technology based association to attend - I have learned so much from my fellow leaders, the investment pays off many times over.

Aug 26, 2012 11:55 PM

11

Very proud of the Seattle team for their hard work and their results

Aug 26, 2012 9:07 AM

12

Very informative, glad I attended

Aug 24, 2012 4:59 PM

13

I learned so much from the TECNA conference and developed great connections to help improve our programming. The TECNA conference is not to be missed.

Aug 24, 2012 1:33 PM

14

TECNA really knows how to treat a sponsor right!

Aug 24, 2012 1:21 PM

15

Great sessions and great networking, the conference is always of value

Aug 24, 2012 12:37 PM

16

I learned alot more about how Tech Associations work to build and grow...but even more so about how they serve their members

Aug 24, 2012 12:12 PM

17

I have been attending the conference for the past 4 years and each year is always a valuable experience. The peer-to-peer networking and opportunities to learn are incomparable. Bar none, this organization delivers great value every time.

Aug 24, 2012 12:06 PM

18

Goind to Tecna annual conference is the best way to foresee the future, to benchmark, to share our challenges and be inspired with cutting-edge ideas.

Aug 24, 2012 11:57 AM

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(Please feel free to reword :-) 19

TECNA Conferences are a must if you expect to be successful in this complex and tough business. No other network, peer content or use of time has better prepared me for the success and relevance our council has had over the past decade.

Aug 24, 2012 10:57 AM

20

Great networking!

Aug 24, 2012 10:05 AM

21

I and my staff gained a lot of insights and practical ideas for ways our association can increase member and sponsor value across our programs. I look forward to attending next year's conference.

Aug 23, 2012 9:04 PM

22

On my phone now. Happy to provide quote from a PC.

Aug 23, 2012 6:53 PM

23

WTIA was absolutely amazing and the conference very well-executed!

Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

24

Being new to the role of Executive Director the conference was especially valuable.

Aug 23, 2012 4:32 PM

25

This was my first time to attend a TECNA annual conference. I thought it was very well planned, lots of good sessions and networking, overall I was very impressed.

Aug 23, 2012 4:30 PM

26

The TECNA Conference helped me gain insight on what works and why within our sector, and it also equipped me with a ton of great tools and ideas to bring back to my team. I had a great time!

Aug 23, 2012 3:37 PM

27

These conferences are the most valuable reason for being a member of TECNA

Aug 23, 2012 3:20 PM

28

Being able to have discussions with peers who understand the unique challenges of a tech association is invaluable. Finally there are people who not only understand, but can offer advice and suggestions -- it's awesome!

Aug 23, 2012 1:48 PM

29

The work we do is very specific, TECNA is a great opportunity to meet with others who understand what it is we do and the obstacles we all face.

Aug 23, 2012 1:23 PM

30

I really enjoyed the TecNA 2012 conference. It's always a great opportunity meet peer association executives, share stories and learn new thing to improve our operation and impact.

Aug 23, 2012 1:22 PM

31

The 2012 TECNA conference delivered exceptional value in terms of content, networking, and utility for my organization. If you are in a similar organization and have not attended one of these, I strongly recommend the experience for you and members of your team.

Aug 23, 2012 1:14 PM

32

TECNA Conference is a must attend for all technology council's in North America.

Aug 23, 2012 1:10 PM

33

The Summer conference is a bargain - my team always comes back with actionable ideas that generate revenue and growth in the near term.

Aug 23, 2012 12:16 PM

34

The 2012 Tecna Conference just added a whole new set of tools to my toolkit. I

Aug 23, 2012 10:58 AM

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now feel as though I have an international network of like minded innovators to help me make my Technology Council be the best it can be. 35

The TECNA conference provided a chance for my staff and me to meet others engaged in advancing the tech sectors in our communities, It was a great opportunity to make connections, share ideas, and build relationships that will be valuable throughout the year.

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