• ASAE's Great Ideas Conference Comes to Salt Lake City

     
    POSTED May 6, 2019
     

Salt Lake City will be hosting the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Great Ideas Conference in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Great Ideas Conference is a flagship event for association professionals from around the world who come to connect, learn and collaborate. With approximately 500 attendees, the conference will provide a retreat-like setting for professionals to advance new ideas by working together.

ASAE selected Salt Lake City because of Visit Salt Lake's reputation as an innovative, forward-thinking Destination Marketing Organization. The conference will be held at The Grand America, Salt Lake City's premiere luxury hotel.

"We won the bid to host this prestigious conference due in large part to our community's well-earned reputation," says Scott Beck, Visit Salt Lake president and CEO. "Salt Lake epitomizes the Great Ideas Conference's reason for being--a community that connects and collaborates--and welcoming its attendees to our destination over a three-year period will undoubtedly have a significant impact on future business for the Salt Palace Convention Center, hotels and other Salt Lake County businesses."

An hour drive from Yellowstone National Park, The Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn has recently become the first major hotel in Big Sky, Montana.  

Named after Wilson Peak—one of the most prominent peaks overlooking Big Sky—this hotel has 129 rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, a shuttle service to nearby ski lifts, on-site bike rentals, and 3,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 190 people.  

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.