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ASAE Annual Meeting



Wednesday, August 18, 2021
12:30 – 5:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago

With Chicago’s June re-opening we are excited to be able to host in-person events finally!

This half-day, in-person event will provide attendees with networking, programming and industry discussions! To register, select Chicago Community Pop-UP when you register for the ASAE Annual Meeting. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, you can still add the Chicago Pop-UP by contacting the ASAE Service Center at or 888.950.ASAE (2723). The deadline to register is August 6.


21c Museum Hotel Chicago
55 East Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Central Standard Time
12:30 – 1:00pm
Attendee arrivals
1:00 – 1:15pm
Welcome & Announcements
1:15 – 2:15pm

Regional Community Pop-UP Content
Building Community: Engage, Elevate, and Evolve
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Power Panel

  • Katie Callahan-Giobbi – Head of Business Development & Industry Relations, SmithBucklin
  • Roz Stuttley – Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Choose Chicago
  • Christine Nogal, MBA, CAE – VP, Marketing & Operations, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Robin Rone – Executive Director, Apra & Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, SmithBucklin

Associations are known for their power to bring people together. One of the most compelling questions for association executives today is – how do we engage diverse audiences in an inclusive and equitable way? How do we “walk the talk” in our own diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to reflect the needs and aspirations of our audiences, both internal and external? This lively panel discussion will explore several angles of this topic and provide insights on how the local Chicago tourism community and associations are addressing the critical need to deliver on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and how it affects community and career development.

2:15 – 2:30pm
2:30 – 2:50pm
Live from the Community Pop-UP
2:50 – 4:00pm
Watch Party
Fellows Class of 2021 & Board Recognition
Closing Keynote
4:00 – 5:00pm
Reception – 21c Museum Hotel

Know before you go


Parking will be validated for a discount ($25) at the ROW Self Park located at 50 East Ohio.

COVID policies

Fully vaccinated guests/employees do not have to wear masks. Mandatory masks for unvaccinated guests and employees (subject to change).

Room rate

A room rate of $129 is being extended to ASAE Chicago Community Pop-UP Attendees. If you would like to make a room reservation please email Veronica Casales at

Event partners

21c Museum Hotel Chicago
Community Brands

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