ASI's 23rd Annual iNNOVATIONS Conference Doubles Attendance
Company expanded training sessions and announced client & partner award winners at global virtual event
Alexandria, VA (March 31, 2021) — Advanced Solutions International (ASI), a leading global provider of software and services for associations and non-profits, announced today that its 23rd annual iNNOVATIONS LIVE client and partner conference was held online on March 23-25, 2021. ASI repeated the virtual format used in 2020 due to continuing COVID-19 concerns and more than doubled the previous year's record-setting registration rate. ASI also announced the 2021 winners of its prestigious iMIS Great Things Awards for clients and the highly popular global partner awards. Learn more here!
This year the conference program was expanded to three half-days and five tracks of learning and training sessions on the latest advances in the iMIS Engagement Management System (EMS). Chairman & CEO, Bob Alves, kicked off Day 1 of iNNOVATIONS LIVE with a motivating keynote address about coming through the storm of the past year. Day 2 featured an exciting app development competition among solution partners and the winners were announced on Day 3. Conference sessions included cloud-friendly application development, evaluating organizational maturity, overcoming roadblocks to continuous performance improvement, website accessibility, cloud migration, personalizing experiences to add value and grow revenue, and much more.
ASI used iMIS Inspire for Virtual Conferences powered by OpenWater to manage the global iNNOVATIONS LIVE and the event was again supported by the versatile ASI Connect app that was developed using iMIS Mobile powered by Clowder. The app kept registrants up-to-date and engaged, provided conference materials, and encouraged discussions within forums. All registrants will have access to an online library of presentation recordings and materials in ASI's Learning Hub, powered by TopClass LMS by WBT Systems, to ensure they can take advantage of all program content.
"Like many of our clients, we held our annual conference virtually again this year," said Edward Wendling, Global VP of Marketing for ASI. "While our registration numbers were great, what's most important is the level of engagement — 93% of conference registrants logged into our conference portal and participated in some way. The virtual format allowed us to bring important lessons and best practices to a larger segment of the iMIS community and we're really excited about that. Regardless of the state of the pandemic in 2022, I'm sure we will hold at least a hybrid event to ensure participation levels remain high."
iMIS Great Things Awards for Clients
ASI recognizes clients worldwide who have demonstrated excellence in using iMIS to improve operational efficiency and advance their missions. This year's winners are:
- Katya Masnyk, CEO, Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
- Simone Maher, Deputy Director, Centre for Veterinary Education (part of University of Sydney)
- Leigha Hubick, Registrar, CPA Saskatchewan
- Stephen Hall, CEO, Makaton
- Gary More, Finance and IT Officer, Tall Ships Youth Trust
- Karen Carlson, Database Manager, Texas Bankers Association
ASI also announced the following awards to our worldwide partners from around the world:
Partner of the Year: Causeis
Authorized iMIS Consultant (AiC) of the Year:
- Asia-Pacific: Pseudo Code Pty Ltd
- Canada: E-Tech
- Europe: Zentso
- United States: AKS Solutions
Client Satisfaction Leader of the Year: Causeis
Client Satisfaction Circle:
- Association Technologies, Inc.
- Avant-Garde Consulting Services, Inc. (AGCS)
- Computer System Innovations, Inc.
New Account Leader of the Year: Computer System Innovations, Inc.
Client Sales Leader of the Year: Association Technology Solutions
iMIS App Challenge:
- People's Choice Award Winner: iMIS Data Management Suite — Computer System Innovations, Inc.
- Connect for Zoom — C Systems Global
- Register & Go with Record Match — Lane Services, LLC
- Sections — Pseudo Code Pty Ltd
- Peep — Zentso
Chairman's Circle: AKS Solutions, Armstrong Enterprise Communications, Inc., Ascension Technology Solutions, Association Technology Solutions, Bursting Silver, Causeis, Computer System Innovations, Inc., C Systems Global, enSYNC Corporation, E-Tech, Intuitive Business Concepts, iFINITY plc, ISG Solutions LLC, Pseudo Code Pty Ltd, Union Innovations Hub, Zentso, and Zephyr Consulting.
iNNOVATIONS LIVE Sponsors
iNNOVATIONS LIVE was sponsored by A2Z Events, Armstrong Enterprise Communications, Inc., Association Analytics, Association Technology Solutions, Bursting Silver, Causeis, Certification Bank by Get Efficient, Clowder, Computer System Innovations, Inc., C Systems Global, Gather Voices, Global Payments Integrated, Higher Logic, ISG Solutions LLC, Lane Services, LLC, NiUG International, OpenWater, Pseudo Code Pty Ltd, RSM US LLP, Velosio, Visual Antidote, WBT Systems, and Web Scribble.
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a leading global provider of products, programs, and services that help associations and non-profits improve operational and financial performance. Since 1991 we've helped thousands of clients grow revenue and reduce expenses by providing industry expertise, best practice advice, and proven solutions.
ASI is the developer of iMIS EMS, the world's #1 association and non-profit software solution, and the only Engagement Management System (EMS)™ – fusing database management and web publishing into a single system – leading to operational efficiencies, revenue growth, and continuous performance improvement. Harnessing the power of Microsoft Azure;s cloud platform, iMIS EMS is purpose-built to meet the most important challenge facing associations and non-profits – Engagement. We have a global network of nearly 100 partners to provide you with a full range of services to implement and support your iMIS EMS platform.