Types of Programming

ACOEM's components have different geographical compositions and number of members. One event type will not work for all components. Additionally, components that offer multiple activities should incorporate different types of events into their programming to keep content fresh and engage a wider audience. 

Types of Programming

The activities listed below can be planned independently or combined to meet multiple needs. On the other hand, combining too many activities may prove to be challenging. You don't want to compete against yourself (time, energy, that "memorable" moment").

Business Meetings

Strategic planning meeting
Annual membership meeting
Regular board meetings
Committee meetings

Educational Activities

Educational Meeting and Meal
Virtual Symposium
Half-day Symposium
Multi-day Conference
Cross-Component Collaboration
Cross-Association Collaboration
High-Profile Speaker
Site Visit
Mock Interview/Resume Review Program
Student/Resident Awards, Posters, or Scholarships

Social and Recognition Activities

Volunteer Recognition
Member Recognition
Happy Hours
Networking Receptions
Sporting Events
Seasonal Parties
Book Clubs
Wine/Chocolate Tasting
Pub Crawl
Life Story Panel

Philanthropic Events

Golf Outing
Casino Night
Adopt a Highway/Park Clean Up
Habitat for Humanity/Food Kitchen
High School Scient Fair Judge
World "you name it" Day

Fun and Engaging Activities

Door Prizes/Raffles (check with state/local ordinances to obtain raffle permits)
Annotate Tool
Themed Meetings
Show and Tell (think hobbies or pet parade)
Yoga/Exercise Activities
Fun Locations
Comedy Improv 
Make Sticky Art

Formats for Learning

Formats include: 
  • Traditional Presentation
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Ignite or Express Learning
  • Poster Presentations