In our third Associations Next annual wrap-up episode, we welcome back David Ewald to give us a rundown on 2022, and learn what he’s excited for in 2023.
- Hybrid is here to stay. After three years of the pandemic, it is clear that the way we live and work has changed. It is now possible to attend a conference across the globe without leaving your house. While this was necessary during the pandemic, it is now a preference of many association members. Consider and ask what your members think about your events.
- The Great Resignation is still very much in play. Between record-low unemployment rates and baby boomers leaving the work force, it is difficult to keep talent. However, this is an opportunity to lean on a younger generation who can help modernize your association.
- There will always be something new. As David said, in his 36 years at Ewald, “every year I go into the next year thinking I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it all and every year proves to me that I haven’t.” As we approach 2023, get excited for change and opportunity.