Doing Some Good With Our Conference
CUE runs two conferences a year. At each event, we typically have 25-30 speakers sharing their expertise over two and a half days packed with great information. What may surprise some people is that we very rarely if ever pay a speaker fee. People present at CUE because our association is also a tight-knit community offering learning you can’t get anywhere else.
Companies who compete on every street in America leave that competition at the door of our event and get on stage to co-present best practice case studies. Lawyers and consultants routinely interact with attendees without solicitation. Everyone who comes to a CUE conference is there to learn, not to sell. Our conference environment is truly unique and we couldn’t do it without our speakers. We can’t thank them enough, and giving them a Starbucks card or a coffee sippy cup is not nearly sufficient to recognize their tremendous contributions. That’s why we do something a little different on behalf of our speakers.
Recognition Through Contribution
At every conference we run, we make a donation to a specific charity on behalf of our speakers. We give our speakers a thank you card and our deep appreciation. It’s a small way to give back while giving thanks. For our Spring conference, we just made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been recognized as a top large nonprofit to work for by The NonProfit Times, the leading information provider for the nonprofit sector.