• IADD Wins ASAE Foundation Innovation Grant!
• 2012-2013 Board/Election Results
• Online Registration for all IADD Events
• A Valuable Member Benefit
The IADD has won one of four grants from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation for its innovative project, "THINK! Outside the Box."
The THINK! concept is literally a call for action to IADD members, staff and our industry, challenging them to transform their own futures by breaking out of their figurative boxes and engaging in conversations that matter. Using state-of-the art equipment and online technologies, THINK! helps members overcome geographic and other barriers to participate in structured interviews, tour plant facilities, and view creative processes - all virtually, with no travel.
A prize structure will incentivize participation in each of the segments, and further details of the project will be revealed over the next several months. With 63 applications for its new Innovation Grant Program (IGP), the ASAE Foundation chose four winning projects. Each will receive up to $10,000, and the winners will be recognized during ASAE’s 2013 Great Ideas Conference, March 10-12, at the Broodmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. SunTrust Inc. is a major supporter of this initiative.
“The quality of projects submitted this year was fantastic, and it was a very hard decision to narrow down the winners to just four,” said Michelle Mason CQIA, FASAE, CAE, chair of the advisory committee and managing director at the American Society for Quality. “We are excited to help fund these innovative ideas because it will drive creativity and inspire our community in new ways that will not only bring value to their members, but to the global community.”
ASAE Foundation received a broad range of applications from organizations with a wide range of types, sizes, locations, and industries. Executive summaries of the winning proposals are online, and ASAE Foundation will also publish an abstract of the other innovative projects that were submitted.
“Not only were we very pleased with the response we received, but also how these organizations approached the concept of innovation and how this could be applied throughout an organization,” said ASAE Executive Vice President and President of the ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson, CAE. “The winning organizations did a great job in explaining how their projects directly benefit their organizations as well as how they would share these lessons and concepts with the association community.”
The IADD is honored to have been selected to receive this grant!
2012-2013 Board of Directors
|Board of Directors
||Vacant (to be appointed)
names are newly elected. Their terms begin November 2012.
Easy Registration for all IADD and Chapter Events
The IADD is pleased to announce the launch of its Online Event Registration
Online Event Registration provides an easy-to-use, uniform system to register for any IADD or Chapter event.
Registration for all IADD meetings, programs, and Chapter events is now as simple and secure as following this link: IADD Online Event Registration
Another Valuable Member Benefit
For our U.S. members, we're proud to announce that the IADD has teamed up with Sentry Insurance as the preferred provider of quality property, casualty and life insurance plans and retirement products for IADD member companies.
We know that your business and employees are very important to you and providing them with the proper insurance protection is one of your key business decisions. Sentry Insurance understands our industry and offers competitive rates for all your insurance needs. A number of IADD members have already discovered that Sentry's experienced team of professionals are specially trained in the type of exposures faced by businesses in the converting industry.
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The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking is a not-for-profit
international trade association serving diecutters, diemakers, and industry
suppliers worldwide. The IADD provides conferences, educational and training
programs, networking opportunities, a monthly magazine, technical articles,
regional chapter meetings, publications and training manuals, recommended
specifications, videos and surveys.
The IADD also presents the Odyssey, an innovative trade show and unique concept in technical training featuring a hands-on
Techshop™where training programs come alive in an actual working diemaking
and diecutting facility. Call 1-815-455-7519 for more information about the IADD or the Odyssey.