By FGS President, D. Joshua Taylor
Federation conferences offer a variety of activities for your society to grow and learn, and the 2013 conference in Fort Wayne is no exception.
- Send your delegate. Tuesday evening will feature a free welcome reception for FGS delegates, featuring light food, and a chance to socialize with members of the FGS Board of Directors and delegates from other societies.
- Form a group. Several societies have let FGS know that they plan on organizing a group of their society's members to attend the conference. This can be a great membership benefit, and can help encourage those who might not want to attend a conference by themselves. Organizing group breakfasts and social gatherings during the week is a great way to encourage interaction between your society's members.
- Learn. Wednesday’s Focus on Societies day is full of topics that can offer terrific guidance on maintaining and growing your society. Don't miss out on workshops and the opportunity to learn from other society leaders.
- Showcase your society. The FGS exhibit hall features the FGS Society Showcase, which offers low-cost tables for your organization to display membership materials, publications, and share information about your organization with conference attendees.