When you host a three-day conference with 150 sessions, you need a tool that can streamline content management. For the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Excel was just not cutting it for event content management, which includes everything from call for papers to speaker selection, speaker management to abstract management.
Every two years, the ICMA collaborates with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to put on the largest educational conference in the U.S. for environmental revitalization and economic re-development. Thousands of key stakeholders from both the public and private sector attend this conference and expect excellence.
Fortunately, Hubb’s Abstract Management for Associations makes is easy to manage event content. “Hubb greatly reduced the administrative LOE [level of effort] burden so we could spend more one-on-one time engaging with our speakers and ensuring content was relevant to all of our attendees,” says Roma Shah, Assistant Program Manager of Global Programs at ICMA. Instead of pouring hours into abstract management, Roma’s team is able to focus on creating the best educational experience for attendees.
Hubb quickly became known as ‘The Magical Thing’ amongst the ICMA team. But the ICMA did not choose Hubb solely for its functionality, “After reviewing different vendors and trying multiple demos, we chose Hubb for its ease of everything: intuitive user interface, highly responsive customer service, seamless integration, and simple customization.”
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