Why should I attend an AIIM Midwest meeting?

The educational opportunity alone is enough justification for most attendees, but the meetings are more than that. You have the opportunity to have lunch and network with your peers (many of which are experts in their field). There will be time after the meetings to continue discussions about the presentation(s) you just saw or just hang out with other people whose career probably looks a lot like yours. 

How do I join AIIM?

There are a couple different types of paid memberships available: an individual membership (professional) and a business membership (trade). Typically, the chapter has reduced professional memberships available at the meetings. If you want to join directly through AIIM international, you can do so as well, and to help the chapter out a bit, be sure to use the promotional code MIDWEST!

How do I get on your mailing list?

We utilize AIIM International's mailing lists and do not maintain a separate list. To get on the list, you need to become either an "associate" or professional member. Associate members are essentially unpaid memberships that give you access to limited content on the aiim.org site. During the registration process, you will be assigned a chapter based on your geographical location and all chapter correspondence will be channeled through that system.

To become an associate, you just need to register on the aiim.org site.

Are you on any of the social networking sites?

Starting this year, we are building a LinkedIn group to allow ECM professionals to continue their networking and knowledge gathering outside of the face-to-face meetings each month. We are still formulating how we want that to look, so stay tuned for more details.

I have an idea for a meeting, how do I propose it?

You can send any board member your idea via email, or even better, tell us in person! At the end of each meeting you will receive a survey that will always have a spot to tell us your ideas as well.

I speak on a topic, how can I be considered to speak at an event?

We post each meeting topic on our website. If you are an expert in your field and have in-depth knowledge to share about a topic, we'd love to hear from you. The chapter network also shares a list of known speakers as well, contact one of the board members if you'd like to learn more.

I'm interested in helping out on the executive committee, who do I talk to?

There are lots of benefits to being on the committee that go beyond the traditional benefits of being active within the chapter. Contact the president to find out more information.

I want to advertise my business through the chapter, how can I do that?

The only opportunity we have for advertising would be via a vendor sponsorship. To find out more about the cost to sponsor a meeting and what you get for your fee, please contact us for more information.

What are the meetings like?

The meetings are fairly laid-back. The dress is business-casual, but it isn't uncommon to see people wearing blue jeans as well as suits. Just remember that it is your forum to both learn and present yourself as you network, your next employer may very well be in attendance so it's in your best interest to dress upwards a little.

You will arrive at the venue, get checked in and receive a name badge showing your name and the company you work for. You find your seat within the room and hang out until we are ready to start lunch (normally in another room). Most of our meetings are at the new Prairie Meadows Event Center, a state-of-the-art venue that also has a very nice buffet. We utilize the buffet and are seated together in a reserved area. During lunch we encourage you to sit with new people so everyone has a chance to get to know each other. After lunch, we gather back in the room and begin the presenation(s) after our chapter announcements. We'll do a quick break in-between 1-3 and will conclude the official meeting at 3. 

This year we will have consistent time set aside for networking. If the venue allows, we will relocate to a more social setting near a cash bar and let the networking begin!

How much are the meetings?

Aside from special events that may have a different cost associated with them, we charge $25 for members and $35 for non-members. We encourage you to pay online when you register as this helps our treasurer maintain her time as well as avoids issues with handling cash and checks. If you need to pay the day of the meeting, we charge a $5 on-site registration fee in addition to the $25/$35.

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