Ways to Take the Boring Out of Your Meetings

On Wednesday, May 3 the AWC Springfield luncheon program was: Ways to Take the Boring Out of Your Meetings.

All meetings share the same objective—to gather people together with a common mission, objective or interest.

Unfortunately, many meetings share a common characteristic of being boring. Yaawwnn. Planners don’t try to make them boring, but habit and busyness and lack of resources preclude them from adding zip and zing to their meetings.

Dana Saal will share ways to bring that zip and zing into your meetings that will make people want to attend and have them looking forward to the next one.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Networking: 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Luncheon & Program: Noon to 1 p.m.
Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams St., Springfield

 Registration Closed.

Register before noon on Monday, May 1, 2017 to avoid additional charges.
Late registrations and walk-ins will be assessed an additional $5 attendance fee. 

You must reserve your tickets online but you have the option of paying online or at the door. A small service fee applies to online payments. Cash or check only are accepted at the door.  If you have dietary restrictions, please notify programs@awcspringfield.org. Luncheon reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be invoiced.

Registrations (before noon on Monday, May 1):

  • AWC member – $17 
  • Non-member/guest – $22
  • Student – $11

Late registrations and walk-ins:

  • AWC member $22
  • Non-member/guest – $27
  • Student – $16

Notify us of any dietary restrictions upon registration by emailing
Luncheon reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be invoiced.


Dana L. Saal, CMP, CAE, has been planning meetings for associations for more than 30 years. She recently decided that coaching meeting planners is now more fun than proofing function sheets, counting coffee cups and writing scripts. She consults with associations, speaks and teaches, and writes a blog, Dana’s Meeting Minutes, for the Illinois Society of Association Professionals.