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In the 2017 edition of Looking Forward, Association Laboratory explores how macro factors including the Internet of Everything, virtual reality, and 3D printing along with 57 other business environmental factors will affect association members in the coming years. Looking Forward is the nation's longest running and most comprehensive environmental scan of the association sector. Incorporating information from hundreds of association leaders representing dozens of industries and thousands of individual members and members companies, the study provides leaders with unparalleled insight into the future of associations.
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Dean West is the founder and President of Association Laboratory Inc. He leads client engagements and is a frequent speaker and facilitator for national and global association leadership meetings.
Mr. West is a former association executive with experience as executive director, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer for both national and international membership organizations. He has been a consultant to the association community since 1992, and has provided services to hundreds of state, national, and international organizations.
Dean West is a nationally recognized expert in association management. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives. Mr. West authored the chapter on Membership Research for the ASAE book, Membership Essentials and the chapter on Marketing Professional Development Programs in the ASAE book, Core Competencies in Professional Development.
Mr. West is an experienced volunteer leader familiar with the demands of volunteer leadership. He is Past Chairman of ASAE’s Professional Development Council and has served on the ASAE Membership Council and the Editorial Board for the ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership Journal of Association Leadership. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland.