INCON Partner News 2019


SmithBucklin Releases 2019 Edition of Circuit Featuring Trends, Issues, and Developments Impacting Associations


CHICAGO & WASHINGTON D.C. SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, announced today the release of its annual publication, Circuit. It includes SmithBucklin’s “20 for 2019,” a series of articles about key trends, issues, and developments that will impact associations in the coming year.

2019 also marks SmithBucklin’s 70th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, Circuit asked 70 luminaries from all walks of life: “Why are associations critically important?” The responses – from association leaders, mayors, CEOs, Academy Award winners, best-selling authors, journalists, and more – appear in a special “70 Quotes for 70 Years” booklet.

Circuit’s 20 articles cover such topics as diversity and inclusion, financial health, education, content, membership, advocacy, and attendee experience. All are intended to provide useful insights to association boards and staff. The publication also includes news and highlights about SmithBucklin and its client organizations.

“This 2019 edition is particularly special to us at SmithBucklin because of our 70th anniversary,” said Matt Sanderson, President & CEO, SmithBucklin. “We see this milestone as an opportunity to showcase the power and reach of associations, and to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to making a difference as we prepare for our next chapter.”

Some of the 20 trends, issues, and developments include:

SmithBucklin offers Circuit, now in its 16th year of publication, in a sharable, digital version at Or request a printed copy by emailing

About SmithBucklin

SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-539-9740.

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