Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies:
What are they and how will they affect your association?

Webinar • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 2:00- 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE and 1.5 CPE credits


Bitcoin’s value is soaring.  Forbes hails blockchains for “restoring value and transparency” to payment processing. No wonder the adoption of cryptocurrencies is accelerating across many association industries including real estate, healthcare and finance. In fact, 66% of all banks could be using them within the next three years!

But what are cryptocurrencies and blockchains? How will they change transactions? What are the specific applications, caveats and benefits for associations and nonprofits? How will Bitcoin and blockchains affect your members and change their expectations?

Here’s the opportunity for association executives to find out—and to position themselves to take the fullest advantage of these new technologies

Register now for Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: What are They and How Will They Affect Your Association?

In this interactive 90-minute presentation, you’ll finally understand what blockchains and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are, and how they could revolutionize payments and transaction ledgers. Your guides are Ben Martin, CAE—a winner of the National Association of REALTORS®' Technology Spotlight Award—who translates these leading-edge technologies into real-world applications specifically for associations and Doug McCalmont, Founder of BlockAlt Consulting.

From “buzz” to bottom-line value.  You’ll learn ways to use these game-changing technologies to take the middlemen out of making and verifying transactions. You’ll learn the impact this can have on your operations and your members, and what you should be doing now to position your association to reap the greatest benefits from blockchains. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for a working knowledge of new currency and ledger applications, including:

  • The difference between cryptocurrencies and blockchains
  • How to explain blockchains and cryptocurrencies to co-workers, the board and other stakeholders
  • The practical applications blockchain technology has specifically for associations and other nonprofits
  • The impact blockchains could have on government, industry and professions

Remember, with the use of Bitcoin and blockchains accelerating, now is the time to explore opportunities to improve service to members—and to cut transaction time, costs and security risks.

Register now for Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: What are They and How Will They Affect Your Association?

Meet Your Webinar Leader

Ben Martin, CAE is recognized as one of “Five to Watch” by ASAE’s Associations Now magazine, and a winner of the National Association of REALTORS®' Technology Spotlight Award. He is an association executive with 18 years of experience working and consulting for associations, and the Executive Director of The Review Society, a membership organization dedicated to advancing the science and business of online customer reviews.


Doug McCalmont founded BlocAlt Consulting in June 2017 to guide and assist non-profits in navigating the application of blockchain technology, which has the potential to revolutionize their operations both locally and globally. He previously worked at Fidelity Investments and MFS Investment Management as a Compliance Officer. He received his MBA from Northeastern University in 2004.



Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to all associations and nonprofits looking to enhance their educational offerings or improve their existing micro-credentialing model. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors
  • Directors, Finance and Operations
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Digital Strategy Officers
  • Directors, IT

Don't wait, register your entire team today!

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

CPE Credits: Association TRENDS, a division of Columbia Books Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: Prerequisite: None.

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