The Convention Liaison Council has changed one of its summer CMP exam dates from July 26 to August 2, 1997. The exam will be held at Meeting Professionals International's 1997 World Education Congress in Baltimore, MD. The other summer exam will be held June 21, and Chicago, IL has been added to the list of cities where it will be given. The application deadline for both dates is March 24, 1997. Order the CMP application kit by sending $25, check or money order, to CLC, 1575 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1190, Washington, DC 20005.

The Institute of Association Management Companies has changed its name to the International Association of Association Management Companies (IAAMC), in order to reflect the increasing international activity among the members' client associations, as well as the organization's growing overseas membership. In other IAAMC news, the association now offers a free service to assist association managers seeking consulting or outsourcing services. Managers call the toll-free number and place a request for bids. Within 48 hours, all 90 member organizations are contacted, and those with the required expertise will respond. For more information, call Shannan Verhusen at the Business Referral Hotline, (800) 648-8861; or access IAAMC's Web site at

Principles of Association Management, third edition, by Henry L. Ernstthal, CAE, and Bob Jones IV, is available from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The 130-page reference book, a recommended text for Certified Association Executive (CAE) candidates, covers topics ranging from finance to the future of associations. It is $34.95 for ASAE members ($43.95 otherwise), plus $6.25 shipping. Add 5.75 percent sales tax for books shipped to Washington, DC addresses. To order, request product PR216472 from ASAE's Member Services Center, (202) 626-2748; fax (202) 408-9634; or e-mail

* Professional Convention Management Association 41st Annual Meeting, January 8 to 11, Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX; (205) 978-4908

* Meeting Professionals International Education Conference,January 12 to 14, 1997, Hilton Hotel Towers, San Francisco, CA; (214) 702-3000

* Religious Conference Management Association 25th Annual Conference and Exposition, January 28 to 31, 1997, Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, OK, (317) 632-1888