The Reference & Adult Services Department maintains a list of community organizations. You can browse the list alphabetically, search by keyword, or sort by type of organization or group. To filter out all the organizations, groups, and associations to professional groups, use the categories page.
Scroll through the "Group Categories" box until you see the "Professional" category. You can further narrow your search to three different types of professional groups (Busines, Scientists & Engineers, Military/Government), or you can select "Professional" to get everything. Once you have made a choice, click "Apply." You will see a list of group names with local contact information.
Select a web search engine such Google, Yahoo, or Bing. Try basic keywords associated with the type of group you seek. For example, if I wanted to find professional associations for librarians, I might search for the keywords "library association."
(screenshot from Google -- searching for professional associations for librarians)
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Conferences and trade shows are an effective way to learn about an industry and to network. Most trade shows provide training and workshops in addition to the exhibits. These events can help you learn about the major players in an industry, size up the competition, and look for partners, suppliers, and potential customers.
To find conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions in Huntsville/Madison County, monitor the following local online calendars.