I would like to echo the comments of my fellow colleague, Dr. Sandra Nunn, in saying what an impact AECT can have on a scholar's professional life.
I have been involved in AECT for two years and the results speak for themselves. I have had two articles published in two major works, one of them being a chapter in a book coming out in March 2017. I have been asked to be part of a panel on the influence of politics on policy at AECT 2017, hope to present a paper in Hong Kong on politics and education, and have been invited by Routledge Press about doing a future book on the subject. AECT is quite an organization to be a part of; I hope you get involved in it.