IAEE Events and Education

Events and Education, along with networking, are the major benefits of IAEE membership. Throughout the year, several meetings and educational programs are offered both at the chapter and international levels.

The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Professional Designation

Built on a foundation of broad technical knowledge and demonstrated industry experience, the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) professional designation program prepares you to meet the changes and challenges of a demanding industry with confidence and professionalism.

Learn how to get your CEM!

MATSO Spring 2016 Program | 23-24 MAY | Chicago, IL

MATSO LogoMajor American Trade Shows are comprised of not-for-profit and for-profit exhibitions with at least 200,000 NSF of exhibition space. Click here to learn more.

Women's Leadership Forum | 26 APR | Washington, D.C.

WLF 150 x 150IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum has been designed to focus on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry. It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company. The forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take your career to the next level. The Forum will give you the tools and resources while balancing life along the way. Learn more about the Women's Leadership Forum

Exhibitions Day | 7-8 JUN | Washington, D.C.Exhibitions Day Bubble

#ExhibitionsDay raises awareness of the exhibitions and events industry among federal legislators and is an opportunity for direct engagement with members of Congress and their staff to help foster a greater understanding of our industry and the impact it has on their states and districts, as well as the impact of key policy issues.

Krakoff Leadership Institute | 7-9 AUG | Huntington Beach, CA
2016 KLI Program

IAEE provides a multiyear tailored education program for everyone who aspires to be involved with IAEE and obtain an industry or organizational leadership role. The multiyear education program includes the Krakoff Leadership Institute which provide participants with the intelligence and connection they will need as tomorrow’s industry leaders. Both programs offer emerging leaders the opportunity to learn from industry experts while enjoying the intimacy of a small group learning environment designed to build lasting relationships. Learn more about KLI!

IMEX - America | 18-20 OCT | Las Vegas, Nevada

IMEX America 2016This year we have partnered with IMEX America to provide educational and learning opportunities for both faculty and students including the Faculty Engagement program, faculty reception and scheduled appointments on the show floor for students. In addition faculty will have the opportunity to submit a Best Practices paper that will be presented at both IMEX America and at Expo! Expo!. Click here to learn more. 

Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition | 6-8 DEC | Anaheim, CA

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A must attend face-to-face event for exhibition and event industry professionals! During Expo! Expo!, you will become current with industry trends by participating in the education sessions and networking opportunities.

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2017-2018 Registration/Lead Retrieval Request for Proposal

IAEE announces 2017-2018 Request for Proposals for Registration and Lead Retrieval. Click here for details. Please contact Kimberly Castanuela with any questions.


Geared toward busy professionals who are looking for cost-effective educational opportunities with no downtime or travel expense, IAEE periodically provides new and exciting webinars, led by highly respected industry experts, directly to your desk. IAEE Professional Development Webinars are sponsored by Forever New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans. Click here to learn more.

Speaker Resource Center

Visit the Speaker Resource Center and submit your call for proposals online year round for any event. Learn more.

Questions? Contact the IAEE Education Department at www.iaee.com/education-department.

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