Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund


The mission of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund (BDEF) is to support exhibition and event industry education and professional development by providing a challenging and engaging educational experience. The fund is designed for young professionals, professionals new to the exhibitions and events industry, those that are intellectually curious about trends and opportunities, and those that are interested in learning about the global marketplace.


The Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Task Force is committed to recognizing deserving individuals by providing funding for them to further their professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry. Funds may be awarded for the following programs and there is no stated limit to the amount that can be requested or granted.

Global exchange experiences: Funding to attend a program outside of their home country. The program must be related to the exhibition industry
Education sessions at industry events: Funding for speakers that are consistent with the mission of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund.
CEM Learning Program: Candidates enrolled in the CEM program (must have a minimum of three years’ experience).
Supporting activities that are consistent with the mission of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund.

There are two review periods each year. All applications, including required attachments, must be received:

  • Deadline: 1 July. Recipients will be notified by 14 August.
  • Deadline: 1 September. Recipients will be notified by 15 October.

Apply for the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

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Racquel Codling, CMP

Racquel Codling, CMP
Director of Meetings & Sales
American Moving & Storage Association
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“As a 2019 scholarship award recipient of the IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund, I will be able to quickly acquire my CEM in an effort to obtain the necessary knowledge, foundation and the highest professional standard in exhibitions management. The CEM designation is critically important for my professional development and growth in the exhibitions and events management industry.”


Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George
Manager/Customer & Audience Solutions
Informa Markets
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend the Krakoff Leadership Institute (KLI) in August to focus on my personal and professional development, develop leadership skills and to continue to discover more about our extensive industry. I’d like to thank IAEE and for all those who support the fund in providing this opportunity for me as a young professional member of IAEE.”


Brittany Peck

Brittany Peck
Training Events Specialist
Shared Hope International
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I’m honored to have received the IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant to continue my professional education in event management through the Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) designation program. I am actively applying what I’ve learned in the CEM courses to my non-profit work every day. With this education, I am strengthening our programming to better support our organization’s cause.”


Bob DallmeyerBob Dallmeyer
1938 – 2014


Bob Dallmeyer was President of RD International, a global exhibition management company, for 30 years. Throughout his 51-year career in the trade show industry, he organized some of the most prestigious trade exhibitions in the world and became a beloved mentor and icon.

Bob was a poet, teacher, speaker, world traveler, radio show host, published author, activist, mentor, and friend; a true inspiration to all who came in contact with him. The Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund was created as a memorial to Bob and to furthering opportunities for education and mentoring, without regard to geographical boundaries.


Peggy Johnston
Administrative Manager
International Association of Exhibitions and Events®
12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 308
Dallas, Texas 75251 USA
Tel: +1 (972) 687-9202

Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund