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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:
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“I am so excited to be chosen as a Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund grant recipient. This opportunity will allow me to complete my goal of earning the CEM certification. I feel this certification is crucial in the advancement of my career in the exhibitions and events Industry. Thank you, IAEE, for recognizing the importance of investing in the future of the industry and for honoring the memory of an amazing pioneer.”
Shannon Binger, CEM
Dana Jasat, CEM
Farirai Nandipa Muregi
Racquel Codling, CMP
Jaclyn Halu, CMP, CEM
Amy Drum, CMP, CAE, CEM
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.