Faculty Resource Center

Faculty Resource Center

IAEE’s Faculty Resource Center includes many teaching tools that are available for IAEE faculty members. Included are teaching guides and tools for The Art of the Show textbook published by IAEE organized in two learning delivery formats. One delivery method which was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council and the IAEE Faculty Advisory Committee organizes content to include 1 comprehensive outline and 5 modules of instruction, one for each thematic area listed below which vary in length.  Minimally, the module can support 18 hours of instruction or the equivalent of 1 credit in the US, to 54 hours or 3 credits. The other delivery method is a traditional chapter by chapter approach.

Supporting materials include lesson plans, learner outcomes, activities, test/quiz questions, presentation slides, videos, research papers, faculty poster sessions and more.

As a faculty member, you will have access to all content which is housed in IAEE’s online community, MemberLink. Should you have any questions, please contact Marsha Flanagan at mflanagan@iaee.com.



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The Art of the Show 5th Edition NOW AVAILABLE in print and digital versions.

The Art of the Show, an Introduction to the Study of Exhibition Management textbook, explores the world of exhibitions and events. The fifth edition focuses on the requirements for planning and holding a successful exhibition, both business-to-business and business-to-consumer events; what must be done leading up to the exhibition, during the exhibition and post-event, to create a marketplace for buyers and sellers that fosters engagement and offers a synergistic environment. Written by a broad spectrum of industry experts, this body of knowledge is a standard resource in university and college classrooms around the globe and provides an up-to-date resource for the experienced professional. ISBN 978-0-9895833-2-9

To purchase hard copies, click here.

To purchase a digital copy, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on www.iaee.com
  2. Click on LOGIN at the top right hand corner
  3. If you are a nonmember, you will need to create an account
  4. If you are a member, you can log in by entering username and password
  5. Once logged in, scroll down to the online store
    1. Click on product search
    2. Type in Art of the Show
    3. Add the product to your cart by clicking on the plus sign beside the number of copies you would like to purchase
    4. When ready to purchase, click view cart
    5. Then click checkout

There are no complimentary desk copies available for faculty members.


U.S. Dept. of Labor Recognizes Meeting, Exhibition and Events Profession

March 6, 2015 – mark it down in your calendar.  On this day, the meeting, exhibition and events profession took a giant step forward in defining a foundation of competencies that are based on the business roles and responsibilities event professionals provide to organizations.  For the first time ever, our profession is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a standalone business sector, distinct and separate from lodging and tourism sectors. Read more here.

The HTE model has been published on the Clearinghouse website.

Department of Labor

2019 IMEX Europe and America: Save the Dates & Call for Papers

Faculty Engagement Programs

21-23 May 2019 | Messe Frankfurt | Frankfurt, Germany

An IMEX / IAEE Partnership | 10-12 September 2019 | Sands Expo Center | Las Vegas, Nevada

For the ninth consecutive year, IMEX Europe and America will host faculty, students and industry researchers for two days of faculty conclave and “Engagement.” Once again, the “Engagement” is being supported through a partnership with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).  A key component of the ‘engagement’ is the Presentations of Academic Papers Dealing with Best Practices in Meetings, Exhibitions, Events and Conventions.


  • Meeting and hospitality academics and educators
  • Industry practitioners and consultants
  • Representatives of professional industry associations
  • Students and others interested in the field

Any questions should be directed to one of the chairs for the Faculty Engagement Program please contact:

George G. Fenich, Ph.D., East Carolina University USA, fenichg@ecu.edu

M.T. Hickman, CMP, CTA, Richland College USA, Mthickman@dcccd.edu

IMEX Call for Papers

Both empirical and conceptual works are encouraged and should represent a reasonable level of academic rigor. All submissions will go through a refereeing process to determine acceptance.

Presenters will have the choice of:
(1) making a stand-up presentation on 11 September
(2) making a poster presentation on 12 September or
(3) both stand up and poster presentation.

Submission Guidelines

For all presentations: submit a three-page abstract (double spaced and inclusive of titles, tables and references) plus cover page by 1 August 2019. Indicate author name and affiliation only on the cover page. Must be original work that has not been previously presented or published.

All submissions should be .doc files.

English is the official language of the conference and should be used in all submissions.

Please email your submissions by 1 August 2019 to education@iaee.com.

A Paper Review Committee of editors from the Journal of Convention and Event Tourism

Expo! Expo! Faculty Poster Sessions

IMEX America in partnership with IAEE, invite academics and industry experts to submit Academic Papers that explore a broad range of topics dealing with innovation in the meetings, exhibitions, events and convention industry.  Both empirical and conceptual works are encouraged.

2018 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting Faculty Poster Sessions

Below are the links to the presentations presented in New Orleans, LA:

2017 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting Faculty Poster Sessions

Below are the links to the presentations presented in San Antonio, Texas:

2016 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting Faculty Poster Sessions

Below are the links to the presentations presented in Anaheim, California:

2015 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting Faculty Poster Sessions

Below are the links to the 8 presentations presented in Baltimore, Maryland:

Expo Expo Poster Series

IAEE’s first electronic faculty poster session debuts at the 2014 IAEE Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California