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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, M.Ed., CEM at mflanagan@iaee.com.

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Art of the Show Textbook – 5th Edition

The fifth edition focuses on the requirements for planning and holding a successful exhibition, both B2B and B2C events; what must be done leading up and 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 world and provides an up-to-date resource for the experienced professional. ISBN 978-0-9895833-2-9

Now available on Amazon in print or Kindle e-book!


Members: $49.95
Nonmembers: $79.95


Members: $79.95
Nonmembers: $109.95


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.

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.

2022 IMEX America Faculty Poster Sessions

What’s in a name? Job titles of meeting and event professionals.
Thomas C. Padron, California State University, East Bay
Kristin Malek, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Education as Experiences: Restructuring your class, and assessments, to maximize engagement.
Kristin Malek, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Event Planning students’ skills development: Adding communications coursework to the mix.
Ann D. Summerall-Jabro, Robert Morris University

Challenges and Takeaways of Organizing Local Job Fair During Covid Era.
Gina Fe G. Causin with undergraduate students: Brooke Pulliam; Jared Parrish; Lindsey Marsh;Mikki Pope; Macie Pelt, Stephen F. Austin State University

Co-designing Sustainable Experience in Hospitality Using Eye Tracking.
Lilyana Elola, Dr. Yeqiang (Kevin) Lin, Dr. Ye (Sandy) Shen, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Exploring the career horizon in a post-Covid world for meeting and event students and implications for their colleges and universities.
Carl Winston, San Diego State University

Aligning Sustainable Event-Tourism Research with UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Shinyong Jung, Purdue University, Jason Draper, University of Houston, Kristin Malek, University of Nebraska, Thomas Padron, California State University, East Bay California State University, East Bay, Eric D. Olson, Metropolitan State University-Denver

Standing out from the crowd: exploring online information cues on Airbnb gastronomy experiences
Sijun Liu, Ph.D., Assistant professor at Southern Utah University, Chunhao Wei, Ph.D. Candidate at Auburn University Pankush Kalgotra, Ph.D., Assistant professor at Auburn University, Imran Rahman, Ph.D., Associate professor at Auburn University

Publicly Owned Convention Hotels: A looming fiscal crisis for US municipalities
Robert R. Nelson, Ph.D., University of Delaware

Corporate social marketing and expo consumer behavior.
Soyoung Boo, Georgia State University, Joanne Jung-Eun Yoo, University of Delaware

Which is More Important, Self-Service Technology or Personal Service?
Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, Metropolitan State University-Denver

2019 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting Faculty Poster Sessions

Below are the links to the presentations presented in Las Vegas, NV:

2018 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting Faculty Poster Sessions

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