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IAEE Membership Information

As a commitment to the exhibitions and event industry, show your employees and team members your dedication to growing your company’s exhibitions and events through a membership with IAEE.  This membership provides your organization’s employees with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in their roles.

IAEE is a trade association, which means your IAEE membership is a company membership.  IAEE offers several different categories of membership including ‘Industry Membership’ for both organizers and suppliers, Event Facilities, Members Outside of the U.S. and North America, Corporate Marketer, Educational Institution, Faculty and Student memberships.

IAEE offers a wide array of membership packages to accommodate businesses of all sizes. What are you waiting for? Join the IAEE community today!

View the Guiding Principles of Members here.

Benefits of Joining the IAEE Community

  • IAEE helps facilitate face-to-face business opportunities at both the international and chapter level.
  • IAEE brings tips and trends on the challenges your clients may be facing.
  • IAEE connects you with a community of industry professionals to share best practices 365 days a year through MemberLink.
  • IAEE presents professional development both face-to-face and virtually.
  • IAEE offers the globally recognized Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation and complete certification journey.
  • IAEE provides access to CEIR data and reports that supports the value of participating in face-to-face exhibitions and events.

Types of Member Organizers

Learn More About IAEE Member Resources

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Types of Events Produced by Organizer Members

Company Advantages with Membership


The organization enjoys unlimited employees on your roster and transferable membership at any time.

As a company member, you may update/edit your membership roster as necessary at no additional cost.

No Transaction Fee

  • There is no membership application fee for IAEE memberships.  Most association charge a processing fee as a one-time charge.  IAEE does not believe in charging your company more than the allotted membership dues rate.

Discount on Job Opportunities Postings

  • Membership provides discounts on other services included IAEE Career Center where you may search for resumes and post open job opportunities.

Significant Discounted Event Pricing

  • Enrolled employees receive additional registration discounts on IAEE events and the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning program.

Employees have complimentary access to all webinar programming that IAEE offers. This is not limited to exhibitions operations. Content includes professional development, mental health and wellness, and leadership building programs.

Employee Advantages with Membership


Access to tools and resources including MemberLink – IAEE’s online community, Chapters, Member Directories, member-only marketplaces and community discussions.

Complimentary access to CEIR reports and research.

Employee Leadership Opportunities:

  • Enrolled employees become eligible to apply to serve on one of IAEE’s Global community committees, councils or task forces.  They may also be eligible to serve as local chapter leaders on IAEE Chapter boards and volunteer committees.

Free access to all IAEE webinars including on demand access to recorded programs.

Global marketplace access with members from 50+ countries.

Global membership access to lists and member directories.

IAEE member rate on all events and education.

New organizer members receive a full meeting pass to Expo! Expo! to their first event for any employees on the membership roster.

 

Industry Membership

An organization, other than Event Facility Member, engaged in the exhibitions and events industry (hereinafter referred to as “industry”), and is located or does business primarily in North America. Dues are based on annual exhibition and events revenues derived from the industry. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

“Annual exhibition and event revenue” is defined as income received from your exhibition(s) and events(s), or if a supplier, revenue related to the industry, for the last completed fiscal year.

Industry Membership
Annual Revenues Annual Dues
$0 to $500,000 $579
$500,001 to $2,000,000 $1,079
$2,000,001 to $5,000,000 $1,609
$5,000,001 to $10,000,000 $2,569
$10,000,001 to $18,000,000 $3,909
$18,000,001 to $30,000,000 $6,009
$30,000,001 to $60,000,000 $9,999
$60,000,001 to $100,000,000 $15,449
$100,000,001 to $200,000,000 $23,799
$200,000,001 to $500,000,000 $30,959
$500,000,001 to $1,000,000,000 $38,709
$1,000,000,000+ $47,209

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Event Facility Membership

An organization, such as a convention, conference, exposition center or hotel, which provides space for conducting exhibitions and buyer-seller events in North America. Dues are based on gross square footage of exhibition, conference and meeting space. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

“Gross square footage” is defined as the total square footage available for use in meetings, buyer-seller events and exhibitions.

Any organization that may be classified under either of the categories may use either method of dues calculations.

Event Facility Membership
Gross Square Footage Annual Dues
0 to 199,999 $579
200,000 to 399,999 $1,079
400,000 to 699,999 $1,609
700,000 to 899,999 $2,569
900,000 to 1,499,999 $3,909
1,500,000+ $6,009

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Corporate Event or Exhibit Marketer Membership

An individual or organization that uses or creates experiential events to market programs, products and/or services to both business-to business and business-to-consumer organizations. Organizations producing their own event(s), will take precedence over event or exhibit marketer, and they would fall under the Industry Member Category. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

Corporate Event or Exhibit Marketer Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $579

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International Memberships

Outside North America (For Organizations)

An organization that meets the qualifications for Industry Member or Event Facility Member, except its established place of business is outside North America. Dues are based on a flat fee. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

Outside North America Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $579

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Outside United States (For Individuals)

An individual that is engaged in the management, planning, production or promotion of exhibitions and similar events to bring buyers and sellers together and are located outside the United States. This membership is available for suppliers and organizers.

Individual Outside United States Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $299

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Academia Memberships

Educational Institution

An educational institution membership includes both faculty and students of the institution. All designated individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution, and they must be considered an employee with their institution. Also included in this membership are all students engaged full-time in a program at the college or university recorded as an IAEE Educational Institution Member. This classification is non-voting.

For Faculty:

  • Access to content and teaching tools within the Faculty Resource Center including IAEE’s MemberLink platform
    • One comprehensive outline and 5 modules of instruction
    • Outline supports 18 to 54 hours of instruction
    • Lesson plans, learner outcomes, activities, test/quiz, presentation slides and other resources including videos
  • Connections with fellow professors throughout the U.S. and around the world
  • Opportunity to receive a desk copy of the Art of the Show textbook, sent upon request
  • Review of academic papers dealing with innovation in the meetings, exhibition, events and convention industry
  • Receive tips and trends on the challenges of exhibitions and events to share with your students

For Students:

  • IAEE connects seasoned professionals with students and young professionals in the industry though its Mentor Program
  • IAEE provides students with a quarterly young professional newsletter that provides tools to land that first job after graduation, and resources to network with industry professionals
  • IAEE connects you with fellow students throughout the U.S. and around the world
  • IAEE provides students with career resources through the use of IAEE’s Career Center and ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com
Educational Institution Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $579

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Faculty Membership

A Faculty Membership is a member who is teaching or directing a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Faculty Membership is for individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution, and they must be considered an employee with their institution.

Benefits

  • Access to content and teaching tools within the Faculty Resource Center through IAEE’s MemberLink platform
    • One comprehensive outline and 5 modules of instruction
    • Outline supports 18 to 54 hours of instruction
    • Lesson plans, learner outcomes, activities, test/quiz, presentation slides and other resources including videos
  • Access to CEIR data and reports that supports the value of participating in face-to-face exhibitions and events
  • Connections with fellow professors throughout the U.S. and around the world
  • Opportunity to receive a desk copy of the Art of the Show textbook, sent upon request
  • Review of academic papers dealing with innovation in the meetings, exhibition, events and convention industry
  • Receive tips and trends on the challenges of exhibitions and events to share with your students
Faculty Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $160

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Student Membership

A Student Membership is for an individual who is engaged full-time in a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Student members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the association.

 

Benefits

  • IAEE provides the opportunity to develop networking skills through attending chapter events, international events and becoming active within MemberLink
  • IAEE offers access to CEIR data for writing papers and conducting research
  • IAEE connects seasoned professionals with students and young professionals in the industry through its Mentor Program
  • IAEE provides students with a quarterly young professional newsletter that provides tools to land that first job after graduation, and resources to network with industry professionals
  • IAEE connects you with fellow students throughout the U.S. and around the world
  • IAEE provides students with career resources through the use of IAEE’s Career Center and ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com
Student Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $35

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Retired Membership

A Retired Membership is an individual who has been a member of IAEE, or a designated representative of a Voting Member of IAEE, for ten (10) or more years, and who is retired and no longer employed in the exhibitions and events industry. For the purpose of this definition, “employed” shall mean substantial remuneration for any labor. Retired members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the association.

Retired Membership
Annual Dues
Flat Fee $60

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