August 30, 2021
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) has teamed with Epistemix – a leading provider of analytical tools that empower leaders to make better decisions by simulating how diseases, ideas, and behavior spread through populations – to provide exhibition and event organizers, destination marketing organizations and venues, with a special rate to access Epistemix’s modeling software dashboard to support business decisions.
“Decision making around the pandemic has been a challenge for so many organizations,” said Epistemix CEO John Cordier. “Having the right tools to solve a problem is the first step a decision maker must get right. With the help of the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance, IAEE, and other partners, show organizers can now leverage a data-driven tool to support decision-making and communications on event safety for their specific events.”
Epistemix has worked with city and state leaders in public health to develop a decision support solution that meets the needs for organizers and public health officials. The solution simulates the impact of mask wearing, social distancing, and different levels of vaccination coverage at an event given the changes in the epidemic and vaccination coverage of where attendees are coming from.
Epistemix simulations have been used by groups like the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization. Epistemix is currently working with companies, event organizers, schools, and state and local governments across the United States to evaluate opening strategies and gauge COVID-19 response.
“With the Delta variant adding a layer of complexity to planning events, the Epistemix modeling software allows organizers to provide event stakeholders with assurance that their event is safe to attend,” said IAEE President and CEO, David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “We are thrilled to announce this agreement and get this vital software into organizers’ hands as we continue down the road to recovery. Epistemix adds a powerful tool to the organizer’s toolbox when planning shows and gives them confidence in uncertain times.”
For more information and to receive IAEE’s special rate, visit www.iaee.com/epistemix.
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Risk Strategies Company | Buttine Insurance, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
Epistemix is a leading provider of analytical tools that empower leaders to make better decisions by simulating how diseases, ideas, and behavior spread through populations. We leverage decades of epidemiological experience, diverse datasets, realistic population dynamics, and scientific best-practice to build computational models that forecast the impacts of policy interventions, so that organizations can take informed action.
Nicole Bowman, MBA, CEM
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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