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.



The Art of the Show

Art of the Show 4th edition Textbook

The Art of the Show, Fourth Edition is the complete guide for the exhibition industry featuring 421 pages addressing such issues as legal, housing and transportation, registration, exhibition technology, site selection, marketing, and planning for the unexpected at your exhibition. To request a review copy please click here. To purchase the textbook please click here.

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

2018 IMEX America: Save the Date & Call for Papers

IMEX America Faculty Engagement

An IMEX / IAEE Partnership | 17-18 October 2018 | Sands Expo Center| Las Vegas, Nevada

For the eighth consecutive year, IMEX 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.

IMEX, in partnership with IAEE, will present Academic Papers as part of its annual show, and invites academics and industry experts to submit academic papers (more rigorous than might appear in an industry journal but not necessarily as rigorous as might appear in a learned journal) focusing on a broad range of topics dealing with best practices in the meetings, exhibitions, events and conventions industry. 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 17 October, (2) making a poster presentation on 18 October, or (3) both stand up and poster presentation.


  1. For all presentations:  submit a three-page abstract (double spaced and inclusive of titles, tables and references) plus cover page by 11 September 2018. Indicate author name and affiliation only on the cover page. Must be original work that has not been previously presented or published.
  2. All submissions should be .doc files.
  3. English is the official language of the conference and should be used in all submissions.
  4. Make submissions by 11 September 11 2018 on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/facultyIA18.
  5. A Paper Review Committee of editors from the Journal of Convention and Event Tourism will conduct a double-blind refereed screening of abstracts. Notices of acceptance will be sent by 24 September 2018.  Once a paper is accepted, at least one author must register for and present the paper at IMEX America 2018. Registration is free and available on the IMEX America website: https://www.imexamerica.com/register.


  1. Selected authors will present their papers in sessions to (1) faculty and industry on the show floor and (2) Future Leaders Forum at IMEX America.
  2. Posters presented at IMEX America will be posted again electronically at the IAEE annual conference, Expo! Expo!, 11-13 December 2018.  The authors can, but do not have to, be present.  Thus, authors will get credit for two presentations from the single submission.
  3. Posters will be posted in an electronic ‘proceedings’ on the IAEE website.
  4. Selected papers will go through additional review for potential publication in the Journal of Convention & Event Tourism after the conclusion of IMEX America.

The planned faculty engagement program will include:

  • Technology
  • Industry Speakers
  • Faculty Discussion Forum
  • IAEE – Faculty Resources
  • IAEE Faculty Reception
  • Time on the Show Floor


  •     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 Frankfurt Faculty Engagement Poster Presentations

The following papers were presented at the 2018 IMEX Frankfurt program:

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.

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.

Expo Expo Poster Series

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

IAEE Faculty Advisory Committee

Drew Fraser, M.Ed., CHE
Associate Professor
Johnson & Wales University

Dr. Soyoung Boo
Assistant Professor
Georgia State University

Dr. Deborah Breiter Terry, CEM
Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Dr. Miao Fan, CMP, CEM
Associate Professor
Chihlee University of Technology

Dr. George Fenich
Professor Meetings, Expositions, Events, Conventions
East Carolina University – School of Hospitality Leadership

Rodney Gutierrez, CMP
Director of Sales and Marketing
Orange County Convention Center

M.T. Hickman
Program Coordinator
Richland College

Dr. Ching-Yuan Huang, CEM
Associate Professor
Degree of MICE & International Marketing

Dr. Young Hoon Kim
Associate Professor
University of North Texas/Hospitality & Tourism Management

Dr. Michael Mahoney
Associate Professor, SEFM
California State University Fresno

Dr. Mathilda Van Niekerk
Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Daniel McKinnon, CEM
VP, Client Solutions – Global

Board Liaison
Janet Sperstad, CMP
Program Director, Meeting and Event Management
Madison College

Staff Lead
Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed.
Vice President of Learning Experiences

Staff Liaison
Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE
Executive Vice President & COO

Staff Liaison
David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President & CEO