Tara Allen, CEM
Sales Manager, GES
2018 Young Professionals Committee Chairperson
YPs: We are nearly half way through 2018, and it just keeps getting better and better. We have so much in store for you in the next six months.
First, our first nationwide meet-up of the year is 20 June – be sure to check your local chapter’s website or the IAEE Chapter Events calendar for details on where these meet-ups will be held. The chapters have some awesome venues picked out, from baseball games (Washington, D.C.) to indoor go-karting (Orlando) to a Container Bar (Las Vegas). If you happen to live in a city that isn’t hosting a meet-up, don’t fret. You can join us virtually by following #iaeeypmeetup on social media. Looking forward to having you all be a part of the national meet-up.
Second, Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2018 is coming up soon. There are many ways to attend the “show for shows” if you do not have the financial support from your organization. Many of the IAEE chapters have scholarships available. If you need to get in touch with your local chapter, please reach out to Lisa Buchanan, IAEE’s Director of Membership and Chapter Engagement. If you are a new IAEE show organizer member attending Expo! Expo! for the first time, you can attend the show for free as part of the First Timers Program, brought to you by Shepard. Also, applications for the 20 Under 30 Program are now open. You can nominate yourself or someone can nominate you. Honorees receive complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for three nights for Expo! Expo!. Thank you to our 20 Under 30 partner, Synchronicities.
Third, Kim Zonca and I had the pleasure of representing the YPs at the recent IAEE Education Committee meeting, where we reviewed education proposals for the upcoming Expo! Expo! in New Orleans. If there is anything you want to see, learn about or experience, please let me know. The Education Committee and IAEE staff have done a phenomenal job in years past curating content specifically for YPs, and we want to keep the momentum going. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Lastly, I want to thank each and every one of you who reached out to me wanting to get involved. We are so grateful for you. Again, if you all need anything at all, do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am here for you and will happily help in any way I can.
You all are the best, and I am so grateful to be part of this outstanding community.