Events and Education, along with networking, are the major benefits of IAEE membership. Throughout the year, IAEE will offer women’s focused events and education for members at both the chapter and international levels.

Along with the signature Women’s Leadership Forum in DC, in 2019 IAEE is expanding its programming to provide three regional half-day forums to women in the exhibitions industry.

2019 WLF Regional Half-Day Forums

All regional half-day forums are 4.5 hours including a networking lunch. Each regional half-day forum qualifies for three (3) CEUs upon completion.

Program fees: IAEE Members $299 | Non-Members $599

Los Angeles, CA | 26 February 2019

Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Forum was a success! Read about it here.

Schaumburg, IL | 16 July 2019

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

The Schaumburg Forum was a success! Read about it here.

Dallas, TX | 24 September 2019

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The Dallas Forum was a success! Read about it here.

Upcoming Education Opportunities

CEM Learning Program

Be a Game Changer in 2019 – become Certified in Exhibition Management®!

Visit the CEM Learning Program web site for a detailed description of all modules, requirements for the program and to register.


If you are interested in starting a ConnectNow MeetUp in your area, let us know and we can help!

Contact Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., Vice President of Learning Experiences & Champion of Women’s Initiatives in the exhibitions industry!


IAEE offers monthly webinars to IAEE members only. Click here to see a list of currently scheduled webinars, or here if you would like to listen to previously recorded webinars.

Thursday, 10 October 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Taking Charge of Your Exhibitions and Events Career (For Young Professionals)
Presented by Cassie Palacios, CEM, Event Director, SmithBucklin Corporation
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Thursday, 25 July 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Kicking Burnout to the Curb: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming the Overwhelm
Presented by Emilie Aries, CEO, Bossed Up
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Thursday, 07 February 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Women Mentoring Women: Moving Yourself and Your Peers Forward
Presented by Claire Billingsley, President, Billingsley Consulting Group, LLC
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Re-imagining Your Sales Strategy
Presented by Cynthia McGovern, Ph.D., CEO, Orange Leaf Consulting
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Thursday, 07 March 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Successful Communication & Leadership Tactics for Women
Presented by Sherron Washington, M.A., CEO, The P3 Solution
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