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 2020 IAEE is expanding its programming to provide three regional half-day forums to women in the exhibitions industry.

2020 WLF Regional Half-Day Forums


Milpitas, CA | 11 February 2020

SEMI Headquarters

WLF Milpitas was a success! Click here to view highlights of the program.

Rosemont, IL | 14 July 2020

OLC Education & Conference Center

Click here for more information.


Dallas, TX | 15 September 2020

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Click here for more information.

Upcoming Education Opportunities

CEM Learning Program

Be a Game Changer in 2020 – 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, 26 March 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Resume Reboot for Young Professionals: Surviving in Today’s Job Market
Presented by Dawn Rasmussen, CMP, President – Pathfinder Writing and Career Services
No registration required. This webinar is being pre-recorded. The webinar recording will be available on MemberLink on Thursday, 26 March.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
How to Keep Your Tradeshow(s) Strong and Growing by Providing Exhibitor Education that Works!
Presented by Jefferson Davis, Tradeshow Productivity Expert – Competitive Edge
Listen to the Recording
Thursday, 13 February 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Career Management 2.0: Building a Long-Term Career Strategy
Presented by Dawn Rasmussen, CMP –  Certified Resume Writer
Listen to the Recording
Thursday, 30 January 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Securing Conventions & Exhibitions: A Practical Exercise
Presented by Jennifer Hesterman
Listen to the Recording