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Young Professionals

The IAEE Young Professionals group was created to fill an important niche in the exhibitions and events community. If you are 35 or under and are looking for a network with core life objectives including career advancement, becoming financially secure and being involved in a special interest group while maintaining a social life, then IAEE Young Professionals is right for you.

IAEE supports the young professionals community by offering tailored programs, education and events designed to give future leaders in the exhibitions and events industry with social and professional networking support.

If you have any questions or want to become more involved, please send an email to

Get connected now! Log in to MemberLink and join the YP Community.  YPs are sharing their advice and experiences in the industry. Join the conversations now with your fellow YP peers.


The IAEE Young Professionals Committee has set dates for the 2020 Global Chapter Meet Ups that take place in the summer and just prior to Expo! Expo!. Mark your calendars, get in touch with your local chapter and plan to be there!

Updates from the Chair

Shannon Binger, CEM


Hello Young Professionals!

I am thrilled to be your 2020 Committee Chairperson, and I am looking forward to working with the YP community to expand upon our education, networking opportunities and communication this year.

Did you know that the Call for Presentations for Expo! Expo! is now live?! I encourage all young professionals to submit an education session proposal for presentation at the 2020 Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition from 8-10 December in Louisville, KY. Speaking at the conference is a great way to increase your visibility in the industry as well as a great justification to receive funding/approval to attend! The deadline to submit is 27 March. Additionally, be sure to check out the IAEE schedule of webinars found here. IAEE offers a ton of great (and free!) education for young professionals as well as general industry topics.

IAEE offers many resources to connect with other young professionals all year long. Please be sure to join the conversations on the dedicated YP Community on MemberLink, follow the IAEE YP Facebook page and check out the IAEE YP microsite.

Lastly, I encourage you to become involved with your local chapter. The chapter events and meetings offer opportunities for you to engage with other members and young professionals in your area. Most chapters offer educational sessions and meet ups throughout the year and are always thrilled to have new members attend.

I hope you have found some useful tips with this information, and I look forward to working alongside you this year building on our young professional community within IAEE.

Thank you!


Shannon Binger, CEM
Senior Manager, Meeting Services
American Thoracic Society
2020 Young Professionals Committee Chairperson

Get Connected


Connect with your fellow YPs!


  • Make sure you are on your company’s roster. If you don’t know if you are, email our Membership Department.
  • Log in to your Member Profile and include your Year of Birth so that we can start sending you YP-specific communications.

Here are three ways you can connect with YPs:


Young Professionals In Action