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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 (YP) Committee have set dates for the 2021 Global Chapter Meet Ups.

These are open to IAEE YP members. Please update your member profile to include Year Born so we can identify you as an IAEE YP.

Updates from the Chair

Shannon Binger, CEM


Hello Young Professionals!

I would like to begin my message with a thank you to the YP Committee for their participation over the past year. The committee was quick to adapt our monthly meetings and adjust our goals to match the environment of the industry. The committee members also graciously served as resources for members who looked for advice on how to navigate the effects of the pandemic.

In addition to supporting one another at the committee level, I am proud to share that the committee also worked to support the following accomplishments:

  • Increased IAEE YP membership since the beginning of the year.
  • For each IAEE webinar, at least 10% of attendees were classified as YPs.
  • The YP MemberLink community grew to 692 users.
  • More than 100 CEIR reports were downloaded by YPs.

I am also proud to share that we had excellent YP participation at the virtual Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2020. The dedicated BUZZ sessions and education track gave young professionals attendees plenty of opportunities for professional development and networking. Thank you GES for sponsoring the young professional education track and your continuing support of IAEE YP initiatives. If you missed participating, there is still time! The Expo! Expo! education content housed on the Swapcard platform will be accessible until the end of January, and I encourage you to take some time to explore all of the offerings.

Looking forward to 2021, I am proud to serve another year as your YP Committee Chairperson. I hope we can continue to expand the resources and exchange in support to the entire young professional membership. There are so many great pathways IAEE offers to extend the reach of the committee’s efforts, and I look forward to increasing the reach to include more of the community over the next year.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!


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