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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 hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready to dive in to fall activities. I am proud to share that, over the last few months, the Young Professional (YP) Committee has been busy working towards the goals set forth at the start of the year. Although we are in unprecedented times, this group of committed YPs continues to push through efforts to enhance and evolve the YP Community of IAEE. Highlights of the accomplishments include:

  • YP membership has seen an 8% increase since the beginning of the year.
  • CEIR awareness has seen growth within the YP Community with close to 9% of research report downloads made by YPs this year.
  • The number of YP members utilizing the MemberLink community is just 121 members shy of the 850 YP users goal!

If you are interested in staying connected with the ongoing activities of IAEE’s Young Professionals, visit the YP Memberlink to join the community exchanges. Recent conversations touched on social distancing at future events, working remotely with kids, and best practices to de-stress – all of which you may find to be extremely relevant in 2020. You can also stay connected by visiting the IAEE Young Professionals page.

Lastly, do you know an outstanding YP who has worked towards advancing the young professionals in our industry? Submit a nomination for the IAEE Young Professional of the Year Award. The deadline for all IAEE Award nominations is 15 October!


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