Hello Young Professionals!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to 2021. As we reflect over this past year, we have seen a tremendous amount of change in our industry and around the globe. Though change can be daunting and difficult, I have found that leaning on my community of peers has been helpful and supportive in both work and personal responsibilities.
The Young Professional (YP) Committee recognizes the need, especially at this time, to discover new ways to support the IAEE YP membership, and I am excited to share some of the efforts underway for 2021.
From a digital perspective, we continue to engage and support our YP members by increasing the utilization of MemberLink, IAEE’s member connection hub. I look forward to our community following along and participating in the conversations. Your feedback may be the solution someone else is looking for!
In addition to the MemberLink efforts, we are working to increase the awareness of the CEIR research and tools available and how they can be beneficial to YPs – especially those of us (myself included) still wrapping our heads around virtual and hybrid events.
At the chapter level, the committee has invited YP delegates from their respective chapters to join bi-monthly sub-committee calls to better align efforts in supporting and engaging young professionals (and students) locally.
The YP Committee has had a successful start to the year, and we hope to continue that success and participation at our first nationwide meet up on 11 March. This is a fully virtual meet up that is open to all IAEE YP members. Hope to virtually see you there.
Shannon Binger, CEM
Senior Manager, Meeting Services
American Thoracic Society
2021 Young Professionals Committee Chairperson