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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!

When I last wrote, the world and our industry were in a very different place. We have shared a collective uncertainty as we watched our operations come to a halt in the wake of a global pandemic. We are now watching as the United States navigates the ideological division on racial inequalities and the justice system. Both events are catastrophic as well as traumatic, and I want you to know that I am here for you, and the IAEE community is here for you. The Young Professional group was established as a safe place for our early career members to exchange ideas, comments and concerns about the future of the industry. It continues as a safe place to discuss how this subset of professionals are affected by the landscape in our country currently.

IAEE has supported the YP community by providing relevant COVID-19 resources, advocating to policymakers on the economic impact of the U.S. B2B exhibitions industry on Exhibitions Day and denouncing racial injustice

In addition to what I have highlighted above, I encourage you to continue to access our dedicated YP resources including YP Memberlink, IAEE YP Facebook Page and the IAEE Young Professional webpage.

As we begin to rebuild, I hope you will continue to engage with the IAEE Young Professional community. Working as a united front, we will undoubtedly move forward through these uncertain times, together.


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