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!

The YP Committee met over this last quarter to continue efforts on increasing YP participation on webinars and MemberLink, CEIR report usage, and engagement at the chapter level. On the student level, IAEE held the inaugural International Student Week to much success with participants learning about industry career opportunities, advocacy efforts and skill-building.

With the inclusion of YP representatives from all chapters on the Grassroots subcommittee, we are able to share best practices for engaging the local IAEE YPs. From Donuts and Dish in the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter to health and wellness activities in the New England chapter, I have enjoyed the ideas shared by the chapter representatives, sparking ideas amongst the other chapters.

On 2 June, the YP Committee will be holding our YP nationwide meet up at 10:00 AM ET / 9:00 AM CT. Join us for a virtual coffee and conversation with young professionals across all chapters. Registration closes 1 June at 11:59 PM CT.

2 June also marks the ECA Legislative Action Day. Please share on social media or write to your legislative representative on your support for the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act (HCJRA). It’s time to bring our industry back to business.

I wish you all a safe and happy summer, and I look forward to seeing you at a future Young Professional event.


Shannon Binger, CEM
Senior Manager, Meeting Services
American Thoracic Society
2021 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