IAEE DC Chapter Gives Back

DC Chapter at Capital Area Food Bank

On Saturday June 18, 2016, several members and friends of the DC Chapter of IAEE participated in a community service project at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington DC. This is part of an ongoing commitment on the part of the Chapter, to “give back” to community we live in. The Chapter has participated at the Food Bank for the last 5 years.

Up to 25 volunteers were on hand to sort and pack donated food items in several different categories so that they can be made available to send out to homeless shelters and food kitchens in the area.

On Saturday this group of volunteers sorted over 9,000 lbs. of donated food. That amount, according to the staff member on hand, will feed 7,500 people in need. (They calculate that 1 meal equals 1.2 lbs. of food) Once sorted and packed, the food is then shipped to various locations in the immediate area.

Thank you to our great team for donating their time to give back to the DC area!

The DC Chapter will be participating in this project again in November. Anyone interested in participating should contact DC Chapter Vice Chair, B. Murphy at bmurphy@fernexpo.com.


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Upcoming Chapter Special Events

Saturday, June 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  – The Capital Area Food Bank – we need 25 volunteers for this event.  It’s a way to give back to our community – Please contact B. Murphy at bmurphy@fernexpo.com if you’d like to volunteer for a few hours of service.


Wednesday, July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Pinstripes Bowl in Georgetown – Suppliers grab a team of 6 for $400.  Teams fill quickly – don’t delay.  Registration details coming soon.  Sponsored by Peppermill Casino Reno

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Thursday, August 25, 5:30 – A Night at Nats Park – Our Summer Networking Event and what could be better than a night under the stars to watch the Nationals take on the Orioles.  Reception from 5:30-7:00 with the game to follow.  Homerun Sponsor:  TMS; Batter Up Sponsors:  Visit Anaheim and Visit Baltimore



Wednesday, September 21 – Karaoke at Rock It Grill in Alexandria –  a favorite every year and every year it is packed with “singers”.  Perhaps there’s a Voice contestant in our midst!  Sponsored by Visit Raleigh

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Saturday, November 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – The Capital Area Food Bank – again we’ll need 25 volunteers for this event.  During the holiday season, let’s try to remember those in need.


Tuesday, December 6, 5:15-6:45 p.m. – Expo Expo DC Chapter Reception – Anaheim Convention Center – Room TBD – What a great way to end the year with the best party of the year!  Sponsored by Fern Expo


Mark your calendars – we hope to see you there.

Thank from your,

IAEE DC Chapter Board



IAEE DC Chapter May Luncheon

May 13, 2016| Clyde’s at Gallery Place | Washington, DC
IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program



 Exhibition Industry Outlook and New CEIR Data Analysis Tool Improvements.          


 Brian Casey, CEM, President & CEO, Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)


 CEIR has been working on some ground breaking tools that will assist the organizer with deeper analysis of their exhibition.  This session will offer insights into the latest CEIR Index Data, an overview of CEIR’s new Event Performance Calculator as well as an overview on how best to utilize CEIR’s research.      




Important Dates

Luncheon:                                            Friday, May 13, 2016

Pre-registration Deadline:                Wednesday, May 11, 2016                                                                                        (11:59 p.m. EST)


Pre-register and save!


Pre-Registration Fees:

Chapter Members:          $40.00

Non-members:                $45.00


Onsite Registration Fees:

Chapter Members:          $50.00

Non-members:                $60.00


Please note:  There has been an increase in the onsite registration fees. The price for Chapter Members is now $50, and $60 for Non-Members.

After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations. 

Special meal requests will only be honored during the pre-registration process.

 Click  to Register 





707 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001/Between G & H Streets


FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKWAY (NORTH) Take the Parkway south to the Roosevelt Bridge. Cross the Roosevelt Bridge and stay on Constitution Avenue. Go to 7th Street, NW and turn left. Go 5 blocks north. We are on the right between G & H Streets, NW.


FROM ALEXANDRIA Take the George Washington Parkway north to 395 North (toward Washington). Cross the 14th Street Bridge and continue straight on 14th Street. Go through 3 stoplights and turn right on Constitution Avenue. Proceed to 7th Street, NW and turn left. Go 5 blocks north. We are on the right between G & H Streets, NW. FROM 395 NORTH Take 395 and cross the 14th Street Bridge and continue straight on 14th Street. Go through 3 stoplights and turn right on Constitution Avenue. Proceed to 7th Street, NW and turn left. Go 5 blocks north. We are on the right between G & H Streets, NW.


FROM ARLINGTON Take Route 50 to Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge and stay in the left lane. Follow around the Lincoln Memorial until road ends in a left hand turn. Go to the stoplight at Constitution Avenue and turn right. Go to 7th Street, NW and turn left. Go 5 blocks north. We are on the right between G & H Streets, NW.


FROM 95 SOUTH Take 95 South to the Beltway 495 West (Silver Spring). Follow the Beltway to the Connecticut Avenue exit. Turn left at light onto Connecticut Avenue and follow it around Chevy Chase circle and keep south until L Street. Turn left onto L Street, NW and follow it until 7th Street, NW. Turn right onto 7th Street and continue for 5 blocks. We are between G & H Streets, NW.


FROM THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON PARKWAY FROM BALTIMORE Take 295 South from Baltimore. Follow signs to New York Avenue. Take New York Avenue to 7th Street and turn left. Continue 4 blocks and we are on the left between G & H Streets, NW.


FROM SOUTHERN MARYLAND Take 295 North to the South Capitol Bridge. Cross the bridge and go to the 395 South entrance ramp. Take the 6th & 7th Street Exit. Follow 7th Street up 8 blocks to Gallery Place.


FROM BETHESDA/GAITHERSBURG/FREDERICK/ROCKVILLE Take Wisconsin Avenue South and turn left on K St, NW. Turn right on 7th Street, NW. Clyde’s is on the left between H & G.


METRO STATIONS Gallery-Place Chinatown Station (Green, Red, and Yellow Line): From the station walk north on 7th St. NW towards G St. NW, the restaurant will be on the right. Metro Center Station (Blue, Orange, and Red Line): From the station walk east on G St NW toward 11th St NW, then turn left at 7th St NW. The restaurant will be on the right.


PARKING: Parking available in the Gallery Place garage.

IAEE DC Chapter WLF Reception

IAEE DC will host its Annual Spring Reception in conjunction with the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum.

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On April 25, 2016 the Washington, DC Chapter of IAEE will be hosting a reception to welcome the participants of IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum.  It will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Salon B,  located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001, starting at 5:00 PM.

This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB, and their hotel partners.


The reception is open to all participants of the Women’s Leadership Forum for FREE.  It is also open to members of the DC Chapter and guests for a nominal fee.



Important Dates

Event Date: April 25, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Pre-registration Deadline:  April 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

Cost is:  Free for attendants of WLF

For those not attending WLF, Cost is:  $30.00 for IAEE members; $40.00 for non-members and on-site registration.



Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Salon B

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 249-3000

IAEE DC Chapter April Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

April 8, 2016| Westin Alexandria | 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program


 Business is Business – It is okay to tell me “no”.


 Jim Kelley, VP Sales and Industry Relations, Production Resource Group


 We run in tight circles, interact at luncheons, sit on committees, learn together, share and attend social functions. Forming what can be lifelong relationships is one of the most rewarding benefits of the meetings industry. Indeed we are a “fun lot”.

So, is it awkward when you have to deliver the disappointing news to a vendor friend? Is it hard hearing and accepting discouraging news from a decision maker friend? Why it is important to be truthful and transparent.  Where do we go from here?  Come learn the best way to handle it.



Show Our Support: Karen Miller



Our IAEE DC Chapter Member, Past IAEEDC Chair, and friend, Karen Miller and her family had a serious house fire that has left them in much need of some love and support. In an effort to show her how much we love and support them, we have set up a Go Fund Me account


Please share this link with our other chapter members and industry friends to help Karen out.


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IAEE DC YP Happy Hour

Our first 2016 IAEE DC Chapter Young Professionals DC Chapter happy hour is this Wednesday @ Iron Horse Taproom in Chinatown DC.  Please invite along Young Professionals in your organization! Come meet peers and network with other DC area IAEE YP’s!


Date: Wednesday March 16, 2016 @ 5 – 8pm
Address: Iron Horse Taproom – 507 7th Street NW Washington DC (Chinatown)
Questions? Alex Land 202.286.8965 or aland@lvcva.com


RSVP Here:  http://goo.gl/forms/0JFjjvXULL