IAEE HQ Announcement


Culture is a feeling, a vibe, an extension of your brand.

In this one-day workshop for association exhibition organizers and marketing colleagues, attendees will discuss the overall strategic mission of their exhibitions and events, barriers to success, and future trends impacting their product and services specific to the association, and will walk away with a game plan for success.

IAEE’s CultureCreation will provide strategic and tactical tools and resources to assess your current internal culture, association member needs, exhibitions and events, and then tailor outcomes for success.

During this one-day session, you will:

  • Understand the key components of strategic event planning
  • Conduct an environmental-scanning exercise to expose trends that are affecting members
  • Build a workplace culture of trust, innovation, and productivity to serve association members and stakeholders (exhibitors and sponsors).
  • Learn from a case study how Journey Mapping can enhance the member experience.


IAEE DC Chapter May 19th Reception

IAEE DC Chapter hosts its Pre-Memorial Day Reception in Washington DC.

US Navy Memorial photo

On May 19, 2015 the DC Chapter of IAEE will be hosting a reception to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday.  This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of a2z, and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

US Navy Memorial                 a2zlogo_copy

It will be held at the Navy Memorial Heritage Museum from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

The Museum is located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW conveniently situated right at the top of the stairs from the Navy Memorial/Archives Metro Station.  This is an opportunity to experience one of DC’s best kept secrets!

The reception is open to all Planners for FREE!   It is also open to Supplier members of the DC Chapter and guests for a nominal fee.

Register Here

Questions? Contact: B. Murphy, IAEE DC Chair of Special Events.

IAEE HQ Young Professional Member Feature

In their March issue, the IAEE Young Professionals YPConnect newsletter featured DC Chapter member David Cherry!

Here is reprint of the article! If you wish to view the original, check out the March issue of the IAEE YPConnect newsletter.



David L. Cherry, CEM
Manager, Corporate Relations & Exhibits
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Q: What are your responsibilities in your current role?

A: I expand membership and deepen relationships by connecting our vendors to our provider members through exhibitions and other corporate support opportunities.

Q: What drives your involvement with IAEE?

A: I stay involved with IAEE to keep current on trends in the exhibition industry in order to bring those to my particular industry which is end-of-life care.

Q: What events or networking opportunities are most beneficial or appealing to you as a young professional?

A: Of course the local chapter networking opportunities are awesome as well as the national conferences likes Expo! Expo!. I’ve met so many wonderful individuals that I still keep in contact with through these opportunities.

Q: What was your most memorable IAEE experience?

A: Completing my CEM designation in time for Expo! Expo! in Las Vegas, NV. What made the experience even more special was obtaining my CEM with the same group of other young professionals that started the same time as I did on the journey. We all supported each other until the end.

Q: What are a few of the fun perks at your job/association?

A: My association gives us Flex Days off. I call mine, flex Fridays because that is when I hit the gym harder and longer than my usual workouts throughout the week! I’m a full time exhibition manager and part-time gym rat.

Q: How did you get involved in the industry?

A: I’ve always had a passion for and was a natural fit for the meetings, events and exhibition industry.

Q: Do you have any advice for other young professionals?

A: Be open to constructive criticism, learning new ideas or concepts as well as meeting new people outside of your normal view. I’m a strong advocate for mentorship. I suggest all young professionals find a mentor in the industry to go to for guidance and advice.

IAEE Chapter Affiliation: Washington D.C. Chapter

IAEE DC Chapter May Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

May 8, 2015| Westin Alexandria

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

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


Topic:                   Ways Contractors Work to Keep Cost in Check for Event Organizers and Exhibitors

 Speakers:            Larry Arnaudet, , Exhibition Services & Contractors Assn

Chuck Grouzard, Global Experience Specialists

Aaron Bludworth,  Fern

Mike Bruley, Freeman

Description:      Competition is one constant that is forever driving how business is done, change is inevitable. The exposition industry is continuingly striving to be resourceful ensuring quality products and unmatched service in a labor intensive industry. Come listen to a panel of experts as they discuss these challenges, offer solutions through the latest innovations in services, technology and field your questions.

After the 45-minute networking reception, attendees will be treated to a fun and engaging conversation on the importance and value of a fully-integrated marketing campaign that includes direct mail, social media and mobile marketing for meetings and trade shows.

Are you new to IAEE DC Chapter Luncheons? Attend your first luncheon courtesy of the Chapter! We would like to offer you an opportunity to attend the upcoming IAEE DC Chapter lunch program on a complimentary basis. Through a generous offer from Freeman, the first five Show Organizer/Planner members to enter the Promo Code: ??????? when registering for the March luncheon will be registered free of charge. You may only use this offer once.

Contact Natalie Huso (Natalie.Huso@experient-inc.com) to register for free today!




Important Dates:

Luncheon:            Friday, May 8, 2015

Pre-registration Deadline:          Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (5 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 for Non-Members.I think this should be removed.

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.



400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA  22314