Young Professionals Committee 

Expo! Expo! Midwestern Chapter Young Professional Scholarship Opportunity

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Scholarship will include:

  • IAEE 2019 Expo! Expo! Registration fee
  • Complimentary two night hotel stay
  • Airfare and remaining hotel stay will be covered by individual


  • Applicants must be under 35 years old as of December 1, 2019.
  • Applicants must be in the exhibitions industry and must live in the IAEE Midwestern Chapter region.
  • Applicants must complete application questions via the online survey.
  • Scholarship recipient will be required to attend Young Professional activities at Expo! Expo! including visiting the YP Pavilion in the exhibit hall, going to the Young Professionals networking event, and any other activities which are designated specifically for Young Professionals.
  • Scholarship recipient will have to write a summary of their experience (500 words or less) following the event which will be included on the IAEE Midwestern Chapter YP Facebook page and in the IAEE Midwestern Chapter quarterly email immediately following Expo! Expo! 2019.

Application Review Process:

  • Application process is now open!
  • Deadline for applications will be Thursday, August 1, 2019.
  • All applications will be reviewed by IAEE Midwestern Chapter Board members and one scholarship recipient will be selected.
  • Scholarship recipient will be notified the week of August 19th.
  • Previous year's scholarship recipient will be included in application review process the following year.

Expo! Expo! Midwestern Chapter Young Professional Scholarship 

We're pleased to announce that our scholarship committee has selected the 2018 Expo! Expo! Midwestern Chapter Young Professional Scholarship recipient, Jamie Condon, Show Manager at Allured Business Media. Congratulations to Jamie and her accomplishment!




The objective of IAEE's Midwestern Chapter Young Professionals Committee is to provide focus on the needs of those who are at the beginning of their career paths.

The goals of the Young Professionals Committee shall include but are not limited to:

1. Continue to identify young professionals within IAEE’s Midwestern Chapter membership, determine their special needs and expectations and develop initiatives specifically designed to meet their needs.

2. Recommend educational, networking and other programs and initiatives to IAEE with the needs of young professionals in mind.

3. Develop new initiatives designed to attract, engage and retain individuals of diverse backgrounds and interests.

4. Contribute to and support IAEE’s student outreach efforts aimed at raising awareness of the value of IAEE membership and recruiting student members.

5. Provide a social and professional support network for this important segment of IAEE Midwestern Chapter members.

Estimated Time Commitment:
Members of the IAEE Midwestern Chapter Young Professionals Committee will be expected to meet 6 times each year via teleconference.  Conference calls will generally last 60 minutes each.  In addition, members are encouraged to attend all IAEE Midwestern Chapter events and other networking activities.

Teams within the committee may be established to address specific tasks.  In this event, members of the task-specific team may be required to participate in additional teleconferences.  

Midwestern Chapter Goal:
The goal of the Midwestern Chapter is to enrich the members' experience on a local level and encourage networking, education and collaboration.

IAEE’s Mission:
IAEE promotes the unique value of exhibitions and other events that bring buyers and sellers together such as road shows, conferences with an exhibition component, and proprietary corporate exhibitions. IAEE is the principal resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.

To be a part of the Midwestern Chapter's Young Professionals Committee, please contact committee chair, Cassie Thompson.

If you need assistance justifying your attendance at IAEE Midwestern Chapter programs, use the form found here.  You can populate the items marked in red to relate to each program you're interested in attending.