Austin Pitches in to Bring 20 Young Professionals Under 30 to IAEE's Expo! Expo!

September 3, 2012

Twenty young professionals under the age of 30 will have the opportunity to take part in the International Association of Exhibitions & Events’ Expo! Expo! through a sponsorship by the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center.

The professionals, who may not have had the financial resources to attend otherwise, will be invited to attend the event Dec. 4-6 in Orlando.

IAEE's 20 under 30 program provides industry education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry and helps participants establish a stronger career path and become highly-valued employees based on the opportunities and connections at Expo! Expo!

Complete information can be found at

Selected applicants will receive one full, complimentary registration to Expo! Expo! and lodging for three nights.

As part of the selection process, applicants are asked to provide a YouTube video answering specific questions about the exhibitions and events industry, their background and why IAEE and Expo! Expo! are important on a long-term basis.

Honorees will be recognized throughout the annual meeting and formally at IAEE's Expo! Expo! General Session Dec. 5.

"IAEE is proud to serve as the catalyst for select young professionals in the exhibitions and events industry who have not had the chance to experience Expo! Expo!” said IAEE President Steven Hacker.

He added, “There is no doubt that the rich content offered at the annual meeting, including education, networking, career building, certification and community building, will provide long-term benefits throughout their careers."

To be considered for IAEE's 20 Under 30 program, applicants must submit their application by Oct. 10 and must be employed by an active organizer member of IAEE.

No more than two applicants from a single member organization may be nominated, and a panel of industry professionals will review applications and YouTube submissions.

Honorees will be notified of the panel's decision Oct. 19.

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