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Constructivism is a learning concept that generates knowledge and meaning from interaction between experiences and ideas. Are you a subject matter expert or have knowledge that could make a difference in our industry? Will your knowledge teach and inspire others to build and create better and more engaging events? Be a part of IAEE’s 2015 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting by leading active and social learning environments.
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IAEE calls on you to share knowledge and business expertise through a unique and valuable speaking opportunity. You are invited to submit an education session proposal for presentation at the 2015 Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition from 1-3 December in Baltimore, MD.
About Expo! Expo!
Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition brings together organizers and industry suppliers for their mutual benefit through the exhibition, education and networking events. The focus of Expo! Expo! is to create a learning culture and strategic networking opportunities. The education sessions will provide all participants with various levels of experience - senior to novice - with new and creative ideas and tools to implement in their own practices.
Professionals will come to share best practices with their peers and to discuss challenges with exhibition and event management. Attendees will benefit from innovative industry programs, products and services, and advanced industry education and networking opportunities designed to facilitate new business partnerships. This spectacular face-to-face meeting provides attendees with the tools they need to plan and manage successful exhibitions, public shows, and events for years to come.
Education Policy and Procedures
Non-commercial Nature of IAEE's Education Program
To maintain the educational integrity of the education program, presenters are advised not to use their session(s) as a platform for promotion of their products and services or for monetary gain. IAEE provides a unique forum for professionals to have an open dialogue and a creative exchange of ideas free from commercial content.
Honoraria, Travel Expenses and Complimentary Registration
As a non-profit association, IAEE does not pay an honorarium for concurrent session presentations at our Expo! Expo! In addition, the speaker is responsible for all travel-related and accommodation expenses. Persons selected to speak will be provided with the option of a one-day complimentary registration for the day of their presentation or a discounted rate for those who wish to attend the entire meeting.
IAEE is looking for sessions that are led by solo presenters, co-presenters, panel members, and subject matter experts. Please note that education sessions are limited to two (2) speakers. Panel presentations must include a moderator and at least two (2) panel members but is limited to three (3). Speakers can submit more than one session format; however, separate application must be submitted.
Presentation Submission Deadline: CLOSED
Submission Acceptance Notification Begins: Monday, 18 May 2015
Education Committee Presentation Review and Selection Process
The IAEE Education Committee consists of members that are recognized industry leaders with many years of industry experience. The committee's role is to review, plan and evaluate IAEE's education programming for Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
The selection process involves a review of every complete presentation submitted prior to the deadline. Completed submissions include speaker profiles (i.e. bio, photo, references) for each session speaker, session descriptions and actionable learning objectives.
All presentations are selected on the basis of the information submitted. Those submitting are expected to follow all instructions carefully and provide all requested information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Typically, more presentations are submitted than can be accepted. Only the best presentations are selected for Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
Presentations must be tailored to IAEE's target audience and to one of the attendee/committee suggested topics. See topics below.
Presentation submissions are evaluated on the following criteria:
IAEE's Target Audience
- Complete presentation submission must be submitted by the deadline.
- Session learning level is appropriate for the audience and topic.
- Identification of three actionable learner outcomes.
- Presentation is designed to encourage high audience interaction/participation by incorporating multiple interactive strategies to engage participants such as, facilitated delivery with high participation involvement, peer-to-peer components, large and small group discussions, participant brainstorming components and participant involvement in case study analyses.
- Content is focused, current, practical or innovative as it relates to the exhibitions and events industry.
- Clear and concise organization of ideas and clearly written learner outcomes.
- Timing - has the topic or the presenter been featured recently on any exhibitions or events industry program?
Attendee/Exhibitor/Sponsor Acquisition, Retention and Engagement
- Show organizers seeking additional, new and practical cutting-edge skills to enhance their industry knowledge
- Exhibitions and events professionals looking for new ideas and fresh approaches on how to conduct business, including successful audience and exhibitor acquisition and retention
- Markets and sales managers seeking a base of knowledge in the industry they represent
- Meeting and event planners looking to add an exhibition to their future events
- Industry suppliers, including hotel personnel, who see a complete overview and understanding of the show development process
- Exhibitors interested in enhancing their corporate brand presence through events
Personal Empowerment and Development
- Sales Techniques & Best Practices
- Industry Outlook & Trends
- Technology Trends & Best Practices
- Attracting Global Attendees or Organizers
- Signage / Graphic and Show Branding
- Attendee Acquisition
- Exhibitor Engagement
- Marketing and Promotion
- Sponsorship Programs
- Sponsorship Sales
- Strategic Thinking
Show Design, Implementation, Execution and Measurement
- Conflict Management
- Communication Skills
- Customer Service
- Project Management
- Persuasion Techniques
- General Management and HR Skills
Learning Level Definition
- Business Trends
- Economic Forecasting
- Managing International Events
- Doing Business Globally
- Contracts and Legal Issues
- Designing Education Experiences
- Content Management
- Working with Service Contractors
- Emergency Preparedness, Security and Risk Management
- Show Management
- Working with Hotels and Housing Companies
- Working with Personnel and Volunteers
- Freight, Rentals, etc.
- Event Measurement
- Exhibition Principles
IAEE audiences include persons who have been in the industry for varying lengths of time. IAEE attendees have indicated interest in more advanced topics. To accommodate the needs of the attendees, submitters are encouraged to target intermediated to advanced learning levels. The three learning levels for presentations include:
Executive (C Level/Executive/Senior Executive/VP)
Manager (Manager – Director)
- Learner assumes advanced understanding of the industry
- Learner is at an executive level and looking for strategic learning and networking with their peers
- A session at this level might cover strategic and complex ideas, research, technologies and subjects and are best suited for experienced professionals in the industry
Staff (Administrative – Coordinator)
- Learner assumes solid knowledge of the concepts of the industry
- Learner has a high level of competence in managing shows and directing projects and people
- A session at this level might describe systems and procedures of moderately complex topics
- Learner assumes basic knowledge of concepts of the industry
- Learner has basic knowledge and skills, but may or may not manage shows or people
- A session at this level presents an overview of concepts and features and its best suited for newer professionals
- Learner assumes some exposure to the industry
- Learner has basic knowledge and skills, but no formal industry experience
- A session at this level presents an overview of concepts and features and its best suited for newer professionals and/or recent graduates in the field
Complete the IAEE 2015 Expo! Expo! Call for Presentation Application and submit all ideas before the deadline. Be prepared to include all session information and a photo of yourself.
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