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January 2015

Southwest Showcase

 

Date: Thursday, January 29 
   
Location: Austin Convention Center | Austin, Texas
 
Details:
southwest showcase 
We are pleased to announce that our chapter will be joining the Central Texas Chapter for Southwest Showcase.  

Held at the Austin Convention Center, this one day conference is the can’t-miss event for those involved in meetings, education and exhibits industry. 
   
Website: Southwest Showcase: http://southwestshowcase.org
Central Texas Chapter: http://www.iaeectc.com    
   

 


February 2015

President's Day Luncheon

 

Date: Tuesday, February 17
   
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
   
Location: Dallas Market CenterDallas Market Center Logo
International Trade Plaza
2000 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
972.538.9400
Directions
   
Details:  Join the IAEE Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter in celebrating President’s Day with our local industry leaders.  This federal holiday was established to honor President George Washington for his leadership in founding our nation.

This President’s Day celebrate with IAEE DFW and come engage with our industry leaders while enjoying lunch, listening to our keynote speaker and networking with your peers.  This is an event that cannot be missed so register today!
   

  

Speaker:

Tim Durkin
The luncheon will feature author and leadership consultant, Tim Durkin,
who will present a fast-paced, content-filled presentation,
"Moving From Promise to Performance…Unleashing the Leader Within"
that will show the differences between leading and managing to get
better results at work and home. 
   
Price: $40 Members
$50 Non-Members
   
Register: http://www.etouches.com/iaeedfwpresidentsday
   
Sponsor: Interested in becoming an IAEE DFW Sponsor?
Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387

 


March 2015

March Madness Networking Event

   
Date: Thursday, March 26
   
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   
Location:  Addison Ice House
3875 Ponte Avenue | Suite 250 | Addison
   
Details: The sights and sounds of spring are upon us, which means it is time to come out of winter hibernation and reconnect with the industry while enjoying some March Madness.

Join the IAEE DFW Chapter for some friendly college basketball competition and mix, meet and mingle with industry colleagues.

This is YOUR opportunity to take advantage of a casual environment to catch a drink, exchange business cards, expand your network, build relationships and promote your business with other like-minded professionals.
   
Cost: TBD
   
Register: Coming soon
   
Video: Click to watch the video of this event.
   
Sponsor: Interested in becoming an IAEE DFW Sponsor?
Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387

May 2015

3rd Annual IAEE DFW Chapter Volleyball Tournament & Happy Hour

 

Date: Thursday, May 14
   
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (or end of final game!)
   
Location: Yucatan Beach Bar
1850 East Beltline Road, CoppellYucatan Beach Club
[at the at the Coppell/Carrollton border]
972-462-7715
   
Details:     Are you ready to bump, set, spike? Based on the success of the last 2 years, we're back for round 3.

Join your peers at the IAEE DFW Chapter Volleyball Tournament & Happy Hour for competitive spirit, networking and overall fun.

As we learned last year, the competition is fierce and these teams come to win. Is your team ready to take on last year's champion and claim the title?  Sign up now and prepare to find out.

If volleyball doesn't engage you, you're welcome to come out, cheer on your favorite team and partake in several other activities including happy hour, networking, darts, pool, swimming and more.

Don't miss out on this now popular industry event. We look forward to seeing you on the courts!
   
Format: We will have a 6-on-6 single elimination tournament, with each team playing the best of 3 games to advance.
   
Price:  TBD
   
Register: Coming soon. Registration includes two drinks, water, snacks and hours of fun!
   
Video: Click to watch the video of this event.
   
Sponsor: Interested in becoming an IAEE DFW Sponsor?
Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387

July 2015

CEM Course

   
Date: Tuesday, July 21
   
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
Location: TBD
   
Course: Event Marketing
   
 
Details:

Marketing is not an exact science. It includes a number of strategies and tactics that are constantly evolving so they can address changing social, cultural and economic circumstances effectively. The creation of a marketing plan that includes core practices as well as new ideas, innovations and unique points of view allows for the creation of an exhibition that may have begun as just a concept. The goal of an exhibition is to provide an appropriate environment in which buyers and sellers can come together face to face. Today’s technology increasingly permits the show organizer to extend the useful life of an exhibition by employing digital tools, thus further enriching the show experience.

After completing this learning module, the student should be able to:

  • Define marketing, and explain the difference between marketing and the sales function.
  • Identify the elements of a marketing plan.
  • Describe market segmentation, define target market, and explain how to reach key audiences.
  • List the key elements of a timeline or production schedule.
  • Review event evaluation, and discuss the importance of establishing benchmarks to measure goal attainment.
  • Discuss the four P’s and explain how the marketing mix is applied to reach target markets.
  • Identify five common tactics used in marketing plans to achieve marketing goals.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of digital marketing and website marketing strategies.
  • Explain the benefits of developing a social media marketing strategy and discuss related considerations.
  • Summarize strategies for targeting and attracting global audiences.
  • Discuss the forms of sponsorship and promotional opportunities associated with exhibitions and events.
  • Identify the key steps in the sales cycle.
  • Identify different pricing strategies.
Price: $250 for members
$385 for non-members
   
Register: Please go to the IAEE website for course information and to register.
   
Questions? Please contact cem@iaee.com.

September 2015

Networking Happy Hour

   
Date: Thursday, September 10 *tentative*
 
Time: TBD
   
Location: TBD 
 
Details:
networking

We invite you to join industry colleagues in a casual environment to catch a drink, exchange business cards, expand your network, build relationships and promote your business with other like-minded professionals.

 

Price: TBD
   
Register: Coming soon
   
Video: Click to watch the video from last year's event. 
   
Sponsor: Interested in becoming an IAEE DFW Sponsor?
Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387

October 2015

IAEE DFW Fall Classic

 

Golf Tournament + Silent Auction, Lunch and Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, October 22  *tentative*                                        
   
Time: TBD 
 
Location: TBD
 
Details:
FORE! Take a swing to support the future of our industry by joining IAEE DFW
for a wonderful day filled with golf, food and fun!  
 
This is YOUR opportunity to mix, meet and mingle with industry colleagues while
getting your golf on at one of DFW’s favorite golf courses. You can build relationships
and promote your business while enjoying a sunny afternoon out of the office.  
 
Since the golfers can’t have all the fun, we welcome non-golfers to attend for happy hour, the silent
auction and many opportunities to expand your network. 
 
So put together your winning foursomes with clients, colleagues and friends and help support the future of our industry. Members and non-members are welcome.
 
Packages
& Prices:
Packages include a round of golf, two coupons for beverages, lunch and Silent Auction, unlimited practice range access prior to start, golf carts and scorecards. 

Foursome: 
$500 Members
$550 Non-Members

Single player: 
$135 Members
$145 Non-Members

Happy Hour: 
Includes happy hour, silent auction and two coupons for beverages. 
$25 Members
$35 Non- Members

Register: Coming soon
 
Match Me 
to Mingle: 
 
Sponsors want to host you on the golf course! For more information, contact Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387. 
 
Questions: Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387
   
Video: Click to watch the video from last year's event. 
   
Sponsor: Interested in becoming an IAEE DFW Sponsor?
Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387

December 2015

IAEE Expo! Expo!

   
Date: December 1-3 
   
Location: Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD 
   
Details:
Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the industry’s must attend event for the most interactive networking and experiential education opportunities will be part of the action-packed agenda. Expo! Expo! will reveal the most essential ideas and the latest technologies in face-to-face events revealing exceptional concepts for all attendees.
 
Expo! Expo! is open to IAEE members and non-members who would like to increase their knowledge of the industry, network with their peers, and learn about new products, services and options available to help make their event one to remember. The event is filled with relevant educational sessions designed for exhibition professionals at various levels of expertise and needs, which allows participants to assess skills while acquiring new ones.
 
Website:  http://www.myexpoexpo.com/expoexpo2015/public/enter.aspx 

 


December 2015

Holiday Celebration

   
Date: Thursday, December 3 *tentative*
   
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Networking and registration will begin at 4:00 pm, with the presentation beginning at 4:30 pm. 
   
Location: TBD
 
Details: holidays

Celebrate the holidays at the DFW Chapter of IAEE as we toast to another wonderful year.

Be sure to bring your holiday cheer as you meet new and old members of IAEE, as well as other DFW meeting and event planners — a great opportunity to accelerate your business and professional connections. It's never too early to start expanding your network or thinking of that great idea for 2016.

The Holiday Event is open to IAEE members, as well as prospective members and guests, so please celebrate the season by inviting friends and colleagues to spend an afternoon getting to know our fun and fabulous community.
   
Cost: TBD
   
Register: Coming soon
   
Video: Click to watch the video from last year's event. 
   
Sponsor: Interested in becoming an IAEE DFW Sponsor?
Donovan Shanahan at 972.536.6387

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