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Reach out, Talk to your Reps!

Howdy Folks,

I received the following asking for me to take action.  I have laid in phone calls, emails, and written letters to my reps and to our Governor.  I urge you to do the same!

This request is of utmost importance as this morning the Texas Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick, held a press conference indicating that the House had 48 hours to pass two bills (including the bathroom bills) or he will force a special session. At this point, pressure on the Governor is critical. In addition to State Representatives that various industry groups have spoken to, we need to have as many people as possible reach out to the Governor’s office requesting he veto the bathroom bill (SB 6).

Please take 5 minutes and send a letter to your representative and more importantly to Governor Abbott.

Accordingly, if you visit the website below we have provided links to letter templates and a list of all House Representatives and their emails. Governor Abbott’s email is: governor@state.tx.us.

IAEE Texas State Legislature Information

As you know Expo! Expo! is in San Antonio this November and we want and need the world to see that Texas is welcoming, we are open for business, and that we fought hard against this crippling legislation.

Thomas Denton
IAEE DFW Chapter Webmaster

CEM Week Los Angeles

IAEE is hosting CEM Week in Los Angeles on 17-21 April. Whether you take one class or up to five, CEM Week provides a valuable opportunity to make new connections and knock out more than half of the courses needed to earn this globally recognized designation.

BONUS: One of your DFW chapter colleagues is teaching in Los Angeles!

  • Mon, 4/17 | Event Operations | Bruce Lemmon, CEM
  • Tue, 4/18 | Strategic Planning & Management | Eric Hoffend, CEM
  • Wed, 4/19 | Exhibition & Event Sales | Ashley Kerwin, CEM
  • Thu, 4/20 | Finance, Budgeting & Contracts | Michelle Monteferrante, CEM
  • Fri, 4/21 | Floor Plan Development | Erika Welling, CEM

Don’t forget, based on a salary survey by IAEE, exhibition professionals with the CEM designation make up to 30% more in the mid manager title. (Mind blown!)

This Friday 24 March is the Hotel Indigo room cut off, so if you are planning on signing up and need a room, please do so by Friday.

Take one class or five, what are you waiting for?

Helpful links to get you started are below:

Expo! Expo! Call for Presentations
Now through 31 March, IAEE is accepting proposals for the 2017 Expo! Expo! taking place in San Antonio, TX on 28-30 November.Submit your proposal for consideration now.

CEM at Women’s Leadership Forum
Two CEM courses are being offered on 1 May at the MGM National Harbor prior to the start of Women’s Leadership Forum in Oxon Hill, MD. Exhibition and Event Sales with B. Murphy, CEM and Floor Plan Development with Charlotte Pearson, CEM both require registration.  

Also, the MGM National Harbor is offering complimentary parking to CEM and Women’s Leadership Forum attendees.


Brad Hobson, CEM
DFW Chapter Chair

2017 Board of Directors Publishes Calendar of Events

Your 2017 Board of Directors met before the Christmas break to delegate duty and workout a Calender of Events.

Check out the calendar they worked out this year.  Our annual favorties and several new meetups are included. Save the dates, plan to be there or you will miss out!!

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