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2020 Message from the Chair
Dear Chapter Members,

Are you ready for 2020? Well ready or not, it is here and in full swing. I think it might be moving slightly faster than 2019. Time flies and we need to get on its wings! Congratulations to the Southwest Showcase Steering Committee for producing an excellent conference last month. As we move forward, let us take the available opportunities this year to learn and network and get the most out of our membership. 

First and foremost, I want to welcome back Judilynn Sunden to our chapter. She has taken on the role as chapter administrator and has jumped into the deep end very quickly! Thank you Judi for your passion and commitment to the chapter. Judi presided as Chair in 2010 and has years of event and exhibits experience. Her knowledge will provide us with the administration that the chapter needs to succeed. Again, welcome back Judi. 

As for our programming in 2020 , the board members reviewed the last few years and we know that everyone is trying to accomplish more in less time. So we decided to offer more education hours with less days out of the office. This year we will be offering four educational programs that will include an optional “continue the conversation” with your peers, after the speaker concludes. We noticed last year that people really enjoyed staying later and discussing their experiences with their peers. In this scenario you will be getting credit to do just that. (See the excellent educational offerings listed)  

Also, we will have our Summer Social during the CEM week in August and in December we will participate with the other event organizations in Central Texas for the 3rd annual Jingle Mingle.  IAEE Expo!Expo! will take place Dec. 8-10 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

I want to personally thank the membership, the board of directors and the sponsors in advance because without this trifecta, things do not get accomplished. I hope to see as many of you, at as many events as possible in 2020. So get your calendars open and let’s plan a get together! 

See you March 12th !  
Upcoming Events

Building Your
Sponsorship Strategy
Speaker : Meg Fasy

Thursday, March 12, 2020
11:00am - 2:30pm

Texas Association
of School Boards
12007 Research Blvd, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78759 

Global Meetings Industry Day

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Stephen F. Austin Hotel
701 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

CEM Week
5 Days...5 Classes

Monday, August 24 -
Friday, August 28, 2020

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701

*Must be an IAEE member to register for this event*

IAEE Women's Leadership Forum: CONNECT NOW

Half Day Series

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Kay Bailey Hutchison
Convention Center
650 S. Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Southwest Showcase 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended Southwest Showcase !
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
"Shepard partners with IAEE-CTC as a way to stay connected to our clients, partners, and industry friends and to support the development of our local events community. As an organization, we believe in the power of community and IAEE-CTC provides us an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to education, networking, and advocacy to build and maintain it."

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Official Statement from IAEE
On behalf of the IAEE Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to extend our deepest concern and support for our members, friends, colleagues and customers impacted by the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency.
For decades, trade shows around the world have been instrumental to building brands, forging partnerships, providing education and so much more. We have been fortunate to see our industry flourish on a global scale. When a crisis such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) occurs, the effects are felt by all of us in the industry.
IAEE continues to monitor the developments of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on exhibitions and events. We are gathering information as this crisis evolves in order to understand the extent of its impact and how we may be of service. We are also gathering resources as quickly as they become available to us, in an effort to help navigate the difficulties presented by these circumstances.
We understand the immense time and effort invested in organizing exhibitions and events, and the burden placed on those whose trade shows are facing disruptions and/or cancellations due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). IAEE extends its best wishes and continued support as our industry endures this crisis together.
IAEE’s exhibition organizer members are experiencing disruptions to attendance/exhibitors from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. As there is a lot of information available – some reliable and some not – we have compiled a list of resources to use when navigating this new threat to the global exhibitions community.
As the leading trade association for the global exhibitions and events industry, it is important for IAEE to gauge the worldwide impact of this outbreak.
All answers will remain confidential and results will be reported in aggregate
Coronavirus Resources
Welcome NEW Members!

Kayla Achard , Texas Nursery & Landscape Association , Austin, TX
Rachel Allen , HP Inc , Fort Collins, CO
Marissa Atkinson , Austin Convention Center Department , Austin, TX
Elijah Cree , Willwork Exhibit & Event Services , Austin, TX
Melinda Creswick , HP Inc , Fort Collins, CO
Judilynn Sunden , IAEE Central Texas Chapter , Austin, TX
Allison Duysen , Freeman , San Antonio, TX
David Ferrer , A2Z by Personify , Austin, TX
Eliazar Gonzalez , Austin Convention Center Department , Austin, TX
Donnell James , Austin Convention Center Department , Austin, TX
Jacqueline Kavcak , Tourism Vancouver , Austin, TX
Hadley McClellan , EvConFITNESS.com LLC, Houston, TX
Marti, McCullough , Texas Exposition Services , Austin, TX
Stephen Nold , MW2 Consulting Services , LLC, Cedar Park, TX
Noelle Webster , Willwork Exhibit & Event Services , Austin, TX
Mark White , MW2 Consulting Services , LLC., Lake Elsinore, CA
Jill Worthen , HP Inc , North Chelmsford, MA
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