Be an Expo! Expo! Content Leader

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 content leader (speaker) profiles (i.e. bio, photo, references) for each session content leader, session descriptions, and actionable learning objectives.

All presentations are selected based on the information submitted. Those submitting are expected to follow all instructions carefully and provide all requested information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Proper grammar, punctuation, etc., is also looked at during this process.

Typically, more presentations are submitted than can be accepted. Only the best presentations are selected for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

Call for Presentations is Closed.

Selection Criteria

Presentation submissions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Complete presentation submission, submitted by the deadline.
  2. Session learning level is appropriate for the audience and topic.
  3. Identification of three actionable learner outcomes that follow the sentence: After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  4. Presentation is designed to encourage high audience interaction/participation.
    • Presentation – Must be designed to include 40 minutes of presentation content with key tips, solutions and takeaways
    • Afterthought Discussions – Presentation will be followed by an activity facilitated by the content leader, 20 minutes in length, where attendees discuss in small group discussions and/or participate in Q&A facilitated by the presenter so that learners can apply and share what they have learned.
  1. Content is focused, current, practical or innovative.
  2. Note for Suppliers: If you are an industry supplier submitting a proposal, you will not be considered to present unless you are an IAEE member who includes an organizer as a co-presenter.
  3. External Speaker Policy An External Speaker refers to a speaker who is not a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and has a commercial interest and who is considered as a potential supplier member. External Speakers will not be considered eligible to present to a formal IAEE audience except in the following situations:
    • External Speaker is a professional speaker and primary business is speaking
    • External Speaker has a reciprocal partnership that exists between IAEE and said speaker/organization
    • External Speaker is a nonmember exhibitor/supplier who has paid to exhibit in the IAEE Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting and Exhibition. 


IAEE’s Target Audiences

Presentations must be tailored to IAEE’s target audiences and to one of the suggested topic areas.  See topics below.

  • B2B, B2C & LIVE Events Organizers
  • Exhibitors
  • Sales & Marketing Professionals


Session Delivery Formats

These sessions will be delivered onsite, in-person, at the Louisville International Convention Center, in session workshop rooms.

  • Presentation – Must be designed to include 40 minutes of presentation content with key tips, solutions and takeaways.
  • Afterthought Discussions – Presentation will be followed by an activity facilitated by the content leader, 20 minutes in length, where attendees discuss in small group discussions and/or participate in Q&A facilitated by the presenter so that learners can apply and share what they have learned.

 

Topic Areas of Interest

  • Bridging Relationships: Content geared towards new approaches and collaborative ways of doing business that will identify, develop and grow business partnerships and relationships across all communities.
  • Content Creation: Content geared towards the development, contribution and expansion of information through digital media to engage and inform your end-user/audience.
  • Game Plan Moves: Content focused on the strategic and operational design and delivery of trade shows and events, utilizing cost-effective strategies to take your show to the next level.
  • Grow Your Show: Content geared towards defining, branding and growing your event through the discovery of new audience opportunities and the re-engagement of past audiences, both attendees and exhibitors, to drive attendee acquisition, engagement and loyalty.
  • The Evolving Professional: Content designed to expand and strengthen one’s business acumen as well as personal skills and transform them into actionable insights that positively impact work and personal life.


Learning Level Definition
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 intermediate to advanced learning levels. The three learning levels for presentations include:

  • Executive (C Level – Senior Executive – VP)
  • Manager (Manager – Director)
  • Staff (Administrative – Coordinator – Student)


Submission Instructions

Complete the IAEE 2022 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.