Each year, IAEE prides ourselves on the quality of our programming by developing our educational events "for our members, by our members." We strive for a balance in our programming that meets the variety of skill and interest levels of our diverse membership. If you have an interesting presentation idea or topic, we always want to hear from you!

Education session abstracts and speaker bios can be found here.


Education at Expo! Expo!

  • Delivers immediate ideas that can be implemented within one’s professional or personal life.
  • Informs our industry about important trends and proven practices.
  • Provides a blended learning experience that will activate learners with different levels of knowledge and experience.
  • Challenges our thinking and pushes the meetings, events and trade show industry forward.
  • Creates a peer-to-peer social learning experience that creates lifelong connections outside the classroom.

Expo! Expo! Education Title Parter - GES

Expo! Expo! General Session Speakers Announced

Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano

11 December, 2018

1:00 - 2:15 PM (1300 - 1415)

How Technology, Demographics & Values Are Disrupting The Future Of Work And Talent

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Drones, and other technologies are increasingly making certain job functions obsolete. Behaviors and attitudes are changing what we want to do for work. Values interact with it all…How will these change the nature of business and work, and how companies operate in the future? Join Nancy Giordano as she delves into both the advancing technologies and the critical shifts that companies and the workforce must confront to stay relevant in the future.

Bio for Nancy Girodano

Greater Miami CVB

Mandy Rennehan

Mandy Rennehan

12 December, 2018

10:45 - 11: 45 AM (1045 - 1145)

Life Uncensored

In her signature (respectfully) uncensored style, The Blue-Collar CEO™, Mandy Rennehan will candidly share her journey from a lobster-fishing family to becoming one of North America’s most successful self-made entrepreneurs. Mandy built a multi-million-dollar empire from the ground up by turning her passion into ingenuity and her personal brand into a business model. She left home at the age of 18 with an old hockey bag and a smile, and the rest is history. Always one to tell it like it is, expect candid anecdotes and practical, straight-forward advice from Mandy on:

  • What defines a real leader?
  • What being authentic really means?
  • How to harness your Bare Potential™

Bio for Mandy Rennehan

Discover Puerto Rico

CEM at Expo! Expo!

Have you considered obtaining your Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM) designation? If you have more than 3 years of industry experience, we invite you to learn more about the exhibition industry’s premier designation. Take the next step and be a game changer with this globally recognized designation!

  • Courses are offered Sunday, 9 December and Monday, 10 December
  • All 12 courses are offered (six on Sunday and six on Monday)
  • Courses run from 8:30am – 4:30pm (includes an hour for the exam)
  • Taught by some of the best instructors in the industry

IAEE CEM Recognition Breakfast

IAEE will host a recognition breakfast, on Thursday, 13 December at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, honoring all who have obtained their CEM industry certification. This special event, brought to you by Freeman, is scheduled from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, in conjunction with the 2018 Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting & Exhibition. To attend the event, RSVP by checking the corresponding box when registering for the meeting. *Must be registered for full meeting package to attend.

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  • Science & Technology of a Show – Content designed for industry IT professionals, who operate within, implement or oversee technology departments that delves into the most relevant, top-of-mind technology issues, challenges and ideas.

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  • Global Insights – Content designed for those who plan meetings outside the US or are responsible for inbound global attendees and exhibitors.
  • Attendee Marketing – Content geared towards defining, branding and promoting your event through traditional marketing and digital media to drive attendee acquisition, engagement and loyalty.

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  • Show Design & Strategy – Content geared towards those responsible for the operation and execution of events that create powerful face-to-face marketing opportunities.

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  • Exhibitor Sales & Sponsorship – Content geared towards identifying, building and enhancing exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, identifying new revenue potential, and developing your selling skills to meet ongoing customer needs.

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  • Leadership & Management – Content designed to expand and strengthen the business acumen and leadership skills of industry professionals in order to become more effective leaders, gain new perspectives, explore emerging trends and transform them into actionable insights.

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Maximize 100+ learning opportunities ON and OFF the show floor…

Whether you prefer a buffet or a snack, we have various programming for those who fully commit or prefer a more informal learning environment:

  • CEM Courses
  • General Session Keynotes
  • Mega Room Workshops
  • Pit Stop Sessions

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  • Executive Breakfast Program

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  • Chapter Leaders Forum
  • Tech Huddles

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  • Meet Ups
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