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About the Program

IAEE’s 20 Under 30 Program affords remarkable young professional organizers the opportunity to experience the magic of Expo! Expo! first-hand. IAEE believes that by recognizing and elevating these young leaders, evolution and distinction of the exhibition and events industry will be fostered around the globe.

The 20 Under 30 program will not only provide selected honorees with industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, but also lifelong connections with fellow honorees and attendees.

Selected honorees will receive one full, complimentary registration to Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV on 3 – 5 December 2019, and lodging for three nights (over $1,400.00 value!). Honorees will be recognized throughout the annual meeting and formally at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation on Thursday, 5 December 2019.

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20 Under 30 Orientation

The 20 Under 30 program will provide selected honorees with industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry in addition to lifelong connections with fellow honorees and attendees. This year, 20 Under 30 honorees will embark on an engaging experience mastering tools to advance their careers within the exhibitions and events industry.

Gala Jackson

Our keynote speaker this year, nationally recognized Career and Executive Leadership Coach Gala Jackson, will lead honorees as they participate in an interactive workshop to pinpoint their unique strengths and develop a powerful personal brand that serves as a compass on the journey to become a dynamic, game-changing leader, personally and professionally! Join us on the adventure to discover yourself, reconnect with your purpose, and prepare for leadership success! 

Congratulations to this year's 20 Under 30 Honorees!

David Armelino
Social Media Specialist
United States Institute for Theater Technology, Inc. (USITT)

Christina Chan
Marketing Specialist
Emerald Expositions

Brianne Deja
Event Operations & Technology Coordinator
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Jennifer Gross
Meeting Operations Specialist
Society for Neuroscience

Alaina Herrera
Operations & Exhibits Manager
Food Processing Suppliers Association

Dana Jasat
Exhibition Sales Manager
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA)

Heather Johnson
Sponsorship Coordinator
New Hope Network, a division of Informa Markets

Lacey Kishter
Exhibits and Sponsorship Operations Manager
Sponsorship Boost

Katelyn Kockler
Audience Engagement Specialist – Registration Manager
National Business Media

Kyra Koncar
Marketing Specialist
Emerald Expositions

Sarah Leib
Senior Account Executive
National Restaurant Association Show/Winsight Exhibitions

Suzanne Lesher
Exhibits Coordinator
American Association for Cancer Research

Nicolette Peluso
Experience Director
Terrapinn, Inc.

Jenn Shuron
Content Specialist
United States Institute for Theater Technology, Inc. (USITT)

Rachel Sinistro
Digital Coordinator
Informa Markets

Mason Snyder
Exhibit Sales
Hall-Erickson, Inc.

Sara Stromski
Sales Coordinator
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Lydia Warco
Senior Coordinator, Sponsorship & Special Projects
National Restaurant Association Show/Winsight Exhibitions

Fiona Zheng
Manager, Corporate Alliances & Exhibition Operations
American Thoracic Society

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