Connect…Collaborate…Build Your Network. Expo! Expo! has numerous activities planned for attendees during 13-15 December. Read below and plan your days!

Tuesday, 13 December

IAEE Chapter Receptions
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Omni Louisville

IAEE’s chapters provide members with professional development as well as business-to-business and leadership opportunities. Our grass roots outreach is where members can experience valuable peer and partner relationships through local chapter involvement and participation. 

Join your peers by attending this FREE program that will be held prior to the Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting & Exhibition that will leave you inspired and motivated as a chapter leader.

Opening Reception – Derby in December
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Churchill Downs
Brought to you by Louisville Tourism

In 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby.” The Derby is now the longest continually-running sporting event in America and is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Join official opening activities planned by city host partners organized by Tourism Louisville for the Derby in December event. 

PRIDE After Party, Supporting LGBTQIA+ Community
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location TBD

The IAEE PRIDE After Party honors the LGBTQIA+ community by celebrating pride in the IAEE membership who are as valuable, creative members of a diverse population in the exhibitions and events industry. 

Wednesday, 14 December

Terence Donnelly Memorial Health & Wellness Event
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Brought to you by Maritz Global Events

Start the day off right at the IAEE Expo! Expo! Terence Donnelly Memorial Health & Wellness Event! Hosted by Maritz Global Events in honor of Terence Donnelly, who unexpectedly passed away in July 2019, this event is designed to bring the IAEE community together to celebrate both our host city and Terence. Terence had a passion for the industry and loved being part of the IAEE community. He enjoyed learning, mentoring and helping others succeed, and we can’t think of a better way to honor his memory.

While our original event was a 5K, in order to attract more fitness enthusiasts and provide additional opportunities for connection, we welcome walkers and runners! We will walk/run from KY to IN on the iconic Big Four Bridge and cross the Ohio River. All wellness challenge registration funds will be donated to support the CEIR Foundation to help others not only in their quest to be healthy, but to learn and educate themselves about the exhibitions industry.

Make sure to post your walk on social media and use #tdawgwellness.

CEM Faculty Reception (Invitation Only)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Contact Jennifer Potter, CEM for more information on how to attend!

Photo Walk Tour
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join us and take some jazzy photos of Louisville!

Exhibitor Hospitality Hours
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

YP Party
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brought to you by GES

IAEE Young Professionals gather to network and connect in a fun atmosphere each year. Join us this year at OvrDrive in Louisville. 

IAEE young professional attendees may secure a spot at this annual event through the registration process or by contacting Hannah Deters, CEM.

Open to Full Meeting Attendees Only.

Humanity Rocks: A Celebration with a Cause
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Tavern on Fourth at Fourth St. Live
Brought to you by GES

Founded in 2009, IAEE and GES have collaborated to produce this annual charity event to build, maintain and strengthen the relationships by raising funds for a local non-profit organization. Humanity Rocks: A Celebration continues to celebrate the finest achievements of the exhibitions and events industry while giving back to the host city’s local community. 

The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Backside Learning Center, a nonprofit organization building community and enriching the lives of backside workers and families at Churchill Downs.

This is a ticketed event – separate registration is required ($95 USD per ticket).