IAEE - Central Texas Chapter

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National membership automatically enrolls you as a chapter member. To take part in the Central Texas chapter networking and programming events, please contact our national office to sign up today!


How to Join

To speak with an IAEE Member Benefits Specialist, call +1 (972) 458-8002, extension 116, 109 or 110, or send an e-mail to: membership@iaee.com.

IAEE is composed of approximately 1,300 members (organizations) and over 9,800 member representatives (individuals). Over 50 percent of IAEE's members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of our membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry. IAEE values and promotes diversity of membership, in terms of company size, products, and geographical area. Each active member organization is given one vote, regardless of size.

See below for a summary of membership types to see how you may qualify.
Go to the IAEE website to find out detailed information about the specific IAEE Membership Types


Benefits of Membership

Benefits of IAEE Membership include professional development, industry news and publications, industry and professional resources, service partner discounts, advocacy before government and media, leadership development and local chapter membership. Here are just a few of the membership benefits:

  • CEM Learning Program/Certification
  • Events & Education
  • IAEE News and Industry Report
  • Membership Directories
  • Art of the Show Textbook
  • Strategic Briefings
  • Full Access to all CEIR Resources
  • Member discounts at Tradeshowstore.com
  • Service Partner Discounts
  • Affinity Programs
  • Career Center
  • IAEE Member Discussion Groups - MemberLink
  • National/International/Local Leadership Opportunities
  • Committees/Task Forces

Membership Types

When an organization pays dues to IAEE, it becomes the "member." Dues are based on factors other than number of individuals. Therefore, all exhibition and event industry staff can enjoy the benefits of membership without additional financial consequences.

All IAEE dues categories enjoy the resources of local chapter membership and membership in the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).

Industry Member:
Organization, other than Event Facility Member, engaged in the exhibition and event industry (hereinafter referred to as "industry"), and is located or does business primarily in North America. Dues are based on Annual Exhibition and Event Revenues derived from the industry. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

Event Facility Member:
Organization, such as a convention, conference, exposition center or hotel, which provides space for conducting exhibitions and buyer-seller events in North America. Dues are based on gross square footage of exhibition, conference, and meeting space. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

Member Outside North America:
Organization that meets the qualifications for Industry Member or Event Facility Member, except its established place of business is outside North America. Dues are based on a flat fee. This classification receives one vote per member organization.

Educational Institution Member:
An educational institution membership includes both faculty and students of the institution. All designated individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution, and they must be considered an employee with their institution. Also included in this membership are all students engaged full-time in a program at the college or university recorded as an IAEE Educational Institution Member. This classification is non-voting.

Other Memberships (Educator, Retired or Student Member):  Individuals that meet the qualifications for educator, retired, or student member per the current IAEE bylaws. Dues are based on a flat fee. This classification is non-voting.

Faculty:
A Faculty Member is a member who is teaching or directing a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Faculty Membership is for individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction, and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution and they must be considered an employee of their institution.

Retired Member:
A Retired Member is an individual who has been a member of IAEE, or a designated representative of a Voting Member of IAEE, for ten (10) or more years and who is retired and no longer employed in the exhibiting industry. For the purpose of this definition, "employed" shall mean substantial remuneration for any labor. Retired members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the Corporation.

Student Member:
A Student Member is an individual who is engaged full-time in a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Student members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the Corporation.

To speak with an IAEE Member Benefits Specialist, call +1 (972) 458-8002, extension 116, 109, or 110, or send an e-mail to: membership@iaee.com.


Download membership forms here

If New or Re-instating Your IAEE Membership, complete and return the following:

New Membership Dues Form for North American Members
Membership Census Form

Return By Fax: +1 (972) 458-8119 or
Return By Mail: IAEE, 12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 308, Dallas, TX  75251
Return By Email: membership@iaee.com


About IAEE-CTC

About IAEE

Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of tradeshow and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE™ represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

In this section, you'll learn about IAEE™ and the various subsidiaries that make up the organization. You may also join the association online by clicking on To Join IAEE™ where you'll find detailed info about IAEE's membership categories.

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Contact IAEE - National Headquarters

IAEE Headquarters
12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 308
Dallas, TX 75251
Telephone: +1 (972) 458-8002
Fax: +1 (972) 458-8119
News Inquiries: news@iaee.com
Website: www.iaee.com

Contact IAEE – Central Texas Chapter

The Central Texas Chapter encompasses IAEE members in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston and all of South Texas.  If you would like more information on how to become a member of the Central Texas Chapter, please contact IAEE-CTC executive director Jan Hughes, CEM at 830/935-2694 or email jyhughes@gvtc.com, or any board member for details. 

 See more information on the Central Texas Chapter

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