Upcoming Programs and Events 





Tuesday, June 18, 2024

June Education Program - Title: Branding Brilliance: Unleash Your Impact, Event, and Organization
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Schaumburg (1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173)

You're invited to an exclusive event designed to ignite your passion and elevate your brand to new heights! Join us for an unforgettable afternoon featuring a 30-minute sponsor showcase, followed by an engaging 2.5-hour educational program titled “Branding Brilliance: Unleash Your Impact, Event, and Organization.

During the educational program, you'll have the opportunity to select four round table discussions tailored to your interests. Led by industry leaders, these discussions will explore cutting-edge strategies to enhance your brand’s visibility and impact.

Cap off the afternoon at our networking reception, where connections are made and ideas flourish. Don't miss this chance to connect with like-minded professionals and unlock the potential of your brand. Secure your spot today and embark on a journey to branding brilliance!






Thursday, May 23, 2024

IAEE MWC - Connect & Share
Thursday, May, 23, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Our May Connect & Share will be a fast-paced virtual session where IAEE's very own Jason Ware and Chicago attorney extraordinaire, Barbara Dunn, equip you with the negotiation superpowers to get the best deals. You will learn to navigate contracts with confidence and avoid hidden pitfalls. Get ready for:

  • Actionable tips to save time and money.
  • Real-world negotiation scenarios (and how to conquer them!).
  • A chance to ask your burning contract questions.

This session is perfect for those who want to: Secure the best value for their events. Build stronger relationships with vendors. Negotiate contracts like a pro!


Thursday, February 29, 2024

February Education Program - Beyond the Booth: Elevating Event Marketing Strategies for Maximum Impact
Rosemont, IL

Join us for an educational session that aims to provide attendees with valuable insights and strategies to take their event marketing efforts to new levels. Whether you are an event planner, marketer, or supplier, this event promises to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to maximize the impact of your events. Approach Marketing will share their experiences, best practices, and innovative approaches to event marketing in a fun and interactive session. From harnessing the power of social media to leveraging brand advocates, you'll discover cutting-edge techniques to attract, engage, and convert attendees.

Join us at "Beyond the Booth: Elevating Event Marketing Strategies for Maximum Impact" to unlock the secrets to creating exceptional and impactful events. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for further updates!

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your event marketing efforts and make a lasting impression on your target audience.

January 25, 2024


9th Annual Midwestern Chapter Kickball Tournament 
McCormick Place - Hall F2 of the West Building 

The Annual Kickball Tournament is back! Start putting your teams together! 
Registration and warm-up begin at 4:30 PM 
Games Begin at 5:30 PM 

Kickball Teams: All teams must have a minimum of six players with at least two female players on the field during play. Eight players are included in the registration fee. 

$350 Member Team / $400 Non-Member Team 


 September 20, 2023  IAEE MWC ANNUAL MEETING

Three quarters into the year, B2B exhibitions are full throttle ahead. Inflation is easing but is still elevated. Threats of a recession from tightening monetary policies and credit conditions remain. Furthermore, new technologies are creating uncertainty. When IAEE Midwest Chapter meets, what about this outlook will hold and what will change? This session will inform attendees with the latest state of the industry insights based on the CEIR Index 2023 quarterly results, some news from CEIR Predict and other CEIR research.

Register now and earn 1 CEM Credit for attending!  Event Planners attend free.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

American Dental Association, Hillenbrand Auditorium
211 East Chicago Avenue, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL  60611

12:30 p.m.   Registration Opens, Prefunction space
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Educational Program, Hillenbrand Auditorium
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.   Reception, Prefunction space

Special thanks to our sponsors