IAFE - The International Association of Fairs and Expositions

IAFE Annual Convention and Trade Show: Nov. 29-Dec. 2

The Convention is attended by delegates from agricultural fairs of all sizes from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, all focused on tapping into the extensive educational programming offered, and the chance to network with thousands of other "fair folk." Businesses targeted on reaching decision makers who operate state and county fairs will be set up in the 399 booths of the Trade Show. Delegate registration and day passes to the trade show are sold beginning at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, November 29 on site at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

NOTE: The IAFE Office in Springfield, Missouri will be closed from 12:00 Noon, November 25 through December 6. Contact our staff via e-mail.

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Two Convention Virtual Workshops/CyberSeminars Open to All

Can't make the IAFE Annual Convention, but still want a taste of the educational offerings? This is your opportunity! Two workshops are going to be offered live, online, and open to all IAFE members. Each Virtual Workshop/CyberSeminar is $59, however, if you choose to participate in both Virtual Workshops/CyberSeminars, the price is only $99. "Marketing & Advertising Basics" will be held 11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon (PST) on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and is an Institute of Fair Management course. "ADA -- Americans with Disabilities Act Overview" will be held 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Please note: if you are already attending the IAFE Convention, you can attend these workshops for free and there is no need to sign up.

Join the Upcoming CyberSeminars

More CyberSeminars – educational webinars which provide great education at an affordable price – have been added to the schedule. All are required courses for the Institute of Fair Management, but focus on topics which impact every fair. Get updated on great techniques for building an overall entertainment programs, tips on creating great sponsorship packages and getting new sponsors as well as learn the latest in Human resources techniques. Click here for the complete list of 2015 CyberSeminars and some 2016 CyberSeminars and register your team today! Remember, only one site registration ($59) is required – you can have as many people sitting around the computer as you want! These are great sessions to bring in the entire board, other staff members, and/or volunteers.

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