Volunteer Opportunity Details

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2017-2018 Meeting and Exposition Section Council Member

Signup Deadline: 05-08-2017
Starts: 08-12-2017
Ends: 08-31-2018



M&E Section Council - The focus of the council is to utilize their collective talent to provide tools and resources that will help those involved in meetings, expositions and event management in the shaping and planning for the future (strategic versus NOW), identifying new models and creating best practices, and building on past M&E efforts. The council has developed a process for identifying and developing the NEXT BIG issue facing the meetings industry.  The group requires three in person meetings; the first meeting is at ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Other meetings will be a fall meeting November 2-4, 2017 at The Confidante Miami Beach, Miami, FL and at the Great Ideas Conference, March 10, 2018 at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO.  The vast majority of our work is done in person so meeting attendance is critical and is taken in consideration when viewing the applications.

FY 17/18 activities include:

  • Contribute content for electronic newsletters
  • Support other meeting-related events
    • Work on content review and experience delivery for the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition & ASAE’s newest event the Xperience Design Project (XDP) for teams who are responsible for planning and executing meetings.
    • Support the Business of Meetings Certificate program as panelists and attendees
    • Help develop, review, test and support meeting innovations at ASAE’s meetings
  • Strong industry knowledge in any of the following areas; meetings industry hospitality, meeting services, meetings, expositions, and event management
  • Strategic Thinkers with an awareness of industry trends
  • Ability to work in teams to identify industry trends and build out content business plans supported by group facilitator
  • Be available to provide insight to industry reporters when requests come into ASAE regarding meetings and expositions about various industry topics.

Time Commitment: Year-Long Commitment, Travel required for three in person meetings.

Application Deadline:
Please submit your application on or before Monday, May 8, 2017


  • New volunteers are required to attend the volunteer group’s kickoff meeting in order to serve. There is no virtual option for this meeting.
  • Council members (or their organizations)pay their own travel expenses to attend meetings.   ASAE does not reimburse Board, Committee, or Council members for travel.
  • Members can only serve 1 (one) volunteer group (council or committee) at a time.

In principle and in practice, ASAE values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the association management industry.

ASAE promotes involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across identity groups and professional levels. Identity groups include and are not limited to age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation.



Convention, Expositions and Meeting Planning

Volunteers Needed:

2 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

7 - 10 Years Industry Experience


Allison Wachter, CEM