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2019-2020 Meetings and Expositions Council

Signup Deadline: 05-06-2019
Starts: 08-10-2019
Ends: 08-01-2020
Location: Kick-Off Meeting ASAE Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH volunteer opportunity location


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.

FY 19/20 activities include:

  • Participate in the Group Orientation Call on Monday, June 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Contribute content for electronic newslettersSupport other meeting-related events
  • Work on content review and experience delivery for the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition & ASAE’s Xperience Design Project (XDP) for teams who are responsible for planning and executing meetings.
  • 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 a group facilitator
  • Be available to provide insight to industry reporters when requests come into ASAE regarding meetings and expositions about various industry topics.

Meeting Requirements:

The group requires three in-person meetings; the first meeting is at ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Columbus, OH on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Other meetings will be a fall retreat and in the spring of 2019 in Washington, DC. The vast majority of our work is done in person so meeting attendance is critical and is taken into consideration when viewing the applications.

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

Eligibility Requirements: 7-10 years of industry experience

Number of Volunteers Needed:
11 open slots (7 Planners / 4 Industry Partners)


  • 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.


Consultants - Meetings & Special Events
Convention, Expositions and Meeting Planning
Convention, Expositions and Meeting Planning
Meeting Management Services
XS - Meetings and Expositions Section

Volunteers Needed:

11 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

7 - 10 Years Industry Experience


Krista LeZotte