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2018-2019 Meetings and Expo Section Council

Signup Deadline: 05-08-2018
Starts: 08-18-2018
Ends: 08-01-2019
Location: Kick-off Meeting- ASAE Annual Meeting- McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 61606 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.

Meeting Requirements
This group requires three face to face meetings each year.  The vast majority of our work is done in person so meeting attendance is critical and is taken in consideration when viewing the applications.

  1. Kick-off Meeting- Saturday, August 18, 2018, in conjunction with ASAE Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. This meeting is mandatory for new volunteers.  
  2. The second meeting is held November 1-3, 2018 in Charlotte, NC
  3. The third will be scheduled in Spring of 2019

*Projects for the 2018-2019 year

  • Support 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.
    • 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.

*Eligibility Requirements:

  • 7-10 years of industry experience

  *When filling out the application, applicants are encouraged to speak directly to how they meet the eligibility requirements and how they can contribute to the 2018-2019 projects of the group


  • 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
XS - Meetings and Expositions Section

Volunteers Needed:

3 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

7 - 10 Years Industry Experience


Krista LeZotte