WELCOME TO THE
12th Annual University Venue Management Conference
This year, UVMC unfolds the long‐term commitment toward deconstructing the distinctive characteristics of higher education venues. The first stage of this exploration is securing the involvement of our primary stakeholders – you. In support of our mission, the theme of the conference this year is – Stakeholder Engagement.
IAVM, in pace with the public assembly venue management industry, continues to mature and enhance the level of sophistication on a wide range of member offerings. We have identified our core competencies and established many best practices to serve our commonalities. IAVM will continue to explore and define the mutual components of our models, and share the findings with our colleagues. But still, at some point in the development of our business methodology we must also recognize our differences, to ensure our actions do not diminish our efforts, or run counter to the larger institutional mission. Following in lock step the models of our same‐type, nonacademic venue counterparts may not always be in the best interest. It is, therefore critical to be able to distinguish the appropriate point of departure from operating following recognized industry practices to operating within the unique requirements indicated when existing in a higher education environment.
UVMC Opening Session: The Presidential Panel on Stakeholder Engagement
IAVM 87th Annual Conference & Trade Show, Phoenix, AZ
July 25th, 2011
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
In challenging times such as these, the necessity to expand our conversations beyond those immediately thought to own a seat at the strategy and management table is not always obvious. In the day‐to‐day operations of our venues, we do not always fully recognize the value of integrating more inclusive representation in our decision making process. In a university model, who should be at that table? Who do we forget to include? How do we ensure all interests are appropriately represented in the best interests of venues and institutions? This is a conversation in stakeholder management.
Please accept this rare invitation to join IAVM Chairman John Siehl, CFE; President/CEO, Dexter King, CFE; and Past Presidents Lionel Dubay and David Ross, CFE, in the opening session on Stakeholder Engagement. This opportunity is designed to be a high level interaction with the most recognized leaders of our industry. They will frame this topic to benefit your day of exploration and insight.
Who Should Attend?
• University Venue Managers
• Industry alliance partners
• Organizations trying to break into the
• Venue Managers that work with an
CALL FOR PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS
Call for Papers and Presentations
IAVM recognizes the important role that scholarly research plays in the development of its members and the industry. In fact, a recent membership survey identified the need for academic research.
Thus, the purpose of this Call for Papers is twofold:
(1) To identify those individuals (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals) currently conducting research or planning to conduct research in an area related directly to the business of public assembly management; and
(2) To invite all interested individuals to submit papers on topics related to public assembly management. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following: Operations Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal Issues, Finance, and Technology.
|All abstracts will undergo a blind review process to determine acceptance.
-- Papers accepted for Conference Proceedings will go through blind review process. (Authors retain right to submit papers to other publications.)
1. Submit a 150-200 word abstract with complete
references electronically to
2. Please do not identify yourself in the abstract
except on the cover page
where complete contact information should be
3. Abstracts will undergo a blind peer review process and
authors will be provided feedback.
The 2011 University Venue Management Conference is being held at the Phoenix Convention Center (Phoenix, AZ) as part of the 86th IAVM Annual Conference. For more information on the conference and lodging, please visit www.IAVM.org.
- Conference presenter attire is business dress.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, 2011!