"Focus on making a contribution rather than on making a career."

-Brian Stovall, Allen Event Center

"The view is always better from the high road."

-Paul Turner, CFE, AT&T Stadium

"Fancy carpet and trendy art do not bring customers back ... a great experience does!"

-Bryan Chatterton, Sacramento Convention Center

"Another day in paradise."

-Allen Johnson, Orlando Venues

Enhanced patron experiences + loyal partners + enthusiastic employees = Stronger Business”

-Steve Hevern, Sydney Entertainment Centre

“The show is not confirmed until the artist goes on stage and stays.”

-Michael Marion, CFE, Verizon Arena

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

-Eric D. Hart, CFE, Tampa Sports Authority

“What you allow is what will continue.”

-Stephanie Curran, Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center

“Never try to teach a pig to fly.  You’re wasting your time and you’re annoying the pig.”

-John Rhamstine, CFE, Seven Venues

“High-performance teams succeed through leadership, communication and balance of purpose.”

-Mark Gnatovic, SearchWide

“Our Benchmark is to provide Excellent Quality and Service by retention of staff.”

-Joe Floreano, CFE, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

“The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

-Brian Morris, CFE, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal so get the hell out there and just TRY!”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You are who you surround yourself with…hire wisely.”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You can do anything as long as you have the right people, a great plan and the right equipment.”

-Paul Cramer, CFE, Classic Center

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Kim Bedier, CFE (via Dr. Seuss), City of Tacoma Public Assembly Facilities

“When faced with a choice, do what would make your mother proud.”

-Kevin Mattingly, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

Associate Faculty

Venue and sports management is a fascinating subject to teach. And a demanding one, since the trends and technologies change as fast as a venue marquee. As an IAVM faculty member, you can stay on top of it all. You're connected with industry thought-leaders, armed with the latest research and benchmarking data, and kept up-to-date on new perspectives. Online resources mean you don't even have to leave the campus, but it's worth the trip for live events that make you fall in love with the industry all over again.


A Few of the Benefits:

  • Connections to industry professionals and thought-leaders
  • Knowledge-expanding webinars and online learning
  • Private access to the popular industry discussion forum, VenueNet
  • Live industry events at spectacular venues with actionable education sessions and networking opportunities
  • A subscription to Facility Manager magazine
  • Weekly e-newsletter, email updates and event previews
  • Proprietary industry research and custom benchmarking data
  • Discounts on textbooks and other educational resources
  • Full access to the IAVM membership directory and supplier lists
  • Read about membership terms and conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Membership Fee = $130

 

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