"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

As a member, you have a front-row seat for industry trends — plus backstage access to venue management's superstars. Get connected to the industry's professional core, plugged into its powerful network, enlightened by visionaries and inspired by once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 


Young Professionals


If venue management is in your blood (and on your business card), professional membership is for you. It takes your game to a whole new level by plugging you into a global network with priority access to career-energizing events, opportunity-building education and the industry's top stories and news.

Kick-start your career in venue management by joining IAVM at the young professional level (under 30). It's a chance to surge ahead, to maneuver learning curves at top speed — fueled by expert knowledge, powerful educational resources and networking opportunities with the who's who of the industry.

IAVM suppliers and companies take center stage with our venue professional audience. With 106 categories in our IAVM Marketplace, an industry-wide spectrum of Allied members experience strong connections to our professional network both online and face-to-face at IAVM conferences and the annual trade show.



Venue Group

How do you teach students about an industry that changes at lightning speed? By tracking change as it happens, continually refreshing your knowledge base and maintaining an open exchange with industry thought leaders — all compliments of your IAVM faculty membership.

If you think venue management is the most fun you could get paid to have, you're right. That's why so many people want in. IAVM student membership helps you score a coveted admission ticket by providing door-opening education, real-world industry experiences and connections to the pros.

Do you have more staff you’d like to be involved with IAVM?  Be a rockstar and deliver all of benefits of IAVM membership to up to 20 members of your venue at a significantlly reduced rate. Welcome to the new Venue Group Membership.

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