"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, Duke Energy Convention Center

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

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Duke Energy 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

Welcome to IAVM

There's No Place Like It
1,000 venue professionals; 300 companies; 50 sessions, events and tours. Registration is now open for the event of the summer: VenueConnect 2014 https://www.iavm.org/venueconnect2014/venue-connect-home
I Am Venue Management
Share your venue photos, 1-sentence maxim, and story as a part of our I Am Venue Management project https://www.iavm.org//membership/what-your-story
Stadiums Managers. Stadium Solutions.
From legal issues to gameday operations, ISMC 2014 is a deep dive into new insight, best practices, and smart solutions.  https://www.iavm.org/ismc/ismc-home
2014 Senior Executive Symposium
Four inspired days of focused training and intensive discussion designed to broaden and enrich executive perspectives on business operations and culture https://www.iavm.org/ses/ses-home

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The Worry Jar Experiment
Like Carla Rieger, I come from a family of worriers, and by seeing how it affected their lives I’ve worked hard on suspending worry from my own life. It’s hard, though, and Rieger offers a way to help you rid yourself of this wasted-energy activity. The Worry Jar experiment (10 minutes per week...
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Facebook continues to be the social channel of choice for most consumers and companies. In fact, according to a Gigya quarterly survey Facebook accounted for 51 percent of all North American social logins in the first quarter of 2014. Google Plus came in second with 31 percent of logins. We here...
Here’s a New Way to Market Your Convention Center
Dede Mulligan has an idea—convention centers should advertise their walkability scores. “Think about your average attendee at a convention. They typically have arrived in your city without a car. The hotel is adjacent or within a short walk of the convention,” Mulligan wrote in a blog post on...
Creative Activities Outside of Work Boost Job Performance
Albert Einstein loved to play the violin when he wasn’t working on scientific equations. Even though it was a hobby, it fed his “day job.” “The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition,” Einstein told the musical educator Shinichi...

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