"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

Give the Gift of IAVM Membership

Campaign Active through January 31, 2017


IAVM Membership Makes A Perfect Gift For Co-Workers, Employees, & Interns:

As a member of IAVM, you know all about the inspiration, expertise, and lifelong connections that the association provides. The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to share the wealth of endless opportunities with your colleagues. This is a fabulous present for a co-worker, employee, intern, or student. No shipping required with the IAVM Gift Membership – just a few minutes of your time is needed to sign up online. 

The steps are simple:

1. Read the overview of the campaign.

2. Tell us who will receive the gift and provide your payment information.

3. (Optional) Download a personal card to notify your referral that you're awarding them with an IAVM membership. It’s that easy! 

It's that easy! 

Plus, you will be added to iCommit, IAVM's annual membership campaign raffle, where you will be entered in a drawing to win great prizes.

Member Services will provide the recipient with the link for the appropriate membership application. Once received, we will process the payment. We will notify you when your new member signs up. After one year, once they experience firsthand what IAVM has to offer, they may renew their membership.

Your chosen recipient now has the chance to connect to the industry's professional core, plug into its powerful network, be enlightened by visionaries, and be inspired by once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Questions?  Email the IAVM Membership Department, or give us a call at 972-906-7441.

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