Region 5

Welcome to IAVM's Region 5, serving the states of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana as well as Central and South America.


The IAVM Region 5 Bob Scanlin Memorial Scholarship

IAVM Region 5 is committed to the future of our industry through education and networking opportunities for its members. In support of that commitment, the IAVM Region 5 Bob Scanlin Memorial Scholarship will fund tuition for two (2) individuals to attend up to two consecutive years of Venue Management School (VMS) held in Wesley Chapel, Florida at Saddlebrook Resorts. Upcoming program dates are June 6-12, 2020.

The VMS curriculum covers topics such as event management, life safety, marketing and advertising, crowd management and the guest experience. The second year of VMS covers areas such as leadership and image, cost control, risk management and insurance, and strategic business planning. For more information about VMS, visit Tuition will include shared-cabin accommodations, all classes, study materials, coffee breaks, Sunday dine-around and graduation night banquet.  Other expenses, including travel, are the student’s responsibility. 

Look for an announcement about the scholarship application process, as well as any other opportunities, in a future issue of the Region 5 Newsletter, or check back here.

The IAVM Region 5 VMS Scholarship is presented in the memory of Bob Scanlin, CFE, a past IAVM Region 5 Vice President, IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees member and longtime director of the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, GA.   Bob, known for his great sense of humor and unselfish service to Region 5, was the quintessential IAVM professional with a passion for business, leadership and people.

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