Please take a moment to review the benefits of IAFE membership.
Build relationships that make your job easier and your event services or products the best. A variety of professional improvement and networking opportunities will connect you to fair
professionals and volunteers, including our:
Management Conference: Designed for upper level management staff, this program is only open to fair members. Program highlights include presentation of new CFEs, workshops
and keynote speakers, committee meetings, a facility tour, and ample time for networking.
Specialty Seminar: The Specialty Seminar features a different focus in a three-year rotation. This event is perfect for the "specialist" at your fair, be it staff or
volunteer, working in one of these three areas: concessions, commercial exhibits, and competitive exhibits; agriculture, physical plant operations, and year-round facility usage;
advertising and sponsorship.
Zone Meetings: In addition to our nation-wide meetings, we also encourage our members to attend their annual zone meetings; something that is not confined to one state, but
also something that is not far to travel to. It is a great opportunity to network outside of your state without traveling long distances. Our zones are divided into eight parts:
Zone 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward
Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Zone 2 includes Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Zone 3 includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and that portion of Ontario less than 85° longitude West of Greenwich.
Zone 4 includes Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the portion of Ontario more than 85° longitude West of Greenwich.
Zone 5 includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Zone 6 includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
Zone 7 includes Alberta, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Zone 8 includes Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Institute Summit: If you are a volunteer, part-time or full-time paid staff member at your fair, you can join others involved with fairs, exhibitions and shows to focus on
your professional development in a curriculum covering all aspects of management in the Institute of Fair Management.
State or Provincial Meetings: Many states or provinces have their own annual meeting. Click here for our list of
state/provincial association partners.