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To provide a venue for young professionals to guide the future of the fair industry through leadership development, mentoring, incentives, education and idea sharing with the IAFE
In addition to providing professional development, networking and educational opportunities for its members, YPI serves as a channel for idea sharing and furthering relationships among fair leaders across the U.S. and Canada.
Since its beginnings in 2008, YPI has grown to more than 300 members who represent all eight IAFE zones, as well associate affiliation. YPI activities and programs include:
The YPI Steering Committee exists to provide overall direction, dialogue with IAFE board and staff, and professional development and networking opportunities for the under-40 fair professionals group at large.
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YPI Steering Committee members serve two-year terms and are responsible for:
The YPI Steering Committee is continually looking for ways to grow the YPI group and make new connections. If you are a young fair leader or know someone who is, connect with YPI via Facebook by searching "Young Professionals Initiative-IAFE" or send contact information to the IAFE YPI Committee Chair Courtney Conkle. The latest YPI news is also available at the YPI blog or the YPI Facebook page.