IAEE Southeastern Chapter hosts several events each year. For specific information about registration, location and event fees, click on the individual event.

Chapter Luncheons - IAEE Southeastern Chapter hosts 5 chapter luncheons for its members and their guests during the course of the year. These meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of February, April, June, and October. The Annual Holiday Party is held the last Thursday in November or the first Thursday in December.

Annual Southeastern Classic - What a great chapter tradition! For more than 25 years, the annual Southeastern Classic has been the chapter’s premier education and networking event. Two full days of seminars, panels and roundtables featuring noted industry and non-endemic speakers, plus social events and opportunities for behind-the-scenes facility and venue visits make the Southeastern Classic a must-attend event!

Annual Jenny Melton Golf Tournament - IAEE Southeastern Chapter supports the Jenny Melton Foundation with an annual golf tournament. Click here for more information about the Jenny Melton Foundation.

Young Professionals’ Meet-ups - Scheduled throughout the year, Meet-Ups at local area pubs are a great way for IAEE YPs to network and socialize.

Local Meetups - Meetups are also scheduled throughout the year – typically outside the Atlanta metropolitan area. Any member who wishes to coordinate a local meet-up can contact the Chapter Administrator for a current list of members in their area.

CEM Course - For members’ convenience, the SE Chapter typically hosts a CEM Course immediately prior to the Annual Southeastern Classic or a chapter luncheon.

Click here to view our past events.

Upcoming Events

  • 2022 Chapter Community Service - Urban Recipe

    From: May 11, 2022 to: May 11, 2022
    From: 10:00 AM to: 12:30 PM
    Urban Recipe
    (former site of the Atlanta Food Bank)
    970 Jefferson Street NW Atlanta
    United States

    Join us for our annual community service project. Volunteers will help unload and sort food donations that will aid in the mission to fight against food insecurity across metro Atlanta.   This is a warehouse setting, and volunteers will be moving and walking on concrete, so dress comfortably.

    To learn more about Urban Recipe and their mission, please go here.  

  • May 19, 2022 Virtual Chapter Meetup

    From: May 19, 2022 to: May 19, 2022
    From: 12:00 PM to: 1:00 PM

    United States
    Join us for a Virtual Meetup on Thursday, May 19th to connect with others in the industry and discuss what matters to you.
  • June 30, 2022 Chapter Educational Luncheon

    From: June 30, 2022 to: June 30, 2022
    Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)
    2000 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA
    United States

    Your Next Destination: Your Career
     Many of us have planned out our next destination for travel, but have you thought about where you want to go in your career? Join us on June 30 to hear Dr. Debra Cannon, director for the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality at Georgia State University, present on the steps you can incorporate today to put you on the way to your next destination…your career!
    Following the presentation, Griff Vari, National Sales Manager with RPMxpo, will moderate a panel discussion with Jenna Snyder, CMP, Director of Convention Services with the Atlanta Airport District; Chris Pendley, Director of Data & Digital Services, Messe Frankfurt North America; and Dr. Cannon...

  • 31st IAEE SE Classic (2022)

    From: July 21, 2022 to: July 22, 2022
    IP Casino Resort Spa
    850 Bayview Avenue Biloxi, MS
    United States
    The SE Chapter is excited to invite you to attend the 31st anniversary of our Southeastern Classic, an educational and networking event
    The pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives, but we depend on the success of that face-to-face interaction in our industry. We all agree that Face-to-Face is the most successful form of communication. In the last couple of years, that hasn’t been possible. This year’s SE Classic will have sessions designed to energize us on bringing back our industry!
  • October 27, 2022 Chapter Tech Exchange

    From: October 27, 2022 to: October 27, 2022
    From: 11:15 AM to: 1:30 PM
    Georgia World Congress Center
    285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA
    United States

    The 7th edition of the Technology Exchange will feature innovative suppliers and thought leaders that will present and discuss their newest technology to show planners throughout the Southeast. Effective technology tools and event experience innovation will allow the industry to move forward to best serve attendees and exhibitors. Experience the present while taking a glimpse into the future of our industry through new and innovative tools.

  • 2022 Holiday Luncheon

    From: December 8, 2022 to: December 8, 2022
    From: 10:45 AM
    Georgia Aquarium
    25 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta Atlanta, GA
    United States

    Join us for our 7th annual co-hosted holiday luncheon event with the MPI GA & PCMA SE Chapters. This is the perfect opportunity to attend a wonderful in-person networking event with other industry professionals.

    Be sure to register for the event with the IAEE SE Chapter!

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Upcoming Events for 2022


April 28, 2022 Chapter Educational Luncheon  
May 11, 2022 Chapter Community Service - Urban Recipe  
May 19, 2022 Chapter Virtual Meet-up  
June 16, 2022 National YP Summer Meet-up  
June 30, 2022 Chapter Educational Luncheon  
July 21 - 22, 2022 31st IAEE SE Classic  
September 15, 2022 Chapter Meet-up  
September 29, 2022 National YP Fall Meet-up  
October 27, 2022 Chapter Tech Exchange  
December 8, 2022 Holiday Luncheon  






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