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!

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • May 15, 2024 YP Meetup Orlando, FL

    From: May 15, 2024 to: May 15, 2024
    From: 5:30 PM to: 7:00 PM
    Yard House Icon Park
    8367 International Drive Orlando
    United States
    Come connect, network and meet with local IAEE SE members to discuss the latest industry trends in Orlando on Wednesday, May 15th. The Orlando Meetup will be from 5:30 pm – 700 pm at Yard House Orlando - Icon Park.
  • May 16, 2024 YP Meetup Atlanta, GA

    From: May 16, 2024 to: May 16, 2024
    From: 5:30 PM to: 7:30 PM
    Round Trip Brewing Company
    1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW Atlanta
    United States
    Take some time to network with your industry colleagues by joining us for the IAEE SE Chapter’s YP Meetup in Atlanta on Thursday, May 16th.The Atlanta Meetup will be held from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Round Trip Brewing Company.
  • IAEE Southeast Chapter Community Service Project- Atlanta Friday, May 17th 2024

    From: May 17, 2024 to: May 17, 2024
    From: 9:00 AM to: 11:00 AM
    Urban Recipe Atlanta
    (former site of the Atlanta Food Bank)
    970 Jefferson Street NW Atlanta
    United States
    Join us for our annual IAEE Southeastern Chapter Community Service Project Day on Friday, May 17th. We have activities planned in both the Atlanta and Orlando areas.  Space to volunteer is limited so please register early!
  • IAEE Southeast Chapter Community Service Projects - Orlando May 17, 2024

    From: May 17, 2024 to: May 17, 2024
    From: 8:15 AM to: 11:30 AM
    Second Harvest
    411 Mercy Dr Orlando
    United States

    Grab your co-workers and come join us for our annual IAEE Southeastern Chapter community service project. Volunteers will help unload and sort food donations that will aid in the mission to fight against food insecurity in the Orlando area.   

    "Second Harvest Food Bank relied on 28,289 volunteers last year whose hours totaled 95,133. It's pretty incredible to see so many caring individuals pass through our warehouse throughout the year. Our various volunteer opportunities offer fun and unique ways for individuals and groups to contribute their time, talents and resources to help our neighbors facing hunger.  Volunteers will be asked to assist with donation sorting (sorting incoming donations for quality of products."

  • October 31, 2024 Chapter Tech Exchange

    From: October 31, 2024 to: October 31, 2024
    From: 11:15 AM to: 1:30 PM
    Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
    230 Ted Turner Dr Atlanta, GA
    United States
    The IAEE SE Chapter’s 9th edition of the Technology Exchange features 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.

Upcoming Events for 2024


May 15, 2024 Chapter YP Meetup (Orlando, FL)  
May 16, 2024 Chapter YP Meetup (Atlanta, GA)  
May 17, 2024 Chapter Community Service (Atlanta, GA)  
May 17, 2024 Chapter Community Service (Orlando, FL)  
June 5, 2024 IAEE Learning: Exhibition and Event Sales  
September 3 - 5, 2024 33rd IAEE Southeastern Classic (Orlando, FL)  
October 31, 2024 9th Annual Tech Exchange and Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA)  
November 2024 Chapter YP Meetup (Atlanta, GA & Orlando, FL)  
December 12, 2024 Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon with MPI GA & PCMA SE (Atlanta, GA)  
December 16, 2024 IAEE Southeastern Chapter GRITZ Reception @ Expo! Expo!  













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IAEE Southeastern Chapter is proudly managed by Jack Friday, LLC

Tel: +1 (404) 474-0944
Email: info@iaeese.org