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Lunch & Learn - Sept 2021

Lunch & Learn - Sept 2021 - Event Successes and Ideas on Transforming Events Post Pandemic

Program Description

Event Held: Friday, September 10, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Session Description

Two trade show organizers who have successfully navigated pandemic issues and produced events over the summer will present first-hand accounts about what worked well for their in-person or hybrid events, challenges they faced and how they were overcome, and what they will do differently to transform events as well as ensure their sustainability in the future. Another show organizer will present what they are planning for their upcoming annual conference and expo.

The moderator will facilitate an engaging discussion around these questions:

  • What factors/considerations did you / will you take into account to plan and execute your event?

  • If you had / having a hybrid event, how did / will you craft and execute both in-person and virtual experiences?

  • What did/will you do to get attendees to come to the in-person event? Did / will you broaden your attendee reach by producing a virtual component?

  • How did/will you manage expectations with sponsors and exhibitors?

  • What strategies will you put in place in the future to help your show emerge stronger and grow?

  • What new opportunities will you offer your attendees to improve engagement with suppliers and extend their experience beyond the event dates to a 365 model? 

Note: CEM’s you will earn 1 CE for this session


  • Jen Hoff, President, Taffy Event Strategies (Coverings, PWX)
  • Larry Wilson, VP, National Confectionery Association (Sweets & Snacks Expo)
  • John Cesaretti, VEMM, Director, Conferences and Meetings, National School Boards Association (NSBA)


  • Charlotte Keppers, Leads Inbound

Handout and Resources

  • None Available 

Community Outreach

2021 Local Charity - United Community


Fairfax Country is one of the wealthiest counties in the US, yet there are many families struggling to make ends meet.

United Community envisions a community where everyone thrives. United Community empowers our neighbors in need to transform their lives through wrap-around programs and services that support children, youth, and families in southeastern Fairfax County. For nearly 50 years, United Community has been advocating for, supporting, and serving low-income residents in Northern Virginia. Learn more at unitedcommunity.org.

Help those in need in our local community by donating much needed winter clothes and food items

2021 National Charity - Michael J. Fox Foundation


The IAEE DC 2021 Board has selected the Michael J. Fox Foundation as it 2021 Charity organization. Funds collected from the 2021 Lunch Programs 50/50 raffle will be donated to the foundation. In addition, program individuals will be able to donate during the registration process for each program.

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