The above title is a quote by William Butler Yeats. His immense contributions to the literary world resulted in a Nobel Prize in Literature, clearly illustrating Yeats’ exemplary efforts to move the literary profession forward. Likewise, many venue professionals and educators take a similar, passionate path when passing down their expertise to the next generation of venue managers. For these individuals, venue education isn’t about filling the pail, but instead, it’s about igniting the passion for all things venue management.
Venue education can take many forms and be found in many places, not just at universities, but inside the venues themselves. Some lessons are even delivered through dynamic engagement programs offered by allied members and affiliated corporations.
IAVM’s Venue Education Award is one of five Venue Excellence Awards the association bestows each year to denote the industry’s most dynamic and exemplary organizations. The Venue Education Award recognizes the generosity of those outstanding organizations who strive to pass along their venue knowledge and help others navigate the venue landscape. The Venue Education Award can also honor an individual who is actively involved in the education and continuous development of the venue management industry.
We recently spoke to Doug Booher, director of the Indiana University Auditorium – the winner of the 2012 Venue Education Award. “We were excited about the opportunity to apply for the award and be able to recognize the accomplishments of the students and honor their work in their roles inside our venues.”
We hope that you’ll take the time to apply for the 2013 award to be presented at IAVM’s annual conference in New Orleans on July 29. The Venue Education Award nomination forms are due Friday, May 24th.
Please email your completed form to Greg Wolfe at email@example.com