The Foundation is now accepting nominations for the inaugural 30 | UNDER | 30 class of 2015!
Thanks to the generous support of SearchWide and Ungerboeck Software International, the 30 | UNDER | 30 program will be launching at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 1-4, 2015. This program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of venue industry professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership. The program provides year-round continuing education for professional growth in the venue industry and helps program participants become better, more productive employees.
“Identifying and developing future leaders is an important priority, and IAVM has stepped up to the plate in a big way with this initiative. Venue management is an exciting and challenging career path, and it is crucial we prepare this group for the complexities of leading this industry forward,” said Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president of SearchWide and a Foundation Trustee. “Having access to industry education and industry leaders will create significant learning opportunities for these individuals. I’m looking forward to meeting the 2015 IAVM 30 | UNDER | 30 inaugural class.”
Selected applicants will receive one full, complimentary registration to VenueConnect, a travel stipend of US$850 to be used on travel accommodations, and a one-year complimentary Young Professional IAVM Membership. Honorees will be recognized throughout the annual meeting and formally at the Venue Industry Awards luncheon on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Nominees do not have to be current IAVM members; however, the person nominating must be a current IAVM member.