After extensive study, review and open discussion over the last two years, the IAVM Board of Directors voted unanimously to bring forward changes to the bylaws that would make our association more inclusive and diverse in our decision making. As a means to incorporate the perspective of all of our members, these changes would allow every member of IAVM equal opportunity to engage in the association through the right to vote. This initiative also defines the qualifications for IAVM senior Board leadership, including requiring a CFE and at least 10-years of senior venue management experience. The proposed changes have been presented at sector conferences, online through webinars, blog posts, articles in the IAVM Newsletter and FM Magazine, and disseminated through email blitzes so that you, our members, were kept up-to-date along the way in regards to the progress of the initiative.
Find out more about this important initiative! These proposed changes must be approved by two-thirds of the current voting members of IAVM. The vote will open on May 19th. We invite all members to read the proposed amendments in the links below. Following the amendments, you will find links to our FAQ, our magazine article, our informational webinar, and a platform to discuss the proposed change.