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THE 63rd ANNUAL IFEA CONVENTION, EXPO & RETREAT IS DESIGNED TO INFORM AND ELEVATE ALL OF YOUR PERSPECTIVES;providing access to many points-of view; increasing awareness of changing technologies, trends, issues, opportunities and risks; and extending educational and networking opportunities to share and grow your professional experience and expertise.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PLAN NOW TO JOIN US(with your staffs, boards, key volunteers, city representatives, sponsors and vendors) as we welcome the world’s top events, host markets and industry experts, for an unforgettable opportunity to evaluate, prepare for and respond to the many critical and changing perspectives that are influencing our industry and all those that we depend on.

WE PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH MULTIPLE FRESH PERSPECTIVES OF YOUR OWN.Can You Afford to Miss It?
IT DEPENDS ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE
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Vern Biaett, Jr., CFEE

High Point University
Assistant Professor of Event Management
High Point, North Carolina
Following 20 years of festival and event production for the cities of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona, in 2006 Vern became a faculty associate at Arizona State University where he taught event management courses in a certificate program he co-created. In 2013 he completed his PhD in Community Development and Resources and in 2014 joined High Point University in North Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Events Management where he has created a Bachelor of Arts in Event Management. Dr. Biaett is a lifetime CFEE, a member of the North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events, was a founding member of the Arizona Festivals & Events Association, serves on the IFEA President’s Council, and is a past board member of the IFEA Foundation.