Special Events

98% of attendees believe the IAEM Annual Conference provided numerous opportunities for Networking. Scroll down and click on the events to the left and join us in this priceless opportunity to expand your professional network.

Pre-Welcome Party Meet and Greet
Sunday, October 21, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Are you new to the Conference? Do you want to expand your personal and professional relationships? Come join other new and seasoned attendees prior to the Welcome Party and expand your circle of friends and colleagues. Networking games will be available.

Welcome Party
Sunday, October 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come celebrate the kick-off of the IAEM 66th Annual Conference at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The museum features world-class exhibitions on history, nature, cultural heritage, Native Americans and more. This is your opportunity to network, see old friends, meet new friends and begin the conference on a high note as stroll through this amazing museum overlooking the riverfront with views of downtown Grand Rapids. We hope to see you there!

Cost: $55 (includes one drink ticket and heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Tickets are required for this event; no on-site registration. The cost is included on some registration types. View the registration fee schedule for more information.