By joining AAEP, you have an automatic endorsement. It's official: you are a MEMBER of the XM Industry, and you appear in the industry's only open, searchable database, while leading a change in our industry.
The day is coming where you'll have to be a member to work in this field.
It's true everywhere: it's not what you know, it's who you know.
Now you can not only be known, you can connect with other professionals that can help advance your career.
One of the challenges that has faced Experiential Marketing as an industry is - let's just say it - fly by night, flaky people. We're working to eliminate that by making people's reputation public, creating a shared code of conduct, and implementing a first-of-its kind grievance process.
In an industry made up of freelancers and short-term employees, who is offering development? We are -
through ongoing learning opportunities available exclusively to members.
Through a partnership with the Experiential Marketing Academy, AAEP members will get discounts on in-depth trainings and certifications to help grow their skills and advance their careers.
If you're a Fortune 100 brand, are you going to leave that reputation to just anyone, or do you want a professional representing you? Having the AAEP Member badge on your profile gives members an edge when competing for the best jobs.
"As the event industry grows, it becomes more and more important to create clear, simple paths for progress. The AAEP fills this much needed gap in the industry in a crucial way!
I've worked with the AAEP leadership team through prior roles, and with their help, have grown from a low-paid local BA to someone who has flown to and worked in almost every state in the country. They trained me on how to successfully manage a crew, build epic event spaces, and rub elbows with high-ranking clients. Not to mention doubling my salary and stacking up enough frequent flier miles and hotel points to travel down to Mexico a few times a year.
This association is the answer for all the hardworking event professionals that are frustrated with the industry's lack of room for growth and consistency. Joining AAEP can give you the skills and support to take your career to the next level!"
Caleb Taylor - AAEP Charter Member
Event Director | Field Production Manager
Lead Brand Ambassador | Regional Team Lead
The American Association of Event Professionals is the professional organization uniting the workers in the Experiential and Event Marketing Industry. Providing training, accountability, professional development and networking, the AAEP is legitimizing the workforce in XM.