2017 Region 5 Conference In New Orleans

Venue professionals from across the Southeast will be heading to New Orleans for the 2017 Region 5 Conference!  The meeting will be held April 4 – 7, 2017, and we are busy coordinating an exciting and diverse agenda to suit our different venue types as well as management roles.  If you have a great idea for a presentation topic, panel, workshop or speaker, we want to hear from you! 

Simply e-mail your ideas to Alexis Berggren at  For more information about the upcoming Region 5 conference, click here.”


IAVM Region 5 Bob Scanlin Memorial Scholarship

The IAVM Region 5 Bob Scanlin Memorial Scholarship will fund tuition for one (1) individual to attend up to two consecutive years of Venue Management School (VMS) held in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center 2017 program dates are June 3-8, 2017.

For more information about VMS, visit  Tuition includes shared-cabin accommodations, all classes, study materials, coffee breaks, Sunday dine-around and graduation night banquet.  Other expenses, including travel, are the student’s responsibility. 

This is the link to the application.

The IAVM Region 5 VMS Scholarship is presented in the memory of Bob Scanlin, CFE, a past IAVM Region 5 Vice President, IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees member and longtime director of the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, GA.   Bob, known for his great sense of humor and unselfish service to Region 5, was the quintessential IAVM professional with a passion for business, leadership and people.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 12, 2017. The award is made, and candidates are notified Thursday, February 16, 2017.