Vision: To be the recognized research thought leader of the exhibitions and events industry.
Mission: CEIR provides industry leading, objective research on the exhibitions and events industry.
Thank you for your interest in serving on the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Foundation Board of Directors.
The information contained in this application is designed to provide you with an accurate representation of the role that CEIR board members play. It is also intended to give you a clear understanding of the candidate selection process. If you have questions about the process or the materials to be submitted, please contact Terri Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.687.9213, or Cathy Breden at email@example.com or 972.687.9201.
Included in this application you will find:
The following responsibilities are specific to the CEIR board and are articulated for the purpose of clarifying the governing responsibilities of board members.
CEIR’s Board of Directors is one of the most diverse and influential groups within the industry. As part of its oversight responsibilities, it ensures that the monies raised are used to fund the CEIR Index and other important research opportunities. CEIR’s unique position in the industry requires special strategic leadership and forward-thinking skills to ensure the needs of the industry are served. Balanced group dynamics and diversity are important considerations for CEIR to ensure the broadest perspective. Criteria specific to the work of CEIR includes but is not limited to:
A maximum of three in-person meetings each year, each lasting no more than one day. Meetings are typically held in the April/May timeframe, August, and at the IAEE annual meeting in December. The December meeting requires arriving on Sunday for a meeting on Monday (4 hours in the morning or afternoon alternating per year with the IAEE Board of Directors). Conference calls will be scheduled as needed. Every effort is made to conduct email votes for items needing action outside the regular meeting times.
Directors serve at their own expense and are expected to assume the cost of travel and lodging. Housing blocks with the best negotiated rate will be available for board meetings.
At the August 2022 Board meeting, new Bylaws were approved for the foundation opening seats on the board. The Nominating Committee is enacting a schedule between September and December for new directors to be selected and onboarded.
To be considered among the next group of candidates, your completed materials must be received by CEIR by 19 October 2022 or by the deadline set through individual contact with the Nominating Committee or staff.
The Nominating Committee:
Please fill in the Nominee Summary Sheet and questions in the next section. State your name, as you would want it to appear in all official references. Include two professional references with contact information (email address and/or phone number).