IAF’s 2019 Conference the Americas Shortlisted for Best Conference Development Award

17 August 2020

[TORONTO ] The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) has been shortlisted for Best Conference Development at the International & European Association Awards 2020. IAF’s first-ever trilingual international conference, the 2019 Conference of the Americas, held in Portuguese, Spanish and English, is one of five projects nominated by the Association of Association Executives (AAE) in the category, which recognises the successful development or growth of an element of or the whole of an existing conference.

“We’re thrilled to be recognised by the AAE for our work to promote the power of facilitation worldwide,” said IAF Chair Vinay Kumar, CPF. “With our first-ever trilingual event, we reached a greater audience than ever and paved the way for our Facilitation Has Impact movement, which is influencing a wider population of leaders to make an impact by partnering with professional facilitators.”   

The nomination marks the second straight year in which IAF has been shortlisted by the AAE, which also awarded IAF the prize for Best Membership Engagement in 2019.

“Thank you to the AAE for considering us for Best Conference Development. It was an honour to help bring this first-of-its kind event to fruition,” added Gillian Chambers, IAF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “The team worked really hard to pull it off, so it’s really great to be recognised and share in the continued celebration of its success.”

The 2020 Best Conference Development Award is one of 12 categories scheduled to be presented during the Associations World Congress, 8 December in Lisbon.

About The International Association of Facilitators

The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a participatory organisation with members in more than 65 countries. As a professional association, we set internationally accepted industry standards, provide accreditation, support a community of practice, advocate and educate on the power of facilitation and embrace the diversity of facilitators.

Throughout this year’s Facilitation Has Impact campaign, IAF is partnering with influential facilitators and leaders worldwide to share stories of impacts made via facilitation to encourage greater collaboration between organisations and professional facilitators everywhere.

Learn more at iaf-world.org.

About the Association of Association Executives:

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) supports employees and officers of membership organisations in raising their value and that of their services, products and events to members and their community. Learn more at associationexecutives.org.

About the International & European Awards:

The International & European Association Awards 2020, now in its 6th year, is the only awards for European associations and the only awards for international associations. The ethos is recognizing excellence and sharing best practice and success. As a non-profit making initiative, its nominees do not pay to enter and pay only costs to attend the ceremony.  The awards are supported by the most reputable associations and societies worldwide.

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