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Fueling the Future of Fairs & Expositions

Raisin' For A Reason Virtual Auction


You can place bids directly on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer by scanning the QR Code below or at Register and start bidding now; auction proceeds benefit the IAFE Education Foundation and the Institute of Fair Management. Once you start bidding, you'll receive email notifications confirming your bids, outbid notifications, and any changes or updates to the auction. Once the auction ends, you'll also receive notifications if you are the winning bidder.


Bidding is now open and will close at 5 PM CST on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to support a great cause.

Institute of Fair Management

The mission of The Institute of Fair Management is to enhance the professional development of the employees and volunteers of our member fairs and expositions by providing education and training in areas of core competency necessary for the operations of today's fairs, large or small.


The core competency areas in which the Institute courses will be focused include management, risk management, marketing, programming, operations, and facility usage.


Most Institute courses will be offered as part of regular IAFE educational events (Annual Convention, Zone meetings, and CyberSeminars) and repeated over two years. A special enrollee-only event, The IFM Summit, is offered once each year with at least five courses. Enrollees will have up to six years to complete the courses necessary to achieve their Institute diploma. An enrollee must attend at least two Summits to graduate. IFM enrollees are required to participate in the course CyberSeminar "live."


Upon graduation, graduates will qualify to use the IFMG designation.


The Institute is made possible by the IAFE Education Foundation and the efforts of dedicated members who have volunteered their time and talents to raise funds through events such as the annual Raisin For A Reason auction, Century Club, and other activities.


Beginning in 2024, all individuals seeking Certified Fair Executive designation will be required to be a graduate of the Institute of Fair Management (Application deadline January 15, 2024).


All IFM enrollees must be 18 years of age or older.


IAFE members, friends of the Foundation, and others have UNITED to support the Foundation

Here’s why…

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