Trend Watchers

The Emerging Trends Committee is composed of young IACC professionals with the following traits:
  • We are 30 years old or younger.
  • We care about the conference center industry and its future.
  • We are members of Generation X and Y who are also learning how to work with a multi-generational workforce.
  • We embrace new technologies and trends and determine how they can enhance the services the conference industry offers, rather than hinder.
  • We believe that face-to-face meetings are more effective, productive, and matter even in our technology-driven world. 

Current Emerging Trends Members:

Purvi Bhatt
Event Manager
R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center
Durham, NC

Michael Blackley
Banquet/Conference Center Manager
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Executive Meeting Center
Rockville, MD

Meghan Bollenback
Food and Beverage Manager
R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center
Durham, NC

David Haas
Regional Sales and Product Manager
Northern Illinois University Outreach Conference Centers
Hoffman Estates, IL

Jason MacEachern
Director of Conference Services
Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort
Aspen, CO

Kasey Snyder
Sales Manager
Destination Hotels & Resorts - New York/New Jersey Area
Florham Park, NJ

Sarah Vining
Marketing Associate
National Conference Center
Leesburg, VA