When you become a member of the EDPA, you are choosing to join a 21st century community of like-minded professionals all seeking to position their organizations to compete in today’s marketplace. Participation in our community will have a profound affect on the future of your organization.



The EDPA continuously teams up with membership and outside resources to bring you the information that you need to remain relevant and competitive. 

Compensation Survey
gauging your organization with hundreds of others

Economic Pulse Survey
A quarterly snapshot of industry trends

Custom Economic Survey
We do the work, you gain the insights

Portable–Modular Survey
Industry sector insights

CEIR Reports
EDPA members have access at no cost   www.ceir.org

 Biweekly EDPA and Thought-leader Blogs

Membership Directory

EDPA Sustainable Resource Directory



The EDPA has strong regional and international chapter activity that provides access to a variety of networking opportunities for members and partners alike.

Through our chapters, along with participation in ACCESS each year, our members gain insights and intelligence that is simply unavailable elsewhere.

Your peers have the ability to add their personal experiences and opinions to topical discussions around legislation, trends and national and international issues creating economic impact.   


ACCESS Annual Conference & Showcase

ACCESS provides a platform for prospective EDPA members and members alike to  share and engage in programs and play at a professional conference unlike any other.

Industry providers and partners also have the opportunity to bring you their best in our industry showcase so that your organization has the opportunity to meet

 University Affiliation Programs at Bemidji State University and FIT
We remain committed to supporting a strong foundation of new talent that will choose Exhibit and Event industry as career.

Regional Chapter Activities and EDPA Roadshow Events
Members are continually exposed to opportunities to both expand their knowledge and discover different perspectives. 

When you join the EDPA, you'll be:


Growing Your Business

New Business Lead Referrals

EDPA Annual Membership Directory & Access to Online Directory thru Members Only Website

Educational Publications for You and Your Clients

Access to EDPA Member and Prospect Lists For Marketing

EDPA Exhibit Fabrication and Service Standards Document

Benchmarking the Industry

Custom Exhibit Economic Survey

Compensation Survey with Job Descriptions

Portable Modular Dealer Survey

Access to related content from the Event Marketing Institute (EMI)

Access to CEIR surveys and reports (via EDPA Membership)


Staying Ahead of the Curve

EDPA.com - Informative Website featuring Member News and Members Only Section

EDPA Alert - Monthly Electronic Newsletter

 EDPA Global Insights – Quarterly Printed Newsletter with “Trendspotters” feature article

Affiliations with Event Design, Event Marketer Magazine, Exhibit City News and Exhibitor Magazine



Each year at the EDPA ACCESS Conference, five different awards are given to recognize amazing work in the industry. By becoming a member, you are eligible for entry. 


EDPA RFP Certification Program


The EDPA RFP Certification program seeks to verify that certain items are in existence, that industry standards and best practices are met and adhered to, based on various benchmarks.

View a sample application here to see if this is something that your company may be interested in.


"The program was developed with the members in mind and every step of the way I have seen that guiding principle in action – from the original conception, to the application design, certification process, pricing, promotion, etc.  This is a model for how other associations should develop member certification programs.  iCompli is very proud to be part of this effort and we very much appreciate the confidence you have shown in us.  We look forward to making this program a resounding success for EDPA and its members."
- Karl Pfalzgraf, iCompli



Interested in gaining access to the premier group of professionals in the face-to-face marketing industry? Fill out the form below and we will contact you soon with more information on how to join the EDPA.

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