EDPA ACCESS, Four Years Later... by Amy Sondrup, President, Access TCA, Inc.

In 2014, I gave a presentation at EDPA ACCESS for the first time. The subject? Millennials in the Workplace. As a Millennial myself, I was curious to understand how my generation was perceived. But even more than that, I wanted to know how generations could not only work together but also learn from one another. I believed then—and still do—that we all have our strengths and that our industry gives us many amazing opportunities to share what we know with others. For me, intergenerational learning is one of the unique advantages associated with being an active participant in EDPA…

My First EDPA ACCESS Annual Conference Experience By Sarah McGill, Controller, Hill & Partners

Last December, I had the opportunity to go to EDPA ACCESS, an industry conference held annually in Carlsbad, CA, where I collided with some of our industry’s leading financial professionals. As Controller at Hill & Partners, I followed the Management track at ACCESS and attended sessions with CFOs, controllers, directors of finance, presidents and owners alike, meeting people from around the world and discussing the challenges and concerns we face within our organizations…

EDPA Story: ACCESS Networking by Jim Obermeyer

I have been attending EDPA’s ACCESS Conference since 2006.  While I have been in the industry much longer, I could never quite justify the cost to go.  When I started a new company in 2001, justification was even tougher.  But by 2006, I was feeling like I needed to be more connected with the whole industry, not just the few local suppliers and competitors I talked with on a regular basis…

My EDPA “University Affiliations Program" Experience by Mike Vallone, Assistant Creative Director & Senior Exhibit Designer, Hill & Partners

For the past three years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Bemidji State University students through the EDPA University Affiliations program. Its been well invested time, regularly connecting with students to discuss their work, professional skills, and transition from student into career creative…

My argument for membership in the EDPA
by Michael McMahon, President & CEO, Hill & Partners, Inc. EDPA Executive Committee Member

The Experiential Designers and Producers Association serves hundreds of professional organizations that compete and or collaborate within the rapidly expanding face-to-face marketing universe. As an executive committee member with the organization I’m certainly partial, however, I’m also witness to the countless benefits that come with membership…

EDPA Exhibitor Advisory Committee; Building Advocacy & Certification Program Value
by Gwen Hill, EDPA President Emeritus

The EDPA’s focus has always been and will continue to be on the builders of our industry – those who create and bring the experiences to life. One important element to all builders and suppliers are their clients, the brand managers and corporate exhibitors, who are responsible for budgets and proving the value of the events…

Get Involved in your Local EDPA Chapter!
by Dave Flory, EDPA Chapter Development Committee Chair

The local chapters of EDPA embody our core values and strive to build upon them regularly throughout the year and culminating at our annual conference, ACCESS. Chapters focus on building membership not only at the local but also the national level.  Membership value is created by holding regular meetings, programs, workshops, seminars and networking events…

Meeting the new challenge: a message from the President.
By Donna Shultz

<b>Meeting the new challenge: a message from the President.</b></br><small><i> By Donna Shultz</i></small>

There was a time not long ago, when building beautiful cabinets, hanging a fancy sign and laying a nice carpet was all any of us had to do to make our customers happy.

But times have changed. Today we live in a world where there’s an app for everything. You can stream a thousand movies to your 4k screen, tell Alexa to play your favorite song, order anything your heart desires and it’ll be sitting on your doorstep tomorrow.