IECA will pair first-time attendees or attendees who are new to the field with members who are more experienced in the field. When you register for a full conference pass you can select to be a mentor or a mentee. Program mentors should be comfortable with attending the annual conference and be able to provide industry guidance to an attendee who has never attended or just entering the field.
The Mentee Experience
Provides first-time participants an opportunity to enhance their meeting experience and connecting with a seasoned professional to expand their peer network.
Receive support and guidance.
Meet other professionals, networking opportunities.
The Mentor Experience
Connect with attendee (via telephone) at least once prior to the meeting to provide information about the conference experience. Meet up with the attendee at the conference to answer any questions regarding session offerings, logistics, etc. Contact the attendee monthly thereafter to check in to see how their job is going. This is your opportunity to learn from the attendee as well!
Contribute to the profession by helping to develop future leaders.
Gain leadership and communication skills.
Grow and learn from the experience.
Applicants must be attending the conference for at least three days. Mentoring pairs should plan to meet with each other two times and be willing to remain in contact via phone or email post conference for six months after.
Registration for this program is available with the full conference pass.