Zone 8 to Management Conference Grant Guidelines and Application

Zone 8 to IAFE Management Conference

Alaska, California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington

Rules and Guidelines

This grant is designed to enable an individual in the fair industry to attend the 2025 IAFE Management conference.  One (1) grant will be awarded, providing up to $500 towards the recipient’s expenses including hotel and travel costs.


  • Must be associated with a Fair that is a current member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • Must be from a fair that is in IAFE Zone 8 (board member, staff member or volunteer)
  • Grant is not transferrable
  • Funds received are for the 2025 IAFE Management Conference
  • Any remaining funds will be returned to the IAFE Zone 8 for general use.


  • Apply online – Applications due by August 31, 2024
  • Applicants will be notified, via email, of the judge’s decision


  • Applications will be “blind” when delivered to members of the grant selection committee and will be given “blind judging”
  • Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge will review each application, individually, and on its own merit, assigning a score to the individual application.
  • Preference will be given to Young Professional applicants (2 extra points awarded).
  • Preference will be given to first-time attendees or members that have not attended in the past three years (1 extra point awarded).


  • Evidence of leadership & involvement – 3 points
  • Service to community and fair – 2 points
  • Outstanding character – 2 points
  • Essay – 5 points
Zone 8 to IAFE Management Conference

Zone 8 to IAFE Management Conference

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