Zone 7 IAFE At-Large Convention Grant

Zone 7 IAFE At-Large Convention Grant

Sponsored by Butler Amusements, AMP Live Events, LLC , and Thomas Carnival, Inc.

Idaho, Montana, Alberta, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming

Rules and Guidelines

This grant is designed to enable individuals from Zone 7 to attend the 2024 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention in Phoenix, AZ December 1-4, 2024.

Through the support of the IAFE Zone 7 efforts, two grants will be awarded in 2024, providing up to $500 to the recipients to assist with trip expenses, including hotel and travel costs. The IAFE will pay for convention registration. Recipients will be asked to briefly report their experience of the convention (up to that point) at the Zone 7 meeting during the Convention. A copy of the following paid items must be submitted to the IAFE Office after the Convention (by December 15) for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

Two (2) Grants to be awarded in 2024

Guidelines and Eligibility

  1. Must have never attended the IAFE Convention or have not attended in three or more years.
  2. Must be from a fair that is in Zone 7 (board member, staff members, or volunteer)
  3. The Fair representing the nominee must be a current International Association of Fairs and Expositions member.
  4. Grants are not transferable.
  5. Funds received are for the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention. Any unused funds will be returned to the Zone for general use.
  6. *Travel expense receipts will be submitted to the IAFE after the event for reimbursement. Expenses include lodging, air travel, vehicle rental, and mileage for personal vehicles (at the federal reimbursement rate). Lodging and other rental(s) require the name of the grant recipients to be identified on the manifest/rental agreement(s)


  1. Applications are due by August 31. (See below)
  2. Provide a letter from the organization’s CEO. Board President, supporting applicant’s participation in the IAFE Annual Conference


  1. Applications will be “blind” when delivered to grant selection committee members and will be given “blind judging.”
  2. Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge will review each application individually and on its merit, assigning a score to the individual application.


  1. Evidence of leadership & involvement – 2 points
  2. Service to the community and fair – 2 points
  3. Outstanding character – 1 point
  4. Essay – 5 points
Zone 7 IAFE At-Large Convention Grant

Zone 7 IAFE At-Large Convention Grant

First and Last Name
First and Last Name
Have you been to the IAFE convention?
Have you attended a Zone meeting?
Have you attended State and/or Provincial Association Meetings?
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