Foundation Events ECC Leadership Spoke About Recruitment, Training, Engagement, and Retention of Event Staff and Volunteers at IAFE 2023

[Burke, VA] – Barry Feil and Frank Pappas made it to Salt Lake City (ask them about the blizzard) and spoke at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention on the complex topic of Recruiting, Training, Engaegement, and Retention of Event Staff and Volunteers.

It’s always a little intimidating to present to a room filled with folks who are talented, experienced professionals. Frank and Barry were thrilled to find that their talk truly connected with the hundreds of people in the audience. Even better? All the side chats and kudos they’ve received between events and activities at the convention from people who attended the session.

If you missed their talk, Barry and Frank are in SLC until Friday morning and would love to chat. You can also learn more about Foundation’s nonprofit events education and production services at

About Foundation Events ECC
Foundation Events ECC ( is a leading event design, production, and management consultancy located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foundation Events ECC: develops innovative events and experiences that support exceptional quality of life at the local level; empowers community-focused organizations to achieve business, engagement, and mission goals; and drives sustainable economic development in communities throughout the United States. Foundation Events ECC develops and produces its own events and experiences as well as providing consulting, production, and professional development opportunities to events-producing organizations across the nation. For more information about Foundation Events ECC, their EVENTS 101 professional development program, and other services they provide, please visit