by Lisa Grimaldi | December 16, 2009

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events' Expo!Expo! 2009, held Dec. 8-10 in Atlanta, attracted 1,836 registered attendees, a larger number than expected, according to Steven Hacker, CAE, president of the association. During the annual trade show and event, IAEE announced it is bringing back the IAEE midyear educational meeting, which will be co-located with TS2, the Total Solutions Marketing for the Exhibit and Event Professional trade show, which will take place July 13-15 at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center. According to Hacker, the educational meeting -- which has not been held since 2003 -- was reinstated because "a significant number of members couldn't make the December dates of the annual meeting and exhibition. Now, they'll have two opportunities and two locations." Read our Q&A with Hacker here.