(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), in partnership with DANI, a professional education organization based in Las Vegas, NV, has created the new Event Institute at Oglebay (EIO), hosted by The National Training Center at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, WV. EIO is designed around the concept of bringing industry professionals at all levels, interested in learning about every aspect of the events industry, together with the most highly respected and experienced professionals in the field, who will serve as instructors.
The EIO management board together with the IFEA Academy of Event Education will select instructors. The institute will offer an Event Management Diploma to those completing two years of the intensive one-week continuing education program. In the years ahead, completion of the Event Institute will become a component of the IFEA's professional certification program (CFEE), which requires a combination of top-level experience and education.
The Event Institute at Oglebay will begin its first class in August of 2005. Registration will open in August of 2004. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner
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