How to Expo Like a YoPro: Engaging the Future: Connecting with Young Professionals in Our Industry

Session Description

First time at Expo? Trying to break into the industry? Looking to connect with fellow Young Professionals? Join us for a jam-packed session featuring an esteemed panelist for a session full of advise, lessons learned and networking! This session is perfect for Young Professionals looking to edge up in a competitive industry, make the most of IAAPA Expo and hear the stories of those who have risen from Young Professional to experienced industry leader. Be ready to learn what key skills can you apply to your job search or employment and how can you best use your youth to your advantage within the amusement industry. In this panel, hear from four professionals as they share several different case studies within our industry from all angles. Spanning across manufacturers and suppliers, parks and resorts, and more, our speakers will highlight how key aspects of their career journey and offer advice for up-and-coming young professionals. After sharing these stories and useful tips and tricks, have your questions ready for a Q and A session followed by the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and the esteemed panelists. Young Professionals and first time attendees, you do not want to miss this session!


  • Adam House, Project Manager, CAVU Designwerks

  • Jonathan Smith, Corporate Vice President, Rides & Engineering, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

  • Melissa Timco Bamford, Director, Marketing, Baynum Amusement Solutions

  • Sarah Kelley, Director of Design Engineering, Universal Destinations and Experiences


 CEUs: N/A

 Session Time: 60 minutes

 Language: American English

 Key Features: Recording of live presentation from IAAPA Expo 2023


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