OUR MISSION:

We are the Midwest chapter of the Experiential Designers Producers Association. We are a Non Profit organization whose mission is to advance the interests of members engaged in the design, production, and service of exhibits, events and experiential environments. The success and integrity of our industry will be enhanced through advocacy, communication, education and good works.

ADVOCACY

COMMUNICATION

EDUCATION

GOOD WORKS

 
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Marissa Hohner - Chapter President

Good Time Creative

marissa@goodtimecreative.com

Kevin Fett   
Ion Exhibits
Kevin.Fett@IonExhibits.com

Tim Artz    
Exhibitus

tim.artz@exhibitus.com

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Jackie Hake 

Lighthouse Exhibits

Jackie@LighthouseExhibits.com

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Shane Drummond 

Display Supply & Lighting
sdrummond@dslgroup.com

Elizabeth Haney

Acme Design

Elizabeth@acmedesigninc.com

Max Maxwell

EDE

maxwellm@edecorp.com

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Rick Pierson

Brumark

Rick@Brumark.com

THE 2022 BOARD

Through the contributions of our board members, we are able to carry out the mission of the EDPA Midwest year after year.

Thank You to Those Who Volunteer Their Time.

 
PLEASE JOIN US!

All Dates and Topics Are Tentative

 

July 21, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Mele Kalikimaka in July social at Hala Kahiki

2834 N River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171

Come out and celebrate Christmas in July as we catch up with industry friends and sip on tiki drinks on the Hala Kahiki Patio. We will kick off fundraising for our annual Exhibit 4 Smiles December event which benefits children going through medical treatments at UIC Hospital (Chicago). 

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August 1, 2022 @ 12:00 PM @ Seven Bridges in Woodridge, IL

Whether you're a seriously competitive golfer, just enjoy playing the game, or want to catch up with your colleagues on the course, this event has plenty of fun options for you. 

All the proceeds will benefit the Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic (RSMGC).

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September 13, 2022 @ 4pm - 7pm @ Itasca Country Club

Education Event Re: Procrastination

Dr. Joseph Ferrari (DePaul University) is a leading expert on procrastination. He will lead us through a conversation around procrastination and how to work through it. Dinner will be served at this event.

Registration to Come.

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October 17, 2022 @ 4:00 - 7:00 pm  

Stardust Bowl - Addison, IL

Strikes & Scares Bowling Event

Bowl for a good cause with your fellow industry members at our 5th annual Strikes & Scares Bowling event. Raffle and silent auction prizes will be available. Proceeds from this event benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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What’s Buzzing in the Industry

NEWS
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TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. LET US RECYCLE YOUR SCRAP

EDPA has launched a new recycling program for our industry to take advantage of. After collection, your scrap and waste is recycled and repurposed into high quality raw materials used in the production of beautiful, long-lasting,
sustainable products.

Email Mike Sherrod Mike.Sherrod@AzekCo.com

 

Click here to learn more!

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EDPA MIDWEST EARNS "CHAPTER OF THE YEAR"  AT ACCESS 2021

EDPA National hosts an awards ceremony at their President's Gala at EDPA Access every year. In 2021, we finally got to attend in person for 3 days of education. We are so proud of our chapter for making an outstanding contribution to our organization and the industry. We continuously set new goals for our chapter and strive to bring value to our members above and beyond their expectations. Thank you to all of our sponsors, members, and volunteers for showing up!

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EDPA Joins ECA

The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA) is dedicated to the recovery and advancement of the face-to-face business events industry. Our mission is to help government officials understand the important role these events have on economies and job creation. We promote the impact of the sector, drive general industry awareness, monitor legislative issues, advocate for the industry’s common interests, and work with partners globally as needed, to maintain a favorable operating environment within the U.S.

ECA provides a long-term strategy focused on creating substantive relationships with policymakers and ensuring priority matters are heard.

Existing industry advocacy efforts are:  Exhibitions Mean Business 

 Go LIVE Together.

 
OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

The EDPA Midwest is Proudly Sponsored by the following companies:

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Boomerang Exhibits

Display Supply & Lighting

Acme Design

Aria Technology Solutions

BeMatrix

Brumark

Cort Furnishings

Hamilton Exhibits

Ion Exhibits

ShoLink

Skyline

Superior Logistics

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

Exhibitor Live

SILVER SPONSORS

Stevens Exhibits
Bray Leino
Employco
Good Time Creative
Katherine Frank Creative
The Inside Track
Lighthouse Exhibits
 
 

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CONTACT THE EDPA MIDWEST CHAPTER

1202 75th Street #103

Downers Grove, IL 60516
USA

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