Outboarding, the practice of holding concurrent events not sanctioned by the official convention organizer, but that seek to garner the main event's audience, has gotten an official thumbs-down from the International Association for Exhibition Management. In a press release, IAEM President Steven Hacker, CAE, attributes ignorance, not intent to harm, to many who engage in outboarding: “Those who do not carefully consider the ethics of outboarding might easily jump to a conclusion that says, ...

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