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Meet Necoya

I joined the IAEE CEM faculty in 2016. As faculty member, I teach CEM courses around the world on various subjects such as facilities & site selection, event operations and strategic planning & management.|

I specialize in:

  • Strategic planning & management specific to associations

  • Creation of event budgets & implementation

  • Event operations (meetings, conferences, and tradeshows)

  • Registration processes & procedures

  • Trends in the events industry


Strategic Planning Consultant

Hello & welcome! I’m Necoya Tyson, your strategic planning and logistics & onsite event operations consultant. I’ve been planning events for over 15 years for various associations & organizations. My events have ranged from 50 to 25,000 attendees and tradeshows up to 350,000 net sq. ft.

I have a B. A. in Mass Communications from Shaw University, located in Raleigh, NC. I hold a certificate in exhibition management (CEM), certificate in government meeting planning (CGMP) and a certificate in corporate event planning (CCEP). I’m an active member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE) where I also serve as the Secretary on the DC chapter’s Board of Directors.


  • I'm a HUGE Prince fan! 

  • Purple is my favorite color 

  • I love traveling! I've traveled around the world, most recently to Bangkok, Thailand

  • I grew up on a Native American reservation 

  • My favorite quote is: "It's better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation," Herman Melville 

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