IAPCO Education Programmes

Education is at the core of IAPCO and everything the Association does revolves around it.

IAPCO firmly believes education is essential to further and maintain a high professional standard in the organisation and administration of congresses, conferences and other international and national meetings or special events.

All of IAPCO’s educational programme is delivered under the EDGE (Experts in Dynamic Global Education) banner.

The IAPCO Training Academy oversees IAPCO’s extensive education programme, recruiting world-class speakers for our EDGE Seminars and webEDGE platform.


Our Training Academy and webEDGE Taskforce are actively working in building and refreshing best-in-class programmes, supporting our mission to enhance the quality of the services delivered by our industry.



webEDGE is IAPCO’s unique online-learning platform. It contains hours of education (CMP accredited) designed by professionals for professionals (PCOs / Meeting Planners, Associations, CVBs, Meeting Venues, Project Managers / Assistants in the meetings industry). Access is free for employees of IAPCO member companies, and packages are offered for non-members. Visit webEDGE for more information.


webEDGE Webinars are one-hour, online education sessions, deep-diving into a hot topic relevant to the meetings and events industry. They nicely complement the IAPCO webEDGE online-education programme. Free and open to all.


IAPCO Impact Dialogues are one-hour, online panel discussions designed to trigger reflection and discussion amongst industry practitioners. Impact dialogues are free and open to all.
IAPCO Edge Seminars are multiple-day seminars designed for meetings and events professionals to build new skills and refresh their practices. The programme is a mix of lectures and practical workshops.
Traditionally held in-person in Europe, the EDGE Seminars offer has now expanded: Two virtual seminars have been added to the annual calendar, one designed for a Latin American audience and the other for an Asia-Pacific audience. Registration is open to members and non-members, with a fee.Find out more about Delivering an EDGE Seminar
Hosted EDGE IAPCO Hosted Edge is a programme designed for organisations wishing to tailor an Edge Seminar for a specific audience (limited to an organisation, country, specific topic…). If you are interested in hosting an EDGE Seminar for your community, we will work with you in designing and delivering the perfect programme. IAPCO will send a team of experts appropriate to the seminar content or we can deliver a seminar remotely in virtual formats. Registration is restricted and managed by the host.

Find out more about Hosting an EDGE Seminar

Join IAPCO at Industry Events


IAPCO supports major industry events around the world by providing educational content in seminars and on panel discussions. We will consider speaking / session requests for events where we feel we can add value and that are relevant to our audience.

Find out more about our next engagements in the Event Calendar and come meet us.

Check our calendar of events for upcoming learning opportunities.

Your education journey through IAPCO

Education Journey through IAPCO