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Webinar: Attend IAAPA Expo like a (Yo)Pro

Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Region: IAAPA Global
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: $29
Credit Hour(s): 1

1-2 p.m. ET

Learn how to get the most out of the IAAPA Expo, the largest international trade show for the amusements and attractions industry, and have fun doing it. Hear trade tips from an IAAPA ICAM and fellow Young Professional about everything from certification to IAAPA Celebrates, and how it all applies to those newest to the industry. 

Take-aways/Learning Outcomes Expected

  • To encourage young professionals, those under 35 who may have just started their career, are just finishing school, or are visiting the IAAPA Expo for the first time, to not only attend the expo, but register to attend with a game plan.
  • Identify learning and networking opportunities available to young professionals, including those listed in the official app and offered through third parties around the property.
  • Gain insight into which education sessions are geared toward your training needs.

A question and answer session will follow the webinar.


Jessica Shock, ICAM

Jessica Shock, ICAM

Corporate Communications Writer, Home Depot

Jessica is an IAAPA Certified Attractions Manager (ICAM) with more than four years of in-house Communications and Public Relations experience within the Attractions Industry. She's been an IAAPA Expo attendee since 2016, and her previous industry experience includes Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and Herschend Family Entertainment's Wild Adventures Theme Park.

Jessi O’Daniel

Jessi O’Daniel

Vice President of Guest Experience, Kentucky Kingdom

Jessi O’Daniel is the Vice President of Guest Experience at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, an amusement and water park located in Louisville, Kentucky. Jessi oversees a wide variety of departments at Kentucky Kingdom including admissions, custodial, security, entertainment, games, retail and social media. 

Jessi began her journey at Kentucky Kingdom in 2014 as the park prepared to reopen after being closed for 5 years. As a 19-year-old college student, Jessi worked on the front lines in the Guest Services department. With her passion for Kentucky Kingdom, Jessi has worked her way up through the ranks to the director level in only 5 operating seasons. She is by far the youngest director at Kentucky Kingdom and is dedicated to the success of Kentucky Kingdom and in continuing her growth in the industry she fell in love with. Jessi Graduated from the University of Louisville with honors in 2016 and was a runner-up for the WWA Chris Stuart Emerging Leader Award in 2015.

New to the IAAPA Young Professionals Committee in 2019, Jessi is enjoying growing her involvement with IAAPA and helping other young people pursue their passions within the industry.