2020 Connect Association 40 Under 40: Karissa Bingham

Karissa Bingham, 35 is senior meetings manager at Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. She is based in Arlington, Virginia. 

Karissa Bingham Connect 40 Under 40

Karissa Bingham describes herself as outgoing, adventurous and optimistic. Learn more about her.

What I do:
I oversee logistics for AUVSI’s major trade show and smaller events we hold throughout the year. I am responsible for a broad range of event planning components, such as supporting our sales team through sponsorship fulfillment, site inspections, budget management and working as a project manager to keep all items moving toward deadlines. 

Impressive stats:
I have made one of my priorities to review our internet and Wi-Fi show data with our IT team after each event. Together, we have been able to fine-tune our internet and Wi-Fi order based on actual usage data, which has saved our association over $50,000. 

Specific improvement I’ve made:  
A few years ago, AUVSI rebranded our trade show. I came up with the idea to create a playlist for attendees to download and have our physical giveaway be branded earbuds. Music brings people together and hearing a song can remind them of their time at our event, and the earbuds were a big hit at the show! 

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