submit your news
EXHIBITOR Media Group President Randal Acker Pays It Forward to Exhibit Industry’s Future
Randal Acker, President and COO of EXHIBITOR Media Group, recently closed out another semester sharing his industry knowledge with the students in the School of Art & Design at Bemidji State University. Acker has taught in the program as Adjunct Faculty over the past 10 years teaching Design Management for the School’s graphic and exhibit design students.
“Design is a differentiator in the face-to-face marketing world and EXHIBITOR has long been a design focused organization, so when the folks at BSU asked if I would teach this course 10 years ago it was a quick and easy decision to say yes,” said Acker. “Most exhibit designers are industrial designers by training and most fall into the industry. It is so exciting to teach a classroom full of students who have 'chosen' our industry as their future career. They inspire me and remind me how amazing our industry is, they are outstanding and ready to make a difference in our industry. Happily, their future is bright as the demand for these talented grads outweighs the supply coming out of the program.”
“We are grateful for all of the contributions that Randy has made to the School of Art & Design over the past 10 years. His knowledge and passion for the industry is invaluable to the students,” said Dr. Bonnie Higgins, Chair, School of Art & Design. “It is so valuable to our program when industry professionals get involved with the students and program and Randy contributes to our program is so many other ways beyond just teaching.”
Acker is also a committee member in the Experiential Designers and Producers (EDPA) University Affiliation program. EXHIBITOR Media Group is one of the sponsors that has created the EDPA University Affiliation Program Student Booth at EXHIBITORLIVE. This booth offers the exhibit design students from Bemidji State University and FIT the stage to show their portfolios of work to attendees and exhibitors at the event. The upcoming exhibition will be held March 30 to April 1, 2020, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
About Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota's lake district, occupies a beautiful campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. The University enrolls nearly 5,000 students annually and offerings include more than 65 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs encompassing the liberal arts, interdisciplinary studies and applied fields. The University is a member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System and has a faculty and staff of nearly 600. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global/multicultural understanding. For more information, go to www.bemidjistate.edu.
About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR's learning events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, Best Practices in Trade Shows and Events; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry's only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at www.ExhibitorOnline.com.
EXHIBITOR is a registered trademark, and EXHIBITORLIVE, EXHIBITORFastTrak, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, are trademarks of Exhibitor Publications, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.
FIND IT - MARKETPLACE