Meetings & Events

AEA develops, with the support of Purdue University, and delivers the University of Innovative Distribution (UID), a powerful four-day educational experience offered each March for member Distributors and Manufacturers.

Since 1994, UID has provided exceptional education, at the most reasonable cost, to over 7,000 industry professionals throughout the world.

AEA members also develop or co-produce, a variety of educational programs and services for the mutual benefit of their member companies throughout the year. These may include seminars, webinars, conferences, and publications. Take a look at upcoming educational opportunities using the calendar below.

July 2022

Wed
13
2022
July 13, 2022
3:00-4:00PM

UID Year-Round: Stop Today’s Hackers, What You and Your Company Need to Know

Presenter: Michael Foster, IT Best Practices & Cyber Security Specialist

Zoom

In this eye-opening session, Mike will help you understand the threats that lurk, as well as give you the tools and information to make positive changes in your organization’s IT practices.

November 2022

Wed
2
2022
November 2, 2022
3:00-4:00PM

UID Year-Round: Supply Chain Issues Update

Presenter: Matt Schreibfeder, VP of Research and Analytics Effective Inventory Management, Inc.

Zoom

In March 2022, EIM presented ideas for dealing with the chaos we are all experiencing in the supply chain.  This is a very fluid and ever-changing situation.  In November, we will review what has changed and we need to adapt to the new environment.

June 2022

Wed
8
2022
June 8, 2022
3:00-3:30PM

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky, Miller Resource Group

Zoom

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

May 2022

Wed
4
2022
May 4, 2022
3:00-4:00PM

UID Year-Round: Understanding the Concept of Inventory-Sharing

Presenter: Ted Henry, President, WarehouseTWO

Zoom

Learning doesn’t just happen every March at UID. New in 2020, UID Year-Long hopes to promote learning throughout the year expanding on some of the topics offered at UID.

April 2022

Wed
20
2022
April 20, 2022
3:00-3:30PM

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky, Miller Resource Group

Zoom

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

March 2022

Mon
21
2022
March 21-24, 2022

University of Innovative Distribution 2022

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The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Since its inception in 1994, UID has become known worldwide for excellence in education.

December 2021

Wed
15
2021
December 15, 2021
3:00-4:00PM

The New Normal in Freight Transportation

Presenters: Brent Hutto and Noel Perry

Zoom

This presentation by Truckstop.com will focus on how the trillion-dollar U.S. freight transportation marketplace impacts the global supply chain, the U.S. economy, and the U.S. consumer.

November 2021

Wed
10
2021
November 10, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

UID Year-Round: Creating a Happy, Optimistic & Productive Workplace

Presenter: Dr. Michael Mercer

The recording for this webinar is not available

You will benefit a lot by attending this immediately useful, practical, interactive presentation. Reason = Your presenter – Dr. Michael Mercer – wrote the book “How Winners Do It” and co-wrote the book “Spontaneous Optimism.”

Wed
10
2021
November 10, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky, Miller Resource Group

Zoom

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

Wed
10
2021
November 10, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

[Duplicate] AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky, Miller Resource Group

Zoom

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

September 2021

Wed
8
2021
September 8, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

UID Year-Round: Fend Off Amazon with AI Strategies of Your Own

Presenter: Benj Cohen, Founder, Proton.ai

Zoom

Amazon Business is projected to make $52 billion in sales by 2023. How are they doing it? With AI-powered product recommendations, search, and advertising. What can suppliers and distributors learn from Amazon’s success?