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Lafayette Professional Organizations

There is always something going on in Acadiana — but it isn’t always just about festivals, concerts and outdoor activities.

Home to many diverse professional organizations, Lafayette offers a variety of constant social, networking and enrichment activities for its residents. With so many opportunities to plug in and get involved, Acadiana is an ideal hub of growth for the working professional.

Selected examples of Lafayette professional organizations include:

  • Acadian Home Builders Association
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Acadiana Entrepreneur Group
  • Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management
  • American Advertising Federation Acadiana
  • FUEL Vermilion
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Educators, with local affiliate chapters located across the Acadiana parishes
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Louisiana Golf Association
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Leadership EXCEL
  • Leadership Iberia
  • Leadership Lafayette
  • Leadership Vermilion
  • Iberia On Tap, a professional development and networking organization in New Iberia
  • Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL) Acadiana
  • the705, a professional development organization for young leaders in Acadiana
  • Young Professionals of LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition)
Photo Credit: American Advertising Federation Acadiana; Acadiana Entrepreneur Group; Young Professionals of LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition); the 705 – Megan B. Photography