President's Message

Congratulations once again to the ILEA-NCC Gala Committee and generous sponsors, we had such a fantastic Gala fundraiser on July 19th at the Amory Studios in San Francisco. This year’s Gala exceeded all expectations and raised funds to support our Educational programs, bravo! 

At the Gala I announced we will be bringing back our charitable giving program as part of my theme: Be Evolutionary. In collaboration with Tipping Point Community, we will feature five of their grantee organizations who offer support services for those at-risk for homelessness in the Bay Area.  At each of our five Educational Programs we will gather donations such as toiletries, school to work supplies, non-perishable food, clothing among other items to help those in need. We certainly have the opportunity to make a difference in our local community and I look forward to kicking this off at our September 27th Educational Program.

We had an inspiring day with Event Pros Take Action (EPTA) in Austin, Texas on August 9th, where we helped rebuild a family’s home devastated by a flash flood with other ILEA members from around the United States.  #giveback #buildcommunity #WeAreILEA #ILEAteamwork

“Event Pros Take Action adds a layer of humility and inspiration in my life and it’s collaboration with ILEA Live adds incredible value to an already valuable association."

-Dave Lombardo, ILEA Boston

International News

This year the ILEA LIVE conference was held in Austin, Texas from August 11-13th at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel.  ILEA LIVE centers on the role of CREATIVITY, INNOVATION and COLLABORATION in live event experiences.   What an inspiring few days of stimulating ideas and knowledge sharing with other ILEA leaders and creative professionals from around the world.  Special thanks to our Strategic Partners, Giants Enterpises for sponsoring the conference app and to Anna Marie Events, for sponsoring one of our Board Members to attend the educational sessions.  We have such amazing Strategic Partners! 

Spirit of Excellence award winner, Sara Hunt CSEP

Congratulations to Sara Hunt, CSEP, of Giants Enterprises for winning Best Event for a Nonprofit Budget Over $150,000 for “MPI World Education Congress Opening Night Celebration." Click here to view the press release

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Be Evolutionary,