ILEA-NCC Educational Program

September 19, 2017
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Blvd, Landmark Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123


Beyond Four Walls: The Challenge of Space

When you take over a city, like DreamForce does, you have to design experiences with urban challenges. When you take over a desert, like Virgin Galactic, you get a whole other set of challenges. Listen to a producer of both to see how building experiences in unique spaces comes with its own set of rewards and challenges.

Gallery 308 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture -
A decommissioned military installation converted into a nonprofit cultural center in 1977, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture has long been host to a lively mix of arts, educational and cultural programming. Each year, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture provides over $2 million in support to local artist organizations, enabling groups to produce diverse and innovative art works at the historic waterfront campus. Originally host to the maritime trade and repair shops at Fort Mason, Gallery 308 boasts panoramic views of  San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The historic space features an open floor plan, state-of-the-art lighting, polished concrete floors, and multi-purpose blackout shades. Gallery 308 has been meticulously rehabilitated to its original industrial aesthetic by Jensen architects, the creators of SFMOMA’s acclaimed roof-top garden.  Gallery 308 is a prime location for art exhibits, receptions, and more. Visit for more information about their 12 different event venues that can accommodate from 5 to 3800 guests.


Independent Producer: DreamForce, Virgin Galactic

Fritha's life in events began in the theatre, as a Costume Designer and Costume Director. The scope was big, the audience discerning and the budget small – all a perfect match for the transference of skills to corporate events. 

Fritha was fortunate to have been the Director of the Swatch Olympic Project in Atlanta 1996, managing a $120 million sponsorship followed by 2010 Vancouver Games as a Producer of the Official Olympic Film in 3-D.

Tapping into Fritha's love of science & space are the events for Virgin Galactic - from the unveil of SpaceShip One and SpaceShip Two, to the dedication of Spaceport America and an upcoming “Glamping” adventure for the great Eclipse of 2017.


ILEA-NCC Charitable Giving Program

You've probably seen the terrible destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and most recently Hurricane Irma. We also have fires roaring throughout the nation. With all this destruction it’s been so heartwarming to see the kindness and generosity of so many.

ILEA-NCC would like to join this cause, and through our Charitable Giving Program support our fellow Event Industry professionals in need. Help us by donating to The SEARCH Foundation, a charitable organization that directly funds live event, meetings, and hospitality professionals in crisis.  They are a trusted organization and are able to donate 100% of money raised to those in need.  We will have donation stations at our September Education Program, please take a moment and join us in this cause! #ILEAGivesBack #ILEARelationships #ILEATeamwork

ILEA 101

Interested in getting your CSEP certification or want to know more about it? Join Past President, Patrick McMichael, CSEP at 10:00 AM to hear insider tips and guidance on the CSEP exam. Now more than ever, professionals within the events industry recognize the CSEP to be an influential designation for the education and the promotion of professional ethics and standards. Let this Q&A session kick start your CSEP journey!

Are you a new or prospective member and want to know what a membership is all about? Or, are you an existing member, and want to learn ways to get more involved?
Join our Membership Committee at 10:00 AM for a Q&A session tailored just for you!

Both of these sessions will take place at the newly opened SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason’s Building A (next to Gallery 308). Featuring rotating works by local artists and views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery is available for small receptions and meetings seven days a week.



10:00am-10:30am ILEA 101 (new and existing members) & CSEP Q&A Session– Located at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery in Building A 
10:30am Attendee Registration
10:30am Networking Reception
11:30am- 1:30pm Educational Program & Luncheon


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The ILEA NCC Pre-Paid Educational Package Program is a Members only benefit and allows you to purchase a single ticket to each of the five (5) Education Programs at a flat rate of $250. That's a $60 savings! Sign up for the program when registering for the September 19th Educational Program

Student Reduced Registration:
ILEA-NCC is pleased to offer a reduced student rate to current ILEA-NCC Student Members for only $25.00 per educational program.

In order to take advantage of the reduced student rate, please contact ILEA-NCC Headquarters at 925-355-1678.

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$75.00 Member Single Ticket
$85.00 after 12:00 am September 16
$60.00 Earlybird rate before September 14

$250.00 Pre-Paid Package Program Members Only

$100.00 Non-Member Single Ticket
$110.00 after 12:00 am September 16
$85.00 Earlybird rate before September 14