July 2016 Print

President's Report

I am honored to step forward as the President of our amazing chapter and I am grateful to Elaine Jennings for her diligence to serve our members as our President this past year.  Looking ahead, we will be building off of Elaine’s leadership with our Board of Directors and our Committees of volunteers.  They have raised the bar for our Programs and Education, developed an insightful Advisory Board of past presidents, created valuable Deep Dive sessions for members only, continued our Mentorship Program, significantly grown our Strategic Sponsorship program and submitted five applications for the Spirit of Excellence Awards.  The chapter winners will be announced and awarded at ILEA Live in Austin this August.  Woohoo, wow, let’s keep up the momentum going!  
The theme I have chosen for my year is: “Be Evolutionary.”  To me this means, embracing change, building upon our legacy and bringing forth new, innovative ideas. As you all know our organization is evolving and changing.  We recently went through a name change to become the International Live Events Association (ILEA).  This shift to ‘Live Events’ encompasses who we truly are:  an alive, thriving and creative event association. Moving through this change has required us to be adaptable, willing to stretch and ‘try on’ a new way being.  You are already embracing my vision to “be evolutionary!”
I’ve gotten to know many of you over the last nine years since I first came into the organization to broaden my network and build my business.  I can wholeheartedly say ILEA-NCC has helped me grow both personally and professionally.  This of course was not without time and dedication volunteering on committees, sponsoring events and consistently showing up.   I had to be willing to “be evolutionary” and get outside my comfort zone, try new things and embrace all the potential of our incredible membership base. So that is my challenge to you this year – step outside your comfort zone, try something new and introduce yourself to a member that you don’t know or help someone just to ‘pay it forward.’  I have countless ILEA stories of those who have mentored me and of looking beyond my own self-imposed limits to ‘go for it’ to transform connections into real business, real relationships and real growth.  And this is my wish for you.

At the helm of our chapter to enhance your member experience, we have a talented and creative Board of Directors.  If you haven’t already, please welcome your new Board: Sintia Morfin, National Park Service, Elaine Jennings, Small Potatoes Catering, Pam Perez, de Young Museum, Amanda Holding, LaBonne Cuisine Catering and Events, Kevin Kowalczyk, Giants Steps Consulting, Natasha Miller, Entire Productions, Kim Murphy, UCSF, Jill Brownfield, La Tavola Fine Linen, Errson Bartle, Love In The Mix, Alix Gates, Cappa and Graham, Jessica Reisfelt, Allied PRA Northern California and David Ferguson, Perfect Event Proposals. We are here to bring to life the ILEA core values of Creativity, Inspiration, Teamwork, Education and Relationships.  Please reach out to us by phone, email or in person at our events to give us your feedback and ideas.  We want to ensure we our evolving to the next level for our membership!  

ILEA-NCC 2016/2017 Board Group Shot

ILEA International News – 

This year ILEA LIVE will be held in Austin, Texas from August 11-13 at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel. Who’s going to join us in Austin?

ILEA LIVE is an international conference created to deliver an experience of stimulating ideas and knowledge sharing with other creative professionals from around the world. Uniquely designed, ILEA LIVE centers on the role of CREATIVITY, INNOVATION and COLLABORATION in live event experiences.  Join us for 2 days of engaged conversation with top creatives in varied fields including event planning and production, film, fashion, music, art and design.

Full Education Package-ILEA Member
Register before July 8th    $795
After July 8th    $925



Provided by Emily Dreblow, ILEA-NCC President,  Soulflower Design Studio


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Welcome New Members

Welcome to the newest ILEA-NCC Members!

Nicole Adames, Blueprint Studios
Velia Amarasingham, Her Rebel Highness Productions
Molly Barry, Innovative Entertainment
Ellen Berger, Team San Jose
Dominique Bumb, Florabella Studios
Elsa Cisneros, Global Gourmet Catering
Emily Cooper, Blueprint Studios
Maggie Corwin, Student
Selene Diaz, Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning
Amy Harrick, Ceremony Magazine
Alex Harvey, Anna Marie Events
Brittany Herringer, Blueprint Studios
Eileen Ho, Stanford University
Jacquie Lewis, JL Events Group
Lynsey Martin, Blueprint Studios
Colin Pattison, Scribble Wall
Jason Pulido, Blueprint Studios
Erika Olson, CookieLove
Tommiette Rey, California Bank of Commerce
Jay Roman, Blueprint Studios
Leslie Smith, The Box SF Meeting and Events Center / Stage 24 Productions

Need to join or renew? Register here!

For more information, contact Amanda Holding, La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events , ILEA-NCC VP of Membership

Don't miss valuable updates about #ISESrelationships and stay on top of the latest and greatest happening with all ISES-NCC Chapter members! 
Follow the ISES-NCC  and join our ISES-NCC Group on   Hashtag us on  #ISESNCC Follow and   @ISES_NCC 
Use #ILEANCC and/or #MyILEA and/or #ILEAinspiration and/or #ILEArelationships and/or #ILEAteamwork and/or #ILEAeducation and/or #ILEAcreativity

Provided by Sintia Morfin, ILEA-NCC VP of Membership, Golden Gate National Recreation Area 

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Yugen - An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words.

Are you ready for an enchanted evening? Awaken your senses as you step inside the rainforest filled with silent auction items and cold cocktails then find yourself at a seated dinner deep in the universe.

We can’t wait to see everyone’s rainforest or universe-inspired outfits at our Gala at The Armory next week - Tuesday, July 19th!

Don’t forget to use #ILEANCCGALA2016 on Facebook and Instagram!

More info.: http://ileancc.org/meetinginfo.php?id=41&ts=1467911138

Please note: Registration is required and space is limited. Register here!

Provided by ILEA-NCC Gala Committee Members Susanne Capello, Chantal Events, Ame Rose Cruz, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Amanda Holding, La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events 

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Strategic Partner Spotlight

Entire Productions

Entire Productions brings excellence and creativity to their clients' events with live entertainment booking and experience design. Focusing on private corporate and social events, they provide every genre and discipline of talent both locally as well as headline acts. Offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles serving major markets all over world.

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