December 2016 Print

President's Report

May flowers are blooming and hopefully all that you've cultivated is coming to full fruition as we delve into May!  We're thrilled to see the growth and evolution of our organization with a few exciting additions to our membership offerings during the May membership drive:
  • Multi-Year Membership

    Purchase membership for three years and save $50/year compared to annual membership during the May Membership Drive. Any new or current full member in good standing – corporate primary, corporate additional, non-profit, or individual full member – may opt for the Multi-Year Membership option when renewing or joining during the annual full year membership period. 
  • Emerging Event Professional Membership (EEP)

    Recent graduates from a two or four-year accredited college or university, or those with less than five years of experience, are eligible for this discounted membership type. EEP membership is valid for three years. Applicants for the Emerging Event Professional Membership may be required to verify employment dates and/or graduation dates for eligibility purposes. 

For all of our membership options and rates, go to the international website and learn more.  We look forward to your presence in our local chapter, and it's not too early to renew before the June 30, 2017 renewal deadline.  Sign up today!
International News
Mark your calendars! ILEA Live 2017 will be held August 10-12, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Calgary, a place like no other, is known for its scenic parks, local breweries, famous museums and attractions, and much more. Explore the city and take advantage of all Calgary has to offer!

At ILEA Live, the creative process happens in sessions, the hallway, sitting next to a peer at lunch or standing beside a new connection at a reception. And most importantly, you return home with a community of professionals you can leverage year-round.  For more details and to register, check out the ILEA Live Website!

Be Evolutionary,




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There is still time to register for the May 23rd Educational luncheon program. It's just days away!

Journey Mapping and Experiential Design

Come join your fellow live event industry peers at Bluxome Street Winery for our spring time luncheon and educational program.  As events have now evolved into becoming an integral part of marketing strategies, creating fresh and innovative experiences is more important than ever. Join Kristine Yapp, Global Event Marketing Manager at Twitter and Carina Hessmer, Director of Experience Design at Entire Productions, as we chat about the history of experience design, what journey mapping entails and insights into identifying gaps in event strategies, ensuring attendees are engaged throughout the entire experience, and important touch points to create a thorough attendee experience at your next event.


Save the date for our June 20th Members Only Mixer which will be taking place at Hensley Event Resources

And of course the not to be missed annual ILEA-NCC Gala on July 18th at the Regency Center Building.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome Members 

A very WARM WELCOME to the following New Members! We are so happy to have you as part of our ILEA-NCC family!
Alexandra Altman, Aces Up Casino Parties
Emily Gomes, Student Member
Jessica Hermosilla, Student Member
Melissa De Long, Court Event Furnishings

It’s time for the May Membership Drive and 
it’s so easy to become a member of ILEA-NCC!

Go online and save on your Membership today! You’re just 5 clicks away from becoming a part of a phenomenal worldwide network of event professionals, and amazing event educational opportunities! As an ILEA member, you will be linked with the best in the event industry!

Five Clicks to Join ILEA

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Join ILEA” within the homepage. You can also click on “Join ILEA” in the upper right hand corner of the website.
  3. Click on “ILEA USA” in the Membership Application box on the right side of the page. Please note, this online drive only applies to USA full (non-student) members.
  4. Proceed through the application to enter your contact information and become a member of ILEA.
  5. New Members - enter discount code MAY50 and have the $50 applicatoin fee waived! Discount valid between May 1-May 30, 2017 only.
  6. Submit your membership dues online or to ILEA Headquarters.

That’s it! That’s how easy it is to become a member.  

If you have questions about the process or would like to learn more about membership, contact ILEA-NCC HQ at 925-355-1678 or

For any other questions about membership, please contact our VP of Membership, Amanda Holding at

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