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by Marisa Weich | Jun 26, 2018
For Immediate Release
June 26, 2018

Education at ILEA Conference to Offer Actionable Takeaways for
Event Professionals and Business Owners

Sessions to focus on honing your craft, inspiration & trends, and business owner strategies

Chicago – The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is offering live events professionals and event business owners the unique opportunity to focus on business strategies, creative output, inspiration and trends at ILEA Live, August 16-18 in Denver, CO.

ILEA’s annual conference offers education sessions and workshops in a variety of interactive formats, including peer-to-peer learning, hands-on opportunities and multiple interactions, which allows attendees to tailor their experience to fit their professional growth needs. The education program provides actionable takeaways and ideas to achieve better results for their business while earning continuing education units.

ILEA Live is about the business of experiential creativity. It is an educational and collaborative experience for creative event planners/producers, event business owners and live event suppliers to:
  • Develop a technical working knowledge in areas of lighting, audio, projection & graphics and emerging technologies
  • Extend the life of the community at a live event through digital, media, and social technologies
  • Learn the ins and outs of referral lists
  • Keep team members engaged and disciplined through growth
  • Increase sales and delight customers with market positioning
  • Execute a large-scale event with multiple vendors
  • Collaborate more creatively, including how to develop a creative state of mind

New for 2018, ILEA Live offers workshops for attendees to dive deep on certain topics, including how best to tell your company’s creative story, finding new spaces for ideas and inspiration, and solution sharing around challenges affecting small event business owners today.

“As a business owner in the events industry, I’m excited about the dedicated time ILEA Live provides to meet hundreds of live event professionals to build industry relationships, get inspired, and take new strategies back to my business to implement immediately,” said Ingrid Nagy, CSEP, ILEA President.

The ILEA Live schedule-at-a-glance, speaker information and session descriptions are available at Best registration rates expire June 29. Cvent is the official registration provider for ILEA Live 2018.

ILEA Live 2018 sponsors:

From your largest events to premier clients, CORT Events is your trusted partner for high quality stylish rental furnishings, 3-D product renderings, and seamless delivery. Our experienced professionals will help turn your next event into one that engages, excites and brings your vision to life. Style & Service, Delivered.
ATOMIC! Events
Catering by Design
Jordan Kahn Orchestra


Giants Enterprises

For a full list of sponsors, visit


About the International Live Events Association (ILEA)

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world. For creative events professionals who seek deeper connections with like-minded individuals, ILEA provides the education and collaborative networking opportunities that achieve creative experiences. For more information, visit

About ILEA Live
Produced by members of the International Live Events Association (ILEA), ILEA Live is about the business of creativity. It is an educational and collaborative experience for creative event professionals to strengthen their creative output, sharpen their business strategies and find inspiration along the event horizon. In 2017, ILEA celebrates its 30th anniversary! For more information, visit

Ande Leslie at ILEA Headquarters
Marketing and Communications Manager
330 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
t: +1.312.673.5534