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 Sunday night, TBD per region

Monday (Theme: Operate)


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

State of ILEA
  • Highlights from ILEA Live 2017
  • Who's Who of ILEA
  • State of the Association

  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Membership Update

    12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

    Lunch/Networking - "Tasty Topics"

    12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

    Chapter Operations Feedback

    1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Operational Breakouts

    New Board Members (Track 1)
  • Session 1: Operations and Finance
  • Session 2: Managing Volunteers

  • Seasoned Board Members (Track 2)
  • Session 1: Leading Effective Board Meetings
  • Session 2: Putting the Success in Succession Planning

  •  Track 1
     Session 1: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
     Session 2: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

     Track 2
     Session 1: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
     Session 2: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    Operational Debrief

    2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Chapters Operations - Challenges & Successes
    Led by your fellow Chapter Leaders and RVPs
  • Membership Recruitment and Retention
  • Delivering ROI for our members - locally and globally
  • Adding WOW to Your Chapter
  • Producing Valuable Program/Education for Members

  •  3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    Chapter Operations Breakouts
    Leaders can choose the respective roundtables to continue the conversation on the following topics:
  • Strategic Planning
  • What's Next for Your Chapter and International
  • 2018 ILEA Live
  • Marketing & Communications

  •  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Chapter Hosted Social Event

    The ILEA Rhode Island Chapter invites you to The Pavilion at Grace for a night filled with a sampling of culinary delights, complimentary beverages, live entertainment, dancing and a few surprises from our local events community. 
    Where: The Pavilion at Grace located at 300 Westminster Street
    When: 6:30 PM

    San Francisco 
    Take us out to the ballpark for the Giants vs. Padres game! This members-only event costs $50 and includes lower box seating and a $20 F&B voucher.
    Where: AT&T Park 
    When: 7:15 PM start

    Join us for a music-filled evening. Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres included. The event is $45 for members, $25 for students and $65 for non-members and affiliate members.
    House of Blues Foundation Room
    Where: 329 N. Dearborn Street
    When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Tuesday (Theme: Motivate)


     8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

     "What's your ALL? Becoming YOUR best YOU!" 
     Gail Alofsi

     San Francisco:
     Being a Successful Volunteer Leader
     Managing Volunteers Toward Shared Success

    Greg Werstler 

     9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
     10:15 AM - 10:30 AM (break)
     10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Certified Special Event Professional
    What's new and how you can promote CSEP at the chapter level. Presented by a member of the CSEP Certification Committee

     11: 35 AM - 12:00 PM

    Networking Lunch

     12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Chapter Operations Round Robin
     Chapters will have the opportunity to share successes and challenges they have experienced over the last year.
     What else can HQ do for you? 
  • Chapters will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on training and education opportunities they'd like to see from HQ.
  • Other topics to be covered include:
  • Maximizing use of the website
  • Leveraging the ILEA Community
  • Chapter reporting, and more!

  •  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

    Chapter Leadership Summit Recap and Closing Remarks

     2:20 PM - 2:30 PM 


     2:30 PM


    Meet the Keynote Speaker - Providence

    What’s Your ALL? Becoming YOUR Best YOU!

     Re-assessing Your Life at Every Stage

    In this fast-paced world, it is crucial stop and assess our lives at every stage. Is it time for a new job? New activity? New YOU?

    YOU have what it takes to become YOUR best self! This presentation will review best practices in work life integration, enhanced communication skills, leadership at ALL levels and the power of personal and professional relationships. YOU will explore best practices on getting “unstuck” and create an action plan to jumpstart YOUR next stage and elevate YOUR personal and professional performance with an emphasis on contribution and excellence!  As you explore insights on personal growth and success as defined by YOU, you will depart with YOUR strategy for sustainable success.


    Gail Lowney Alofsin is a professional speaker, author, university professor, humanitarian and eventsprofessional. Gail provides audiences with practical tools and the inspiration to achieve personal and professional success. As the Director of Corporate Partnerships for Newport Harbor Corporation for three decades, Gail has both produced and worked on over 1000 events inclusive of the Newport International Boat Show, Sunset Music Series (100+ concerts), Taste of Rhode Island, Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport Reggae Festival, Newport Irish Festival, ESPN Extreme Games, Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Tour, Health Magazine Feel Great Festival, etc.

     Passionate about education, Gail has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Rhode Island since 1999 and Salve Regina University since 2015. She is the author of Your Someday is Now- What are YOU Waiting For? – a book focused on becoming YOUR best YOU. Since being published, the book has raised over $38,500 for nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Tufts University, Gail serves on several non-profit boards focused on education and hunger. She resides in Newport, Rhode Island with her husband John and son Samuel, a left-handed pitcher.

    Meet the Keynote Speaker - San Francisco  

    Being a Successful Volunteer Leader - Managing Volunteers Toward Shared Success

    Meet the Keynote Speaker - Chicago

    Greg Werstler is the Creative Sales Director, CFO for CSz Business Chicago, the producer ofin a tree ComedySportz, Chicago’s longest running all-ages improv show.  Greg has been a proud member of the event industry for 20 years, providing interactive entertainment and innovative training solutions.  In addition to being an emcee and facilitator, Greg is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science program for Management and Organizational Behavior at Benedictine University.  In life and in business, Greg builds ensembles.