You get out of ILEA what you put into it. Participation is the name of the game. There are many ways to get involved, discover, learn, network, have fun, and win. You get the picture.

ILEA Esprit® Awards


Since 1995, ILEA has acknowledged the achievements and creativity of its members through the ILEA Esprit Awards program.  The awards recognize ILEA members who have excelled in their respective live event fields throughout the year.  The awards offer multiple categories that represent the many disciplines within the live events profession.

Spirit of Excellence Awards


Our annual Spirit of Excellence Awards recognize ILEA Chapters that excel in chapter communications, educational and industry networking programs, membership retention and growth, and special programming.  It’s no secret that ILEA members are among the best and brightest.  To recognize their outstanding service and achievements, ILEA also bestows a variety of individual honors through our Spirit of Excellence Awards program.


Discover the new International Event for the Creative Event Professional


What’s going on around ILEA?  Use our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.  Check back as often as you can, as we’re always adding new meetings and events to the listings.

Industry Partner Conferences

ILEA has partnered with many industry conferences including:
  • Catersource
  • IMEX
  • The Special Event Show