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COVID-19 Resources

As the situation evolves, this page will be updated to serve as the most up-to-date collection of COVID-19 resources for ILEA members and all live events professionals. Check back often for upcoming live webinars and recordings.

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Upcoming ILEA Webinars

Clear Head, Strong Mind

Friday, 3 April | 3:00 p.m. CT
Facilitator: Angela Braun, PMP, MBA, of Angela Nicole Coaching

Please join us as we kick off our new weekly series centred around mindfulness and mental strength, featuring subject matter experts, weekly personal challenges, and accountability checks. These 30 to 60 minute online gatherings will bring together our community to let go of the week, and enter into the weekend with a clear head and a sense of mindfulness during this challenging time.

There is no need to pre-register for this webinar.

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Clear Head, Strong Mind

Friday, 9 April | 3:00 p.m. CT
Facilitator: Angela Braun, PMP, MBA, of Angela Nicole Coaching

Please join us for round two of our weekly mindfulness series. To keep you on track, we will post a recording and written summary of each session on our website to ensure you stay up to date each week. Come prepared for weekly challenges and follow ups, conversation with subject matter experts and a chance to go into your weekend with a clear head and a sense of mindfulness.

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About the Facilitator 

Angela is a certified leadership and performance coach who works with creative visionaries looking to take control of their lives and careers; to take on the leadership roles they were born for. She focuses on the leadership mindset and business processes required to achieve the ultimate lifestyle – one focused on the freedom to choose what’s next. Before coaching, Angela has twenty years of experience working in the corporate world for WestJet, a national leader in corporate culture and brand loyalty. Her expertise in leadership, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness make her a dynamic professional skilled at leveraging leadership best practice and effective business process to scale profitable businesses and build a powerful team environment.

Angela currently serves on the board of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has been involved with the event industry for over a decade, as former Chair of ILEA Canada and ILEA Calgary President.

Recorded ILEA Webinars

COVID-19: Legal Strategies for Meetings

Presented: 17 March 2020
Presented by: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Managing Partner, Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC

The news around COVID-19 is changing daily and the situation seems to be getting worse, not better. What can you do now about the threat to your organization’s scheduled meetings and conferences, and what should you be thinking about as you plan for the coming year? 
*Note – this webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, 24 March at 10:00 a.m. PT and will now take place on 17 March.

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The #ILEAStrong Community: Persisting and Rebuilding Together

Presented on: 18 March 2020
Moderated by: Sara Grauf CSEP, ILEA International Immediate Past President

This moderated forum brought more than 300 live events professionals together as a community to discuss strategies and mindsets needed in order to recover and rebuild quickly as an industry.

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"How to" Make Virtual Meetings Happen

Presented on: 19 March 2020
Moderated by: Tiffanie Rosier, RVP of ILEA South East, and Marlee Honcoop, ILEA HQ Staff, Senior Operations Manager

This webinar was an educational discussion about the basics of using Zoom, like Account Settings & Tools, different types of meeting options, how to incorporate Zoom into EventBrite, and Zoom best practices.

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Convert Your In-Person Events to Virtual Events Part 2

Presented on: 20 March 2020
Presented by: Will Curran, Endless Events

With in-person events cancelling all around us, it is time for the events industry to evolve. What better way than to take the experience we have producing in-person events and create virtual events with the same strategy and execution of in-person events. 

Two events industry influencers, Dustin Westling CSEP of OneWest Events and Will Curran of Endless Events, walk you through what you need to be thinking of when producing a virtual event from the strategy to the content to the technology. 

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Insurance Tips for Event Professionals

Presented on: 24 March 2020
Presented by: Larry Cossio, Cossio Insurance of Brown & Brown

With so much impact of the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 on the special events industry, we know there must be questions and concerns around insurance for businesses, events and future projects. This informative webinar from US insurance pro Larry Cossio of Cossio Insurance provides data, tips and tricks about insurance considerations during times like these.

Recording coming soon! 

The #ILEAStrong Community: Persisting and Rebuilding Together

Presented on: 25 March 2020
Moderated by: Sara Grauf, CSEP, Immediate Past President, ILEA International

This moderated forum aims to bring together the special events community to discuss strategies and mindsets needed in order to recover and rebuild quickly as an industry.

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Fundraising in a Virtual World

Presented on: 31 March 2020
Moderated by: Jodi Collen, CSEP, Corporate Marketing, Event, Be The Match
Jim Leighton, Founder RAIN
Debby Roth-Bush AMM, BAS - Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, Greater Giving
Jack Wrigglesworth - Director of Business Development, Givergy
Hilary Laney - Owner & CEO, Evia Events

With in-person events and gatherings being put on hold for the time being, it's critical to understand how to move your in-person fundraisers to a digital experience. The goal of this webinar is to unlock ideas for fundraising virtually by bringing together fundraising veterans with a variety of backgrounds. Download the infographic! 

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#ILEAStrong Moderated Forum
Post Pandemic: The Future of Marketing

Presented on: 1 April 2020
Moderated by: Lisa Marks, ILEA International Board of Governors, and Dustin Westling CSEP, ILEA International Board of Governors

Participants in this open forum discussed the potential future of marketing given the impacts of COVID-19. The forum featured the following global marketing professionals answering your questions throughout the conversation:

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ILEA Communities

The ILEA Communities are ILEA's online, members-only discussion forums and resource library. Conversations about the impact of COVID-19 on the live events industry. Your peers are sharing resources and solutions. Join the conversation! 

Conversations are also happening in the ILEA Member Connect Facebook group. If you're not yet in the group, request access by answering the questions. Only ILEA members will be granted access to the Facebook group.

Online Resources

Coronavius Up-to-Date Information 

Guidance for Event Professionals

Insurance and Legal Guidance for Meetings and Events

Government Support Programs

Human Resources

Health and Wellness



Crisis Communications

Preparing Your Business

Best Practices

Region Specific Resources

Resources Shared from ILEA Chapters

ILEA Chapter Webinars

Recording: ILEA Edmonton - Crisis Communication & Your Response

Other Webinars

Event Leadership Institute: Leadership During Uncertain Times
30 March | 2:00 p.m. PT
This webinar will feature our ILEA International President Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP and former ILEA International President Kevin White, CSEP.

The Epidemiology and Economics of Coronavirus
30 March | 6:00 a.m. CDT

How Eventprofs Can Preserve Mental Health in a Time of Crisis
31 March | 12:00 p.m. ET

Event Leadership Institute: Business Options During World Economic Challenges
1 April | 12:00 p.m. PT

Industry Expert Panel - Responding and Rebounding: An Open Forum for Planners and Non-Traditional Venues
2 April | 2:00 p.m. ET

Event Leadership Institute: Change Management in Times of Crisis
3 April | 12:00 p.m. PT

MPI’s Emergency Preparedness for Events Certificate Course
22 April | 9:00 a.m. CT

ILEA Statements