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Mon, Aug 12


Seattle, WA, USA


August 12-14 Seattle, WA


Time & Location

Aug 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 14, 2024, 11:50 PM

Seattle, WA, USA


About the event


We believe in the impact of live events. Collectively our membership produces millions of influential events around the world annually that make a lasting impression. Whether it is a business meeting or conference, social event such as a wedding, fundraiser or beyond, we know that events are a powerful medium. That’s why each year for the last nearly four decades we have come together as a global community at our flagship conference. What began as the Conference for Professional Development (CPD) to Eventworld to ILEA Live, is now in its newest iteration, I-24. ILEA continues to evolve and push the boundaries, as our members do.  

Why I-24 - what does it mean? At first blush, the obvious one, ILEA. But it also stands for ideate. Inspiration. Imagine. Invent. Innovate. Intention. Infinite. EYE, for vision. All ideals that we believe signify and speak to our membership.  Little too out there for ya? Well that’s where we strive to live at ILEA – the outer bounds. The edge. It is our goal to design this conference on that.

What is the significance of the space theme? As we were pondering the conference a few thoughts continually bubbled up. First, we know that those who work this industry are busy. They are always juggling multiple projects, timelines and deadlines for others. And it is rare that one can make space. Research shows that creating space is where ideation is born. So we’re asking you to clear some headspace. Then we’ll take you to a place of blank space, the place where you can be inspired. So we can then have the space to go beyond. All for people who use space as their canvas. Space represents time, and also infinite possibilities, the future.  I-24 is designed to be an immersive conference that provides space for:

  • Meaningful connections
  • Inspiration through education + experiences
  • Cultivation of future collaboration
  • Fostering of community

All in a LIVE, in-person environment where creativity is celebrated and knows no bounds.

What kind of content will be covered? The educational components of the conference are designed for thinking and strategy, and harnessing your creativity. We will not be covering 101, trend-type content as we are partnered with many organizations who do this very well. Instead, I-24 is focused on pushing the boundaries, thinking differently, taking us forward.  We may be talking about robots and AI, what being an astronaut event planner looks like, to then diving into the root core of humanity, the psychology of people coming together live sans technology.  Together, we will boldly go where no event professionals have ever gone. 

Make space for I-24. Launching August 12.

We acknowledge the land this event takes place on, the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present honor with gratitude the land itself and the cultures it has nurtured by the Duwamish tribe, and the southern Coast Sales Tribes of Central Puget Sound. We recognize Washington’s tribal nations, all of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott, and the urban Native communities who continue to live and thrive in this space.


  • I-24 Full Conference

    Sale ends: Jun 30, 11:50 PM

    The conference package includes two full days of conference sessions, the ILEA Annual General Meeting, Welcome Reception, Dine Around (though attendees pay for dinner on their own), After Parties, and the Esprit Awards Gala.

    From $899.00 to $1,199.00
    • $899.00
      +$22.48 service fee
    • $1,199.00
      +$29.98 service fee
  • I-24 Chapter Leadership Day

    Sale ends: Aug 11, 11:50 PM

    If you do not also register for the I-24 full conference, your registration cost for the I-24 Leadership Retreat will be adjusted to $125.

    +$1.88 service fee
  • Esprit Gala

    Sale ends: Aug 13, 2:00 PM

    This ticket is for the Esprit Gala ONLY- not the full conference. If you registered for the I-24 Full Conference you DO NOT need to purchase an additional ticket to attend the Esprit Gala as it is included in your registration.

    From $250.00 to $300.00
    • $250.00
      +$6.25 service fee
    • $300.00
      +$7.50 service fee



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