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Member Care + Benefits

Thanks for Being a  Member!

New Member Orientation

Welcome to our community! This program focuses on some of ILEA’s key member benefits and platforms, our current and ongoing initiatives, and provides an opportunity to network with fellow new members. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • Info Coming Soon 

Connection + Community

  • Join the ILEA Member Connect Facebook group, our virtual space to cheer each other on, crowdsource ideas and ask questions

  • Use the ILEA Member Directory

  • Attend Member Meetups and Events. Click here for the full ILEA calendar

Stay in the Know / Communication

  • Get the ILEA eNewsletter, Backstage Chatter, delivered right to your inbox! Subscribe now to learn about ILEA, new opportunities, industry news and more.

  • Join us on social media – InstagramFacebookTwitter 
    and LinkedIn. When posting and sharing – use our hashtags: #WeAreILEA. Post your event pics and tag them with #EventOfTheDay or #EOTD so we can reshare in our stories and show the world the impact of your work!

Use the Career Center

Discounts are available only to ILEA members to post job openings and search for new positions in the
ILEA Career Center. If you're making a job change or adding a new member to your team, utilize this member benefit.

Gain Recognition
via the Esprit Awards

The Esprit Awards recognize and award the most outstanding live events in the industry each year.
The 2023 Esprit Awards include 16 categories recognizing all aspects of live events, from planning to production, from design to event. The Esprit Awards program is the most inclusive and prestigious international awards program for professionals engaged in the industry of live events. Learn more here.

Pay an Invoice

  • Click Login in the upper righthand corner of your screen

  • Enter your username and password, then click Login

  • Click on My Profile in the upper righthand corner

  • Click on the Pay Open Invoices button that appears on the next page

  • Select your invoice and add it to your shopping cart; proceed through checkout

Use  of the
ILEA Member Logo

Show off your pride by adding the ILEA member logo to your digital communications, collateral, newsletters, email signatures and more. Download the ILEA member logo.

Education +
Professional Development

  • Check out our robust On-Demand Education Library. 

  • Join us at ILEA Approved education sessions at industry conferences, including The Special Event Conference & Tradeshow/Catersource.

  • Attend chapter-led educational meetings and events. Find chapter information here.

  • Get the information needed to gain your CSEP designation, including CSEP Prep courses, and show potential employers and clients that you are committed to the craft. The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation was established in 1993 to recognize event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event.

Attend an Event

We host a variety of online and
in-person events throughout the year. From engagements at industry conferences to our chapter meetings to our Esprit Awards. Visit our Events page for all the details.

Access Members-Only Discounts for Your Business

ILEA has partnered with leading providers to offer discounts on services you need to stay competitive, increase your bottom line and operate more efficiently.
To access your savings, log into your account in the upper righthand corner and click My ILEA Discount Programs. Learn more about the discounts currently available.

Update your Member Profile

Did you recently switch companies or get a promotion? Have you not had a new headshot since you used a flip phone? It’s time to update your profile! The more information you share, the more searchable you’ll become in the member database.

  • Click Login in the upper righthand corner of your screen

  • Enter your username and password, then click Login

  • Click on My Profile in the upper righthand corner

  • Click Update Profile 

Renew Your Membership

We want you back! Here's how to renew your membership for another year. 

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