The *brand new* ILEA Education Spotlight Series offers year-round education focused on the business of being a creative. Webinars are offered live once a month and will be recorded and posted in the On-Demand Education Library. Webinars are an ILEA members-only benefit but may occasionally be offered to non-members as well.
Each webinar will focus on a specific theme:
- Business Growth
- Marketing & Trends
- Education & Certification
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Mayhem at Events: More Mayhem
At ILEA Live, Event Safety Alliance Vice President Steven A. Adelman offered some thoughts in his top-rated session on how to safely gather people together in our increasingly nervous society. The conversation became quite animated. For this webinar, Steve will once again call things by their correct name, address the elephants in the room, and lead us from today’s inky blackness towards the faint light on the horizon.
Date: Tuesday, 29 October
Time: 11:00 a.m. CST
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Global Event Forum – Demonstrating our Value
Continue the conversation with the Global Event Forum about the importance of communicating our value as a profession through the strategy and design phases, and not just the final product. This webinar focuses on how we can articulate our professionalism and differentiate ourselves with our clients, and provides additional commentary around the Global Event Forum’s 2019 white paper on this topic.
Moderator: Jodi Collen, CSEP, Senior Event Manager, Corporate Marketing, Be the Match
Panelists: Jane Hague, Head of Business Development, ExCel London; Mark Wells, Senior Vice President, Creative Services, Hello! Destination Management; Leah Wong, VP External Relations, minneapolis downtown council
Date: Wednesday, 20 November
Time: 11:00 a.m. CST
About the Speakers:
Jodi Collen, CSEP, Senior Event Manager, Corporate Marketing, Be the Match
Jodi is the Senior Event Manager for Be The Match, The National Marrow Donor Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In her role at Be The Match, Jodi leads the corporate event marketing strategy and works to further engage the donor and transplant network in the organization’s mission to save more lives each year by providing more equitable access to needed marrow and/or cell therapy through a series of educational and inspirational conferences and events. Jodi has her Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) with a dual degree in event & meeting management & sport management from the George Washington University School of Business, and earned her Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) certification in 2005. Additionally, Jodi is a past-president of the ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter, served as the ILEA Regional Vice President for the Midwest Region (USA) from 2006-2008, member of the International Board of Governors from 2008-2016 and ILEA International President from 2015-2016.
Jane Hague, Head of Business Development, ExCel London
Jane is Head of Business Development at ExCeL London, with a focus on national and international corporate markets. Jane cites her role as a great vantage point for industry best practice, with the venue attracting over 400 events per year and welcoming 4 million visitors. Jane has worked in the events industry for 18 years and has broad experience across venue sales, PR and event management, she is a past president of the ILEA UK chapter and currently a Regional Vice President for the EMEA region.
Mark Wells, Senior Vice President, Creative Services, Hello! Destination Management
A Bahamian American, Mark has fueled his imagination and entrepreneurial spirit with collaborations from coast to coast. Since attending the California Institute of the Arts, Mark has been instrumental in projects and businesses within the entertainment and events industry for more than 25 years. Before joining Hello! Destination Management in 2003, where he leads a national creative team of 30, Mark spent eight years performing and managing entertainment for corporate nightclubs in California, plus nearly a decade designing and producing various events and shows for television, theater and touring events. His varied professional experiences give him a clear understanding of the resources available to meet each client’s needs. A eight-time, international award winner, in the field of corporate events, Mark has served as President of the Orlando Chapter of the International Live Event Association (ILEA) and he is an active member of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). Mark finds great joy in being a Design Angel for EPTA (Event Professionals Take Action), designing homes for Katrina victims. He also enjoys reading, boating, and spending time with his wife and children.
Leah Wong, VP External Relations, minneapolis downtown council
Leah Wong drives results by creating innovative solutions. Her responsibilities include partnerships, communications/PR, marketing, and events. She is a champion for the Minneapolis downtown council brand, engagement, and downtown experience. Leah led the re-branding effort and launched intersections: the downtown 2025 plan. Leah raises millions of dollars annually to promote downtown. Leah was a past recipient of the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award and is a 2019 member of the MSP’s Women to Know. She currently serves on the LOC for Hockey Day MN, advisory committee for Doors Open Minneapolis, and recently served on various committees for the MN Super Bowl Host Committee, MLOC’s PR/marketing committee for the Men’s NCAA Final Four, and the diversity & inclusion committee for the Minneapolis Tourism Master Plan.
Important Changes to Federal Overtime Provisions
The Trump administration just announced an increase in the minimum salary allowed for an employee to be classified as exempt. Starting 1/1/2020, any employee earning less than $684 a week ($35,568 a year), must be classified as non-exempt, have their time tracked and be paid overtime. Failure to do so will result in a violation of federal wage law. Join us on this free webinar as the HR experts at Affinity HR Group:
• Explain the regulatory changes and their impact
• Present alternatives for how to be compliant
• Answer your questions
Date: Tuesday, 3 December
Time: 1:00 p.m. CST
Have any questions you’d like covered during the webinar? To submit your questions in advance, contact Affinity HR via email at: Contact@AffinityHRgroup.com.
If you are unable to attend and would like assistance in understanding the rule changes and how your firm can remain compliant, please contact Affinity HR Group directly to schedule a consultation. Contact Affinity HR at (877) 660-6400 or Contact@AffinityHRgroup.com.
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