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Why Should You Join ILEA?

By joining ILEA, you instantly gain access to an elite pool of special events resources. Members enjoy exclusive discounts, business opportunities and promotion, and tailored educational information. Gain the extra edge needed to create events that go beyond expectations, far surpass your competition and impact your portfolio.

Become an ILEA Member Today!

Becoming a part of this organization is an investment in both yourself and your industry. In today’s demanding world, pleasing clients and companies has become more challenging.

Membership in ILEA will entitle you to member benefits and Internet access to ILEA resources that non-members don’t get.

  • Chapter Membership

  • Professional Development and Education

  • Subscription to Special Events Magazine

  • Unlimited use of ILEA’ Online, Downloadable Membership Directory

  • A listing on ILEA’ website and website content dedicated to the consumer to find you!

  • Special Member Discounts and Access to Affinity Programs

History of ILEA

The International Live Event Association (ILEA) was founded in 1987 under the name International Special Event Society (ISES) to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ILEA works to join professionals to focus on the “event as a whole” rather than its individual parts. ILEA has grown to involve nearly 3,000 members active in 30 chapters throughout the world. Membership brings together professionals from a variety of special events disciplines including caterers, meeting planners, decorators, event planners, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers and many more professional disciplines. The solid peer network ILEA provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.