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ILEA Cares

The ILEA Cares event was incredibly successful this year raising $3,725 for those in the events industry in need! See some beautiful images below from the event. A big thanks to our sponsors: Blissful Kiss Photography, A Classic Party Rental, BBJ, Cort Event Furnishings, Detail + Design, Empyrean Events, Evans Audio Visual, 416 Wabash Event Space, Goldstar Management, Jim Cerone, and Mashall Camera! 




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June Speed Networking Luncheon!

Join us once again at FORUM Conference & Events Center for our June Speed Networking Luncheon on June 14th! Register for this Members & Associates Only event by June 9th at… Thank you to our sponsors for making this event happen! 

FORUM Conference and Event Center
Jacquie's Gourmet Catering
CORT Furniture Rental
Aimed Photography


Check out some pictures from last year's successful Speed Networking Event below!


Hope to see you all on June 14th at 11:00 AM at FORUM Conference & Events Center!

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Membership- Join Now!


ILEA membership provides the types of resources and guidance that best address your current challenges and goals of managing your event business. Whether you’re experienced and pursuing additional competency in other event disciplines or seeking to influence thought leadership within the industry, ILEA members will follow a membership “path” as their professional needs evolve. 


Here’s what you get:

Get access to the wisdom of a broad member collective who plan and execute over 1 million special events each year –the brightest, most accomplished creative event professionals in the industry who execute some of the world’s most recognized live events.

Experience stimulating ideas and knowledge sharing with other creative event professionals from around the world at the annual ILEA Live conference.

Establish your professional network and connect with new business opportunities by getting involved in one of ILEA’s 51 international chapters.

Learn how exceptional creative event professionals improve and extend their achievements and drive continued innovation in the industry with ILEA’s Esprit Awards and Spirit of Excellence Awards.

Receive up-to-date deadline information for the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation—keep updated on all of the information needed to gain your CSEP designation and show potential employers or clients that you are committed to the craft.

Use the ILEA Member Directory to find and connect with fellow creative events professionals around the world for advice and support.

Find resources, toolkits and tip sheets to grow your new client pipeline, increase revenue and manage the day-to-day tasks of running a business - available only to ILEA members.?

Take your job or candidate search in the right direction by exploring the ILEA Career Center.

Save on high-quality products and services that add value to your event with the ILEA Affinity and Discount Programs.


For different types of memberships, pricing, and more information please follow this link:


Join now and make valuable connections with creative event professionals and mentors that extend beyond your backyard.

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ISES Indiana Student Membership!

The International Special Event Society (ISES) is looking for student involvement! Are you interested in special events, social events or weddings? Want to connect with a phenomenal worldwide network of professionals and amazing education opportunities? Then you need to join ISES! Start making the right connections today in the Indy Event Industry with your student membership at $50.00 per year!

5 Clicks to an ISES Membership

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Join Us Today” within the Homepage. You can also click on “Log In or Join” in the upper right hand corner of the website.
  3. Click on “ISES USA” in the Membership Application box on the right side of the page
  4. Proceed through the application to enter your contact information and become a member of ISES.
  5. Submit your membership dues online or to ISES Headquarters. Send the required proof as a full or part-time student at a two or four-year College/University program with an unofficial transcript or signed Statement by Program Coordinator/Instructor


That’s it! That’s how easy it is to become a member. Student Memberships are $50.00 per year and can be held for a maximum of two years (additional years beyond two will be addressed by ISES International and the schools’ Program Coordinator). Student members must be enrolled as a part time or full-time student in a recognized certificate or degree program. Student members are encouraged to get involved with the chapter by volunteering ten hours to their chapter per year, helping with chapter meetings and event registration, mailings and other chapter business such as coordinating chapter community service and special projects. If you have questions about the process or would like to learn more about membership, contact Katie Putnam or Kate Edwards at Check out the ISES Indiana Website for upcoming events.

Now that you are a member, now get involved! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.    Sincerely, Your Indiana Board of Directors

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