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March Luncheon Recap

Thank you Kevin Molesworth for speaking at our March luncehon. Our March luncheon was made possible by: 

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

Vow and Forever Imagery

A Classic Party Rental

BoKay Florist 

NBE Event Group

Massive Multimedia

Aadvanced Limousines

 

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January Luncheon Recap

 

Have your goals? What is your plan? Thank you Sandi Ballard for the motivation and tips on how to reach our goals successfully! Let's Make 2017 Happen!

Thanks again to our Sponsors
Howl at the Moon Indianapolis
NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY
Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

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February Luncheon Event Recap

The wedding luncheon was a stunning success at the Columbia Club! Thank you to our fantastic speaker The Stylish Bride, photographer Ian Borgerhoff, and linen provider Linen Hero!

 

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Behind the Scenes with Kevin Molesworth

 

Introducing our next guest speaker, Kevin Molesworth. Join us at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to hear Kevin Molesworth, CSEP founder of Brass Tacks Events, speak about how to unleash your creativity.

What does your company do and what makes is different than others like it?

Brass Tacks Events is a production and design firm with offices in Austin and Philadelphia.  I would say the thing that sets us apart from other producers is our bold concepts and willingness to take some risks.  We focus on creating a visceral experience for event attendees.  The evolution of our ideas are most often rooted in the 5 senses and the hardwired, natural responses to certain stimuli which all humans are subject.   

 

What lead you to your current career and how long have you been in the field?

I've been at this a long time, having started my career in live theatrical production in New York City.  Working as an actor, director and producer on Broadway and off-Broadway, I was given the opportunity to produce a conference and quickly realized the parallels between theatrical production and live event production.  The transition from one to the other was quite natural.  You can see the theatrical influence in nearly all of the events that we design and produce. 

 

What is your most memorable event/project? Why?

I've been extremely fortunate to be a part of so many memorable events, but probably my favorite was an event that I designed and produced for Make-A-Wish Foundation.  It was a gala event for 300 of the cities top donors and at the very end, the CEO of the Central and South Texas Chapter invited me to the stage.  This was not in the script.  After he delivered to me a thoughtful and sincere thank you for my team's hard work, a wish kid came up on stage and presented me with an award.  It's a rare occasion when I am at a loss for words, but on that evening I was rendered speechless.

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?  

Despite the belief that I am always crazy, over-the-top, and full of energy, I'm actually an ambivert.  (I'll let you google it.)

 

If you were not in your current career, what would be your dream job?

If I wasn't producing events and travelling as a speaker, I think I could see myself spending a lot of my time in a recording studio, just creating music.  I've been a musician since an early age, and I would love to fill a room with a variety of instruments and disappear in a world of sound.

 

Anything else we should know about you?

Sure, plenty...but you'll have to come to one of the ILEA Indiana meetings to learn more.  I thrive on genuine human connection and look forward to meeting lots of new people on the 15th.  

 

Come meet Kevin on March 15 at The Children's Museum at 11:30!

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Meet Kevin Molesworth!

 

Introducing our speaker for next month's lunch, Kevin Molesworth CSEP! He accepted a position right out of college working for Robert De Niro's acclaimed Tribeca Productions where he quickly learned the simple rule that, whatever the assignment, you must get it right the first time. Building on that foundation, he went on to become one of the most sought after event designers in New York as well as an award-winning theatrical director and producer. Kevin moved to Austin, TX in 2007 and soon after founded Brass Tacks Events, an event production and design firm. Kevin is a three-time Esprit Award winner, a winner of six Texas Star Awards and was recently named one of the "25 Young Event Professionals To Watch" by Special Events Magazine.  He has served on the ILEA Austin Board of Directors as President where he lead the chapter to new heights in membership growth, earning the distinction of being the largest ILEA chapter in the entire world, four years running.  Under his leadership, ILEA Austin was awarded nine Spirit of Excellence Awards including Chapter of the Year three years in a row.  Additionally, he served two terms as Vice President of Programs & Education for ILEA Austin and produced 55 educational programs in a single year.  At ILEA Live 2015 in New Orleans, Kevin received Recognition for Excellence in Membership Recruitment for personally recruiting 48 new members for the ILEA Austin chapter.  For his dedication and committee to our association, he was named the ILEA International Volunteer of the Year.  He currently serves as the Chair of Membership Growth for ILEA International as well as the VP of Membership for the ILEA Portland chapter.  Over the past several years, he has been fortunate enough to travel all across the US, Canada and even to the ILEA Middle East Chapter in Dubai as a speaker on topics ranging from Creativity and Marketing to Networking and Ethics.  When not busy making ILEA bigger and better, Kevin considers himself fortunate to have had the great privilege to produce events for Walt Disney Productions, Target, Make-A-Wish, Major League Soccer and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to name a few. Kevin graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Oswego and holds Bachelors' degrees in Theatre, English and Education.

 

Meet Kevin at our next luncheon on March 15th at The Children's Museum!

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Event Recap: December Luncheon with Arthur Black

Once again Arthur Black knocked it out of the park at our combined luncheon with MPI, Delicious food and wine tasting, we couldn't have finished the year off any better than this luncheon! thanks to all of our sponsors & NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY for these amazing photos! Thank you: Indianapolis Museum of Art Kahn's Catering JP Parker Flowers A Classic Party Rental Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual

 

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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 www.ises.com
  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 membership@ileaindiana.com. 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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