Member Benefits

The Value of Your Membership

The live events industry is in a constant state of evolution. The needs of clients and your organizations are changing; technology progresses rapidly; and new trends emerge. You’re faced with growing your business and finding new clients, all while achieving new levels of creativity and inspiration.

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 are some of the benefits of your ILEA membership: Grow your professional brand....

  • Get access to the wisdom of a broad member collective who plan and execute over 1 million special events each year, worldwide!
  • Experience stimulating ideas and knowledge sharing with other creative event professionals from around the world at the annual ILEA Live conference.
  • Enjoy discounted rates and access to industry events and trade shows.
  • Establish your professional network and connect with new business opportunities facilitated through 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.
  • 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, tool kits 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 with Discount Programs.
  • Experience the variety of products and services offered by meeting sponsors.

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