Lindsey Hollingsworth of Whim Hospitality received a scholarship to attend the 2017 TSE Conference from ILEA Austin. This is some of her take away… I had the pleasure of attending The Special Event Conference for the 4th year in a row and it was definitely one to remember. Long Beach is a fabulous city that has recently put a lot of effort into their convention center space and the area surrounding it. Every session I attended was worthwhile and I was excited to bring back many educational nuggets to share with my work team. During leadership, a fellow ILEA member, Dawn read full story >
April Monthly Meeting – Let’s Flamingle! ILEA Austin Educates – Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons The April meeting, with festive “Flamingo Décor” and buffet style dinner, was the perfect setting for a spring evening in Austin, TX. ILEA Austin President Leslie LaSorsa, CSEP CRAVE Catering addressed the attendees on the rooftop of The Contemporary Austin-Jones Center announcing a NEW chapter Platinum Sponsor Premiere Events. Sponsor funds go directly to helping our chapter fulfill its education mission. Leslie stated that the ILEA Austin Board has been working for the past 9 months in the efforts to continue read full story >
Were you not able to make it to the ILEA Austin Day of Education? Here is a little recap of what we learned and hopefully you can join us next time! ILEA AUSTIN – Day of Education 2017 @ Canyon View Event Center This year’s Austin, Day of Education was very successful. The day long event covered everything from understanding the world of Destination Management Companies, risk management, technology, entertainment, design, ILEA International and the future of ILEA. Learning how 7 of Austin’s top Destination Management Companies event planners (Allied PRA Austin, CLINK, INNOVATX EVENTS, Kennedy Creative Events, Meritage Events, read full story >
The January meeting was held from 4PM – 6PM to try something a new time frame. Everyone gathered at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to hear about Technical Production, focusing on lighting, AV, and stages. A panel of experts was on hand to share with the attendees information about the three topics and give a broader understanding of how they help enhance an event. Moderated by Johnell Huebner of Clearly Classy Events, panelists were Scot Richardson from AVTS, Ryan Guthrie from Altared Weddings & Events, and Rachel Church from Marquee Event Group. Lighting, according to Ryan Guthrie from Altared Weddings and read full story >
#MYILEA #allthingssocialmedia with Nick Borelli – Borelli Strategies Nick has spent his career developing marketing and sales strategies for event industry companies. He was awarded the ILEA Spirit of Excellence Award for International Volunteer of the Year during the 2015 – 2016 year. He joined us for the evening from Cleveland. The audience interacted with poll questions and followed his presentation on their smartphones. Nick uses www.glisser.com. Why Event Industry Marketing is Different Selfish networking doesn’t work. Your mentality should be, “How can I help? I know a lot of people, maybe I can help you?” Social Media has become – “trying to sell @ read full story >
ISES-Austin 2016 Scholarship Application ISES Live 2016 An Institute for Professional Development August 11-13, 2016 JW Marriott 110 E. Second Street Austin, TX USA ISES-Austin is now accepting scholarship applications from Chapter members to attend the 2016 ISES Live Educational Conference in Austin, TX from August 11-13. ISES Live is the premiere continuing education event for the special events industry. Additional conference information can be found on www.ises.com. The 2016 ISES Live scholarship(s) will be accepted from ISES Austin member(s) in good standing as of the date of award and award is contingent upon current membership as of the dates read full story >
Go check out the ISES AUSTIN YOUTUBE Channel! We will be creating videos from local vendors to post about different aspects of the event industry. If you are interested in submitting an idea for a video, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our first HOW – TO VIDEO — HOW – TO make a HOW – TO Video! 😀 Thanks to our Communication Committee for working on this! Rachael Hall – Rachael Hall Photography Zach Balod – GoPro Rental Co. Justin Klinkerman – Say Cheese Photo Booths Erik Carlson – Erik Carlson Video & Photography
We are always looking for new ways to bring our members educational content, and who better to learn from than our fellow members. LinkedIn can be a blessing or a curse. Check out this tutorial from Lauren Chumbley at Eclipse Event Company and Justin Klinkerman at Say Cheese Photo Booths. Look for more ISES Austin Educational Videos coming soon.