Live events professionals from around the globe gathered in Minneapolis last week, 8-10 August, to attend the much-anticipated ILEA Live 2019 conference. Organized by members of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and boasting an inspiring theme—“Cultivating Creativity”— more than 500 live events professionals attended the interactive and multi-faceted conference.


In addition, ILEA recognized how exceptional creative event professionals improve and extend their achievements and drive continued innovation in the industry with the annual Esprit® Awards.


“It was so energizing and encouraging to see hundreds of international live events professionals gather at ILEA Live 2019 to collaborate, share inspiration and ideas, and advocate for their voice in the live events industry,” said Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP, ILEA President.

The compelling education, authentic experiences and intentional connections found only in the International Live Events Association (ILEA) community come to life at ILEA Live inspire creativity that will foster business success. It is an educational and collaborative experience created by creative event professionals, for creative event professionals, to strengthen their creative output, sharpen their business strategies and find inspiration along the event horizon.