Getting Ready For The Upcoming ILEA Live Industry Conference
It’s time for ILEA Live, August 10-12, 2017! This year the ILEA Live conference, produced by the International Live Events Association (ILEA), is being held in Calgary, Alberta Canada, and we couldn’t be more delighted! This ‘go to’ industry conference is back again, and looking as mandatory as ever for the event professional wanting to expand their career or grow their special events company. If you’re attending and looking through the education offerings and events that will maximize your visit — like we are — here are a few sessions that caught our eye.
EventCurious‘ Kelly Treadway who’s attending this year is looking forward to hearing from David Adler of BizBash, in his ‘Industry Disruptive Interactivity’ session. Also of interest is experiencing Srini Rao speak, from the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, which promises valuable insights for all event professionals in his ‘The Art of Being Unmistakable’ keynote address. The second-day keynote, by Johanna Blakley, PhD, of the Norman Lear Center, is positioned to pull in lessons from another part of the creative world, the ever reinventing industry of fashion. There are so many great sessions being offered and topics being discussed this year – the full schedule can be viewed here.
Education this year has been broken down into the categories of: Keynote speakers, Inspiration Sessions, Thought Talks and Workshops. Both conference days of sessions and events look enticing. From topics covering the financing and profitability of events, such as James Lonsdale-Hands’ Thought Talk on ‘Demystifying Event ROI’ to the PRG team’s Game Changing Event Tech talk — and so many more — we’re thoroughly expecting to be wowed.
Of course, the deepest value of a conference is often found in the the impromptu connections made at meet ups, lunches, networking events and ILEA Live’s annual Esprit Awards gala and ceremony. Did we mention…we’re proud to have EventCurious nominated for an Esprit Award this year in the category of BEST DIGITAL MARKETING / DESIGN COLLATERAL!! We find that it’s at conference extracurricular and social activities that attendees swap best practice tips and listen to insights from new friends and familiar faces alike. These activities and connections are one of the most compelling reasons to attend a conference like ILEA Live.
For the 2017 conference we’re excited to share that EventCurious is the Esprit Awards program design sponsor. Our team has been working diligently on the creative elements for this booklet piece – preparing it for the conference’s print sponsor. We don’t want to give too much away, but can share that it’s going to be ‘like, totally tubular!”
Kelly hopes to see you in Calgary! If you plan to be there connect with her and let know. Even more importantly, if you will miss ILEA Live this year get in touch to find out more about this special industry conference. Our industry is very social by nature, and staying connected makes us all stronger! #MyILEA