Search Foundation

The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist special event professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also any catastrophic occurrence.


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Welcome to ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul

We represent and support more than 5,000 members globally –
live event professionals who do business together, 
share knowledge, nurture talent and progress our industry. 
Join us and together we can build the value of live events.

ILEA MSP's End of Summer Celebration

August 22, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Shindig Event Space
105 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Come survive the summer sizzle with an ILEA MSP shindig...

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Upcoming Programs and Events

A new program year is underway. We've got a full year of programs scheduled and are finalizing details as you read this for the best education and networking around. Check back often for updates. It's going to be a good year!




Best Event Filmmaking (Videography)

Cirque Holiday Extravaganza
Justen Pohl
Enticing Entertainment
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul 

Best Entertainment Production (Under $25,000 USD)

Cirque Holiday Extravaganza 
Justen Pohl
Enticing Entertainment
ILEA Chapter:  Minneapolis/ St. Paul


Best Event Photography

Thrivent Field Leadership Strategy Conference
Joe Szurszewski
Joe Szurszewski Photography, LLC
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Best Event Design/Décor (Over $75,000 USD)

Curtain Call Ball
Ryan Hanson, CSEP
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Best Event with a Legacy

Medal of Honor Convention 2016
Madelyn Arthur
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul 

Best Social Event (non-wedding) (Over $ 75,000 USD)

Feeling Minnesotan
Ryan Hanson, CSEP
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/ St. Paul

See the full list of nominees HERE

Congratulations to
The 2017 Minnesota
Star Awards Winners!

See the full list here

Minnesota Star Awards Winner Badge

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