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

International Live Events Association is the new name for the International Special Events Society. 
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.

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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!

Dec 15

Frosty Frolic

Dash through the snow to the ILEA-MSP Holiday Bash
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Jan 19


Kick off the new year with a commitment to getting social...
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Introducting LIVE! Magazine!

LIVE! Magazine Cover

ILEA is proud to introduce LIVE!, the digital magazine for the live events industry.

LIVE! is your new digital content source that shares news, information and opinions from our many valued international partners on a quarterly basis.

Over the coming months, LIVE! will bring those of you from across the live event industry content that will help you make informed choices, share new ideas and showcase products, venues and destinations, as well as entertain.

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International Live Events Association
Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter
P.O. Box 582233
Minneapolis, MN 55458
612.677.3790 | PH + FAX

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