Meeting/Event Information

2018 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards: An Undercover Affair

April 14, 2018
6:00 PM to 11:45 PM
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Mystic Lake Center
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN 55372
http://www.mysticlake.com/
 Directions

YOUR MISSION

…Save the Date for the 14th Annual Minnesota Star Awards to be held on Saturday, April 14th. The ceremony will highlight the inspiring work of this years’ Star Award nominees and crown the winners live. The entire night, including reception and after-party, will showcase industry trends and innovative event production.

Recognized as the Best Association Event of 2017 by the BizBash Style Awards, this annual event is THE affair of the year! Place your bet now for a SPECTaculaRE night!

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) – Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter launched the Minnesota Star Awards to recognize outstanding professionals in the special event industry for all of the events they create, plan, manage and execute each year.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:00pm Reception
7:10pm Ballroom doors open
7:30-9pm Awards show
9:00pm-midnight After-party

Bar service is hosted all night, but all guests must have a valid ID per Mystic Lake policy.

Please tag and share your photos from the event with #MNStarAwards


DIRECTIONS

NEW MYSTIC LAKE CENTER: Follow County Road 83 (Mystic Lake Rd) from HWY 169. You’ll want to stay in the far right lane and follow the “overpass” that says “Little Six / Vendor Deliveries” which will take you onto Dakotah Pkwy. You’ll follow to the roundabout and turn left. Continue past the parking lot and past the building to the special Star Awards entrance and complimentary valet. ILEA MSP has already provided gratuities as well. Just enjoy!

IF YOU ARE STAYING AT THE HOTEL: Follow the Mystic Lake Casino overpass and all signs to the main hotel entrance on the south side of the property. Valet at the main entrance and check in at the front desk, follow the hallway to the RIGHT of the front desk. You’ll see a hallway on your left that says “Promenade Hotel Tower” which is the new tower where our group’s rooms will be blocked. Simply take the elevators down to the ballroom level at 6pm for the reception, 5:30pm if you are a nominee!

For those staying over, a complimentary brunch will be provided from 9:00-10:30am on Sunday in the Event Center’s Isanti Room. Check-out is 11:00am.


ATTIRE: DRESS TO KILL 

Ladies – think glamourous gown or sophisticated power suit, represent the lethal alpha female. See this Pinterest 'Spies Like Us' inspiration board. 

Gentlemen – think timeless tailoring, superbly sharp styling.
Be ready for adventure with a Men’s Wearhouse discounted suit or tuxedo rental
 

Tanning Services by Custom Airbrush Tan & Salon – Like in years past, the fab Custom Airbrush Tan & Salon is offering all MN Star Awards guests a steal ($28) on airbrush tans for anyone who cares to look a little more sun kissed than Minnesota currently allows (22 guaranteed shades, to be exact). Contact her directly at 651.263.5924 (text/call) or customairbrushtanmn@gmail.com if you'd like to get your rendezvous set up before the big night!  

Hair and Makeup Services by Emily J – Get yourself primped on site at Mystic Lake with these special rates on services just for MN Star Awards attendees by Emily J:
        style/blowout: $75
        halfup/updo: $85
        makeup application: $80
        False eye lashes: $20
        Airbrush Foundation: $20
To reserve your spot email Laura at info@emilyj.com and she will send you an invoice directly for payment. Please estimate 45 minutes per service, so if you are getting hair and makeup plan for 1.5 hours. This is first come, first serve, and by pre-pay only.
 

PLEASE NOTE: While weapons are part of a real spy’s life, we discourage them as part of your dress for this night. The only deadly thing you bring should be your charm.
Please do not bring any weapons - real, fake or otherwise to the event.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Don’t let Mystic Lake’s south metro location intimidate you, an agent’s life naturally includes exotic travel.  Book your hotel room in their brand new tower or secure your Premier chauffeur. A special group rate of $109.00 has been secured for Star Awards attendees at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Please call reservations at 952-445-9000.

To ensure that event guests receive the negotiated group rate, please mention MN Star Awards event. 


TRANSPORTATION

Don’t want to reveal your secret hideout or your Intelligence Agency’s HQ? Contact Premier Transportation to have a chauffeur driven vehicle take you and your deep cover operatives to the event in style. Premier is an official sponsor of the Star Awards and is offering 50% off all transportation services secured for this event. Limos, Sedans, SUV’s, Mercedes Sprinters, and Mini Coaches available.
Contact Nicole French at 612-331-7433 or nfrench@premiertrans.com for pricing and availability.

 

Our Generous Sponsors: 

Interested in learning about SPONSORSHIP?

Want to get MORE exposure to the events community? Become a Star Awards Sponsor! View information on sponsorship levels and benefits

Contact jessica@ilea-msp.org today!

 

 Thank you to these committed SPONSORS for your support!

MEDIA PARTNER

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

 

PROGRAMS SPONSOR

 

BAR SPONSOR

 

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 PLATINUM SPONSORS


 

  

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GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

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SILVER SPONSORS

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Bronze Sponsors

 

AVANT DECOR 

COPPER SPONSORS

 

DAVID FARR MAGIC

COPPERSMITH PHOTOGRAPHY 

DJ OMAUR BLISS, RHODEY STARK EVENTS

EMI AUDIO

FARINA BAKING COMPANY

EVENT LAB

FULTON BREWING

HENLEY AUDIO

GUILD ART

ICE OCCASIONS

KEVIN HALLS - HALLS OF MAGIC

JOE SZURSZEWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

LIQUID MOTION

KOEHLER & DRAMM

NORSEMAN DISTILLERY

LINEN EFFECTS

THE BRAND BOOTH

MINNESOTA ICE

 

PHILLIPS WINE & SPIRITS

 

PLAYATTA

 

ROCKET SCIENCE EVENTS

 

THE SEATERY

 

ULTIMATE EVENTS

 

UPTOWN VALET

 

URBANE APERTURE

 

VINOCOPIA

 

  

 

Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy:  Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

Photo Disclaimer:  Please be aware that by attending an ILEA MSP event, you consent to your likeness being used by ILEA, without compensation, in photographs for marketing purposes. Please let us know if you do not wish to be subject to the foregoing. 

Tickets

$85.00 Star Awards Discounted Member Ticket
$105.00 after 12:00 am April 10

$100.00 Star Awards Guest Ticket
$120.00 after 12:00 am April 10