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President's Letter

 

 

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Ilea Live Scholarship

Creativity. Innovation.  Collaboration.  Here's your chance to attend to the 2017 ILEA Live conference in Calgary!  
ILEA MSP is pleased to offer offer a scholarship opportunity to the 2017 ILEA Live conference to be held in Calgary, Alberta Canada from August 10-12, 2017.  
 
What is ILEA Live?
ILEA Live is the annual ILEA International sponsored industry conference. Each year, international members of the ILEA community are invited to participate in a conference designed to promote industry specific education, networking opportunities and industry awards (Spirit of Excellence and ILEA Espirit Awards). To learn more about ILEA Live, please visit www.ILEAHUB.com.
 
Who is eligible?
Any ILEA MSP member in good standing, excluding Board members.  
 
What will the Scholarship Recipient Receive?
  • $825 towards choice of Education Package, Airfare or Lodging at hotel
Please note:  Scholarship recipients are required to to attend designated educational sessions at each session time period and to write a blog posting describing their 2017 ILEA Live education experience.
To apply for this scholarship, submit in 500 words or less why you would like to attend the 2017 ILEA Live conference.  Email submissions to presidentelect@ilea-msp.org by Friday, July 14, 2017

 

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Program Review

Nick Peter

Event Manager

McNamara Alumni Center

Lowry to Loring Summer Saunter

ILEA Members gathered last month to celebrate the previous program year and to network with guests and friends.  This gathering is always a popular one that we all look forward to! 


The afternoon began in the bright and trendy spot of Esker Grove at the Walker Art Center.  The space was vibrant and energetic as guests chatted about spring success and summer events still ahead.  Many of us enjoyed a cocktail from the well-curated menu featuring both traditional and contemporary selections. 


The conversation did not cease, as we all were asked to start heading towards our next destination. The group was led through the newly opened Sculpture Garden as a few people paused to capture the Instagram view of Spoonbridge and Cherry - a Minneapolis icon that has been closed for the last year while the Sculpture Garden has been under renovation.  We then crossed the Irene Hixon Whitney pedestrian bridge and were treated to the luscious birds-eye view of Loring Park. 


Finally the group arrived at Bar Lurcat, where we were greeted not only with a happy hour selection of cocktails, but also an assortment of cheeses, their famous french fries and béarnaise sauce, and warm, cinnamon-sugar donuts.  A perfect ending to a summer afternoon; but more than an ending, I know there were many beginnings and connections formed, which is what makes our event community so creative and strong.


 


 

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ILEA YEAR IN REVIEW


 

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2017 Esprit Awards Nominees

Congratulations to all the ILEA MSP Esprit Awards Nominees:

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
BeEvents
ILEA Chapter: Minneapolis/St. Paul


 

BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY

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


BEST SOCIAL EVENT (NON-WEDDING) (OVER $ 75,000 USD)

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


See the full list of nominees HERE


 

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Thank You to our Strategic Sponsors!

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