International Live Events Association
Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter
P.O. Box 582233
Minneapolis, MN 55458

ILEA International


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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.


Welcome to ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul

We represent and support more than 5,000 members globally–
Our members range from planners, vendors, venues, marketing and PR agencies and more to help advance the industry through community and education.
Join us and together we can build the value of live events!


Celebrating 20 Years

What does ILEA mean to you? Check out our new video celebrating our chapter.



ILEA-MSP brings home two awards from ILEA Live

Chapter of the Year 2018

Excellence in Industry and Chapter Engagement


Best Entertainment Production (Under $25,000 USD)
Justen Pohl, Enticing Entertainment

Best Public Event Entry
UNVEILED - The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event
The Wedding Guys

Best ILEA Team Effort (Over $150,000 USD)
Home Sweet Home
Gretchen Culver, Rocket Science Events
Après Party and Tent Rental
Elizabeth Partyka, Avant Décor
Josh Reitan, AV For You
Carly Van Veldhuizen, Girl Friday
Michelle Smith, Rudy's Event Rentals

View the entire list of ESPRIT award winners


The 2018 Minnesota Star Awards were handed out during a spectacular spy-themed Undercover Affair at Mystic Lake Center.

View the full list of winners here.

Upcoming Programs and Events

2018-2019 Program Schedule

Jan 15

Publishing Power: How to make the most of your weddings

An afternoon rich with tips and tricks from industry leaders
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