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The Future of the Industry: 20th Anniversary Kickoff

September 18, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Holden Room
147 Holden St N
Minneapolis, MN 55405

JUST ANNOUNCED!! Attend the program by live webstream - $25 for member and guests. Choose the "Live Webstream" ticket option when registering. A GoToMeeting ID will be e-mailed to you prior to the program.


10:30am - Members-only meet and greet

11:00am - Registration

11:15am - Program begins

1:00pm - Program ends / venue tours available



ILEA-MSP is celebrating our 20th anniversary and we invite you to join us for our kick-off educational program focusing on The Future of the Industry.
What is next for the live event industry? How can we, as event professionals, prepare?

Come learn and hear answers from our industry professionals focusing on technology, culinary, weddings, and event production. Join us 30 minutes before the program for an intimate meet and greet with past presidents and your ILEA board. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with experienced ILEA members and get the most out of your ILEA experience!

Meet the panel:

Moderator: Amy Zaroff, Amy Zaroff Events & Design
Creative Director, People Connector, Event Innovator and Producer of life’s most memorable experiences

Mari Carmen Obregón, The WOW Effect
The top global wedding expert from Mexico

Hal Lovemelt, Feedback
From Minneapolis, a technologist who pushes the boundaries

Keri Miller, CSEP, e=mc2 events
A creative production and design strategist from Canada

Philip Dorwart, Create Catering
A chef creating the boldest flavors in the Midwest

This program will fulfill the following core curriculum categories:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Event Planning
  • Creative Services
  • Technical Production

Registration begins at 11:00 am. Venue tours will be available after the program.

The Holden Room was constructed in 1955 to house the glass warehouse and mirror manufacturing plant of the Minneapolis-based Ford McNutt Company. Designed by the same architectural firm that completed the iconic Foshay Tower, the building was meant to last.

Ford McNutt sold the building to Brin Northwestern Glass, who occupied the building until it was purchased by Hennepin Made in 2016 to expand their glassblowing endeavors.

Encompassing 5,000 square feet, The Holden Room serves as the perfect venue for weddings and corporate events. Natural lighting and a modern, industrial aesthetic also make this clean space an excellent background for professional photography shoots.



The Holden Room is located off of I-394 near Target Field in Minneapolis and steps fromthe Lyndale Avenue Farmers Market.

On-site parking lot and metered street parking are available.


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 kow if you do not wish to be subject to the foregoing. 





















$40.00 Discounted Member Registration
$60.00 after 11:59 pm September 14

$45.00 Associate Registration - Same Company as a member
$65.00 after 11:59 pm September 14

$60.00 Guest Registration
$80.00 after 11:59 pm September 14

$25.00 Student Registration
$35.00 after 11:59 pm September 14

$200.00 Pick Six Member Ticket (Choose any 6 programs. Does not include Star Awards)
$220.00 after 11:59 pm September 14

$25.00 Live Webstream