About ILEA Membership

ILEA membership provides the types of resources and guidance that best address your current challenges and goals of managing your event business. Whether you’re experienced and pursuing additional competency in other event disciplines or seeking to influence thought leadership within the industry, ILEA members will follow a membership “path” as their professional needs evolve.

Here’s what you get:
  • Access to the wisdom of a broad member collective who plan and execute over 1 million special events each year –the brightest, most accomplished creative event professionals in the industry who execute some of the world’s most recognized live events.
  • Experience stimulating ideas and knowledge sharing with other creative event professionals from around the world at the annual ILEA Live conference.
  • Establish your professional network and connect with new business opportunities by getting involved in one of ILEA’s 51 international chapters.
  • Learn how exceptional creative event professionals improve and extend their achievements and drive continued innovation in the industry with ILEA’s Esprit Awards and Spirit of Excellence Awards.
  • Receive up-to-date deadline information for the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation—keep updated on all of the information needed to gain your CSEP designation and show potential employers or clients that you are committed to the craft.
  • Use the ILEA Member Directory to find and connect with fellow creative events professionals around the world for advice and support.
  • Find resources, toolkits and tip sheets to grow your new client pipeline, increase revenue and manage the day-to-day tasks of running a business - available only to ILEA members.​
  • Take your job or candidate search in the right direction by exploring the ILEA Career Center.
  • Save on high-quality products and services that add value to your event with the ILEA Affinity and Discount Programs.
Join now and make valuable connections with creative event professionals and mentors that extend beyond your backyard.