Why Join?


CLICK HERE for information on member benefits and discounted business services you will enjoy as an ILEA member.

Feel free to contact Jami Crouch or Glenn Smith of the ILEA Indiana Chapter at membership@ileaindiana.com or ILEA Headquarters at 1-800-688-4737 or info@ileahub.com.


ILEA Indiana is more than a membership.  Becoming a part of ILEA is an investment in YOU - both personally and professionally.  Specifically, ILEA Indiana delivers in its Core Curriculum:

The Core Curriculum is the foundation and driving force for all ILEA education products.

The Core Curriculum is comprised of Key Competencies designed to provide consistent educational frameworks for learning about the live events industry, presented in a standardized format, with content outlines that have been identified and vetted by industry experts within each discipline. Recognizing the need for differences in learning levels and cultural considerations, the outlines allow for local variations while adhering to international standards.

Consistent with the mission of the association, the focus of the Core Curriculum, is to educate cross functionally.


Which Membership Type is Best for Me?

I want to join myself – Individual Membership

This is a personal membership. Your company name and information will be listed, however, the membership is not transferable to other employees within the company. Recommended for those submitting the membership payment from a personal account or for a single proprietor.

I want to manage ILEA membership for my company – Corporate Primary Membership

Apply for this membership type if you are maintaining the membership for your company. Any additional members from your company then become eligible for the discounted Corporate Additional membership rate.

My company already has a membership and I want to join – Corporate Additional Membership

If your company already has a current Corporate Primary ILEA membership, you can add to the company membership at a discounted rate.

I work for a nonprofit – Nonprofit Membership

Nonprofit applicants must provide proof of nonprofit status in order to receive the discounted dues rate. All member benefits remain the same.

I am a student enrolled in a two or four-year program – Student Membership

Student members are required to provide proof as a full or part-time student at a two or four-year College/University program with an unofficial transcript or signed Statement by Program Coordinator / Instructor. This membership type is limited to four years.

I recently graduated from a two or four-year program – Emerging Event Professional Membership (EEP)

Recent graduates from a two or four-year accredited college or university, or those with less than five years of experience, are eligible for this discounted membership type. EEP membership is valid for three years. Applicants for the Emerging Event Professional Membership may be required to verify employment dates and/or graduation dates for eligibility purposes. 

I'm ready to commit to a long-term membership – Multi-Year Membership

Purchase membership for three years and save $50/year compared to annual membership. Any new or current full member in good standing – corporate primary, corporate additional, non-profit, or individual full member – may opt for the Multi-Year Membership option when renewing or joining during the annual full year membership period. Multi-year membership dues are not refundable at any point during the 3 year period. Membership will be valid for 3 years in accordance with ILEA’s Bylaws and Policies. 


Membership Dues

  Annual Membership Dues Extended Membership Dues
                       12 months of membership Up to 18 months of membership if you join between December and April
Individual Member $499 USD* $723.50 USD*
Corporate Primary  $499 USD* $723.50 USD*
Corporate Additional $399 USD* $623.50 USD*
Nonprofit $399 USD* $623.50 USD*
Student $50 USD $75 USD
Emerging Event Professional (EEP) $300 USD* $425 USD*

*Includes one-time application fee of $50 USD.



Still need convincing? No one can tell you why to join more than our own amazing ILEA Indiana Members. Check out what a few of our members have to say:

  • “I joined ILEA to stay informed, to network, to be involved with the events community. I got involved, I participated, I inspired and I was active in the organization. If I had not donated or got involved with ILEA Indiana in 1998, I would not have the strong business I have today. You must work the organization, don't sit back, don't stay silent! The more you get involved the more connections you make; which leads to building a stronger business and network of colleagues.” Gene Huddleston, Detail + Design & ILEA Indiana Past President
  • “Being part of ILEA has been one of the best things I have done for my career! I have met so many new people, including Indy’s Top Special Event Vendors. I have also been very excited to learn new things, and stay current with all of the hottest trends.” Jen Barenie, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown & ILEA Indiana Past President
  • "I really enjoy the opportunity to turn business relationships into friendships. That, to me, is the greatest value in ILEA over the years." Larry Sauer, Encore Entertainment
  • “The relationships have been invaluable and built my business from day one. I tell every aspiring member of the event industry that membership in event organizations is needed. The education, networking and validity it brings to a company are keys to success!” Monica Richard, Mon Amie Events & ILEA Indiana Past President
  • "When I was in my research phase for Snappening.com, I knew I wanted to become part of trade groups that represented to height of the industry. So ILEA just clearly stood out as one of these groups. I met with the president at that time and I started my plans to get involved right away." Crystal Grave, Snappening.com
  • "I regularly attended meetings years ago, but priorities changed with a full time career and a young family. I came back to ILEA, because I missed the camaraderie and networking that go hand-in-hand with ISES. Many of the event professionals I respect the most are a part of the Indiana Chapter. Plus, I am tired of experiencing the PACE Awards through text on my couch at home! Out of ILEA, I am gaining a solid professional support network and contributing my own experience in the events industry to help others build their own businesses.” Jama Finney, Cake Zen
  • “I really think being in a professional organizational is critical to a successful career. I have an undergraduate and graduate degree and value my education every day of my life! I joined ILEA because it gives me many opportunities to continually learn, to grow, to be in a professional environment, have a huge network of professionals to feed from and expects me to be my best as a professional.” Kim King Smith, Kim King Smith Events, LLC

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