A New Name - A New Vision

International Special Event Society changes name to International Live Events Association.

The name change reflects the now fully global nature of the association. The more relevant term of ‘live’ is used by its members to describe the wide range of events delivered. The name change is effective immediately with a full roll out over the coming months.

Jodi Collen, ILEA President at Eventinterface “The world has changed phenomenally since the International Special Events Society was founded in 1987 and our industry has always kept up and changed with it. This is the culmination of a process that began several years ago and that will continue as our association continues to evolve,” said Jodi Collen, ILEA President.

“We are known by our global members and partners as the live events industry. ‘Live’ is quite simply the best way to express and communicate in one powerful word the fantastic energy and clarity that live events, no matter what kind, bring to human communication,” said Collen.

The change from Society to Association is equally as important; it is the root of what ILEA is all about. More than a Society, ILEA is a close-knit Association of like-minded professionals working together through trust and commitment to purpose.

Find the new ILEA website at www.ileahub.com.

About the International Live Events Association (ILEA):
ILEA (formally the International Special Events Association) was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ILEA works to join event and meeting professionals to focus on the "event as a whole" rather than its individual parts. ILEA has grown to involve more than 5,500 members active in 52 chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ILEA provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.