For General Membership questions, please contact the membership committee at

Are You Interested In Becoming A Member?

By joining you gain access to an ever-expanding educational and networking resource to answer your questions. Well-known special event professionals who have practical know-how that can help you with your business -- ILEA Members, can answer Professional questions and more! Remember that in any profession, information and advancement go hand-in-hand.

ILEA provides more ways than ever to enhance your professional development through:

  • Educational programming
  • Extensive resources
  • Networking

If you are interested in more information about the Detroit Chapter of the International Live Events Association, please contact  the membership committee at or click here to learn more about the ILEA organization and to access the Membership Application.

Are You A Member Who Wants To Become Active?

We would love to have your involvement in an ILEA Detroit Committee!
See below for information on each committee and more about becoming involved.


The goals and objectives of the communications committee are to develop a cohesive branded message in tandem with ILEA International Headquarters by disseminating information locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. These goals and objectives are accomplished through the utilization of tools such as the ILEA Detroit Web site, newsletter, e-mail and various other media outlets. The committee is also charged with reaching as many current and prospective industry members with informative and timely information and news with regard to the ILEA Detroit Chapter and the special events industry.

To join this committee contact:

Le'Trice Penn, VP of Communications


The membership committee attracts new members, helps to maintain the membership database of current and prospective members for an organization, keeps all membership materials current, and oversees membership renewal efforts. The committee is the first contact for new members and is available to answer questions with regard to chapter meetings benefits and services. Membership also sends welcome packets to new members, maintains member records and administers new member orientation during chapter meetings. The committee works to increase overall membership growth, membership diversity, meeting and event attendance and chapter participation through a variety of member benefits, programs, services and activities.

To join this committee contact:

Tracy Anne Lindsay, VP of Membership

Programs and Education

The programs and education committee works to develop programs that contain educational and networking opportunities for ILEA Detroit members. The committee develops, directs and plans education programs and monthly meetings, workshops, and seminars. In addition, programs and education is responsible for implementing the CSEP certification program by providing information and coordinating study groups. This committee also works with venues and partners with suppliers and sponsors on programs.

To join this committee contact:

Nicholas Hardy, VP of Programs and Education


ILEA International Website: HTTP://WWW.ILEAHUB.COM/

Includes valuable information like:

  • ILEA Career Center
  • ILEA Community Pages
  • ILEA Finder Service
  • ILEA Speaker Database
  • ILEA Affinity Program

ILEA Live! - Produced by the International Live Events Association, ILEA Live has been created to deliver an inspirational experience that will provide a platform from which to stimulate ideas and share knowledge with other creative professionals from around the world. The content and design of ILEA Live is totally unique, and centers on the role of creativity and creative thought in delivering live event experiences. ILEA Live is inspired by thought leaders from a range of creative industries, including event planning and production, film, fashion, music, art and design.

Special Events Magazine- all members receive a subscription to this publication included in their membership dues.

The Special Event Show-ILEA Supported, visit for more information

Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)- The CSEP designation is the hallmark of professional achievement in the special events industry. It is earned through education, performance, experience, and service to the industry. Moreover, the CSEP can make you more attractive to potential clients and employers by demonstrating that you are the best professional you can be. It is recognized and respected worldwide.