About ILEA Houston

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world. For creative events professionals who seek deeper connections with like-minded individuals, ILEA provides the education and collaborative networking opportunities that achieve creative experiences.

Unlike other professional organizations in the “meetings” space, ILEA is a community centered around celebrating all aspects of live event production and management so members can deliver the very best work to their clients. ILEA members include event planners/producers, caterers, meeting planners, decorators, audio-visual technicians, convention coordinators, entertainers, educators, journalists, photographers, hotel sales managers and other professional disciplines.

Our Mission

The Mission of ILEA is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries. To that end, we strive to…   

  • Uphold the integrity of the special events profession to the general public through our Principles of Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • Acquire and disseminate useful business information
  • Foster a spirit of cooperation among its members and other special events professionals, and…
  • Cultivate high standards of business practices.