March 2018

President's Report

Dear friends of ILEA DC,

On November 6, the new ILEA DC board stood before a group of current members and interested folks at Hotel Hive and shared our vision for the chapter: to help make our local event community more professional, more creative, more supportive, and better respected. We promised you quality, DC-specific content with practical application.

Since then, we’ve hosted two webinars on mastering social media in live events and negotiating hotel contracts, a panel discussion luncheon on minimizing food waste, and a membership info session. At our board retreat in January, we made plans to host monthly events for the rest of 2018, including at least two additional webinars, five in-person content-based educational meetings, one general membership meeting, and two exciting networking events. Our membership has grown by 27% since November, and our financial house is in order.

We’re working on connecting more with the event education programs in the DC area by hosting two workshops on hiring and getting hired on Monday, March 19, and we will host our First Annual Live Event Luminaries Dinner on Monday, April 2. You won’t want to miss these incredible events.

We know we’re all busy event professionals who also hope to keep a modicum of a personal life. We believe that our upcoming programming is worth your valuable time, and look forward to seeing you in person soon.

Warm regards,
Sarah Cissna, CSEP
President
Greater Washington, DC Chapter
International Live Events Association

 

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Upcoming Events

DC’S GOT TALENT – SKILLS FOR HIRING AND GETTING HIRED

March 19, 2018
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM

The George Washington University School of Business
Ric and Dawn Duquès Hall, 6th Floor, 2201 G St NW
Washington, DC 20052
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Learn the skills your need to hire your next dream employee, or land your next dream job, in the local live events industry.

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FIRST ANNUAL LIVE EVENT LUMINARIES DINNER

April 02, 2018
5:45 PM to 10:30 PM

Beginning at The Plaza at CityCenterDC
H Street NW between 9th and 10th Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
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A progressive dinner with some of the area’s most respected live event professionals at three of CityCenterDC’s top restaurants

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Event Recap

THE CREATIVE WAY TO NEGOTIATE HOTEL CONTRACTS

In this February 12, 2018 webinar, the incomparable Judy Brillhart, CSEP, PBC taught us all the insider information hotels don’t want you to know! Missed it? ILEA DC members can watch the webinar recording in the ILEA DC Member Area.

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DON'T GET WASTED!

Did you know that no one has ever been sued for donating food after an event? On January, 29, 2018, we learned that’s one of the biggest misconceptions that holds companies back from donating excess food post-event. Thank you to Dave Evans, Samantha Kenny, Suzanne Morrell, and Kate Urbank for all of their insights.

 

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INFORMAL ILEA DC INFORMATION SESSION

In December 18, 2017, we shared everything that makes ILEA stand out from the rest at an informal membership information session.

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MASTERING THE ART OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIVE EVENTS AND BUSINESS

In this November 28, 2017 webinar, D. Channing Muller of DCM Communications taught us why people visit each social media platform, the best content on each, and how to generate leads that feed the sales funnel for YOUR business or upcoming event.

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ILEA International News

Mark your calendar for ILEA Live in Denver August 16-18!  Registration opens soon.  Check out ilealive.com for more details as they become available.

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Career Opportunities

Select’s Design & Production division is looking to hire an experienced Event Producer. Standard office hours are 9 – 5 Monday through Friday in Laurel. The base salary ranges from $55,000 - $75,000, however a candidate with exceptional experience/skills and a strong network/book of business in Baltimore and D.C. could be offered more. Details on how to apply are available on the ILEA DC website.


ILEA DC is committed to helping grow local live events businesses and to developing the talents and careers of local industry professionals. If you have a career opportunity you would like to share with our community, consider submitting it at ileadc.org/jobs. Career opportunities are published on the ILEA DC website and circulated via our email newsletter and social media channels, which reach over 2,000 area live events professionals. Current ILEA DC Members can submit career opportunities free of charge. Non-members may submit a job opportunity for a nominal $50 fee.

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