About ILEA Seattle

ILEA Around the Globe

Facts & Info


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 influential live events around the world. 

ILEA is a community centered around celebrating all aspects of live event production and management. This enables our members to deliver the very best work to their clients through collaboration, thought-leadership and idea sharing.

ILEA members include event planners/producers, caterers, meeting planners, decorators, audio-visual technicians, convention coordinators, entertainers, educators, journalists, photographers, hotel sales managers and more.

Are you a creative event professional looking to connect with like-minded peers and make a difference in the industry? Begin your journey today!


Our mission is to ensure a thriving and global creative events profession by providing our members and stakeholders with:

  • Collaborative networking

  • Education and professional development

  • Inspiration

  • Outward awareness and credibility

Our vision expresses our place in the world. It captures our reason for being and defines our direction as an association.

We are the principal association representing the Creative Events Professional, globally.  

ILEA Seattle

Members of a local chapter are connected to thousands of cities and professionals around the globe, creating a network of partnerships and knowledge as the event-world moves into the future. The creativity within the membership helps to promote and inspire fellow members and working together to enhance the individual, company, city, and organization. Become a member of ILEA Seattle to get the best of Seattle event industry networking, where you can build relationships with other event industry professionals and expand your own professional career.

ILEA Seattle was est. in 2002, we're celebrating our 21st anniversary!