Networking Events

At ILEA Live, networking happens everywhere. In addition to ILEA Live’s educational offerings, the conference provides unique opportunities to connect one-on-one and build relationships during the ILEA Live opening and closing events and other off-site activities. Network with colleagues at several dedicated receptions and evening events which provide ample opportunity to connect throughout the conference. Check back for more information as it becomes available. 

Opening Event: Denver A-Z

Thursday, 16 August, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
History Colorado Center
Attire: Business Casual

Join fellow live events professionals at the History Colorado Center to kick off ILEA Live 2018. The History Colorado Center opened in 2012 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. An award-winning tourist destination and a hub for learning and entertainment, the Center houses exhibitions, public programs and events, educational programs, and unique rental spaces. Learn more about the ILEA Live 2018 destination and re-connect with friends old and new over drinks, appetizers and entertainment.

Included in full conference registration.


Esprit® Awards Gala: Soaring Higher

Friday, 17 August, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wings Over the Rockies
​Attire: Formal; Black Tie Suggested

Celebrate the achievements of creative event professionals at Wings Over the Rockies. Join us for a glamorous dinner, award presentation, and dancing and music from the Jordan Kahn Orchestra. Black tie optional but encouraged.

Requires separate ticket purchase.


Esprit Awards Gala Photo Credit Burnett Photography