Search Foundation

The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist special event professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also any catastrophic occurrence.


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Welcome to ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul

International Live Events Association is the new name for the International Special Events Society. 
We represent and support more than 5,000 members globally – live event professionals who do business together, 
share knowledge, nurture talent and progress our industry. 
Join us and together we can build the value of live events.


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ILEA Video Announcement

May is for Membership.
ILEA Membership.


One of the best perks of an ILEA-MSP membership? Our monthly programs! Education, Networking, Latest Trends, Food & Drink - you keep up on it ALL when attending. Want an added incentive? Join or Renew May 11th-20th and you are automatically entered to win one of 10 fabulous prizes including a champagne basket, free program registration and even a pair of tickets to the 2016 Basilica Block Party!

Head on over to to get signed up, have the $50 application fee waived and be entered for one of those fab prizes. Memberships are welcome all year long. But don't delay, the prize drawing entries are only being accepted until May 20th. 

Upcoming Programs and Events

It's hard to believe that we've completed a year of fantastic programming, but we have. Bear with us while we get the 2015-2016 programs schedule finalized. Check back often for updates. It's going to be a good one!

Jun 23

Northeast Pub Crawl

Our favorite social meeting of the summer...
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International Special Events Society
Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter
P.O. Box 582233
Minneapolis, MN 55458
612.677.3790 | PH + FAX

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