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June 27rd, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kidd Epps Art Shop
906 Buchanan Street, Nashville, TN 37208

Every meeting and live event has basic A/V needs that must be met successfully. The speaker must be elevated (stage), heard (audio), seen (lighting), and displayed (video). Add in specialized sessions, evening events and scenic elements to the basics and all of a sudden you find yourself needing a LARGE budget for the proper equipment. Learn the fundamental elements of production needs and how to realistically budget for them, including the components you are forgetting to include! With the knowledge of what essential component price tags should be, you can negotiate with venue A/V companies or establish working relationships with trusted providers. The client saves money; you look like a hero and EVERYONE WINS!

DATE:        Tuesday, June 27rd
TIME:        6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
PLACE:      Kidd Epps Studio
PARKING: Self Park








Big shout out to all of the fabulous sponsors that made our
May Membership Drive Meeting a success!

White Avenue Studios for hosting in their amazing venue. Liberty Party Rental for showcasing some of their fabulous new product and giving a place to sit and talk. JD’s Music for the fantastic 90’s throwback party. Southern Sky Event Lighting, we all know how important lighting is to set the mood. Nashville Foto Bar for the coolest photo booth/bar.
G Catering for the delicious bites
(we had a twinkie carving station y'all!)
Cumberland Hospitality Group for hosting the bar. Two Bits for the cutest Honey Boo Boo signature drink. Spangler Entertainment for the old school arcade games.
Tim Friday Magic for sharing your amazing talents with us.
And Details Nashville for capturing the evening. 

We will be sharing photos and video soon!


The ILEA Story

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Announcing a new name!

It's an exciting time to be part of the live events industry. With the evolution of our growing industry and the changing landscape of the world, we are excited to officially announce our new name and brand. Please watch the brief video below that launches our new name and explains the process.

Over the next few months you will see us transition to the new brand. This applies to our website, emails and monthly meetings. 

Thanks for being a part of the most exciting industry in the world!


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