ILEA Ignite, hosted by the ILEA Southwest Region, is a three-day event in San Antonio, Texas, from August 9-11. Experience cutting-edge workshops, hear from innovative speakers, and connect with a passionate community. Reignite your passion with interactive sessions, creative activities, and sizzling performances. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of ILEA Ignite and set the event industry on fire!
This is going to be a very hot event; join us as we heat up San Antonio like never before!
Texas is hot!! And that is especially true in August when we can experience multiple 100° days in a row. Bring cool, moisture-wicking clothing, comfortable, walking shoes, and your swimsuit! The St. Anthony Hotel has a rooftop swimming pool that gives you visual access to the San Antonio skyline. So bring your poolside clothing and accessories too. This is a must-see!
We also recommend bringing a reusable water bottle. Hydration is key in the Texas heat and humidity!
All of the following event locations do provide ADA accessibility:
Valet parking is provided at the St. Anthony from $39/night. There are also many city-owned and privately-owned parking lots within walking distance from the St. Anthony Hotel.
Join us for an unforgettable experience in San Antonio! With just one price, you’ll get full access to three action-packed days of powerful connections, education, and celebration. Our event offers a unique opportunity to connect with your event community, ignite your mind with innovative ideas, and celebrate with industry professionals.
Aug 8, Arrival
Registration Opens | Cascade Room | Poolside Welcome Meetup | St. Anthony Rooftop Pool/Cascade Room
Aug 9, Leadership:
Powerful Connections! Designed for ILEA Leadership to connect about hot topics, hot buttons, and best practices to run a successful chapter. Incoming leadership members are encouraged to attend.
We’ll have a hot, happening party at Peacock Alley in St. Anthony Hotel to welcome everyone to beautiful San Antonio.
Aug 10, Day of Education:
Day of Education- Heat up the conversation with a day of education featuring innovative industry speakers and educational seminars. The discussions will ignite your mind and spark a flame for innovation.
Esprit Awards and Celebration:
Live and in-person, the Annual Esprit Awards are back! Join your nominated friends and colleagues for an awards dinner and afterparty in San Antonio.
Aug 11, Farewell Brunch:
Farewell Brunch with good food and sizzling entertainment.
Fabulous connections.Christa Horis
Building quality connections.Jen Bertoline
Support of like-minded, giving event professionals.Mark Wells
My relationships.Larry Green
The connections and friends I've made.David Merrill
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