2021 Programs

Making Spirits Bright

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Making Spirits Bright: Hands-On Wine Experience and Holiday Toast! presented by Charlotte Convention Center and Johnson Brothers Mutual of North Carolina.
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What’s Brewing in the QC: Sustainability Edition

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
What’s Brewing in the QC: Sustainability Edition! presented by RePour CLT, Third Rock Events, and Innovation Barn
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From Stress to Focus Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 11am - 1pm
From Stress to Focus: Lunch & Learn presented by JW Marriott & ILEA Charlotte
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Two Part Series!
We are joining forces with the ILEA Orlando Chapter to offer you two opportunities to learn more about creating virtual events!

Tuesday, October 27 | 12 - 12:45pm
The Hybrid Evolution presented by ViewStub & ILEA Orlando
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Monday, November 9 | 3 - 4:30pm
Augmenting Your Next Virtual Engagement: How to Add Color to Virtual Programming  presented by Live Events Media Group, Mosaix Group & ILEA Charlotte
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Event Nightmares
Friday, October 23, 3:30pm
We are bringing back a past event favorite - Event Nightmares! Join us virtually and come prepared to share a story about ghosts of your events past. A frightening client? Spooky weather mishaps? We want to hear it all!
Dress up in your best costume or Halloween attire because there will a PRIZE given for the best dressed!
BONUS: If you register before Monday, October 19, ILEA Charlotte will deliver a special treat to your home or office so that we can all get in the Halloween spirit together!
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What's Brewing in the QC? - New Virtual Series!
We are so excited to introduce our new virtual program series, What's Brewing in the QC? Each month we will hear from different experts in our industry as they share updates, initiatives and new ideas.

October 14 - Weddings
Brewer: Jackie Fogartie, Owner of Jackie Fogartie Events

September 23 - Tenting

Brewer: Jennifer Lowery, Sales Executive at CE Rental

August 6 - Hotel Development

Brewer: Bill McMillan, Senior Director of Sales at Visit Charlotte and the CRVA

2020 Crown Jewel
Thursday, September 17, 11:45am - 1:30pm
This year, we wanted to bring our community together to CELEBRATE live events & the people who make them happen! We showcased instead of showdown for a new twist on an iconic favorite. It was an exciting celebration of our industry!

Demo & Dine
We cooked up another collaboration with our Charlotte NACE friends! Moving Mountains Studios transported us to the Queen City Appliance kitchen. We got our aprons dirty with La Tea Da's Catering, who showewd us how to whip up a versatile fall paella. We kicked it off with a pre-event cocktail/mocktail that the whole family will love!

Purposeful Culture Change Begins with Narrative Intelligence
ILEA Charlotte partnered with NACE to host guest speaker Christina Blacken who presented “Purposeful Culture Change Begins with Narrative Intelligence.” When change occurs, most organizations struggle to maintain motivation, engagement, and goal setting through transition - primarily focusing on numbers-driven and money focused goals with no context as to why these numbers matter. In this talk, we discussed the science of story to persuade and move people to action, and the four key stories every leader must tell to create motivation, engagement, and inclusive culture during moments of transition.

Trivia Night with NACE
July's meeting was a collaboration with our friends at NACE Charlotte! Guests joined us for a game of trivia & to show off their skills! We took this virtual event to the tropics so everyone dressed in their favorite vacation outfit or changed their Zoom background to somewhere with sand & sun!