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ILEA Sets Spring Connects Up North Meeting for Event Professionals

Group set to merge Detroit and Northern Michigan chapters and form statewide organization

By Kathy Gibbons

Tiffanie Rosier, GCDF, owner and CEO, AllStar Photobooth LLC / CREDIT Courtesy of ILEA Detroit

Recharge. Rebuild. Results. Rejuvenate. Reconnect. Those are the themes when ILEA Connects Up North with a day of education at Bay Harbor near Petoskey on April 25-26. The immersive and interactive workshop experience for event professionals will feature a lineup of expert speakers offering insights for business, office, career, and relationships, says Connie Seibt, director of sales and operations for E3 Detroit and International Live Events Association Detroit president elect.

“We wanted to provide a good education element to our attendees in a time where they can turn around and use this information as we approach the busy season, typically May to October,” Seibt says. “We wanted to provide our attendees with speaker presentations to help them in this … post-super-busy time we are currently in.”

Karen Gordon, executive vice president and founding team member, Goodshuffle / CREDIT Courtesy of ILEA Detroit

Speakers include Tiffanie Rosier, owner and CEO of AllStar Photobooth, whose session is titled “Reconnect—Finding Balance in Your Business.” Kevin White, chief strategist for XPL, will address the theme, “Refocus—Unlock Your Growth.” Karen Gordon, executive vice president and founding team member of Goodshuffle, is offering a talk on “Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Make Your Job Easier.”

Kevin White, CSEP, chief strategist, XPL / CREDIT Courtesy of ILEA Detroit

Registration includes lunch, along with a progressive dinner featuring strolling mini classes plus a tour of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts followed by an afterglow. Day two brings some self-care and self-reflection leading into breakfast and roundtable discussions among attendees.

Registration is now open. Click here.

The event comes at a time when ILEA Detroit is in the process of merging with the northern Michigan ILEA chapter to become ILEA Michigan. “We are trying to bridge the Detroit area event community with the northern Michigan event community and have it under one umbrella,” Seibt explains. “We feel this helps us both locally and it helps ILEA International with gaining more members and in a more diverse geographical reach.

“We are open to anyone and everyone in the state to be involved, but we are focusing our event locations on just northern Michigan and Detroit metro for now. Our goal is to spread into western Michigan as well.”