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Welcome to ILEA, St. Louis Chapter!

In the Beginning there was ISES. Then there was ISES Missouri and ISES St. Louis Chapter, and now… ILEA. The International Live Events Association.

Now there is ILEA St. Louis…

As a result of the dedicated and talented effort of this group, the ILEA St. Louis Chapter is over 70 professional members and the largest international student membership in the organization, and a strong board of directors that puts us in the position to serve the industry more meaningfully than ever before and further our educational efforts. If you are interested in becoming a committee or board member for ILEA St. Louis, please reach out to us!

Presidential Message

Amanda Chasnoff Since the inception of the International Live Events Association-St. Louis Chapter, formerly International Special Events Society (ISES), our membership has pushed events in our area to new heights. The exceptional talent and genuine relationships within our organization have excelled the guest experience, created new and exciting designs, and innovation in production and execution. When I started my career in the events industry 15 years ago, ILEA was the organization that was filled with the event professionals I admired the most, the gold standard. I quickly learned this was because of the incredible educational opportunities that were presented to them. Throughout my time on the board, and now as your chapter president, I’ve seen the caliber of our events continue to grow. Learning topics covering every field of the industry, I’ve grown to appreciate the event professionals in so much deeper of a way than I expected. A new version of true pride for our hometown. And the icing on the cake, we throw great parties! We are all the luckiest folks in the world to be able to call this our career. Cheers to us, ILEA St. Louis Chapter! Now let’s see what we can do next. 


Featured Member

Marissa Lorance
Marissa Lorance - Marketing & Development Manager
St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum

A native of Springfield, Illinois, Marissa Lorance has lived in St. Louis since 2007. While completing a B.A. degree in Communications from Webster University, she participated in an internship in the marketing department of The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. Upon graduation, she was hired as the museum’s Special Events Coordinator, where she oversaw facility rentals and planned special family events. Marissa has since held numerous event-planning roles during her eight years at The Magic House. Since 2016, she has served as the museum's Marketing and Development Manager where, in addition to her ongoing facility rental responsibilities, she plans major donor events that support the museum’s fundraising efforts. She also serves as the staff liaison to two of the museum's prominent boards.

Marissa has been a member of ILEA since 2012 and currently lives in Crestwood, Missouri, with her husband, Spenser and Australian Shepherd, Louie.
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April 2019

When:  Apr 18, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CT)
Where:   The Baked Bear - STL, 6140 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63112, US
Community:   St. Louis Chapter
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May 2019

When:  May 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (CT)
Where:   The Palladium, 1400 Park Pl, St. Louis, MO, 63104, US
Community:   St. Louis Chapter
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