ILEA Austin Day of Education 2023

When:  Jan 29, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM (CST)
Associated with  Austin, Texas Chapter

ILEA Day of Education is Back!!

But this year we are giving you two days instead of one!

ILEA Austin is encouraging all event industry professionals to LAUNCH! Go into the unknown, try things you have never done before, and be pioneers in this new event world landscape.

We have put together an incredible lineup of professional speakers captaining us on this journey.

There are multiple ticketing options for everyone, so pick whichever days works best for your schedule!

Coming from out of town? No worries, we have a room blocks available at multiple locations - see details at bottom.


Join us Sunday, January 29th from 6-7 pm for our Keynote Speaker Gay Gaddis, CEO of Gay Gaddis, LLC and Founder of T3 Advertising and then a Welcome After Party to follow at KMFA Studios.

Then we will welcome you back to KMFA Studios on Monday, January 30th from 8am - 5pm for an all day education adventure with a happy hour to follow!

Register for the free happy hour here:

Speakers Include:

Gay Gaddis - Gay Gaddis, LLC - "Step Up, It's Time. The World Is Ready."

Dr. Melissa Murphy - The Pitch Academy - "Pitch-ology: The Art and Science of Persuasive Speaking"

Cindy Lo - RED VELVET - "Mini MBA in Business Survival for Small Business Owners"

Amy Kuntz - Hawthorne and Poppy Events - "It's Boundaries, Bitches"

Becky Navarro - Pearl Events - "Can I Buy You a Coffee? Luxury Events: How to do them. How to get them."

John Daly - The University of Texas at Austin - "Bolstering Your Interpersonal Effectiveness"

Vanessa Joy - Vanessa Joy Photography - "Instagram Crash Course"

Armando Seledon, CSEP - Visit San Antonio - "Markup vs. Margin"

Lauren Chumbley - Eclipse Event Co. - "Austin Wedding Planners are in a PR Crisis"

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Panel

Panelists Include:

Autumn Rich - Panacea Collective

Michael Bond - Premier Entertainment

Michael Davis - Michael T. Davis Photography

Lauren Chumbley - Eclipse Event Co.

Jordan Flowers - Jordan Flowers Events

Megan Tuberville - Root Cellar Catering

Ariel Gonzales-Kfoury - Sweet Treets Bakery

This event will be out of this world and we hope you join the crew and journey with us to a new event industry atmosphere. More details coming soon!

ILEA Member Registration:

$175 - Sunday and Monday

$125 - Monday Only

$100 - Sunday Only

Future Member Registration:

$200 - Sunday and Monday

$150 - Monday Only

$100 - Sunday Only

Last Day for Ticket Sales is JANUARY 24th at 11:00AM CST. No walk-up tickets available.

Thank you to all our sponsors!

Cash sponsors:
Fab Green Dot, Eclipse Event Co., LOOT Rentals, Planning Hub, and Game Plan Entertainment

In Kind Sponsors:
KMFA, Heard Global, Soho Catering, Panacea Collective, BoothEasy, Elite Marquee Austin Balloon Collective, Misty Ranae Photography

Optional Donation to ILEA Austin is much appreciated.


Hotel accommodations -

***Holiday Inn Express Austin Downtown***

Please see the instructions below:

  • Click there for Holiday Inn Express Room block
  •  Click "Book Now
  •  Enter Your Needed Dates (1/29/2023-1/31/2023)
  • Your Group Code "ILE" will automatically be applied under the Rate Preference drop box. Make sure the Travel Agent option is unselected. Leave everything else as is and click search. 

***AirBnb - Mint House at the Hatchery***

Studio @ $185 per night (standard rate is $265)

1-BR Loft @ $215 per night (standard rate is $300) 

***Hotel Ella***

To see/book available and discounted rooms, visit our guest portal.


41 Navasota St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Deseree Hierholzer

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