2018-2019 Annual Sponsors

2018-07 July Meeting - 20th Anniversary & Awards Gala

July 16, 2018
6:00 PM CDT to 10:00 PM CDT
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The Adolphus Hotel - Century Room
1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

The ILEA Dallas board and past presidents invite you to celebrate our
20th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Gala.


Please note we will have limited seating for this event. Advanced ticket purchase required and Registration ends at NOON on Friday, June 13th. No walk-ins allowed. 

Evening’s festivities will include:

-  Cocktail Reception with entertainment by Emerald City All Stars
- Networking with ILEA Dallas members & other event professionals
- 3-Course dinner prepared by the Adolphus
-  Presentation of Annual Chapter Awards
-  Brief history of ILEA Dallas (20 years in review) given by Tim Lundy (who swore in the first ISES / ILEA Board)
-  Swearing in of the new Board of Directors for 2018-2019
- After-Party with Music by Emerald City All Stars

2017-2018 Awards Include:

President's Award
Spirit Award
Pinnacle Award
Facility of the Year
Caterer of the Year
Program of the Year

** See below for complete list of nominees

About the Venue

The Adolphus Hotel

Since opening in 1912, the Adolphus has served as a Dallas icon and an integral part of the city's history and culture. In its recent restoration, the hotel's storied past if both celebrated and re-imagined, creating a sense of discovery at every turn.


The Century Room - Located on the 19th floor of the hotel, the Century Room was the epicenter of Dallas entertainment for decades. Featuring a variety of performers, from singers, bands, and orchestra to comedians and ice-skaters, a visit to the Century Room never failed to leave guests delighted. Iconic, elegant, and timelessly stylish, the legendary 19th floor ballroom has been restored to become the go-to spot for special events in Dallas. With floor-to-ceiling windows allowing ample natural light and commanding views of the city and an arched barrel vault ceiling punctuated with large brass and opaque glass globe lights, the room glows elegantly day or night. Thoughtful details like ivory paneled walls, dentil molding, and a herringbone parquet floor round out the dramatic yet classic interior.




Spirit Award Nominees
Macee Blanchard
Don Branzuela
Tori Gilbert
Stephanie Jayko
Jordan Kahn
Aaron Tharp

Pinnacle Award Nominees 
Hyacinth Belcher
Bobby Bradley
Jayna Monroe
Catherine New
India Rhodes

Facility of the Year Nominees
Gas Monkey Live
Venue Forty/50
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Hall on Dragon
The Plano Center
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Caterer of the Year Nominees
G. Texas
Macklin’s Catering
Wolfgang Puck
CN Catering
The Plano Center
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Program of the Year Nominees




July 2017

Annual Awards Gala / "CSEP Discussion Panel”
(Debbie Meyers-Shock, Terry Shields
India Rhodes, MaryEllen Miller)

     Dena Eichhorst and Randy Davis

September 2017

“Take & Tweak Design Ideas"
(Joe Mineo)

        Aaron Tharp

November 2017

Catering Creativity Thru Design Interaction”
(Ingrid Nagy, CSEP)

Tori Gilbert
and Brent Overton

January 2018

“Origins & Manifestations – Being Creative in the Modern Era" 
(Mark Wells)

Pete Willis 

March 2018

“#InstaGood – Marketing via Social Media”
(Cindy Lo, DMCP)

Tori Gilbert

May 2018

"Leadership & Operations Management – Build a Great Team”
(David Lombardo)

Terry Shields
and Aaron Tharp


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$65.00 ILEA Dallas Guest Price

$45.00 ILEA Dallas Discounted Member Price
$65.00 after 12:00 am July 10

$30.00 ILEA Dallas Student Member