Welcome to ILEA, Hampton Roads Chapter!
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Hampton Roads Chapter brings special event professionals together for education and networking opportunities.
Hampton Roads is named after the Earl of Southampton, a leader in the London Company that financed English colonization in Virginia between 1607-1624. The "roads" refers to a place where a ship can ride at anchor, relatively safe from displacement by strong currents or storms. Today Hampton Roads is a cultural region with a rich and vibrant events community.
ILEA Hampton Roads meets on a monthly basis at various venues throughout the region and outlying areas. Guest speakers share their expertise on a wide range of educational topics vital to the industry as a whole.
Meetings provide the perfect opportunity to network and serve as a showcase for our members. For most programs, non-members are welcome to attend our events. If you are interested in attending a meeting and wish to receive information on upcoming events, click here to sign up for our mailing list.