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Annual Conference


Once a year, IDEA holds an industry-wide conference that deals with topics of relevance to its members. The annual conference is divided into general sessions, seminars, workshops, user groups and event-specific breakout sessions, enabling IDEA to respond to the specific needs of individual interest groups.Guest speakers are also invited to address the conference on their areas of expertise.

Through its various sessions, excursions and Allied Member Showcase, IDEA’s annual conference provides an ideal vehicle for networking with those in the industry.

Upcoming Conference

The 2016 IDEA Conference will be held in Detroit. Mark you calendar now and make plans to attend

  • Who: Professionals in the Event Presentation Industry
  • What: 34th Annual IDEA Conference
  • When: Sunday, July 10th - Wednesday, July 13th
  • Where: Motor City Hotel and Casino
  • Why: The premier gathering of event presentation professionals for over 30 years.

Future Events

The 35th Annual IDEA Conference is scheduled for July 9 - 12, 2017 in Philadelphia.

The 36th Annual IDEA Conference is scheduled for July 7 - 11, 2018 in Indianapolis.

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