Additional information about IDEA and its various programs may be found at:

IDEA   For over 30 years, the Information Display and Entertainment Association has been the premier professional association for individuals in the event presentation industry.  IDEA is not the best because it's been around the longest; it's been around the longest because it's the best!
Annual IDEA Conference   If you're looking to see the most recent innovations, learn cutting edge technologies and meet the movers and shakers in the industry, this is the place to be! 
Golden Matrix Awards   For over 25 years, the GMA program has recognized the finest programming in the event presentation industry.  Only the cream of the crop can receive a Golden Matrix Award, based upon specific criteria and voting by peers.
Inspire the Passion Award  

Established in 2014, the IDEA Inspire the Passion Award honors two students/interns in the game entertainment or video production industry. Upon nomination from a supervising IDEA member, students/interns are eligible to apply for the highly selective Inspire the Passion Award. The award was inspired by the passion of Jeff Schmahl, who mentored so much young talent during his career.