Benefits of Membership

Being successful is about the investment you are willing to make in yourself. Investing in ISES through membership and involvement offers you a host of benefits for professional development and recognition through strategic alliances, as well as access to an unparalleled network of event professionals around the world.

Career Enhancement
Through our monthly programs, you will learn about industry topics and trends that will help you gain relevant skills to grow your knowledge base. These programs offer great opportunities to network with local event professionals who can become your event team partners on future projects. As a member, you will receive members-only benefits including discounted access to these programs and first communication of new local industry job postings

Continuing Education Opportunities
Educational opportunities are not limited to local monthly meetings. You have the opportunity to attend EventWorld: An Institute for Professional Development, ISES’ international education conference held each August at a member-only rate. Here you can experience hands-on training, well-known industry speakers and educators, networking and more at this yearly international conference.

Membership also automatically includes a free subscription to Special Events Magazine every month for the entire year.

As an ISES member, you gain instant international recognition as an industry professional. Your name and company will be listed in the ISES global directory and on the ISES international website so that future clients and ISES members can find you and the services you provide. You are able to submit your work for award recognition for the ISES Esprit Awards (international awards competition). Gain your Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation, the hallmark of professional achievement in the special events industry, and truly set yourself apart in the field.

Strategic Alliances = Discounted business services and exclusive savings

ISES members receive discounts for a number of special event business services including Fed-Ex/Kinko’s, DHL shipping, Alamo, Staples, EarthLink Web Hosting and Shaker Group, Inc. Click here for details.

Membership Application PDF