The International Special Events Society recognized excellence in both chapter performance and individual achievement at its 2011-2012 ISES Spirit of Excellence Awards. The awards were presented on Aug. 3 during ISES' annual meeting, held at ISES Eventworld in Dallas.

Chapter Awards

Excellence in Chapter Communications: ISES New York Metro Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Communications Honorable Mention: ISES Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Programming and Education: ISES Calgary Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Programming and Education Honorable Mention: ISES Vancouver Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Special Projects: ISES Melbourne Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Special Projects Honorable Mention: ISES London-UK Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Membership Retention: ISES Columbus Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Membership Growth: ISES Calgary Chapter
ISES Chapter of the Year: ISES New Jersey North Chapter
USA Region/International Affiliate of the Year: ISES USA Midwest Region

Leadership Awards
Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement Award:
Joe Jeff Goldblatt, founding president of ISES
The award is based on:
  • Lengthy contribution to ISES and the industry
  • Well-respected individual
  • Individual has given selflessly to the industry
  • Individual is highly ethical and above reproach
  • Individual maintains participation in the industry

Excellence in Membership Recruitment
Morgan Steel Connacher, New York Metro Chapter
Mitchell Crosby, Coastal South Carolina Chapter
Karin Hoogland, Edmonton Chapter

Volunteer of the Year: Steven Way, New England Chapter

Mettle Attitude Award: Kristjan Gavin, CMP, Northern California Chapter

J. Robert Graves Pioneer Award: (To honor one of the founders/pioneers of ISES. Awarded to a person who has contributed to the growth/development of the Society in the year 2011-12) Craig Delk, Coastal South Carolina Chapter

ISES was founded in 1987 during The Special Event in Dallas to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct.. ISES has grown to involve over 5,500 members active in over 54 chapters throughout the world.