Enhance your network. Explore the latest trends. Expand your knowledge. All in one place: ISES Eventworld® 2011.

Make August 4-6, 2011, three of the most fun-packed, education-rich and experience-enhancing days you'll have all year. This is the one conference that event professionals should not miss.

Our host city is St. Louis, Missouri, the traditional “Gateway to the West.” Our hotel is the Union Station Marriott, a historic hotel and architectural gem conveniently attached to dining and shopping and located near many of the city's major attractions.

Here you can make the education connections necessary to enhance your career — no matter if you're an industry veteran or just getting started — ISES has something for everyone! Have those frank discussions about the wins and challenges in your career with people who understand: other industry professionals who are down in the same trenches as you are, fighting the same battles. You'll not only get value from the education sessions but also the chance to participate in invaluable networking opportunities that will last you a lifetime, as you learn from industry experts.

Although education is the focus of ISES Eventworld® 2011, anyone who has attended in the past knows there's no shortage of exciting activities to help you celebrate your successes with other industry professionals!

You certainly won't want to miss the Welcome Event and 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Event at the City Museum, housed in the 600,000-square-foot former International Shoe Co. factory.

Make sure to visit the ISES Connections Lounge, featuring a relaxing atmosphere for you to plan your day over a coffee or digest what you've learned at the end of the day with friends. And don't forget to celebrate with ISES at the ISES Annual General Meeting and the Spirit of Excellence Awards! This year's annual meeting is free!

Last but not least, come celebrate the accomplishments of fellow event professionals at the ISES Esprit Awards Celebration, where you can see the most creative ideas in the industry in action! Just turn the page for the full list of nominees, and you will quickly see that your ISES colleagues represent the finest work in special events worldwide. See you in St. Louis!

ISES INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIETY

401 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611 USA

T: 800/688-4737

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Presenting the 2011 ISES Esprit Award Nominees Winners will be named at ISES Eventworld on Aug. 6 in St. Louis

BEST CREATIVE SOLUTION

  • BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY

    “The CRV Experience Employee Chandelier”

    BEST INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION

    Ryan Hanson, CSEP, BeEvents

    BEST INDUSTRY INNOVATION

    Matthew Trettel, The Wedding Guys®

  • BEST GREEN SOLUTION

    “Going Big Fast!”

    BEST CATERED EVENT

    Sara Hunt, CSEP, AT&T Park

  • BEST MARKETING/DESIGN COLLATERAL (UNDER $25,000)

    “UPS Logistics: Live in Chicago”

    BEST MARKETING/DESIGN COLLATERAL (OVER $25,000)

    Scott Ihrig, IM Creative

BEST EVENT SUPPORT SERVICES

  • BEST EVENT FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (UNDER $75,000)

    “A Tribute to Ryan and His Legacy”

    BEST EVENT FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ($75,000 - $200,000)

    Leigh Anne Elliott, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

  • BEST EVENT FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (OVER $200,000)

    “Teddy Bear Safari”

    BEST PUBLIC EVENT

    Annette McClure, Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • BEST WEDDING (UNDER $75,000)

    “College of Medicine Celebration”

    BEST WEDDING ($75,000-$200,000)

    Shannon O'Donoghue, University of Central Florida

    BEST WEDDING (OVER $200,000)

    Dr. Mary Jo Ross, Ph. D., CSEP, CPCE, University of Central Florida, Rosen College

BEST EVENT DESIGN/DECOR (UNDER $25,000)

  • BEST EVENT DESIGN/DECOR ($25,000-$75,000)

    “Special Events Institute”

    BEST EVENT DESIGN/DECOR (OVER $75,000)

    Jill Moran, CSEP, Jsmoran, Special Event Planning & Management

BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

  • BEST VIDEOGRAPHY

    “Mix on Wheels-Music in Motion”

    BEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTION

    Charles Miles, Mix On Wheels

  • BEST SOCIAL EVENT (NON-WEDDING) (UNDER $75,000)

    “POWER UP! JuiceBar Charging Station!”

    BEST SOCIAL EVENT (NON-WEDDING) (OVER $75,000)

    Debra Roth, Moss Inc.

  • BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM (UNDER $250,000)

    “PlayMotion Tailor-Made”

    BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM (OVER $250,000)

    Kelly Smink, Amusement Masters

BEST CORPORATE EVENT (UNDER $75,000)

  • BEST CORPORATE EVENT ($75,000-$200,000)

    "The Enchanted Fairy Forest"

    BEST CORPORATE EVENT (OVER $200,000)

    Merryl Brown, Merryl Brown Events

  • BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION (UNDER $25,000)

    “Six-Shooter Saturday”

    BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION ($25,000-$75,000)

    Jocelyn Flanagan, CSEP, E=mc2 Event Management Inc.

  • BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION (OVER $75,000)

    “Conscious Catering- Keeping it Green, Local and Fresh”

    BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT (UNDER $75,000)

    Stacey Hoyt, CSEP, Stacey Hoyt Events

BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT ($75,000-$200,000)

  • BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT (OVER $200,000)

    “Boots and Bordeaux”

    the credits

    ISES EDITORIAL TEAM AND STAFF

    Vince Corona, Creative Cuisine

  • “Breakfast at Tiffany's”

    Dee Haddad, CSEP, Thomas Caterers of Distinction Inc.

  • “Anthology”

    Tera Hammonds, Catering By Design

  • “Le Salon at Sunglow Ranch”

    Bonny Katzman, BK Design

  • "Double Celebration 5th Anniversary/50th Birthday Party!"

    Helena Pasquarella, 3D Cheeze

  • "Heavy Metal"

    Patricia Weiner, Plan-It Parties

  • "Happiness Shared"

    Kate Berglund, KB design LLC

  • “NFS Awards Conference”

    Rick Jobe, Jobe & Associates

  • "MINDJAM"

    Ken Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM, CEC, POP Kollaborative Inc.

  • “The World Equestrian Games”

    Anthony Lyons, Premier Tenting Solutions & Events Rentals

  • “Wedding On Ice”

    Pamela Patsavas, CSEP, Freeman

  • “Alice In Wonderland”

    Jose Ramirez, Backdrops Beautiful

  • "125 Birthday Party"

    Melissa Lee Robinson, St. Edward's University

  • “50th Anniversary Gala”

    Bob Tomasso, The Phoenixville Foundry

  • “Dreambuilder's Ball”

    Desiree Wilson, Vangard Inc.

  • “175th Anniversary Gala — What's Family?”

    Jill Moran, CSEP, Jsmoran, Special Event Planning & Management

  • "College of Medicine Celebration"

    Shannon O'Donoghue, University of Central Florida

  • “DCHC 10th Anniversary Donor Dinner”

    Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Company

  • “Celebrate!”

    David Merrell, AOO Events

  • “The Silver Wish Ball — 25th Anniversary Gala Fundraising Celebration”

    Carolyn Millard, ICE — International Corporate Events Pty. Ltd.

  • "Museum Opening Gala"

    Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Company

  • "It's Cool to be a Geek"

    Kelley Gillespie, CMP, CSI — Capitol Services Inc.

    Sue Jeon, CMP, CSI — Capitol Services Inc.

  • "LACSD Celebrates Mother Earth — Earth Day 2010"

    Gregory Jenkins, Bravo Productions

  • "Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival"

    Stacey Paul Barabe, CSEP, Exhilarate

  • "Dean/Harpel Wedding"

    Yvette Audrain, CSEP, CPCE, Premier Special Events

  • "An Evening in Eden"

    Patricia Gibbons, The Wedding Studio

  • "Extra, Extra!"

    Monica Richard, MBC, Detail + Design

  • "Falling Slowly"

    Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc.

  • "Midnight Love"

    Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc.

  • "An A-door-able Celebration"

    Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, Events of Distinction/Cal State University East Bay

  • "Wedding On Ice"

    Frank Andonoplas, MBC, Frank/Frank Event Design

  • "Monet's Canvas"

    Monica Richard, MBC, Detail + Design

  • "Inspired by Love, Family and Two Memorable Palm Trees"

    Sarah Schnell, Total Event Resources

    David Merrell, AOO Events

  • "Rock Star Incentive Event

    Ryan Hanson, CSEP, BeEvents

    Matthew Trettel, The Wedding Guys®

  • "Lucy Graduates"

    Rick Jobe, Jobe & Associates

  • "Chinoiserie Chic"

    Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, Events of Distinction/Cal State University East Bay

  • "Imagine Creativity"

    Danielle Childress, Fourth Wall Events

  • "Midnight Love"

    Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc.

  • "Candy Cane Wonderland"

    Erin Schulte, Exclusive Events

  • "Gala Awards Dinner and Reception — 'Alice In Wonderland'"

    Janet Elkins, EventWorks Inc.

    Elaine Herman, Kuoni Destination Management Inc.

  • "CRV Experience"

    Ryan Hanson, CSEP, BeEvents

  • "Toy Story 3 Press Junkets"

    Annette Kevranian, Method 42 Productions LLC

  • "Holiday Photos on the Fly"

    Dick Didow, Catch the Moment

  • "The Duffield/Jones Wedding"

    Meridith Walters, Photography by Walters & Walters

  • "A Week of Remembrance"

    Kristin Wienold, Event Digital Photography Inc.

  • "A Fair to Remember"

    Cara Bowen, Suburban Video

  • "No Worries: A Wedding in St. Lucia"

    Robert Ridge, Indy Visual Inc.

  • "National Museum of American Jewish History Grand Opening Gala"

    Dave Williams, CinemaCake

  • "Nocturnal — An Epic Event"

    Hyacinth Belcher, CSEP, Onstage Systems

  • "SOLUTIONS: Spirit Of The Entrepreneur"

    Janet Elkins, EventWorks Inc.

  • "MTV VMA — Video Music Awards' Stage Set"

    Debra Roth, Moss Inc.

  • "Lucy Graduates"

    Rick Jobe, Jobe & Associates

  • "Celebrate the Miracle: Miracle-on-the-Hudson First Anniversary"

    Amy Vecchione, Aventina Events

  • "The Garden Party"

    Jocelyn Flanagan, CSEP, E=mc2 Event Management Inc.

  • "Beach Party Birthday Bash"

    James Monroe, CSEP, CMP, J MONROE DESIGNS

    Carol Marks, Carol Marks Music Inc.

  • "Life is an Art Celebration"

    Sarah Schnell, Total Event Resources

    Kathleen Esterquest, Kehoe Designs

  • "TEDxAustin 2010: Play Big!"

    May Baird-Wilcock, The Simplifiers: Full Service Event Planning

    Kelley Burrus, CLINK Events

  • "A Standing Ovation for Showstopping Donor Appreciation Event"

    Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP, Accent on Arrangements

  • "NFS Leaders Conference"

    Rick Jobe, Jobe & Associates

  • "Pharma Global Leadership Meeting and New Brand Launch"

    Angela Stassi, Barkley Kalpak Associates

  • "Ready, Set … Sail!"

    Gabriele Krueger, CSI — Capitol Services Inc.

  • "Modern Medicine Comes to the Old South"

    Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP, Accent on Arrangements

  • "Crayola Glow Explosion Product Launch"

    Kate Taylor, P.W. Feats Inc.

  • "YPO Chapter Graduation"

    Jocelyn Flanagan, CSEP, E=mc2 Event Management Inc.

  • "Firehouse Restaurant 50th Anniversary"

    Ingrid Lundquist, CSEP, The Lundquist Company

  • "Academy of Motion Picture and Arts"

    Joann Roth-Oseary, Someone's in the Kitchen

  • "Nu Skin Greater China Regional Convention 2010"

    Billy Chu, On Stage Production and Consultant Limited

  • "MINDJAM"

    Ken Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM, CEC, POP Kollaborative Inc.

  • "A Night at the Wang Theater"

    David Merrell, AOO Events

  • "Sex and The City 2 — Miami Premiere"

    Charles Miles, Mix On Wheels

  • "Window On The East"

    Carolyn Luscombe, CSEP, CSEM, CMP, Eclectic Events International

    Stacy & Mark Wyatt, CanadianSpecialEvents.com

  • "Celebrate Subway"

    Kelly Smink, Amusement Masters

  • "Washington Redskins' New Year's Eve Fundraiser Gala"

    Andy Kushner, Andy Kushner Entertainment

  • "ArtPrize 2010"

    Debbie Meyers, CSEP, BRAVO! Productions Entertainment Inc.

    Alexandra Sliva, New Century Dance Company

  • "Celebration of Light"

    Tahira Endean, CMP, Cantrav Services Inc.

  • "You Are the Star Gala Dinner Series"

    Janet Elkins, EventWorks Inc.

  • "Opening Ceremony of the X Paralympic Winter Games"

    Patrick Roberge, Patrick Roberge Productions Inc. (PRP Inc.)

  • "High In the Sky Opening"

    Vincent Early, CSEP, Thomas Caterers of Distinction Inc.

    Kelly Early, CSEP, Thomas Caterers of Distinction Inc.

    Scott Evans, Evans Audio Visual Technologies

    Gene Huddleson, Detail + Design

    Brooke Marino, BBJ Linen

    Larry Sauer, ENCORE Entertainment

    Jack Scafide, CORT Event Furnishings

  • "Window On The East"

    Carolyn Luscombe, CSEP, CSEM, CMP, Eclectic Events International

    Leslee Bell, Decor & More Inc.

    Shelly Stamplecoskie, Dynamic Hospitality Entertainment Group

    Stacy & Mark Wyatt, CanadianSpecialEvents.com

  • "Wine Pairing Dinner"

    Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Company

    Brian Acheson, CSEP, VIP Events Inc.

    Janet Elkins, EventWorks Inc.

    Paula Hunter, Party Reflections Inc.

    Craig Mitchell, Mitchell's Catering & Events

  • "175th Anniversary Gala — What's Family?"

    Jill Moran, CSEP, Jsmoran, Special Event Planning & Management

    Dmitriy Dribinskiy, A Dream Picture

    Larry Green, Rentals Unlimited

    Jennifer McPhee, Swizzle

    Rick Morin, The Rhythm Room

    Brian Winthrop, CMP, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

  • "The WOW Awards"

    Heather Pilcher, CSEP, Hard Rock Cafe & Live, Orlando

    Stefanie Berry, SHOWORKS Inc.

    Lindsay Cosimi, Room Service An AFR Company

    Jason Gabel, Two Left Feet Inc.

    Byron Loper, SHOWORKS Inc.

    David Peters, Event Mall/Absolute Amusements

    Dr. Mary Jo Ross, Ph. D., CSEP, CPCE, University of Central Florida, Rosen College

    Holly Steinebronn, Hello Florida!

    Richard Streitler, Flourish Floral Productions

    JC York, Wise Guys

  • "DCHC 10th Anniversary Donor Dinner"

    Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Company

    Brian Acheson, CSEP, VIP Events Inc.

    Allin Foulkrod, CSEP, Creative Visions Inc.

    Carol Klenke, Classic Party Rentals

    Bonny Katzman, BK Design

    Craig Mitchell, Mitchell's Catering & Events

  • "Hall of Mirrors"

    Richard Davis, Amaryllis Inc.

    Katie Kirby, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Bonnie Walker, Bonnie Walker Events

  • "Going Big Fast!"

    Sara Hunt, CSEP, AT&T Park

    Moises Navarro, Hartmann Studios

    Anna Spraungel, McCalls

    Linda Thompson, CMP, Cappa & Graham Inc.

  • "Revolution"

    Marla Watson-Werst, CSEP, CTA, PeaPod Group

    Chris Arredondo, Eclipse Entertainment LLC

    Dean Faulkner, LiveWire Special Events Inc.

    Cameron Fox, I Entertainment

    Ruben Gomez, Kuki Design Group

    Ivan Hall, Kuki Design Group

    Steve Hand, The HAND Company LLC

    Steve Kemble, Steve Kemble Event Design

    Marshall Leak III, Entertainment Enterprises/Diversified Media Group LLC

    Debbie Meyers, CSEP, BRAVO! Productions Entertainment Inc.

    Jason Sims, Fun Factory Events

Natalie Napoleon Wi
Volunteer Editor
Allure West Studios
natalie@allurewest.com

Amie Shak
Editor/Coordinator
ashak@smithbucklin.com

Kevin Hacke
Executive Director
khacke@smithbucklin.com

Kristin Prine
Operations Manager
kprine@smithbucklin.com

Lauren Rini
Education Coordinator
lrini@smithbucklin.com

Meghan Berger
Chapter Services Sr.Associate
mberger@smithbucklin.com

Tom McCurrie
Membership Services Associate
tmccurrie@smithbucklin.com

401 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611 USA

T: 800/688-4737

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