ISES Austin 
Creative Event Professionals

February Dates You're Sure to LOVE!

Monday, February 10 ISES Austin Committee Meetings & Happy Hour 

Mix and mingle with your fellow ISES Austin members at our monthly FREE happy hour.  This month we'll be at the new Austin location of Uncle Julio's for discount drinks, food specials and surprises.


Come Early at 5:00 p.m. and get involved with a committee or come at 6:00 p.m. to just get social.  We're hanging out until at least 8:00 p.m.

Educational Meeting featuring Kenneth Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM, President of POP Kollaborative and ISES Calgary 
Tuesday, February 25 from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Hyatt Regency

We'll have the opportunity to hear from one of the best designers in our industry.  The winner of 11 Esprit Awards, Biz Bash Recognition & 7 Gala Awards his website refers to him as a "Mad scientist in a lab coat designed by Tom Ford."

This promises to be an amazing educational opportunity you don't want to miss.  If you really want a deeper dive with Ken, there will be a master's brunch for the first 10 people to reserve (for a slightly higher cost) beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Watch your email for the invite and link to register. 

Destination ISES is heading to the San Antonio & the Texas Star Awards to cheer on our Austin nominees 
Come join us for an amazing time at the Texas Star Awards. The awards recognize those professionals in Texas who have excelled in their respective event discipline throughout the year. They offer multiple entry categories that represent the different disciplines within the events industry. Come rub elbows and celebrate with the best event pros in Texas! 

Ride with your fellow ISES Austin Members on the Shuttle and have adult beverages on the trip.   
Pay in advance for $10 round trip or $20 at the bus 
Departs from the slaughter/35 Walmart parking lot at 3:15. 
Shuttle sponsored by The Sweet Adventure wine tours 
Adult beverages sponsored by Austin Beer Works 
Tequila sponsored by Dragon Spirits Marketing

For more information & to reserve your seat contact Nick Streeby, Director of Allied Partnerships for ISES Austin.

LOVE to the following ISES Austin Members for their recent accomplishments!

Congratulations to the nominees for the prestigious Texas Star Award:

Congratulations to The County Line BBQ for being recognized as one of the 100 Best BBQ Restaurants by Barbecue America Rankings.  


Congratulations to Alfred of Alfred's Catering & Event Planning for his recent win as Austin's Caterer of the Year for 2013 by the NACE Austin Chapter.   


At the NEAWP Gala ISES Austin members Lori Schneider of The Cupcake Bar was honored as Vendor of the Year and Andy Sams of Andy Sams Photography won Member of the Year.   


And, our newest ISES Austin Members for you to welcome at our next event:  




We'd LOVE to showcase your talent on the ISES Austin Website



We're updating the ISES Austin website gallery with new pictures of our member's work.  Do you want to showcase some of your work?  Submit it to 



Ways you can show your ISES pride & LOVE



Get involved with your ISES Austin chapter by serving on the board.  Want to learn more about serving on the ISES Austin Board of Directors?  Talk to any of the current board members about the job.  Let President Elect Kevin know by emailing him at



Do you want to help judge another chapter's awards?  It's a great way to prepare yourself to submit an application in the upcoming ESPRIT awards.  Seeing how others write submissions is good reconnaissance for crafting your own entry.  Contact VP of Programs & Education Kevin at



Stay Connected to ISES Austin

Use Your ISES Austin membership to its full potential!  Each month you'll receive the ISES Austin newsletter.  As an ISES Austin member, we want to make sure you're kept up-to-date on everything our local chapter of ISES has to offer. Every month we'll send you the news and event highlights to make sure you get the latest on chapter events, membership benefits, industry resources and much more.

We want to feature you on our various social sharing channels!  As an ISES Austin member take advantage of this great benefit to boost your profile within our event community, help your SEO AND get recognition for your hard work.  Send your news-worthy items, pictures and kudos to 


ISES Austin Communications Team
VP of Communications: Michele Schwartz, The Modern Jewish Wedding 
Director of Communications: Lori Schneider, The Cupcake Bar 

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