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Illinois Videographers Association Announces


IVA Filmmakers Expo 2011

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I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.  ~Eartha Kitt


Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes    


The Illinois Videographers Association is holding their fifth annual
Filmmakers Expo on June 28 & 29th, 2011 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in
Itasca, Illinois. This year's event once again features a blockbuster lineup of nationally known speakers and will offer something for everyone.  


For the first time, this premier IVA Filmmakers Expo will be a two day event, featuring nationally known speakers Dave Williams, Matt Bishop, Keith Anderson, Steve Zugelter, JJ Kim and Michael Gebben.


Four of our presenters have been named Top 25 videographers by Event DV Magazine


Our curriculum offers something for everyone. Each speaker was chosen based on their expertise in their respective fields.  If you have not seen the work of incredibly talented people, please take a moment to get acquainted with some of the best producers on the planet!

On Day 2, the IVA Filmmakers Expo will be offering an industry first; a live camera/production workshop featuring a mock wedding in an actual church. Industry leaders will show you the techniques they use to create international award winning films. They will also conduct bridal preps at the hotel and post-ceremony coverage at a local park. This will be a hands-on workshop where the attendees will be able to duplicate the shots that are being taught during the demonstration. This optional program will elevate your skills to new heights!


Early bird & member discounts are available. 

For pricing information or to register, visit: 


You have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business! If you want to take your business to the next level, the 5th annual IVA Filmmakers Expo is a day you simply can't afford to miss. Six gifted producers will openly share priceless information in an intimate learning environment. This is the must attend video event of the summer!   



Trade Show 
Want to check out the latest and greatest gear--hands-on? Visit our expanded Trade Show, with big names like Adobe, Canon, Anton Bauer and more.  Show specials will save you some of your hard-earned bucks!

Westin Chicago Northwest

4-Star Hotel

-Great Rate!


A special room rate is also available for only $99 per night at our spectacular new location-the Westin Chicago Northwest Chicago-a four star, four diamond hotel with a wonderful selection of amenities and activities.  Mention the IVA when making the reservation.


Want to catch up and party with your friends from across the country?  Plan an outing! The complimentary hotel shuttle provides transportation to within ten miles of the hotel, letting you take advantage of all the great tourist activities available, including one of the largest malls in the world-Woodfield Shopping Mall.  Want to check out downtown Chicago? Take a shuttle to the nearby Metra Train Station (fast and cheap!) and visit the world class restaurants, museums, the Cubs and the food and music fest "Taste of Chicago"!


Reserve Your Seat Now!

Don't miss out on attending this year's IVA Midwest Expo. Take advantage of the "early-bird" and member discounts.




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