IDEA is a not-for-profit professional association for organizations in the Game and Event Presentation industry that is governed by an elected Executive Board with day-to-day operations conducted by office staff. The Standing Committees direct and make recommendations to the Board about the various segments of IDEA which they oversee. Members are encouraged to be active in the direction of IDEA by participating on one of the various committees or running for elected office.

General Sessions .

  • Venue Visits including
  • Titans & Trainwrecks
  • Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium, Home of the University of Texas Longhorns Football
  • Moody Center, Home of the University of Texas Longhorns Basketball
  • Q2 Stadium, Home of the Austin FC
Everyone has a story to tell! Sometimes it goes well, and sometimes it doesn't. Join this interactive discussion about the year’s best practices and biggest blunders! Attendees should submit a video or photo to share their game-day triumphs and cringe-worthy train wrecks. We’ll then discuss these moments in an open forum breakout. Attendees will be asked to submit photos and videos prior to attending.


Our wildly popular breakout sessions have been expanded to bring together peers who share many of the same daily challenges, based on their job responsibilities.

Creative: Motion Graphics

Motion graphic managers, motion graphic designers, editors, aspiring motion graphic designers, & post-production enthusiasts

Production: Shooting/Editing

Producers/editors, videographers, editors, & aspiring shooter/editors

Director/Producer Aspiring

Aspiring live event producers/show callers & directors

Entertainment: Programming/Special Effects/Ceremonies

Entertainment directors, managers, & coordinators who oversee entertainment bookings, programming, special effects, special events, & ceremonies

Control Room Operations

Control room EICs, live event directors, live event producers, control room equipment operators, technical services managers, live event production managers.


Manager & senior managers who are key decision-makers for strategy, budgets, and staffing

Production: Multiplatform Content

Shooters/editors, content directors/creators, production managers, & post-production specialists who create content for multiple platforms - from in-venue to social channels

Producers: Active

Active producers, directors, & show-callers with at least 1 year of experience in live event producing, show calling &/or directing live events

Entertainment: Talent

Entertainment directors, managers, and coordinators who manage or oversee entertainment teams and talent (i.e. hosts, DJs, dance groups, mascots, etc.)

Engineering/Technical Services

Control room EICs, directors of technology, IPTV managers, control room managers, and AV technicians.


IDEA offers a number of ways to get involved in the organization. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with your peers while bettering the organization. Everyone is invited to attend whichever committee meeting sounds fun to them! Committees will meet Tuesday following lunch.

SPECIAL INTEREST CAUCUSES (Open to all industry professionals fitting the group demographic.)
IDEA is a supportive community of creatives that is dedicated to providing an avenue for sharing mutual experiences in a supportive, empathetic environment. We ask you to respect the sanctity of these safe spaces and only participate in areas where you have shared experience with the group members. Other caucuses are coming soon. If you have any suggestions or particular areas of interest, please contact Derryl Myles, Inclusion and Outreach Committee Chair.
Women's Caucus: Susan Brooks, Manager of Scoreboard Operations, United Center

SOMETHING FOR STUDENTS IDEA 101: Thursday, April 27 @ 6:00 pm central time (open to all registered students and recent grads) Panelists will discuss various opportunities available within the Event Presentation industry and offer helpful tips on how to prepare yourself for employment in the field. This virtual session will include a Q & A segment, and be held on April 27.





CUE Audio



Ross Video




Grass Valley

The Famous Group


Let's Get You

The 2024 IDEA Conference will be held on July 14 - 17 in St. Louis