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.


  • Conference Content Committee
  • Golden Matrix Award Committee
  • Hall of Fame Committee
  • Inclusion & Outreach Committee
  • Inspire the Passion Committee
  • Social and Marketing Committee
The CCC plans and executes the programming at the annual conference. To get involved contact Matt Jaques.
The GMA Committee oversees the annual Golden Matrix Awards competition, as well as planning the actual awards ceremony. To get involved, contact Lina Martino and Jeff Lewis.
The HoF Committee oversees the election and induction of the Hall of Fame members. To learn more contact John Franzone or Aaron Buckles.
The I & O Committee conducts management sessions at the annual conference concerning issues of inclusion and offers an outreach program for students to introduce them to the industry. To get involved contact Derryl Myles.
The ITP Committee administers the annual Inspire the Passion Award competition, which recognizes outstanding students/interns in the industry. For more information contact Brandon Meier.
The SAM Committee has oversight of IDEA's social media presence. For more information contact Mike Weinman.
The programs of IDEA are driven by its committee structure. Committees are a great way for members to get involved and help create the IDEA organization that they want to see. All members of IDEA are eligible for committee participation. Just let the Chair know you are interested! Following are a brief description of the various standing committees and the contact information of the Chair.
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