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.

Founded in 2016, the first act of the Inclusion & Outreach Committee was to provide an inclusion seminar at the 34th Annual IDEA Conference for professionals in the Event and Game Presentation industry. Since then, the committee has expanded upon its management offerings at the annual conference and has added an informational hands on workshop for high school and college students, to introduce this robust industry to future potential stars.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to develop environments and in-game experiences that represent the communities we serve, as well as make recruitment efforts to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce for our member institutions.

Core Values

  • Promote an environment that acknowledges, fosters, and benefits from the unique qualities, rich histories, and wide variety of cultural values and beliefs that make up our member institutions.
  • Provide mentorship and opportunities to those who otherwise would not have in-roads to our industry.
  • Promote creativity, engagement, and awareness of inclusive skills to help further individual and team development within the chosen career path.