We are Passionate About Professional Development In Meetings & Events

The Event Leadership Institute provides progressive online education, training and professional development programs for event & meeting industry professionals. With an extensive on-demand video class library (over 180 videos available and growing), as well as instructor-led professional development courses, group training, webinars and more, ELI strives to advance the industry by creating learning opportunities for industry professionals.

Why ELI Was Created

Professionals working in the event and meetings industry are diverse; ranging from those whose full-time job is planning events, to planners who are occasionally asked to take on events as an additional facet of their job.

No matter who oversees planning, every event has the same expectation; event goals must be achieved. The event must have the look, feel and functionality that the paying client or decision maker envisioned.  And because events happen in real time, planners only have one shot to get it right.

The Event Leadership Institute was created with this in mind. Regardless of your experience level, how long you’ve been in the industry or how many events you plan per year, we want to help you get it right by providing you the training and knowledge you need for success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide flexible and accessible resources and progressive education options for event professionals and students in the many facets of the special events industry. Through our online platforms, we offer professional development courses and on-demand subscription-based learning developed and delivered by event industry leaders, as well as support for academic programs and instructors. We are passionate about the advancement of the industry and the success of our learners.

Our Vision

To lead the growth and advancement of the events industry by facilitating thought leadership and being a trusted source of resources and education for event professionals at any stage of their career. 

Our Values

A Commitment To Service

Our learners always come first. We’re honest about what you will gain from learning with us, and if you’re not satisfied, we’ll do everything we can to make it right. On top of all that, you can count on having a friend in us – we care about our students’ success.


ELI believes every event planner has the right to access industry education, which is why we not only offer affordable learning products at a variety of price points, we also make it easy to learn with us through our on-demand subscription service and our completely online Professional Development Courses.


When we make a promise, we follow through. Integrity means that our educational content is crafted with an attention to detail and an incredibly high adherence to quality. We’re constantly searching for new industry trends and ensuring your experience at ELI is relevant and immediately applicable.

Making a Difference

At ELI, we love the events industry as much as you do and see offering event education as a way to contribute to the quality, advancement and success of the industry as a whole. So, we only create educational content that will make an impact by helping you make your mark on the industry and become an event leader.

Recognizing Leadership

We’re committed to seeking out forward-thinkers doing remarkable things in the industry and showcasing them for others to learn from.

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