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Are you looking for a convenient way to expand your event and meeting planning knowledge, earn CMP credits, and continue your professional development? If so, a membership with the Event Leadership Institute is for you! Simple pricing that’s cheaper than attending a conference, with no contracts, and you can cancel anytime! We’re always here for your industry professional development needs. 

Benefits of Membership

Unlimited On-Demand Video Library Access

Our Netflix-style video class library consists of over 180 video classes covering a wide array of topics including planning and logistics, business and sales, creativity and design, strategy and ROI, technical production, careers, and venues and destinations. We also have a wide selection of convenient video classes that you can earn CMP credits for watching!

Unlimited Access to Industry Leader Interviews

The Maverick Series features interviews with top-notch event leaders who share their experiences and insights. With your subscription, you’ll gain unlimited access to all the interview videos as well as webinars. 

Unlimited Access to White Papers and eBooks

Our White Paper and eBook collection is a great learning resource whether you’re new to the industry or looking to expand your knowledge into new areas.

Members-Only Discounts

In addition to ELI’s subscription service, we also offer Professional Development Courses which are structured online courses lead by an instructor. Some courses offer the opportunity to earn a certification at the end. Also, certain courses even offer CMP credits. As a member, you’ll receive 20% off all of our Professional Development Courses!

CMP Clock Hours & So Much More!

Working towards your CMP designation? Most ELI Courses offer credit hours which you can earn for your CMP exam application, or for recertification. All this while learning from experienced and reputable industry leaders in an easy and convenient way online.

Annual Members Bonus - Super Planner App

Free for Annual Plan Members – Super Planner is an award-winning business app for the professional event or meeting planner. It provides a variety of planning tools, including calculators for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection, table size, aspect ratios and dance floor sizing, as well as over 75 useful tips covering diverse topics. Super Planner app is available on iOS devices. Check out Super Planner on the app store.

What Our Members Are Saying…

“ELI provided me with the information I needed to grow my career in the events industry. Their insightful courses helped me and my team “up our game” and brought new ideas to the table to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.” 

Josh Hoefakker


“The ELI team has done an amazing job creating content that is bite size in emails to remind us of the basics but also great trend videos that makes it easy for me to catch up while on the road or when I get some downtime. The experts truly want us to succeed and share their knowledge down to the tiniest detail.” 

Idelisa Benjamin

Flawless Moments

“As a busy non-profit event planner, ELI’s on-demand platform provides me with the latest trends, technology and important training modules needed to keep me abreast of trends within the industry and beyond my local borders, all at my fingertips. The on demandwebinars are helpful when I need to fulfill my continuing education requirements.” 

Tiffany Kohl


“ELI Courses are really great value and cover a wide range of topics. The presenters are very knowledgeable and relatable and at the very least I feel much more well equipped to handle all the variables that can arise during an event. Event planners wear so many different hats and these courses have given me the confidence and tools to be successful in the areas I may not have been so strong in.” 

Tricia Clarke

Crave Culture Events

“ELI has been a great continuing education resource to me as I grow in my career. My employer pays for my subscription and I can read articles and participate in the video classes while at work. It’s been a great value and has helped me stay involved and growing in my industry knowledge.” 

Marsa Musha

Duke University


Here are some common questions that we get about our membership…

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes! At the Event Leadership Institute we stand behind our content. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will refund your money within 30 days of your purchase date for on demand individual courses and annual subscriptions. For monthly subscriptions, we will refund your purchase within 7 days of your first month’s purchase, provided you have viewed less than 3 classes. For Professional Development Courses, let us know within 30 days after your final lesson.

Are the Professional Development Courses included in the subscription to the On Demand content?

No, multi-week Professional Development Courses are not included in any subscription pricing. However, ELI Member receive a 20% discount! Contact our team to find out how to redeem your discount before registering for a course.

Do you offer student discounts?

We do not offer individual student discounts. However, we do have a dynamic Collegiate Support Program where our videos are used as a replacement, or supplement, to traditional textbooks. In this program we offer a 40% discounted student subscription that runs the duration of their academic semester. These programs must be set up by the class professor.

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes! Of Course. We are your professional development partners and friends in the industry and do our best to make the process super easy for you. If you ever want to cancel your membership, you can simply log into your account and choose to cancel your subscription, or if you prefer, you can always call us at 347-349-1060 or email us at . We’ll be sad to see you go, but won’t hassle you to stay! 

Can I share my classes with my friends and colleagues?

Classes purchased on the ELI site are licensed for individual use only. If you would like to share the material, you can use the “Share This Class” link to notify friends and colleagues that they might enjoy purchasing the class themselves. You may also consider purchasing a Group Plan for your team. For more information on Group Plans please contact

What if I get stuck on a lesson or need help?

Oh no!! Not to worry. We’re always here to help. Just reach out to us via our support email, by phone, or even through live chat on our website. We want your experience to be positive, so please don’t ever hesitate to reach out anytime that you need help or have a question. 

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