June 2019 Educational Program

When:  Jun 11, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Napa-Sonoma Chapter

ILEA Napa-Sonoma June Educational Program

Join us for our June Program at Artesa Winery.  Come connect with your industry peers in the Napa-Sonoma area and enjoy the program!


Networking Best Practices: Turning Connections into Powerful Partnerships

Strong creative partner relationships are the key to thriving in a saturated market. Join industry leader Kevin Dennis of Wedding IQ as he breaks down the essential components to building alliances in the wedding industry.

Join us to learn:
• How to determine what industry events and associations are the best fit for your wedding brand
• Best practices for networking and the benefits of taken on leadership roles
• Strategies vendors can implement to become distinguished and be a part of a venue’s preferred list
• Best practices for communication leading up to the event day


Guest Speaker

Kevin Dennis, WeddingIQ

Kevin has a deep love and respect for education and seeks to develop a hub of information and
opportunities for the industry as he embarks on his latest endeavor at WeddingIQ.

As an event industry veteran and owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, Kevin takes pride in his leadership of and involvement in industry associations. He is a past chapter president of the Silicon Valley NACE as well as the national president for WIPA. Recognizing a need for networking in his own region, Kevin founded the Tri Valley Wedding Professionals in 2010 and the association has now grown to a membership of nearly 700 pros.

A respected thought leader and national speaker, Kevin was recently ranked as one of the top 3 speakers at NACE Experience. He is an ongoing contributor to Catersource and SpecialEvents.com and has been featured in BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings and the Travel Channel, among others. He recently received the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation from NACE.


11:00am-12:00pm -- Welcome and Networking

12:00pm-1:00pm -- Presentation by Kevin Dennis, WeddingIQ

1:00pm-2:30pm – Lunch provided by Amiee D’Maris Events

About Our Venue

Artesa Winery

Artesa is an iconic, modern, hilltop Estate, just 15 minutes from both downtown Napa and Sonoma. We are surrounded by rocky mountains, rolling vineyards, and breathtaking views across the San Pablo Bay. Here, we craft small-batch wines and artisanal guest experiences that express our incomparable California home and our family’s Spanish heritage. Your event at Artesa will delight your guests and surpass your expectations.

Thank You Event Sponsors

Venue & Wine: Artesa Winery

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

Catering: Amiee D’Maris Events 

Oyster Bar: Belon Oysters 

Linens: Creative Coverings

Photography: Misti Layne Photography 

Entertainment & Audio-Visual: Nor Cal Pro Sound


Early Bird: Last Day June 4

Member: $50
Non-Member: $75


Member: $75
Non-Member: $90


Member: $15
Non-Member: $25

Cancellation Policy

Full refund issued if cancellation occurs by Tuesday, June 4, 2019. No refunds will be issued following this date.



Artesa Vineyards & Winery
1345 Henry Road
Napa, CA 94559


ILEA Napa-Sonoma Programs VP