The Annual 2023 IWED All-Star Awards & Summit
Another of IWED Global's one-of-a-kind experiences for students: an opportunity to learn, grow your business, and network -- at an exclusive, limited capacity, all-out wedding industry, educational extravaganza! You won't wanna miss out!
These 6 days will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
ONE WEEK of intensive learning where you can take a variety of our classes in ALL in ONE PLACE! WHETHER YOU'RE STARTING OUT WITH OUR SIGNATURE COURSE Accredited Event Design, OR ADDING SERVICES TO YOUR BUSINESS LIKE CUSTOM DANCE FLOOR WRAPPING, OR BALLOON INSTALLATIONS -- IT'S ALL HAPPENING HERE: ONE WEEK ONLY IN DALLAS THIS DECEMBER.
There is no better way to prepare yourself for a career in the wedding & event business or to launch your own event design business. Join over 1,000 graduates and become a leading industry professional!
The structure of our annual IWED Summits are focused on building your skills over a week of hands-on learning and business education. The skills you will walk away with after this week of intensive learning will be invaluable to starting and growing your business in the wedding and event design industry. There are a variety of classes to choose from whether you are just getting your feet wet or you're an experienced PROFESSIONAL!
IWED has what YOU NEED to take your design business to the NEXT LEVEL!
AED® | Accredited Event Designer ProgramIWED's Accredited Event Designer 4-Day Hands-On Training Class makes it easy for you to become a fully Accredited Event Designer® without wasting years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars by learning through trial and error.
The LUXE Master ClassAre you ready to elevate your business and life by breaking into the luxury event decor market and joining the top 1% of event decor professionals?
Custom Dance Floor Wrapping CourseThe Complete Dance Floor Wrapping Course is a hands-on class that makes it easy for you to become a dance floor wrap EXPERT in only 4-5 hours and gain the knowledge and skills to be instantly successful.
2023 IWED All-Star Summit
IWED is coming to Dallas! Join us for 6 days of hands-on, professional, wedding & event design and business education. If you've been dreaming about making your mark in America's $70 billion wedding & event industry, this conference is FOR YOU.
We're bringing our signature Accredited Event Design program to you! But we're ALSO bringing our Professional Balloon Decor, Custom Dance Floor Wrapping, and LUXE Master Class courses to your as well!
Learn the best techniques, quick hacks, and hottest trends being used by all the industry leaders. You could spend thousands of hours on YouTube learning these techniques without hands-on experience, or you can learn the smart, affordable, and professional way by joining IWED in Dallas!
The Dallas All-Star Summit Includes:
- Access to the IWED Network of event professionals and on-going resources.
- An insider look at best practices for creating high-value events and gaining dream clients.
- Ongoing resources to help launch your business and start earning revenue
- Access our online student portal/resource center
- Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Party
About Dallas 2023
" I spent so much time wanting to start my career. Asking friends and family if I should do it. Finally I took a chance and joined IWED when they came to my city. My life is TOTALLY different now as I spend all of my time designing the most gorgeous events. The look on my clients faces says it all. I can't imagine doing anything else."
Join us on Friday, December 8th, 2023 from 6-8pm CST, for The Annual 2023 IWED All-Star Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Party, including a chance to mingle with peers and instructors and a variety of pass hors d'œuvres.
The amazing and talented students of The LUXE Master Class will be designing and setting up a reception hall for a real client to use the following night, but FIRST, we'll get to experience it for our IWED All-Star Awards!
Rub shoulders with the BEST of the best, when it comes to designers and our very dedicated IWED Instructors. It's a night to celebrate the best part of IWED: the people.
There are 7 Award Categories for nomination submissions, which an internal IWED Awards Committee will judge. Entries will be examined for a myriad of criteria and the most prestigious award will be handed out to the TOP DESIGNER for 2023: Designer of the Year, as well as one for the top Student of the Year-- also known as The IWED Award. There is really no better padding to your resume and portfolio than a design award from the Institute of Wedding & Event Design.
We sincerely hope to see you there!
Click the button below to see the award categories criteria & guidelines, and submit your nomination!
But if you CAN'T make it to Dallas, you can STILL join us... VIRTUALLY! This year, we're doing things a little differently and allowing our past, present, and future IWED grads be a part of the event from ANYWHERE you have internet access! You can get a DIGITAL PASS to view the 2023 IWED All-Star Awards.
Whether or not you've taken an IWED class, you can see some of the truly amazing designs... or rather, WORKS OF ART, that have been created this past year and a half, by our numerous nominees, and view them from the comfort of your own home. You might just find that extra dose of inspiration!
We'd love to have our ENTIRE IWED Family join us for these awards as it's a magical, joyful night to celebrate, recognize, and commend our incredible IWED grads as well as designers from across the country.
If you're already taking a class during The 2023 Dallas Summit, or considering it, then DON'T WORRY, your ticket will already be taken care of! You get FREE entry to attend the Awards Ceremony + cocktail hour as a valued student and guest during our 6-day conference.
You don't have to BE an IWED student to win an award, but you do have to be PHYSICALLY PRESENT in order to win.
LEARN BY DOING. OUR CURRICULUM IS 100% HANDS-ON LEARNING
Our curriculum is taught by industry experts who show you the right way to execute magazine-cover worthy designs.
Post-demonstration you work with the instructors and the rest of the group to build out the various elements of the event, from reception to ceremony & more.
Afterwards there is an open discussion and Q&A on the design elements, techniques and tools used during the execution portion.
We do this for every stage of the event, so you can understand how designers pull off top-tier events for luxury hotels and celebrity clientelle.
LOVED BY STUDENTS
It was totally amazing. I mean it was so incredible, something to
just die for, the experience that we got, everything that we saw, the
hands on aspect – it was just amazing. I can do a whole lot now – top notch!