Mizzou Special Events Society is a student organization at the University of Missouri that focuses on helping students network and professionally develop in the special events industry. MSES works closely with the St. Louis ILEA (International Live Events Association) Chapter and plans to continue developing relationships with ILEA's members in the future. Through ILEA we have been able to be involved in events such as the Louie Awards, Suicide Awareness (philanthropy), as well as touring and networking with special event professionals across Missouri.
*MSES was established in the Spring of 2014
- In its first year, Mizzou Special Events Society was able to go on two successful networking trip to St. Louis, plan an entire birthday reception, and gained over 30 members.
- MSES planned and executed its first special event during the Fall 2014 semester
- MSES attended its first ever conference, the Wedding MBA, in Las Vegas, Nevada in September 2015.
- The St. Louis ILEA Chapter is MSES's sponsor and has received great support from the International Live Event Association's members, including networking opportunities and working/volunteering opportunities in the special events industry.