About i3 Events

Effective | Efficient | Expeditious

About i3 Events

How do we create a ridiculously awesome conference, event, or incentive experience?

The first step is to listen and learn so that we understand your needs, your attendees, and your industry. The second step is to apply a little creativity, a sprinkle of logistical magic, and a few sprigs of old-fashioned hard work. The third step is where we mix it all together and bake up a transformative experience.

Let’s Introduce Some of the Team

Cool cats with mad event skills and a passion for attendees.

Neela Johnston

Neela Johnston

Managing Partner

Neela has over twenty-two years in the meetings and incentive industry working with organizations including the Fortune 500, prominent associations, and small startups. What they all have in common is the desire to meet and exceed their event goals.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Managing Partner

Keith Johnston has over fifteen years of planning strategic meetings, conferences, and incentives for clients worldwide. Keith’s focus is helping his clients understand how social media, content marketing, and technology impact the attendee experience.

What Others Say

i3 Events is a dynamic and flexible firm that is always on the cutting edge of new technology and trends in conference management. They have helped to transform the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association’s annual Urban Planning conference into an outstanding educational opportunity for our chapter members. The are flexible, collaborative, and always punctual in their planning and execution. i3 has made a real difference and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

T.J. Blakeman, AICP

President, APA-IL

After switching event planners a few times we found i3 and have never looked back! Our organization has been working with i3 to deliver our most important events and they unfailingly have it all locked down. In venue search and negotiation, meeting planning logistics , attendee registration and communications, vendor negotiation, on-site delivery and more ?they are always skilled, detailed, expert, unflappable, friendly professionals.

Aaron Clayton

President, Karen Pryor Clicker Training

When it comes to not only event tech but more importantly how to implement, deploy, and analyze your performance, i3 events are incredible partners. Everyone needs a soundboard and resource that can be there to guide you.

Dahlia el Gazzar

Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur, DAHLIA+ Agency


You can tell a lot about people by the company they keep and the members of our team hang out with some pretty amazing folks.


Our team members want to make the world a better place by actively volunteering.

The i3 Team in Action

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