Live Event Design, Technology, Management


Full Service Event Strategy & Design

Our event experts work with your team to understand your objectives and create a live event experience that leaves your audience with an emotional and intellectual connection. 
Production services, video, speakers, and more can be combined into a holistic proposal to save you money, time, and energy. 

Audio-Visual & Event Technology

Lights, mics, stages and more! We partner with the best suppliers to source exactly what you need, including today's latest technologies. 

Content and Curriculumn

What over-arching message should your attendees hear? How do you design a multi-day, multi-session experience that delivers on your theme and objectives. We can help you build a plan and source keynote speakers that are perfect for your audience and goals.

Production Management

Flawless Execution. It is what everyone wants and it is our goal. We've got your show under control and running smoothly. At a Leading Authorities live event, there is no panicking, no melt-downs, and no missed cues. Our team, is cool, calm, and keeps everything on-time.

Video Production

Our business specializes in video storytelling of all kinds. We produce videos like identity and branding pieces, big show openers and emotional case studies. From stylish motion graphics to comprehensive live-action shoots, LAI Video delivers powerful digital solutions for a variety of corporations and associations.

Get on our list for best practices and tips about the events industry! We'll send you occassional articles and tips like:
"Making the Most of Your Meeting"

Why You'll Love Us

 We've seen a LOT of live events. We can tell you why something will or won't work and are happy to share best practices with your team.

 We have lots of "quick fixes" up our sleeves. Ever been setting up for a corporate event and realized at the last minute you absolutely, positively need something you forgot? No worries. We've got you covered.

 Our friendly team. We love working together and we love working with your team too. Pre-planning, on-site, or at the debrief, we're the ones with the coffee and the smiles.
 The way we think. We bring great tools and best practices to your team to make your event even better. Click here to get a sample of our Event Brief.

Seriously we'd love to have lunch or coffee and talk about your event. All the good stuff and all the ugly stuff. 
Give us a ring - 202-783-0300.

LAI Live in Action

Best Practices and Ideas

10 Reasons to Use an Independent Production Company

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Back to Basics, the Real Basics

It’s a crowded and competitive marketplace. It’s time to refocus on human elements in planning ...

Who's Your Netflix?

Events are a competitive business. Your competitors are not who you think. Tips for making your event relevant in today's crowded marketplace...

Just Back from TED
and SXSW

SXSW and TED provide important lessons for any organization wanting to create events with real impact...

We Produce Live Events

Corporate Events


Other Live Events


Event Consultants

Helena Lehman

Senior Vice President, Client Services
Helena is responsible for building the company’s business in content marketing strategy among its clientele of national trade and professional associations and corporate clients in areas such as; creative concepts and event messaging, video production and graphics, and the creative design and execution of live events and conferences. Ask her how to T.H.E.M.E. your event or how to approach a strategy for engaging your attendees minds AND their hearts. We bet you'll be thinking about your next corporate event in a whole new way.

Executive Director of Client Services
With more than 20 years of experience, Tim is known for his creativity. His expertise lies in designing creative events that fulfill the client’s goals, while working within their budget. Chat with Tim about the latest ideas in staging, lighting, and special effects or ask him for a new twist on your food and beverage strategy. He is a great resource for mapping out your creative vision and turning it into a seamless and engaging event.

Tim Reber

Susy Jordan

Senior Account Director
Susy has 16 years of experience in a variety of exciting industries. She brings her expertise from the fields of real estate, online advertising, and media to help her clients build a strong event foundation with that special edge. Susy is a partner with her clients every step of the way and enjoys being an extention of their organizations.  Susy keeps her skills razor sharp by being active in the business and sales community through professional organizations, networking and development. If you're looking for a great way to stay active in the events industry, connect with Susy for ideas and invites to great events.

Account Director
Having worked in broadcast, digital, and social media, Melinda offers fresh perspective on live events as a key communication medium. 
Whether it was producing webcasts for Everyday with Rachel Ray, developing internal communications campaigns for Weight Watchers, or overseeing the production of live event for Thomson Reuters and Daiichi Sankyo, she is passionate about storytelling and connecting the dots to help people see the bigger picture. She loves a challenge, finding that it incites creativity and marries it with problem solving and logic, add a dash of adrenaline and it creates the perfect production toolbox.

Melinda Foscato


Kim Adomanis-Chomicz

She's got a big name to go with her big personality. Our VP of production is great at listening to our clients and then calling the shots. Whether Kim is front-of-house, back stage, or in front of your key stakeholders you have a true partner in your corner. She puts the "ahh" in amazing, keeping things under control and shows running smoothly.

Elizabeth Macy

Details, details, details. Elizabeth runs with all of them. Keeping things organized, on-time, and buttoned up, she always has an extra copy (of the agenda, the timeline, the contact sheet) and the answer to the question you are just about to ask. Clients love our production manager's can-do attititude and the way she delivers solutions to pop-up challenges.

Shannon Semler

Shannon is Leading Authorities’ on-site MacGyver. Clients love working with our senior producer  because of her knack for finding the humor in high-pressure situations. and helping them feel at ease. She uses her love of the outdoors to stay in shape and be ready to cover lots of ground during live events – making sure every detail is perfect and operating as planned.