The Antonian Awards are the result of a brainstorming session spearheaded by local event professionals Todd Kabes, of San Antonio Weddings Magazine, Chris Koval, of Future Sounds DJ, Julie McGarraugh, of McNay Art Musem, Lisa Morales, formerly of Haute Weddings and Pinks Popcorn, and Maria Mwangi, formerly of Studios at Fischer, in an effort to produce a city-wide event that would prepare industry professionals for higher-level event competition and recognition. It was also founded in order to raise operating funds for the San Antonio chapter, to sponsor scholarship recipients to attend the annual ILEA convention, and help assist local charities the chapter elected to support. Founded in 2015, the Antonian Awards have been held annually with the exception of 2020 and 2021, and have continued to grow every year, both in terms of attendance and funds raised.
Over the years, the Antonian Awards have been chaired and co-chaired by some of the city’s most talented event professionals. Local event experts battle it out in over 20 different categories to spotlight their talents, expertise, and valuable insights in a very demanding, highly-competitive, and rapidly-changing event industry.
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