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ISA Elite: Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

The ISA Elite is comprised of 35 young professionals each year who work in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. The ISA Elite recognizes the talented young professionals who represent the next generation of industry leaders.

Acceptance as an ISA Elite includes:

  • Free entry to ISA International Sign Expo — the sign, graphics and visual communications industry’s leading tradeshow  — as well as to all education sessions.
  • Two (2) night's hotel accommodations, at an ISA designated hotel, at ISA Sign Expo. 
  • Unique networking opportunities with fellow sign, graphics and visual communications professionals and industry leaders.
  • Two-day follow-up leadership retreat held at the ISA Headquarters, in Alexandria, VA .
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to network with ISA Elite alumni during ISA Sign Expo and all year round.
ISA Elite 2018

See what it's like to attend ISA International Sign Expo as an ISA Elite!


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 ISA Elite class. All applicants will be informed no later than December 20, 2019 if they have been accepted.

For questions, contact Iain Mackenzie at (703) 836-5087 or [email protected]


Taking industry careers to the next level

"Being a part of the ISA Elite was one of the most valuable experiences I have had to date! I have come to rely on the network I built while part of the ISA Elite, again and again - for guidance, leadership, advice and so much more! This program honestly gave us the push and confidence we needed to really step it up here at Signature Sign and Image, and bring our business to the next level! " —Emily Butko Wallis, ISA Elite class of 2018

The ISA Elite program is designed to combat one of the most pressing issues facing the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. As older workers retire, industry leaders are concerned about replacing workers in both skilled and management positions.