BizBash and Eventbrite present Elevate, a new hands-on learning experience for event organizers
Ronald Reagan Building
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Where events meet innovation
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Speakers

Jeff Travers
Jeff Travers

director of External Relations, Fight For Children

Jeff Travers brings more than 20 years of communications and fund-raising experience to Fight for Children, which he joined in 2007. He oversees the organization’s marketing and communications programs and is part of the team that produces Fight Night. Prior to Fight for Children, Jeff served as a principal at High Noon Communications, a firm he co-founded in 1999, and as the associate executive director and director of development at Whitman-Walker Health. In 2014, Jeff was appointed by Mayor Vincent Gray to serve as a commissioner on the D.C. Healthy Youth and Schools Commission. He has also served on several boards and is currently a member of Adoptions Together. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.

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Kristen Carvalho
Kristen Carvalho

senior content and social media manager, etouches

Kristen Carvalho, senior content and social media manager at etouches, is charged with setting and executing the social media and content strategies to support marketing efforts to increase equity, business, and online brand awareness. Her focus is on finding new blogging partnerships, aligning all social media channels and online content, and growing the company’s visibility throughout the industry and in multiple regions. Carvalho, who joined etouches in November 2013, has a passion for social media, writing, and producing content that has a positive effect on people.

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Richard Steinau
Richard Steinau

executive vice president, AV Concepts

Richard Steinau is the executive vice president and a member of the executive board at AV Concepts. With more than 20 years of executive leadership experience, Richard has played a key role in the growth and evolution of AV Concepts since joining the company in 2007. He is directly responsible for strategic leadership of marketing, client relations and business development. Richard is an Advisory Board Member of the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), and regularly shares industry best practices through speaking engagements with organizations including BizBash, EventTech, PTTOW!, and TEDx.

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Howard Givner
Howard Givner

founder and executive director, Event Leadership Institute

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Howard Givner is a widely recognized speaker, thought leader, and business consultant in the field of special events. He is the founder and executive director of the Event Leadership Institute, which provides best-in-class training and education for event professionals. Givner is also the creator of the award-winning mobile app Super Planner. Previously, he founded event company Paint the Town Red Inc. and served as C.E.O. of North America for Global Events Group. During his tenure the company won more than 30 industry awards. Givner, a frequent speaker at industry conferences, has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets.

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