Thank you to our amazing sponsors 1 Way Audio Visual Services, Athena Entertainment, Grosh Backdrops & Drapery, Tapuz Event Staffing, Wizard Creations, City Cooking, National Geographic: Times Square Attractions Live, One Event Network, Party Rental Ltd., Perfume Bar, and Swell Fundraising.
9:00 am - 9:50 am | 10:00 am - 10:50 am | Choose Two Sessions to Attend
Spark your creativity with intensive, interactive workshops from key players in the event industry. Covering today’s hottest topics —technology, social media, design, business strategy, and more —you’ll hone the skills you need to advance your career with these hands-on sessions.
With the opportunity to attend two different sessions, you’ll leave inspired and ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way.
DID YOU KNOW...Attending our education tracks will give you credit towards your CSEP and CPCE certification, so secure your pass today!
Crushing Corporate: Building Your Personal and Professional Brand (Room 1B01)
Yoli Chisholm, founder and C.M.O., STEAMRole.com
Half of small businesses, and 90 percent of tech startups, fail to see five years. So how do you apply your passion, and modify your thinking, to ensure success? Whether you’re looking to start your own business, or in search of new ways to grow in an already-established company, the key to success is pursuing your entrepreneurship through intrapreneurship. Listen as Yoli Chisholm, founder and C.M.O. of STEAMRole.com and author of Crushing Corporate, reveals strategies for building your brand. Chisholm will draw on her experience working with enterprise companies such as eBay and Microsoft and startups like Point.com as she discusses the importance of authenticity in the workplace, what really makes people achieve greatness, and how to win in business.
Beyond Hashtags: What You Need to Know About Social Media (Room 1B02)
Alex Plaxen, president and founder, Little Bird Told Media
As social media platforms evolve on a daily basis, it’s nearly impossible to decipher which trends are just a flash in the pan and which have staying power. Whether you’re looking to implement new platforms for your business or create a buzz around your events, it’s essential to have a social strategy. But where do you begin? During this session, Alex Plaxen, president and founder of Little Bird Told Media, will explore what’s hot, what’s not, and what social media trends you need to know for your events. Plaxen will analyze new ways to virtually engage your attendees, best practices to implement immediately, current trends to demonstrate for your stakeholders and decision-makers, and much more.
Daring Design: Creative Brainstorming to Craft Memorable Experiences (Room 1B03)
Liz Castelli, Chief Operating Officer, TINSEL Experiential Design
Adette Contreras, Chief Creative Officer, TINSEL Experiential Design
Erica Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, TINSEL Experiential Design
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the event industry, creativity is the key to success. Whether it’s reinventing the same theme year after year or crafting original concepts to wow your guests, it’s crucial to stay innovative and set yourself, and your experiences, apart from the competition. In this session, Liz Castelli, Adette Contreras, and Erica Taylor Haskins of Tinsel Experiential Design will share new strategies to get your creative juices flowing. Drawing on their experience designing events for Anheuser Busch, Spotify, and Samsung, these innovators will give you a fresh take on brainstorming, from improv activities to collaboration conclaves, that will force you to think outside the box about your events.
From the Ground Up: Evolving Your Event Skillset (Room 1B04)
Josh Wood, C.E.O. and Founder, Josh Wood Productions
A comprehensive knowledge of event fundamentals has the power to make or break an experience, and it is essential to have an arsenal full of industry tools and resources. Listen as Josh Wood, C.E.O. and founder of Josh Wood Productions, divulges the recipe for a solid event foundation, including floor plan design, contracts, food and beverage orders, negotiations, and budgeting. Wood will draw on his experience creating global events for clients such as the amfAR, Madonna and Raising Malawi, the United Nations, and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Inc., to uncover the necessary assets to stay relevant, keep things fresh, and thrive in this ever-evolving industry.
Packages & Pricing
Group Rates (SOLD OUT)
- All Access Pass - Group of 3 or More - $369
- All Access Pass - Group of 3 or More (Day Of) - $395
- Workshop Series Pass - Group of 3 or More - $119
- Workshop Series Pass - Group of 3 or More (Day Of) - $145
Event Organizer (SOLD OUT)
- All Access Pass - Event Organizers (First 50) - $369
- All Access Pass - Event Organizer (After First 50) - $399
- All Access Pass - Event Organizer (Day Of) - $425
- Workshop Series Pass - Event Organizers (First 50) - $119
- Workshop Series Pass - Event Organizer (After First 50) - $149
- Workshop Series Pass - Event Organizer (Day Of) - $175
Non-Exhibiting Supplier (SOLD OUT)
- All Access Pass - Supplier - $499
- All Access Pass - Supplier (Day Of) - $525
- Workshop Series Pass - Supplier - $259
- Workshop Series Pass - Supplier (Day Of) - $285
DAY OF PRICING: Please note all pricing will increase the day of the event. Only credit cards will be accepted onsite.