Lounge & Learn
Location: Grand Floridian South Prefunction
Thank you to our amazing sponsors Eventbots (by Sciensio), Swell Fundraising, and Stormz.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm | 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Open to All Attendees
Our sponsors hit it out of the park, and now we’re back with more. Back for round two, Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education Sessions will give you insight into hot topics from industry experts. Take a break from exploring all of the amazing offerings on the Exhibit Floor and join these knowledgeable event pros in these special sessions, as they share tips, tricks, and strategies to transform your events.
All attendees have access to these sessions.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Industry Intervention: A Candid Discussion on the Business of Events
Aaron Kaufman, President, Fifth Element Group
Every industry is plagued by its own set of issues, including privacy breaches and controversial practices, but most people are too afraid to address their concerns. Join Aaron Kaufman, President of Fifth Element Group, for a candid discussion on the key issues affecting live experiences. Kaufman will share his thoughts on legitimacy, leadership, transparency, and so much more, inviting the audience to share their opinions on these matters. Take part in this open forum and uncover new strategies and ideas to transform your events, and the industry as a whole.
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
How Alexa and Siri Have Changed How We Need To Communicate with Attendees
Chuck Elias, C.E.O. and Co-Founder, Eventbots by Sciensio
Virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home have changed the way we consume and process information. Rather than reading the entirety of an email or diving deep into a website for research, we are often likely to ask a question and have these tech tools tell us the answer. In this session, Chuck Elias of Eventbots by Sciensio will explore how easy-to-use and intuitive technologies are transforming the event landscape. Elias will share the evolution of technology, the new customer service, alternative ways to communicate with and engage attendees, and the future of the industry.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Producing Creative Experiences: From Concept to Completion
Simon Miller, Creative Director, Brand Activation Services
How do you design the perfect mix of experiences to activate a brand and engage attendees, especially for clients like the NBA, Univision, and Patrón? You think outside the box and serve up something fresh and unexpected. In this session, Simon Miller of Brand Activation Services will pull back the curtain and reveal how his team stays ahead of the curve, creating activations that combine innovative technologies, clever branding, and memorable takeaways. Participate in a brainstorming session where you’ll help develop an experiential campaign in real time.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tips for Avoiding Burn Out: A Discussion on Mental Health
Danny Fisk, 2018-2019 President, ILEA Los Angeles
Cindy Celis, Creative Director, Edge Design and Decor
Lee Dyson, Owner, Hey Mister DJ
Being an event professional is the fifth most stressful job in America, according to a 2018 study by CareerCast. In the fast-paced world of all-nighters, crazy clients, and last-minute changes, it is nearly impossible to have a stable work-life balance. Mental health is a trending, and sensitive, subject in our industry and across North America, but it is an extremely important topic to address in our everyday lives. Listen as moderator Danny Fisk, 2018-2019 President of ILEA Los Angeles, sits down with panelists Cindy Celis of Edge Design and Decor and Lee Dyson of Hey Mister DJ to uncover the secret to succeeding in your career without burning out. Sharing their personal stories, the panel will discuss strategies to stay organized, the importance of stepping back and taking a breath, and more, including a surprise at the ILEA booth to interact with a special stress reliever that will sure be the “woof” of the city!
Packages & Pricing
Group Rates (3 or more registrants)
- All Access Pass - Group Rate - $399 (SOLD OUT)
- Exhibit Floor Pass - Group Rate - $39
Event Organizer (Click here to see if you qualify)
- All Access Pass - Event Organizer (First 50) - $399 (SOLD OUT)
- All Access Pass - Event Organizer (After First 50) - $439 (SOLD OUT)
- Exhibit Floor Pass - Event Organizer (First 100) - $39 (SOLD OUT)
- Exhibit Floor Pass - Event Organizer (After First 100) - $49
Non-Exhibiting Supplier (Click here to see if you qualify)
- All Access Pass - Supplier - $539 (SOLD OUT)
- Exhibit Floor Pass - Supplier - $199
DAY OF PRICING: Please note all pricing is subject to increase the day of the event. Only credit cards will be accepted onsite.