Colin Cowie And Ideo’s Fred Dust To Headline Event Planner Conference In Washington, D.C.

World-class event expert Colin Cowie, along with creative thinkers from Yahoo, MKTG, and Fight for Children, is slated to speak at this once-a-year conference

Washington, D.C.—July 15, 2015—BizBash C.E.O. and founder David Adler announced today that event icon Colin Cowie will join IDEO’s Fred Dust as a keynote speaker at Elevate, Washington, D.C.’s premier conference for event organizers. The annual gathering will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building on Wednesday, August 5, and is expected to attract nearly 250 event and meeting professionals looking for the latest insights and trends revolutionizing the industry.

“With 25 percent of marketing budgets now allocated towards events and activations, the event industry is more important than ever,” says Adler. “We are excited to bring together an all-star roster of event leaders and innovators at Elevate D.C. to explore how live gatherings are changing and examine the new trends on the horizon.”

At Elevate, attendees will experience a thought-provoking keynote from Dust, who will discuss the key principles of design that can unlock creativity and help solve industry challenges. Cowie, who has been at the forefront of the event industry for 25 years and has worked with numerous celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston and Oprah, will share insight into his design process and how he creates experiences that resonate. The roster of speakers includes Jessie Rubin of Yahoo, Ben Roth of MKTG, Jeff Travers and Keith Gordon of Fight for Children, Richard Steinau of AV Concepts, and Don Neal of 360 Live Media. These influential thought leaders will share insights into the latest trends in event design and sponsorship, social media and event marketing, fund-raising, and technology.

The full list of speakers and topics can be found at For media coverage, please contact Brittany Bucceroni at

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