EDUCATIONAL session schedule
All sessions are included in the conference registration fee unless otherwise noted. Speaker bios are available by clicking on their name. Additional speakers may be announced at later dates. Room assignments and will be posted in the Mobile Event App (available for iPhone and Android in June 2013) and in the printed event program distributed at Registration. Each session is labeled with a target experience level set by the speaker in order to help determine which sessions are appropriate for the attendee.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 10:00am – 11:15am
Live Social Media Integration at Events (beginner and intermediate experience)
Special Interest Group – Art Festivals
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 1:45pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 3:15pm – 4:30pm
Grassroots Public Relations, Building Support One Blade at a Time (beginner and intermediate experience)
Joseph Hice, Jr., Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing, Moffitt Cancer Center
600,000 guests. Now that's a party! Join Joe Hice as he discusses how the “power of one” helped Harley-Davidson stage the nation's biggest birthday party, and how he is helping to bring new vigor and focus to the Moffitt Cancer Center, one friend at a time.
Bottom Line Booster: Increasing Your Event Revenue through a Variety of Ticketing Types
Matthew Fillioe, Vice President & General Manager, Complete Ticket Solutions | Katherine Phillips-Chaplin, COO, Coconut Grove Arts Festival | Dan Goode, Event Manager, SunFest | Carol Popejoy, Executive Director, Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Ticketing your event can be a great source of revenue however it often brings challenges. This session will bring real-life examples directly from event producers who will review their greatest revenue opportunities and biggest obstacles when it comes to ticketing their event including:
Special Interest Group – Chambers of Commerce
This is an opportunity to learn from your peers, share your successes and discuss industry trends. This will be a discussion rather than a presentation session. Sharing of ideas, pictures, bid specs and brochures in encouraged.
Hosted by Martiza Rivera, Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
Friday, August 2, 2013 | 8:30am – 9:45am
Captain Scott Dean, City of Miami Department of Fire Rescue, US Department of Homeland Security
Events over the past decade have changed how we operate our events. Are you prepared in the event of an act of terrorism or natural disaster? Captain Scott Dean will review real life examples of how to proactively prepare and how to react in the event of an emergency.
Special Interest Group – Entertainment / Music Events
Friday, August 2, 2013 | 10:00am – 11:15am
Cultivating the Next Generation of Event Leaders (all experience levels)
Growing your Event with the Digital Revolution (beginner and intermediate experience)
Friday, August 2, 2013 | 3:15pm – 4:30pmDesign on a Dime: Creating the Disney Magic on a Limited Budget
Mike Hanley, Area Manager for Design and Display, Walt Disney World Resort
Mike will review the creative and operational process used for Storytelling through Creative Sets and Props at the Walt Disney World Resort. Mike will bring along props and do several live demonstrations to show attendees how you can enhance the customer experience at your event with design, even on a limited budget.