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Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

  • 1.  Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-19-2023 10:45
    Edited by Dara Burg 06-19-2023 10:45

    Hi everyone! We are ready to get started with our Huddle of the Week!

    Cvent CONNECT is just 1 month away, and it's shaping up to be THE ultimate event prof experience! This year's conference promises incredible connections and energy. With more than 2,000 event professionals expected to attend, this is an unbeatable opportunity to meet face-to-face with the best in the industry to swap best practices, find new ideas, and make friendships that last a lifetime.

    There are only a few days left to join us in person in Las Vegas, and we wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on all the excitement!

    Some of the sessions that we highly recommend for event profs include:

    • General Session: Event Marketing & Management Product Roadmap
    • From Thinking to Doing: Tackling Sustainability Goals Within Your Meetings & Events
    • The Power of Inclusive Design with Award-winning Production Designer, Hannah Beachler
    • How to Build a Community With Your Events: Best Practices for Engagement
    • How Designing with Purpose Leads to Epic Storytelling with Pixar's Art Director, Deanna Marsigliese

    Can't join us in person? No problem - you can join us virtually for FREE! Learn more on our event website: https://www.cventconnect.com/us2023

    Questions for you:

    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to?
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?

    #HuddleoftheWeek 

    #VoiceIt

    #CventCONNECT

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    Dara Burg
    Senior Associate, Event Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-19-2023 11:42
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to?  This will be my first Cvent CONNECT, and I can't wait to learn some tips and tricks, and see some new uses that I haven't seen before!
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?  This will be my second time in Vegas, and I'm looking forward to see the architecture and building design, and to hopefully eat at some fun restaurants.


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    Jess Olcott
    Training Program Coordinator
    ETC, Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 09:00
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person?
      • Meeting my higher-ed colleagues and discussing how we all use the Cvent platform.
      • Wednesday night party
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
      • I love walking around and finding new places to visit both on the strip and downtown
      • Cvent CONNECT of course.


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    James Rose | Senior Web Developer and Platform/Product Manager
    Digital Infrastructure
    Office of University Development | University of Michigan
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  • 4.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 09:27
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to?
      • The party on the beach at Mandalay Bay where we were all dancing in the zero-entry area of the pool to an amazing band. That stands out as my favorite entertainment I've ever attended at Connect.
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
      • I love people watching on the strip, and I always try to catch a show and try a cool restaurant. And Dr. Fish in the Miracle Mile shops is the BEST way to relax your feet, haha!


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    Tori Martinez
    Event Technology Specialist
    Direct Travel
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 10:55
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to? Winning the Mobile Maverick Plannie award in 2017
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas? Catch up with friends - I lived there for several years while attending UNLV, many friends there are native to Vegas.


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    Julie-Michelle Davis, CMP
    Meetings Manager
    Amex GBT - USA
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  • 6.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 12:26
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to? I love the evening networking events. And the opening session performances. 
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas? People watch.


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    Katie Dreifus
    Registration Manager
    PwCUnited States
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  • 7.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 13:12

    I wish I could join this year but travel overlaps with an event we have :(

    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to? Connecting with people (one year you guys did mini meetups and one was on cats, any chance to show off my cats is a favorite memory!)
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas? Try and take in a show. Was really hoping to go this year to see the new Battlebots events :( maybe next year!


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    Rachel
    NJ
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  • 8.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 13:20
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to?

    I'm really glad you have a virtual option this year!  There's no way I could attend in person, so it's nice to have options.

    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?

    Leave offerings at the statues to the old gods at the Luxor and Cesar's Palace



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    Elena PEREZ
    Communications Coordinator
    SEIU - UHWUnited States
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  • 9.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-20-2023 18:21

    What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? 2022 was one of my favorite Cvent CONNECTS because I attended and first met my coworker, the rockstar superuser....Loretta Peterson!
    What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas? Beat the heat :)



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    Hallie Loeb, HMCC
    Event Operations Specialist
    CDW United States
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  • 10.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-21-2023 08:23

    Hi Dara!

    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to?
      Soooo many great memories! Learning in the tech area, visiting the vendor booths, hearing some great presentations, after parties, networking, getting a professional photo (thank you!). Sad I will miss it this year!
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
      I actually don't like Vegas :D, so I just stick to all things Cvent when I'm there for CONNECT. 



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    Lori Wildman
    Marketing Director
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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  • 11.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-21-2023 11:28
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to?
      • 2018 - Venetian / Palazzo resort - Welcome Party with all the different themed rooms, themed food and drinks, photo ops. AMAZING.
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
      • Restaurants, Shows, Pool days & people watching.


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    Jessica Nunnally
    Marketing Specialist
    Performance Foodservice
    12500 W Creek Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23238
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  • 12.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-21-2023 12:01
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to? The many opportunities to network. And, I love the keynote speakers!
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas? Shows, restaurants and people watching!


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    Jennifer Freeman
    Director, Professional Dev
    Louisiana Community & Technical College SystemUnited States
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  • 13.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face

    Posted 06-27-2023 12:11
    • What are your favorite memories from attending Cvent CONNECT in-person? If you haven't attended before, what are you most looking forward to? 
      • I attended in person a few years ago, and my favourite part was the in training sessions / when I had the opportunity to sit down one on one with a Cvent specalist to go over very specific questions I had for our Cvent account (that could not really be asked in a group setting that would apply to others). I found it very helpful. 
    • What's your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
      • I love going into all the different hotels, each one has Such a different and cool vibe inside. SO much fun! 


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    Nicole Giardino
    smms
    BMO Nesbitt BurnsCanada
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  • 14.  RE: Last chance to join us in Las Vegas and meet 2,000 of your closest event prof friends face-to-face