The Special Event completed their annual meeting in Chicago this past January 15-18. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a taste of the buzz at this popular industry event. Tahira talks to different types of attendees, vendors and speakers from the show floor. Guests include Ray Gobberg, Dan Berger, Karl Heitz, Lenny Talarico, Lars Erickson, Emma Fortier and Bryan Bell.
PCMA or the Professional Convention Management Association completed their annual Convening Leaders meeting in Orlando this past January 13-16. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a peek at what was going on in the meeting and event technology space. Tahira talks to different types of attendees, vendors and speakers interested in the event technology. The proliferation of mobile devices is changing the way events are thinking about content and communities and how they can be involved before, during and after meetings and events. Guests include Bob Vaez, Jordan Schwartz, Corbin Ball, Michelle Bruno and Steve Short.
PCMA or the Professional Convention Management Association completed their annual meeting Convening Leaders in Orlando this past January 13-16. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a peek at the conversation about meeting and event design. Tahira heard from several different types of attendees, speakers and even the Chef of the Orange County Convention Center Chef Katurakes. Some guests include Lynn Randall, Niesa Silver, Jeff Hurt, Richard Allchild, Christine Melendes, Wendi Haught, Keith Johnston and Neely Johnston.
More about Tahira: Tahira eats, drinks, breathes and lives events. Since receiving her diploma in Event and Convention Management in 1993, she has worked with a PCO, in destination management and with an incentive house producing meetings and events on three continents; so far! With a primary focus on creative event production, from how it fits into the bigger landscape of the meeting or conference, to the smallest detail of notepaper, floral, pillow or menu design, Tahira considers how to maximize the supplier relationships and deliver a unique design and memorable moments for each event. An instructor of event planning at BCIT, a recent hospitality management degree grad and an avid student of pop culture, trends and people – Tahira brings a passion for creation that has no bounds.
San Francisco’s Cassandra Phillipps from WebWallFlower Events talks to Mike McAllen about running successful startup event. Her successful event FailCon has been called a “breath of fresh air” by NBC, a “resounding success” by Wired, and an event that “set a better tone for the coming era of entrepreneurship” by attendees. Cass shares some tips and tricks she has learned to keep audiences engaged, connected and informed year after year. Learn how she took her local event to a global audience and much more. You can find her on twiiter @webwallflower
Tamara Mendelshon VP of Marketing at Eventbrite.com joins Mike McAllen for another installment of Meetings Podcast. Tamara dives into EventBrite and how it saved the marriage of founders Kevin and Julia Harts to the way it has helped thousands of meeting organizers easily set up events and understand their audiences through simple analytics to improve, share and build great experiences for their events and meetings. The Eventbrite Story with Tamara Mendelsohn is the first show of 2013.
I came across another Doc Hendley video where he had a sponsorship from Suburu. Pretty cool and positive that people can make a difference.
We interviewed him for MeetingsPodcast for IMEX America. I thought I would share another couple of videos of this Doc Hendley. Pretty inspirational guy.
Here is Doc doing his Keynote.