Speaking

Below is a partial list of sessions offered for your brand and organization. All of the topics Liz speaks on can be customized to your needs and audience. For more information on hiring Liz to speak, please email info@techsytalk.com

TESTIMONIALS

Liz King is an uncovered gem!  She inspired all our participants at What the Tech at MPI Ottawa this February with her new ideas and innovations!  She thinks outside the box and stimulates planners to innovate with their conferences and events.  Her knowledge of technology is amazing and she is a great source of information.

Joanne St-Pierre, manager, meetings and conventions, Niagara Falls Tourism and MPI Ottawa Program and Education committee member

Liz King recently served as our Keynote Speaker at the first annual MPI Georgia and SITE Southeast Tech Summit in Atlanta, GA on March 17, 2016.  Her expertise, poise, diverse knowledge of the industry proved to be the foundation we needed to kick-off the meeting.  So many of the attendees commented they would come again to a meeting just to hear Liz King speak…and I concur.  Liz’s knowledge of technology and the application to the events industry is truly unparalleled.  She brings such a unique perspective and yet she makes us feel like we can all be experts by the end of her talk. 

Colleen McQuone, President, McQ1 Meeting and Director of Strategic Events, MPI Georgia Chapter

SAMPLE SESSIONS

MISSION POSSIBLE: HOW TO CREATE FUN AND ENGAGING EVENTS 
Attendees have a shorter attention span than ever, so what are you doing to better engage them with your conference and events? In this session, we'll talk about how to use fun to create a better connection with your attendees and keep them engaged and loyal to your events for years to come!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role that FUN has in events
  • Create a plan to better engage their event attendees before, during and after an event
  • Integrate 3 new ideas into their next event
USING TECHNOLOGY TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
Overwhelmed by the number of apps that can help you stay organized or book your flight? Need a primer on how to use your phone for more than checking email and catching up on Facebook? With all this technology at your fingertips, learn how to maximize your use of the tools available to make you a more informed and efficient employee, especially when it comes to managing meetings.
Learning Objectives:
-Discuss different apps to help increase your productivity.
-Identify new pieces of technology that can help you manage your meetings more efficiently.
THE LIVE EVENT EXPERIENCE: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO TRANSFORMATIVE EVENTS
Your attendees could choose to go to a hundred other events, so why would they choose yours? Event planners have become experiential masters, content marketers and more in order to grab the attention of their audience. In this session, we're going to look at events from a big picture perspective and talk about how seating arrangements, registration processes, content delivery and more play a huge role in your attendee's love for you and your brand.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn 5 new ideas you can take back to your next event to enhance the attendee experience
  • Understand the value of a great overall event experience on your bottom line
  • Use technology to enhance their overall event

CREATIVE WAYS TO INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR EVENTS
Attention is one of the scarcest resources of the 21st century. Our attendees have more competition for their attention than ever before which means that marketing is more difficult and keeping them engaged on site is challenging too. So what can we do as event planners to make our events more engaging? In this session, we’ll talk about 25+ ideas to keep your attendees engaged using technology – from social media to apps to gamification, your next event will leave guests craving more! Learning Objectives:

  • Identify their audience demographics and tech experience.
  • Create an engagement plan for their events after being inspired by the ideas shared.
  • Understand the role that technology plays in high-engagement events.

NEW SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS FOR EVENT PROFESSIONALS
As if keeping up with Facebook and Twitter wasn’t hard enough, there are new social networks popping up every day. This session will update you on the five hottest social media tools you should know for your events business!

EVENT TECH STRATEGY AND TRENDS
The fast-paced evolution of technology is causing us to rethink how we can use products successfully at our events. This quick primer will cover how to create an event tech strategy.

GO, GO, GADGET: APPS AND GADGETS FOR EVENT PLANNERS
If you caught the “Go-go gadget”, Inspector gadget reference, congratulations – you had an awesome childhood. If you didn’t – despair not; this session will rejuvenate your inner child as we explore some of the techsiest offerings in gadgets/apps/tools to up the awesomeness factor at your events.

ABOUT LIZ

Liz is an event planning superhero by day, and closeted tech geek and introvert by night. Distraught by the thought of everyday civilians being conquered by spreadsheets, she resolved to re-channel her organizational and tech savvy superpowers and launched Liz King Events while still running events full time for Columbia University. Liz voraciously shared content on event best practices via social media and quickly became a thought leader/influencer amongst her peers. Her hopes of being an incognito event superhero went down the drain as her cover was blown once she started making cameos on lits like 'Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" for two years in a row and 'Connect Magazine's list of 40 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Event Planners in 2011". Liz now comfortably wears her cape and employs her superpowers to helps entrepreneurs/brands like Claudia Chan and Ramit Sethi plan smart, tech-savvy events to better engage their attendees.

Outside of client events, Liz uses her prowess to educate and challenge her industry peers on how to better integrate technology into live events to create a more winsome audience experience, through auxiliary outlets techsytalk.com and PlannerTech [Founder]. When not saving gotham from the event planning woes, Liz can be found unwinding by learning how to code, brushing up on her Korean, or indulging in Korean cuisine ... all in civilian geek attire, of course.

 

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