The events industry has been through a complete and total transformation since 2020 and it’s time we get reconnected! We are excited to bring back our in-person gathering for a 1-day conference that will re-introduce you to some of the best planners, venues and vendors in the New York City area, our home base.
As a planner, I know that the NYC events landscape has changed dramatically and this conference will be a great opportunity to set the stage for success.
In true techsytalk style, this event will be casual and fun. The agenda will be a mix of fast-paced demo sessions and pressing hot topics like pricing, insurance, contracting and more.
Planners in every sector of our industry know what a challenge pricing has been in 2023 so I’m super excited to be able to put together a panel on pricing. In true techsytalk fashion, we’ll dish on the real challenges planners are facing and, most importantly, what advice we have for you to navigate an inflated world for your clients or team! Join Heather Mason, Annette Naif and Jaclyn Bernstein for a powerhouse panel of women sharing what you need to know about pricing in 2023!
We are tapping the brain of the uber talented Adam Aleksander to talk about creating immersive event experience from a design perspective so that your attendees are present and engaged. It’s hard to expect brand connection if your attendees are bored and checked out and Adam is the master of taking a person’s breath away and keeping their attention.
It’s no surprise that we believe hybrid is here to stay, but we’ve seen many brands PIVOT BACK (Dare we say it?) to in-person only, leaving all the benefits of virtual behind. But why? And why should you be advocating for hybrid events right now?! We’re going to cover it all in this session with lots of takeaways for you to bring back to your team.
From Community Builder to CEO – Virtual & Hybrid Experience Creator, Collaborator & Community Builder, Attendee Advocate
Liz King Caruso is an Event Strategist, Consultant and Speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, Liz is an active event strategist while also educating & building community for other planners. In the past 10+ years of business, she has helped many businesses and thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual & hybrid events. She also has worked with thousands of event professionals to help them reskill and embrace technology as a driver of change in our industry.
Liz has been named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Events Industry, Top 5 Women in Event Tech, 21 Most Influential Women in Events and Top 50 Virtual Meeting and Events Innovators, amongst others.
Bringing Brands to Life Through the Senses. Immersive Experience Producer.
Bringing Brands to Life Through the Senses. A true artist and out-of-the-box thinker, Adam specializes in creating experiences that tell your brand's story in unusual and exciting ways. At heart, he's a storyteller. He creates innovative ideas to tell unique stories. This might include set design, multi-sensory experiences, or scripted journeys with actors who bring your narrative to life.
CEO & Creative Director, Naif Productions
Annette Naif is an Event Producer Strategist, International Speaker, Coach, Host of A Turn of Events Live Show and Podcast, and the CEO & Creative Director of Naif Productions where they produce corporate, social, non-profit, and weddings, and help wedding and event planners around the world create a six-figure business with systems, strategy, and team so they can accomplish all of their financial goals without compromising their quality of life.
Founder & CEO Caspian Agency, Consultant, Keynote Speaker
Heather is founder of Caspian Agency, a worldwide conference consultancy. She is also a dynamic speaker and highly sought consultant and educator. With a roster including Skoll Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Omidyar and Oxford University, Heather has developed a thriving model of strategically driven, high-impact gatherings and events, with a focus on enterprise for social good.
President and Partner at Empire Force Events
Jaclyn Bernstein, a native New Yorker and President and Partner of Empire Force Events, is a straight talker, an advocate for the city, and a legend in the event industry. Thirty years in the business, and you gotta believe she’s seen it all … and to that end, she talks about it all! From how to manage sensitive budget conversations to the special aptitude of listening, being resourceful, and throwing everything you got at it. Because according to Jaclyn, that’s what it takes to establish successful partnerships and to deliver the best events. And if you can do that in New York, you can do it anywhere!