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techsytalk GLOBAL

techsytalk GLOBAL 2022

WED.-FRI., NOVEMBER 9-11, 2022

Join event pros around the world at the original event tech conference for planners.
Participate virtually around the globe.

Our signature topic this year?
Attendee Experience

(Notice we didn’t say engagement?) 🤣

You want thrilled attendees. We do too! Learn how to transform your next event into your most engaging yet. We’re sharing the strategy, tech, and tools to make it happen. See examples in actions. Ask questions. Be inspired.

In 2022, event organizers are entering uncharted territory. What do our attendees want? How do we get (and keep) their attention? Should our events stay virtual, move back to in-person or live in the new world of hybrid?

So. Many. Questions!!

What we believe at techsytalk is that an intense focus on your attendees and their needs, wants and joys will lead you to success. All of your stakeholders are happy when you have engaged, happy attendees so join us for this year’s 13th annual techsytalk GLOBAL where we’ll share practical case studies on how you can create some of the happiest attendees in the world! 

Virtual Nov. 9-11, 2022 12:00pm - 2:30pm ET

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Impactful Speakers
Global Community



Get practical ideas to implement based on case studies and lessons learned by trailblazers who have been there, done that.


Connect with planners who are in your shoes every day from every industry and every level!


Don't sit through another demo - experience the event as an attendee - giving you a unique perspective into what really matters as you design your next conference or event.



Techsytalk leads the conversation in smarter tech solutions for planners obsessed with delivering rewarding event experiences. Our collaborative international community is 10+ years strong. Together, we exchange ideas and push industry boundaries to meet the challenge of what’s next. 

CEO of Liz King Events and founder of techsytalk, Liz King Caruso empowers ambitious planners to leverage the best in technology to create more impactful and engaging attendee experiences. A proven leader in tech, she connects, educates, and inspires industry colleagues through the techsytalk community & IGNITE Consulting program.


Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas.

His teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and in Entrepreneur Magazine. 

The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out every game since their first season and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets. Jesse released his first book “Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out” in January of 2018 with a World Book Tour…at Epcot. 

Cole has been featured on over 500 podcasts and is an in-demand keynote speaker all over the country sharing the Fans First Experience on how to stand out, be different and create raving fans of both customers and employees.


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This year, we’re making it easier than ever to join us. First of all – tickets are FREE – and all you have to do to access all the content is join our community in Circle and Facebook! 

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More speakers being added!

Liz King Caruso

Virtual & Hybrid Experience Creator, Collaborator & Community Builder. Host of techsytalk GLOBAL and our techsytalk Collaborative Community. Liz has been awarded Bizbash's 2022 Industry Innovators, 25 Most Influential People in Events, Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators, amongst others.

Expertise: Trying a bunch of new stuff to see what works and what doesn't, and sharing learnings with colleagues.

Jesse Cole

Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and in Entrepreneur Magazine. The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out every game since their first season and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets.

Expertise: Having FUN and knowing that the key to growing a brand is focusing on Fans First!

Megan Henshall, CMP, DES

Global Events Strategy at Google

Expertise: Helping attendees find belonging by designing neurodiverse & inclusive events.

Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray is an in-demand global speaker and event host. He's a serial entrepreneur, author of 5 books, including "Celebrity CEO", about personal branding.

Expertise: Captivating attention and helping attendees focus on the pieces of content that will make the biggest difference for them!

Tahira Endean, CITP,CMP,DES,CED

Author of Intentional Event Design Our Professional Opportunity. Designing people-centric, purpose-driven events. Author of Intentional Event Design. Connector, collaborator. Head of Programme at IMEX Group.

Expertise: Designing intentional, strategic experiences that engage.

Dahlia El Gazzar, DES, altMBA, ECC, EWD

Tech Evangelist & Idea Igniteur. Dahlia empowers #eventprofsđź’Ą Event strategy. Taking #events from good to great. Branding, Event Tech, Content Strategy.

Expertise: Using technology to bring people together.

John Chen

John Chen is the CEO of Engaging Virtual Meetings and is a tinkerer who shares his work widely within our industry to help move us all forward.

Expertise: Psychological Safety - as someone who is well versed in this critical topic, John will share his thoughts on what psychological safety is, why it's critical to attendee experience, and how we can foster this at our events!

Erika Speed

Erika Speed is Manager, Live Programming at Forbes and Chief Experience Officer of The Cre8tive Artisan. Erika’s thirst for community building, networking, and being a conduit for authenticity are things that she holds very dear to her heart and are what she brings with her wherever she goes.

Expertise: Curating spaces and experiences for authentic diversity.

Phil Mershon

Social Media Examiner where for over 12 years he has created amazing customer experiences at events like Social Media Marketing World and the Social Media Success Summit. Throughout his 30+ year career, Phil has been creating memorable experiences for businesses like Koch Industries, non-profits, schools, and churches.

Expertise: The art of creating memorable experiences.

Mary Ann Pierce

Mary Ann Pierce is a proven onsite and online event design and engineering agency. She is a Webcast pioneer and for over 20 years she has produced events on MAP Digital’s proprietary MetaMeetings SaaS platform. Mary Ann and the MAP Digital team are enabling the Event 3.0 era by transforming conferences into content marketing and data analytic engines using AI and ML.

Expertise: Monetizing video and using data and analytics to power AI Event Tech solutions.

Naomi Clare

Naomi Clare Crellin is an Experience Strategist and Designer who is passionate about using empathy to power enterprise in the events we create. She is CEO and founder of Storycraft Lab, an Experiential Engagement agency with expertise in audience design and strategic development. She consults with organizations such as Google, NASA, Intel, Marriott and more, on projects from product launches to pop-ups, education to enablement, creative and content strategy. Naomi loves teaching - she is adjunct faculty at NYU teaching engagement strategy for events - and is an artist whose work has been displayed as far afield as the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin. Naomi is the founder of Storycraft Lab, and Editor and Host of the Futures Forum, an innovation think tank.

Expertise: Tapping into audience preferences to unlock belonging.


Times in ET. *Subject to change




Ramon Ray


Welcome to the Future: The New Event Strategy for Success

Liz Caruso


OPENING KEYNOTE: Unforgettable: The Art & Science of Creating Memorable Experiences

Phil Mershon


What we learned about Building Belonging from our work with Google Xi

In 2022 Storycraft Lab has been working with Google’s Xi (Experience Institute) to explore evolving audience needs, and how we might design experiences that respond to those needs. 
In this chat Naomi, Katy and Maya will share the Wheel of Belonging, a framework used to gather community input through conversation – and share the emerging insights about how we can Build Belonging at the Experiences we create. 

Naomi Clare


The Neu Project – Why Embracing Neurodiversity Will Enable a Better Experience for All Audiences

Megan Henshall




Psychological Safety: 10 Quick Tips to Make Your Attendees Feel Comfortable

Google did 18-months of research on what do their high-performing teams have in common?  #1 – Psychological Safety.  Your virtual meetings are exactly the same.  Psychological safety will help the #1 virtual challenge of engagement (and it works in-person too!).  When your attendees feel safe, they will engage.  People will chat, unmute and talk and even turn their camera on if they feel safe.  Let John Chen share 10 quick tips to make your attendees feel comfortable and engage.

He’s the author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Book Release, Engaging Virtual Meetings.  He’s been meeting virtually for over 35 years.  He has produced over 4,000 virtual meetings including an EIGHT language meeting and the only 100% LIVE virtual conference in the training industry. 

John Chen


Closing and Notable Moments

Liz Caruso

2:15PM – 2:45 PM

Closing Notes & Networking

Liz Caruso






Liz Caruso


Events 3.0. The New Event Model for Growth and Monetization

Being virtual-only for nearly two years was extraordinarily disruptive for the events industry. However, we believe that this detour into virtual revealed three discoveries centered around the video that will inform an Events 3.0 model that will enable new growth and monetization.  In this presentation we will explore how Events are now:

  • Content Marketing Engines 
  • Communities 
  • Interconnected Platforms 

The key to success in our new world is integration. Integration is innovation. We will discuss on how to build your tech stack to maximize your video content’s impact so that serves your attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, internal clients, your technology partners and —most importantly—you.


Mary Ann Pierce


What’s Your Intention?

Intentional design leads to getting the Attention you need from your participants. In this snappy presentation we will look at examples of design that worked – to bring them in and to keep them engaged at both live and digital events. See you there!

Tahira Endean



Liz Caruso


Curating Authentic Spaces of Diversity

Erika Speed


A Few of My Favorite Things

A techsytalk community favorite, Liz is going to break down some of her favorite tools in this fast-paced session where you’ll learn more than you can write down in a few minutes! 

Liz Caruso



Liz Caruso

FRI. NOV. 11



Ramon Ray


Blended Events: Lets Get Serious About What Works & What Doesn’t

Dahlia El Gazzar




CLOSING KEYNOTE: Fans First: Change the Game, Break the Rules & Create an Unforgettable Experience

  • Learn how to eliminate friction, entertain always, experiment constantly, engage deeply and empower action with your team.
  • Evaluate your current customer map and customer journey.
  • Learn how to create Raving Fans that are loyal instead of customers that are transactional.
  • Using Raving Fans & Customer for Life techniques, you will learn to map the perfect customer journey with your company.
  • How to develop the Fans First mentality to create attention and word of mouth marketing from your biggest supporters.
  • Discover how to never lose a customer again with a step by step plan to Wow your customers even after the sale.

Jesse Cole



Liz Caruso

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Closing Happy Hour


Ed Wagaba

Experience Designer

Liz King Caruso

Event Host

Jennifer Clark

Event Planner Extraordinaire

Diana Canellis

Business Development


The Experience Profiles™ from Storycraft Lab are a design thinking tool for employing empathy. They help us understand ourselves and our audiences at a deeper level, with strategic insights for how people acquire and activate information. Using the Experience Profiles™ tool, we can create more personal experiences by working with audiences to identify what engagements will be most meaningful.

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