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Register your interest for Event Leadership Institute’s half-day virtual business, strategy and design summit on June 3, 2021

As long-time leaders in education for event and meeting professionals, be a part of the Event Leadership Institute’s inaugural virtual event, the 2021 Business, Design and Strategy Summit.

This half-day event on June 3, 2021, is designed to provide relevant insights and timely takeaways across the evolving virtual, hybrid and in-person event landscape, including thought-provoking keynotes, tactical breakouts covering the most talked about event topics, and impactful peer-to-peer networking -- all from the comfort of your home office.

NOTE: Our call for speakers is now closed. 


More to be announced and subject to change

Juliette Kayyem
President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security | CNN National Security

Juliette Kayyem

Former Asst. Sec. Homeland Security |
CNN National Security Analyst | Faculty Director of the Security and Global Health Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government


Steve Adelman

Attorney | Adelman Law Group and Vice President | Event Safety Alliance 

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Bob Bejan

Corporate Vice President: Global Events, Production Studios and Marketing Community Microsoft


Michael Gordon

Principal, Group Gordon Communications | Politics Columnist, Business Insider |
Former Spokesperson for Attorney General Janet Reno

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Ken Holsinger

SVP Data Solutions

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Rose Horcher

Vice President, Client Services
Choose Chicago


Jack Johnson

Chief Advocacy Officer
Destinations International


Daniel Richards

Global Rescue


Jessica Malaty Rivera

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
Science Communication Lead | The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic


Lee Brian Schrager

SVP, Communications & CSR | Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, and
Founder & Director | SOBEWFF® & NYCWFF 

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Michael Skolnik

Founding Partner
The Soze Agency Documentary Filmmaker

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Gus Vonderheide

Vice President Global Sales - Americas

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Rob Adams

President & CEO

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Bob Bierman

Head of Programming and Product
G100/World 50

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Lindsay Carroll

Managing Director, Events & Production
Robin Hood Foundation


Lawrence Coburn

CEO and Co-Founder

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Aoife Delaney

Director of Marketing and Sales
The DMC Network
President | Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

Kathryn Frankson
Director of Event Marketing, Informa

Kathryn Frankson

Director of Event Marketing


Bonnie Knight

Vice President, Membership & Events
American Telemed Association (ATA)


Brandt Krueger

Event Leadership Institute

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Sam Lippman

President, Lippman Connects | Producer & Facilitator, Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum


Paul Mears III

Hello! Destination Management and Kapow! Events Management


J.B. Miller

Empire Entertainment


Suzanne Neufang

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)


Steve O'Malley

Enterprise Vice President, COO
Maritz Global Events

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Jennifer Savica

Vice President, Head of Corporate Events
New York Life Insurance Company


Ryan Simonetti



Kim Vinciguerra

Chief Experience Officer
International Carwash Association

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Kevin White

Event Leadership Institute
CEO | XPL Agency


Subject To Change

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

4:00 - 5:00 PM (ET)

Pre-Event Networking Powered by twine

Join fellow Summit attendees for a special pre-event networking session. Facilitated by our sponsor twine, come to this event for opportunities to meet other event leaders and make new peer-to-peer connections in five-minute networking sessions, with conversation starters provided too!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret key drivers of attendee sentiment for in-person events
  • Identify which economic, social & medical indicators to follow for the feasibility of in-person events
  • Explore strategies for modifying your event portfolio: which should be virtual, hybrid, or in-person?
  • Evaluate different hybrid design models, and how to engage audiences in each one
  • Educate about monetization strategies, including ticket and sponsorship pricing
  • Identify key learning & development changes needed for onboarding and re-training your team
  • Engage with peers at curated roundtables

Read the Summit Code of Conduct


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Registration Options

We’re using a dynamic pricing model for ticket sales. Only a fixed number at each price point are available, and when that number is reached, that pricing tier is closed.”

  • Be the first to save your seat and take advantage of a limited quantity of first-in-line registrations at $75/ticket.
  • Once those are sold out, a limited number of early adopter registrations will be available for $95/ticket.
  • And once both of those are sold out, regular registration is $125.

ELI Members: log into your account to save 20% off the current available ticket price at the time of purchase.

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Thank You To Our Amazing Sponsors!


Swapcard is an AI-powered event and matchmaking platform that runs successful in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. AI is used to boost matchmaking, connecting users with the most relevant people based on their profiles, and custom event journeys. With live exhibitor dashboards to track ROI, real-time event programs, audience engagement features and video calling options, Swapcard delivers valuable user experiences for all types of events.


twine is the easiest way to bring serendipitous networking to your virtual or hybrid event. twine uses the power of software to match attendees for structured, one-to-one, roulette style conversations. The service plugs easily into any video conferencing or virtual event platform, and is simple to set up, design and implement for your event, creating opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections at your event.


Unbridled connects companies with their people through intentionally crafted corporate events from concept to full production. Whether your aim is to inspire, educate, or connect, our values-driven culture paired with a full suite of event services will bring your event to life in a process you’ll actually enjoy.


MGME is an award-winning, top 25 provider of innovative, cost-effective meeting management and event production solutions, including Live, Virtual and Hybrid Meetings, Incentive & Convention Management, Air Travel Management, Hotel Sourcing, SMM Consulting, Association Management and Event Production/Creative.


BuzzCast is the premium virtual events platform, powering the world’s most buzzworthy events. BuzzCast delivers a broadcast-quality experience with zero downtime - 100% of the time.

Cadence is the all-in-one events platform for live, virtual, and hybrid events. We are evolving the way people host, experience, and remember events.

Shindig: State-of-the-art virtual events with natural, one-click video chat networking among participants, plus a Virtual Lobby, Virtual Backstage, enhanced engagement and production.




Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Building on the success of hosting nearly two dozen webinars in the last year with 62 subject matter experts and attended by over 11,000 people, the Event Leadership Institute is hosting its inaugural virtual Summit on June 3, 2021. 

ELI is hosting an impressive agenda with event leaders from across the industry to cover the most pressing issues—with content specifically addressing the needs of corporate events teams, nonprofits, and trade show organizers.

The summit will target three key areas: business, design & strategy

Our Event Leadership Institute distribution list is over 25K with the clients and targets you want to engage with, including senior events and meeting professionals, global department heads, decision-makers, and industry influencers.

Our Audience

C-Suite/senior decision-making event executives that produce, on average, 20-200 events per year.
Have budgets ranging from $100k-$1m+
Have 8-15 years of experience
Have 16+ years of experience

Learn More About Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities!

Sponsorship Interest Form