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Wednesday, April 20, 2022


Learn from the best

experts in our industry about evolving technologies, event innovations, and the science of engagement. 

11:00 AM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT | 8:00 AM PDT - 2:00 PM PDT | 4:00 PM GMT - 10:00 PM GMT


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What to Expect 

Best ways to use new technology solutions

How to read your event's crystal ball

Ways to reinvent and reimagine your events with an innovation mindset

Deeper dive into emerging trends like holograms, drones, and AI...oh my!

How to maximize meaningful connections at hybrid, virtual, and in-person events

Master the mystery of the event metaverse

Speakers | Facilitators | Hosts

Beth Surmont is obsessed with events. With on-the-ground experience spanning more than 20 years in corporate and non-profit events and trade shows; and as the current Vice President of Event Strategy & Design at 360 Live Media; Beth is an influential designer in shaping what the next era of events will be. Today she will share recent trends and insights and give you a sneak peek at some of the design methodologies she uses to create powerful events for her clients.

Beth Surmont, CAE, CMP

Vice President Event Strategy & Design, | 360 Live


Marco is a successful entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of intensive experience in media, technology, and the live events industry. He is the Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, where he works with startups, Venture and Private Equity investors, and corporate innovators serving as a coach, advisor, interim executive, board member, or angel investor (or a combination thereof).

Marco Giberti

Founder & CEO | Vesuvio Ventures; Co-Founder | LAB Miami Ventures; and CoAuthor | Reinventing Live


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Smriti Bansal

Head of Content | e180/Braindate


Mr. O'Reilly is an international media and entertainment executive who is currently the CEO of ARHT Media, the global leader in HoloPresenceTM communication.
Mr. O'Reilly joined ARHT in Feb 2018 with a goal to monetize a technology that had transported celebrities such as Stephen Hawking, Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuck, Prime Minister Trudeau and others to all corners of the world.

Larry O'Reilly

CEO | ARHT Media


Danny Stefanic is CEO and Founder of MootUp – the 3D Metaverse Virtual Events Platform. He is renowned for creating the world’s first metaverse and is considered a pioneer in the Metaverse for Business field, having been involved in the creation of ground-breaking 3D businesses for over 27 years.

Danny Stefanic

CEO | MootUp; Founder & CEO | LearnBrite


Will Curran

Will Curran, DES

Founder & Chief Event Einstein | Endless Events



Victor M. Torregroza

Events & Experiences Program Manager | Global Events Marketing | Intel Corporation



Dahlia El Gazaar, DES, altMBA, ECC, EWD

Founder & CEO |DAHLIA+Agency



Matthew Homann

Founder | Filament, Inventor | Thinksgiving



Naomi Clare Crellin

Founder & CEO | Storycraft Lab


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Howard Givner

Founder & CEO | Event Leadership Institute


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Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer | Event Leadership Institute



Chandra M. Champion, MSSA, CNM

Conference & Events Director | National WIC Association



Sophie Ahmed

SVP Market Strategy |Hubilo


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Lori Allen

VP Global Event Operations |MetLife


Brandt Kruger

Brandt Krueger

Technical Producer & Instructor | Event Leadership Institute



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Key Take-Aways

You will be able to fluently advise your clients on emerging technology

You will be able to use new business models to define revenue streams

You start to use tips and technology hacks now and into the future

Your team will be prepared for disruptions and complications

You will think about the "so what" in every headline and how it will impact your events

You will think like a futurist

A Summit for Everyone

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Why I'm attending: "I still have a lot to learn and am excited about making new connections."

~ Annette, Event Coordinator, Event Planner, 3+ years

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Why we're attending: "Our team needs exposure to new engagement strategies to better serve our clients."

~ Michael and Erin, Event Agency owners, 10+ years

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Why I'm attending: "My challenge is technology and keeping up with new event trends."

~ Stella, Senior Exhibition Director, 20+ years


Shoutout to our Production Partner, Redstone Agency, Platform Provider, Hubilo and Media Provider, SmartMeetings

We stand firmly in support of Ukraine and peace everywhere. Add your voice to the call for peace and support those directly impacted.

Missed It? No Problem

A Note About Recorded Content:

We get it, you're busy, and April 20th is already booked. We will be recording all content and make available to registered participants. So, if you miss the "live" event, you can benefit from the content or watch it again and again until the end of 2022.


The Event Leadership Institute is committed to learning how to improve our events and technology platform to be more digitally accessible and inclusive to the broadest possible audience.

We are diligently working internally and with our partners and technology providers to actively develop a more accessible experience.

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While we will do our best to accommodate requests, please note that it may not always be possible to do so for all content or areas of the webinar. We are committed to working together to find a solution as needed.

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