To delve into timely subjects on a regular basis, the Event Leadership Institute is launching subject matter-based curated conversations exclusively for ELI members. 

These paid member-exclusive conversations will be hosted by a subject-matter chair who will select the topics in advance, invite a guest or two per session, and then dig into the topic for about 30 minutes with an active Q&A component.In the kickoff to this new series, meet the subject matter experts and get a preview of the topics they will be digging into in the coming months. Come with your own suggestions for future discussions as well! Our speakers are:

  • Liz (King) Caruso: Event Technology
  • Jeff Guberman: Entrepreneurship
  • Eryne Sarabin, DES: Design, Creativity & Innovation
  • Kevin White, CSEP: Returning to In-Person Events

Have a question for the panel? Submit your questions in advance and we’ll include them in the discussion.

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Wednesday, March 31: 3-3:30 PM ET | 12-12:30 PM PT

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Liz (King) Caruso

Event Strategist

Liz is an Event Strategist, Consultant and Speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, she has helped countless thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual & hybrid events. Liz is a big-picture person – passionate about tying events into an overall sales and marketing strategy and being efficient at every point of the process. Technology is her niche and she’s obsessed with helping organizations of every size leverage technology to produce more engaging & seamless event experiences.

In addition to her client work, Liz connects & educates her industry colleagues through platforms she has built – techsytalk GLOBAL, the techsytalk community & IGNITE Consulting program.

Liz has been featured as Eventex’s 50 Most Innovative Virtual Meeting Planners, Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Top 5 Women in Event Tech, among other awards.


Jeff Guberman


Jeff is the CEO of McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME), a full-service corporate meetings and events company catering to Fortune 1000 clientele. MGME focuses on pharmaceutical meetings, corporate events, and international conferences and was created by merging three event companies into one in 2018, backed by private equity firm Infocommerce Partners.

Jeff is a serial entrepreneur. Prior to MGME, he founded Fourth Wall Events, Dynamic Drape and Décor, and Formset. Jeff acquired Discover New York and combined it with Beyond Times Square, a company he is still the president of. Jeff is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Jeff lives in New York City with his wife, three kids, and their dog Stanley.


Eryne Sarabin, DES

Founder, Tycoon Events

Eryne is founder and lead strategist of Tycoon Events, part of The Event Estate Inc., an award-winning, full-service event planning company that specializes in corporate event planning, community/non-profit events, conference management services, event styling and event consultations.

She has pioneered the events and marketing industry for over 15 years, working with numerous local and international organizations, including spending a year in London, England’s events and culinary industry working alongside Gordon Ramsay.

Her flair for creativity, marketing, and agility aids in bringing new and innovative ideas to each project while managing each client’s goals, budget, and needs.

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Kevin White, CSEP

Instructor, Event Leadership Institute

Kevin is the head of the Boston-based, award-winning experiential event agency XPL. He has been working with global organizations on their marketing and development efforts for nearly a quarter-century. As veterans of the experiential industry, Kevin and his team of producers have helped these organizations to develop strategies for their target audiences, assess communication plans to deliver their messaging, and then implement development events that engage, strengthen and energize groups.

In addition to serving as an instructor for several Event Leadership Institute professional development courses — including Pandemic On-Site Protocol Training and Pandemic Meeting & Event Design — Kevin has undergone training from the World Health Organization (WHO) on mass gatherings and has also received the Event Safety Access certification from the Event Safety Alliance.

When not working on client projects, Kevin has been a professor at NYU and head of content development for the Event Leadership Institute. He is currently working on his first book on innovation in experiential design and recently launched a series of entrepreneurial-based retreats around the world under the brand The Table.