Smart Meetings Experiences feature:
John is a wellness expert and the author of Travel Balance. His Healthy Travel Tips presentation includes the naturopath wellness secrets for meeting professionals who need to perform at their peak while on the road. You will learn how to:
Event production insider Scott Frankel is the expert in adding wow to an event. As president of Animatic Media, he teaches audiences around the country how to speak AV. He will share best practices for asking for exactly what you want so you can talk with vendors, clients and speakers about audio, video and lighting without breaking a sweat. You will learn:
The Westin Irving Convention Center, located in northwest Dallas, features a gondola ride along the nearby Mandalay Canal Walk, a paved waterfront trail featuring trendy restaurants and stunning waterfalls. Business travelers thrive in Las Colinas with direct access from the hotel to the Irving Convention Center.
The convention center has 275,000 square feet of event space with 6 different event rooms. The largest space is 4,860 sq ft. Each room can be configured to fit your needs, including: e-shape, u-shape and t-shape table arrangements, theater-style, classic conference (hollow square), oval and round tables, open reception, banquet, or classroom-style.
The hotel offers 24-hour room service, a sundry/convenience store, a pool bar, coffee shop (featuring specialty Starbucks and breakfast sandwiches) and a Mexican restaurant – Mesa Mexcal. This casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features healthy options, authentic Mexican fare and handcrafted cocktails with floor-to-ceiling windows and a lively patio scene.
Several different drafthouses, steakhouses, burger joints, pizza places and much more are located within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|8:00 am - 9:00 am||Ms. B's Breakfast Social & Registration|
|9:00 am - 10:30 am||Instant Start to Smart Keynote Speaker: John Ayo: Healthy Travel Makeover|
|10:45 am - 12:35 pm||Meet Your Matches and Slay the Day|
|12:35 pm - 1:35 pm||Seal the Deal Feast: Luncheon with Scott Frankel: Demystifying AV and Hot Event Video Trends|
|1:50 pm - 3:00 pm||Meet Your Matches and Slay the Day ... Continued|
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Explore the Floor: Property Tour|
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Smart Soiree: Stay and play!|