Program

Upon registering, you’ll have a chance to select your desired panel topics. All panel topics are available on a first-come, first served basis. Purchase your tickets soon to secure your spot at your preferred panel.

Agenda 

Morning Breakfast – Start the day with networking … and coffee!
Opening Plenary – Get pumped for a great conference
Morning Panels – Choose two of four panels, moderated and hosted by experienced event pros
Keynote Luncheon – Recharge and get ready for the afternoon
Afternoon Table Topic Discussions – 20+ to choose from! Pick your top three for deep-dive discussions
Idea Exchanges Happy Hour – A great way to absorb the day and connect with colleagues

Morning Panel Topics

Road Map to Meaningful Impact – Best Practices and Expert Advice on Achieving Success
This trio will jump-start the morning with an exciting breakfast plenary from the best in the business of event planning! 

Making It Magical – Creating Extraordinary Experiences
This panel of experts has created extravagant events for the stars across the world. Learn how to create unforgettable experiences that will leave your guests wanting to come back year after year! 

The Smart $$$ – What Sponsors Want
Corporate and nonprofit relationships are mutually beneficial. How does each leverage respective goals? How do corporations evaluate potential sponsorships? Learn how to build partnerships that create long-lasting relationships reaching well beyond an event. 

Corporations & Nonprofits Uniting in Recovery – When Catastrophic Events Hits Home
Hear compelling testimonials about emergency preparedness and strategic collaborations from the leaders as they talk about efficient/effective responses in times of crisis and natural disasters. Corporate participation is critical for disaster relief and no one responds as coordinated, diligently and responsibly as the 3 power forces on this panel. 

Waving The White Flag – When to Engage Help
Whether planning a charitable fundraising event or a corporate marketing opportunity – large or small – proper planning and execution are critical to protecting your brand. Art of the Gala brings you insights on when to ditch the *DIY* model and bring in the professionals.

Don’t forget: Table Topic selection will open to registered attendees first, before being open to the general public. Register now to make sure you get first pick!