Program

Upon registering, you’ll have a chance to select your top three Table Topics. All Table Topics are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase your tickets soon to secure your spot at your preferred Table Topic.

Agenda 

8:30 AM

Arrive at Hyatt Regency Zilker Ballroom.
Check in to pick up a name tag and to verify your Table Topic selections.
Network with other attendees.

8:50 AM

Take seats at first Table Topic.
Greetings and announcements.

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

First Table Topic. You’ll be seated at a table led by one of our event experts.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Second Table Topic.

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Third Table Topic

12 PM Noon

Join us for a seated lunch and a tantalizing panel discussion in Zilker Ballroom 2 next door.

1 PM

Program ends. Don’t forget to browse our vendor materials, thank our speakers and share your experience on social media.

#ArtofTheGala

Table Topics Include:


Sponsorships

What are corporate event sponsors looking for? What are some ways to attract more sponsors? How do event sponsors want to be recognized now?


Day-Of Fundraising

What are the best ways to conduct live and silent auctions? Should you do a “paddles up”? What are the rules around raffles? What are other games and ideas for raising money from your attendees?


Planning & Execution

What are the details you don’t want to forget? How should we make a timeline of tasks? What can you expect volunteers to do and how do you hold them accountable?


Working with Vendors

Why might a vendor might be willing to comp services? How can you come up with a budget that a vendor can work with? What are the trends vendors are seeing work now?


Making It Magical

How do you make an event memorable? How do you make sure to tell attendees about your cause without bringing down the party? What will dazzle your guests and leave them speechless?


Reaching More People

How can you sell tickets to people outside your usual crowd? How can you get more publicity for your event? How do you get your message out beyond the event itself?

ABOUT SELECTING YOUR TABLE TOPIC PREFERENCES: Table topic places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Buy your tickets early to ensure you get your first choices in topics. And remember, we’ll review everything over the lunchtime panel discussion.