How do you combine community, virtual engagement, education, fun, and the holidays? Seven words...CMX Winter Soirée: The Virtual Event Event.
Mix and mingle, with the CMX community on Tuesday, December 8, from 8am - 11am PT! No matter what holiday you celebrate, or if you celebrate a holiday at all, we want to celebrate YOU!
We've come to the end of 2020 and what have we learned about going virtual? Well, we’ve teamed up with the experts to share their learnings - from proving the ROI of virtual events to the evolution of virtual event engagement to the best practices of building community through virtual events, we’ve got all the tips from the hottest topic in 2020.
Oh and let's not forget the fun:
This is the virtual event you didn't know you needed.
Founder and CEO
Director of TeamBonding Plus
Head of Events
Associate Marketing Manager
Virtual Conferences & Community Events
Director of Marketing and Community
Head of Community
Senior Account Executive
Sarah Shewey is an experience economy pioneer with a background in film and tech. She is the Founder & CEO of Happily, a network of over 50,000 event producers, technologists and creatives who produce world-class virtual and live events. Sarah co-founded TEDActive, is the founder of EXP, and is the board president of dublab.com, LA's first Internet radio station - established in 1999. She recently "broke the Internet" with her cyberwedding, which was streamed live on every continent.
An environmentalist, Sarah has spoken about the importance of sustainable event practices on NPR, the Associated Press, and publications around the world. She also co-invented the world’s first underwater projector. Stay connected with Sarah Shewey on Linkedin.
Stuart is a British Adventurer and accomplished Director who is just as happy presenting team building and leadership programs as he is leading a mountain expedition or skippering a sailboat.
He is a master facilitator and can connect with the audience through the perfect blend of humor, passion, and the relevant training outcomes to help each individual. He believes that inspired people produce results and that people can change, develop, and fulfill their personal and professional goals during effective professional development.
Stuart has over 12 years experience facilitating high level team building, team bonding and leadership programs. He has run adventure training all over the world for the past 20+ years and is an experienced leader with 16 years in senior management positions within a variation of different organizations including charities, small family owned businesses and large corporations.
He embodies the spirit of adventure in every part of his life and hopes to bring this to all who he encounters.
Erin Flannery is the Head of Events at Lattice where she runs field marketing at digital events. The first events hire at the company, Erin's team now hosts 40+ marketing events each year including the largest virtual conference in the HR field, Resources for Humans Virtual, with over 20,000 attendees. Prior to Lattice, Erin worked on marketing teams at BrightEdge, Alteryx, and had a brief stint in higher education and law. Erin lives in San Francisco where she plays competitive bocce ball and spoils her golden retriever.
Nicole is the Associate Marketing Manager at PowerToFly. She is currently leading the Chat & Learn program where she invites skilled, thought leading women to share their stories. She is originally from Kerhonkson, New York and now lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the Founder of momswithoutavillage, a community for moms who don’t have a ‘village’. She loves pizza, traveling & funny memes.
Vera Devera is the Community Builder at Ironclad, the leading digital contracting platform, and loves helping people connect and engage on issues they care about. She has spent the majority of her career in the professional services industry, with experience in areas such as direct response and digital marketing. While curating premium experiences is her primary role by day, Vera also enjoys cycling, discovering boutique wineries in Sonoma County and sharing her love for board games and tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons.
Michel is a Sales and Marketing Professional for Meetings, Events, Conferences, and SaaS platforms. He serves as the Chairman of Partnerships at MPINCC Association (Meeting Professionals International, Northern CA Chapter. He is on a mission to conquer the event industry and bring communities together.
Lauren Hagerty is the Director of Marketing & Community for PowerToFly - the fastest growing gender diversity recruiting platform and community. Previously, Lauren led community efforts for the industry-leading home automation platform, Wink. In her free time, you can find Lauren skiing (with her own handmade knit goods) or taking pictures of her Pomeranian, Sprinkles.
Beth is passionate about building community IRL. Working with community managers, leaders, and builders, to grow and develop their in-person communities. She loves engaging with people, both customers and community members, and strengthening the relationship between consumer and product.
Valentina is a Community Builder, Consultant and Events Manager dedicated to bringing people together and creating relationships, so they can learn and grow with each other. She's the founder of Eat Out Madrid, Eat In Madrid and chapter lead of CMX Connect Madrid and has been recognised internationally for commitment to building and growing engaged online communities that bring value to all.