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About Will Curran:As the founder of Endless Events, Will Curran has been named one of the most influential people in the meeting & events industry, one of the 40 under 40 event industry leaders, 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35, and the highest customer satisfaction of any event company in the industry. Will has been producing in-person, virtual and hybrid events since high school when he started his first company and has now worked in the management of large event clients such as Emerald City Comicon, Anheuser-Busch, Warner Brothers, Morton Salt & Uber. His team’s mission is to simplify the event planning process by creating the equation for an event’s perfect solution. From event management to business development to the latest technologies, Will Curran has a diverse background in growing events and companies to the next level.About Endless Events:How do you create the equation for a perfect event? You call the Einsteins of the industry! Whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person, the Endless Events team knows just what it takes to create a flawlessly executed experience. We are a comprehensive event management company who can help you plan, design, execute, analyze, and exceed your own expectations for your next event.Social MediaTwitter: by Pixilated
Irina’s background in tourism, hospitality and events, combined with her expertise in content creation and management for digital channels, is what made her become known as a ‘digital influencer’ in the MICE sector. Her blog, The MICE Blog was launched in 2011 and is a go-to resource for thought-provoking and innovative content that provides event professionals with knowledge and expertise to help them grow and do their jobs more effectively.After graduating with a BA in International Events Management from Regent’s University London in 2015, she turned her passion into a full-time job. Irina understands the intricacies specific to the MICE market when producing content for digital channels. Irina is uniquely positioned to provide results oriented, online coverage from the event, highlighting MICE’s offerings.In 2014, she founded the #eventprofstalk Twitter chat, and one year later the Event Planners Talk live event series for the global events industry. The Twitter chat, which takes place every Monday, focuses on a single topic for each 1-hour installment. So far, she has led more than 100 chats on themes ranging from innovation, sustainability and education to personal development and event technology. Through her innovative combination of both Twitter chats and events, Irina has connected the online community to forge business relationships. By extending the event life cycle, she has created a source of continuing education for event professionals.Social MediaTwitter: @themiceblog - @themiceblogHQ Instagram: @themiceblog - @eventplannerstalk - TikTok: The MICE Blog - Event Planners Talk - YouTube:The MICE Blog - Event Planners Talk - Powered by Pixilated
Devon is the Associate Director, Alumni Events, Office of Alumni Relations at Drexel UniversityDevon Montgomery Pasha, CMP, CED is a passionate events professional who specializes in nonprofit and advancement events. She applies over 15 years’ experience in event planning to help Drexel University create engaging and impactful experiences for their global alumni network. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Special Events for Alumni Relations specializing in signature events and engagement. A believer is purposeful and mission driven events, Devon leverages design thinking and empathy driven systems to design events that maximize impact and support for Drexel University.  Prior to applying her skills in Higher Ed, Devon worked on notable special events around the Philadelphia region including work for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Waterworks, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.  Devon has been a featured speaker and volunteer for CASE and has been recognized for her passion in elevating the importance of events in Advancement. Devon holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Music and B.S. from Drexel University in Culinary Arts and Event Planning. Devon earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification from the Events Industry Council in 2020 and a CED (Certified Event Designer) designation from the Events Design Collective in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Creativity and Innovation from Drexel University’s School of Education and is an adjunct professor for Drexel’s Hospitality Management program.  You can connect with Devon Pasha on:LinkedInPowered by Pixilated
Lori Pugh Marcum has 17 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the planner and supplier sides of the business. As Events Content Director for Path to Purchase Institute and Retail Leader, she creates and executes content strategies for all events, awards, and webinar programs. She also participates as an expert host and facilitator and creatively tests and refines content delivery ideas to delight attendees. Lori formerly served as Head of Meeting Innovation at Meeting Professionals International, where she was responsible for managing meetings and event production along with speaker and session management, as a part of MPI’s global live and virtual event portfolio. She spent 6 years at Jacksonville’s PRI Productions as both an event producer and manager of the Event Producer Department. During her time at PRI Productions, she managed events with partners such as THE PLAYERS Championship, Gator Bowl Association, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to her role at PRI Productions, she was also Special Events Manager for the AAA Five-Diamond resort, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club as well as Events Manager for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science focused in Communications and Advertising from the University of North Florida and a Master’s Degree in Meeting and Event Management from San Diego State University.  Lori was honored as one of MeetingsNet’s 2021 Changemakers as well as Meetings and Conventions Magazine’s 22 Millennials to Watch in 2016.  She also served as an anchor for MPI’s Global Meetings Industry Day Broadcast from 2019-2021. You can connect with Lori Pugh Marcum at:LinkedInPowered by Pixilated
Joe Anwar is the Marketing Manager at Crystal Interactive.A bit more about Joe:Marketing Manager of Crystal Interactive, massive Arsenal FC fan and a lover of food. I've been with Crystal Interactive since 2016, and delivered over 150 events in various event technology around the globe. Now I'm trying to tell our story and brand through visual engagement.You can connect with Joe Anwar at:LinkedInPowered by Pixilated
Tim is Founder of Talon Audio Visual, Inc.Tim's love for audio technology had already sparked as a child while playing with microphones and stereo equipment. This set him on the path to a career in events and over a decade of professional experience producing in-person, hybrid and broadcast live events. Tim, as he says himself, translates your creative vision into technology reality.He is the founder of Talon Audio Visual, Inc. His company is specialized in Technical Production, Project Management, Consulting, In-Room AV, Live Streaming, Cloud Productions and Accessibility. Because events are magical and Tim gives them just that bit of extra magic! You can follow Tim Kerbavaz at:LinkedInInstagramYouTubeWebsitePowered by Pixilated
Meg is Assistant Sustainability Advisor at The BulbSustainability is a hot topic, and rightfully so. Meg has taken her passion for sustainability to join The Bulb in 2021 as the newest Sustainability Advisor. This, after years of experience in education within different fields such as events, hospitality and tourism. She has lived and worked across the globe and now found her spot at the University of Exeter doing a research project to investigate how sustainable events can aid sustainable tourism to Cornwall. Meg loves to guide people on their sustainability journey and understands the need to talk about the importance of inclusion and accessibility.You can follow Meg Strahle at:LinkedInInstagramTwitterWebsitePowered by Pixilated
Jessica Bishop is the Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride.She is THE Budget Wedding Planner. With the number 1 online website, The Budget Savvy Bride, Jessica helps couples all across the planet to plan their dream wedding with a budget they can afford. Not only is there the website but Jessica’s book, The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer, is a best-seller with over 130,000 copies sold. Next to that Jessica hosts her own Podcast named The Bouquet Toss Podcast.You can follow Jessica, The Budget Savvy Bride at:LinkedInInstagramTwitterWebsitePowered by Pixilated
Stas is the founder of ViiStas calls himself a serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple companies since 2007. He is now solely focusing on the success of Vii, a Metaverse B2B Experience Platform that delivers Web 3.0 Immersive Digital Showrooms, Virtual & Hybrid Events, NFT Galleries. If there is anything you want to know about AR / VR or metaverse experiences, ask Stas!You can follow Stas, Vii at:LinkedInInstagramTwitterWebsiteYouTubePowered by Pixilated
Julie Kronlage is the Vice President of Sales at Travel Dubuque.I love connecting people with great experiences that leave a smile on their face in and in their heart, especially when that means visiting Dubuque, IA and our awesome surrounding communities. Sales, marketing, planning events and putting together a mean itinerary are all right up my wheelhouse. I am a mom to two amazing kiddos who were both born with bilateral clubfoot, fun fact, and husband who is quiet, but I make up for that. Being involved in my community and in my profession is what drives me to be a better person.You can follow Julie at:LinkedInYou can follow Travel Dubuque at:WebsitePowered by Pixilated
Chynna Morgan is the CEO and Founder of GIF Out Loud and Viddey. Being in love with cultivating innovative ideas and bringing them to life, Chynna knew that she was destined to become an entrepreneur from a young age. She is the founder of GIF Out Loud and Viddey, an experiential and SaaS technology company that allows brands to engage and connect with their fans and audience using the power of UGC and sound.You can follow Chynna, GIF Out Loud & Viddey at:LinkedInInstagramWebsitePowered by Pixilated
Taylor Parks is an association management professional with a specialty in organizing events and developing partnerships. In this episode of the Pixilated Podcast we discuss Taylor's work with DRI Professional Services, Inc. all the way through to her time as an anchor for TV-6 News and how the skills she acquired then still play a role in her day to day. You can follow Taylor or get in touch at:LinkedIn: by Pixilated
Connie Cay-Santos is a creative entrepreneur who launched CAY VII in 2019 as an outlet to expand her experience portfolio through contracted special projects with clients. As the Chief Experience Strategist at CAY VII, she leads with a strategic, operational, technical, and client-centric mindset that strives to inspire connections by designing meaningful experiences and being a creative problem solver while meeting key stakeholder success metrics. Her confidence comes from 14 years of corporate strategic operations experience at Hudson's Bay Company, her recent role as Vice President of Special Projects at Nextech AR Solutions, and currently serving  as Head of Strategic Partnerships at Engamio and with the MPI Toronto Chapter as Director of Strategic Partnerships.You can follow Connie or get in touch at:Website: www.cayvii.comLinkedIn: by Pixilated
Welcome to another episode of the Pixilated Podcast. I’m Patrick Rife and today we’re going to talk with Lois Sarfo-Mensah from 3 Pillars Co.Website: by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
In this episode, we discuss convenient ways to distribute your QR Code throughout your live event as well as share a link to 100 Free Canva Templates for designing your QR Code signage.We also tease our upcoming chat with Lois Sarfo-Mensah from 3 Pillars Co. on June 18th, 2021 at 10:10 am ET.Blog: 5 Ways to Display a QR Code at Live EventsTemplates: QR Code Graphic Templates for CanvaEvents Industry 2.0 with Lois Sarfo-Mensah & Patrick Rife | 6.18.2021 @ 10:30 am ETFacebook Link for Live BroadcastYoutube Link for Live BroadcastPowered by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
Welcome to another episode of the Pixilated Podcast. I’m Patrick Rife and today we’re going to talk with Annemarie Allain from A2 Services.After 14 years in the live events and trade show industry, Annemarie Allain, CEM, was handed a COVID-19 pink slip. Facing an uncertain events landscape with few jobs available, she decided to reimagine her career and follow her passion for writing. She has re-entered the industry as a copywriter focused on event and trade show communications. With experience as both an event vendor and organizer, Annemarie has been in your shoes! Not only does she speak "events" she can translate the jargon to reach attendees, sponsors, or potential customers.Website: by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
Welcome to another episode of the Pixilated Podcast. I’m Patrick Rife and today we’re going to talk with Gabrielle Whittaker from Kinaxis.Website: by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
Welcome to another episode of the Pixilated Podcast. I’m Patrick Rife and today we’re going to talk with Ify Ifebi, CEO + Founder at Vendorspace.Website: by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
Welcome to another episode of the Pixilated Podcast. I’m Patrick Rife and today we’re going to talk with Sandy Hammer, Co-Founder at Allseated.Website: by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
Welcome to another episode of the Pixilated Podcast. I’m Patrick Rife and today we’re going to talk with Anne Dalgaard, Experience Design Strategist and Founder at EventAnne.Website: by PixilatedSubscribe at www.Pixilated.comFacebook:
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