2017 Networking Activities

Ain’t no networking like an Event Marketer conference’s networking. At EventTech, the industry’s best and brightest come together to learn, share—and mingle. And while the conference was designed around a “fast-track” agenda, we’ve built in more than enough time for you to make new connections and reconnect with old colleagues and friends.

MONDAY | NOVEMBER 13

OPTIONAL LAS VEGAS CANYON HILLS HIKE (12 SPOTS LEFT) | 8:15-11:45 a.m.
Come get some fresh air while you network on our annual (and always different) EventTech Hike & Hang. This year we’re hiking the famed McCullough Hills Trail, part of the the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. The trail starts climbing gradually and is a fave of both casual and intermediate hikers. Total hike: 3 miles. Meet in Paris lobby 8:00 a.m. Shuttles leave at 8:15 a.m. and arrive back by 11:45 a.m. (Separate ticket required and additional $75 fee applies. Sign up online when you register for EventTech. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

OPENING RECEPTION | 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Come mix and mingle with this year’s attendees and partners in our largest Campus ever. Back by popular demand, the opening night reception will feature smart wearable networking technology—klik, by PixMob. All attendees will be given a klik wristband at registration to use to meet people, exchange contact and win prizes! Click wristbands together and wait for the green light to exchange contact info. You’ll be able to earn points by engaging with each other, with klik staff and much more. Top winner scores $250 in Paris casino chips. Note: All attendees will need a klik wristband to enter the opening reception. Pick it up by registration at the klik counter.

TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 14

OPTIONAL WAKE-UP 5K RUN | 6:30-7:15 a.m.
Start strong, baby. Each morning we’ll take a different 5K route around some of the best Vegas destinations and attractions. Group stretch in the Paris lobby at 6:20 a.m.; group leaves at 6:30 a.m. (There is no charge to participate but you must sign up online when you register for EventTech. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

BREAKFAST| 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Get up and come on down for a cup of coffee, some fruit, and many conversations with fellow attendees.

CAMPUS BREAKS | ALL DAY

Throughout the day, we’ve scheduled several all-conference breaks that allow you to grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best technology partners in our Campus.

POWER NETWORKING LUNCH | 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Come grab a bite and meet the industry’s greatest and talk about the industry’s latest. Chat up the day’s sessions, meet new colleagues or reconnect with old friends.

HAPPY HOUR | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Before you head out on the town, come and wrap up the day with your fellow attendees during our annual Happy Hour. New this year: Come put on a pair of wireless headphones and hit the EventTech dance stage as part of our first-ever silent disco. And don’t miss the Silent Disco Dance-Off at 6:30—best dancers score $100 Paris casino chips.

OPTIONAL NETWORKING DINNER AT CARMINE’S (18 SPOTS LEFT) | 7:30-9:30 p.m.

More than 100 attendees have signed up for our networking dinner at Carmine’s, the legendary family-style restaurant just a 9-minute walk across the street from EventTech at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The exact Menu: Cold antipasto followed by roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella and Caesar salad, followed by rigatoni with broccoli and sausage and penne alla vodka, followed by salmon oreganato and chicken parmigiana.. and then tiramisu and strawberry shortcake. Plus unlimited beer and wine, naturally. (Requires advanced registration when you sign up for EventTech. $85 fee applies. No walk-ups are available.)

OPTIONAL PIANO BAR MEET-UP AT NAPOLEON’S (9 SPOTS LEFT) | 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Come join fellow EventTech attendees for some cocktails and tunes at famous piano bar Napoleon’s. Located at The Paris, revelry is taken up a notch here (have you ever seen pianists battle over Bon Jovi’s “Wanted”?) as dueling pianists go head-to-head every night. Come grab a seat, order a drink, hang out with fellow event marketers—and enjoy a little piano battle royale. Includes two hours open bar, reserved seating in a designated EventTech area and some lively piano tunes. (Separate ticket required and additional $65 fee applies. Sign up online when you register for EventTech. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 15

OPTIONAL WAKE-UP 5K RUN | 6:30-7:15 a.m.
Start strong, baby. Each morning we’ll take a different 5K route around some of the best Vegas destinations and attractions. Group stretch in the Paris lobby at 6:20 a.m.; group leaves at 6:30 a.m. (There is no charge to participate but you must sign up online when you register for EventTech. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

TECHNOLOGY BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
ALL NEW! EventTech’s rapid-fire way to combine breakfast, networking and education—our morning roundtables provide dozens of fast, 15-minute overviews of trending topics, technologies and best practices. From VR to AR, from Instagram to Snapchat, from streaming to beaming… each roundtable repeats three times, which means you can attend three different conversations. It’s just that easy. It’s just that innovative. It’s just that EventTech. Check out the full list of topics in the program.

CAMPUS BREAKS | ALL DAY

Throughout the day, we’ve scheduled several all-conference breaks that allow you to grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best technology partners in our Campus.

NETWORKING LUNCH | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sure, it’s the last day of EventTech, but you still have an afternoon of sessions to attend—so you’ll need your energy. Enjoy a delicious lunch at our final networking meal—chat up other marketers, find some of the folks you kept meaning to find, look up some of your favorite speakers and meet with some of your favorite technology providers.

OPTIONAL RED-EYE DINNER MEET-UP AT HEXX | 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Taking a red-eye and have nothing to do until your flight? Then check your bags in the lobby and meet Event Marketer’s Jeff Fortmann at 6:30 p.m. for our annual Red-Eye Dinner Meet-Up at Hexx at The Paris—group drinks followed by a casual Dutch-style dinner. Come for drinks. Come for dinner. Come for both. Hop a cab whenever you need to go to the airport. (Dinner bill will be split Dutch-style among attendees at the table. Note: You must sign up during your online registration. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

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