Panel Discussions

The Event Industry thrives on creative ideas from creative people. We’ve gathered some of the industry’s most respected thought leaders to share their diverse perspectives on the industry’s hot topics and trends in events and hospitality. We are delighted to offer you rare opportunities to join these discussions for yourself.

Panel Discussions will be held on the expo floor in the Education Hub. Full schedule to be announced soon.


Social Media Trends

Do you believe in the power of hashtags? Social media event marketing is one of the most important factors in creating a successful event. Learn how to leverage social and drive impact at your events.

Moderator: Janet Granger | Two Beagles LLC

  • Panelist: Michael Seifert | Q13 Fox

  • Panelist: Makenzie Davies | Davies & Dixon

  • Panelist: Josh Dirks | Project Bionic

  • Panelist: Zachary Rozga | The Consumer Engagement Company

Event Design

Event design is becoming more and more about themes and interactive experiences. Learn about designing an Experience – top experts discuss the leading design trends for 2020.

Moderator: Allison Lazar | RockLove

  • Panelist: Emily Anderson | Lola Creative

  • Panelist: Michael McCord | Exhibits NW

  • Panelist: Sparky Sanford | Group Delphi

  • Panelist: David Doxtater | The Workshop

AV 101

Designing the AV for your events may end up on the bottom of your priority pile, but it shouldn't. Great AV can truly transform events from bland to grand. Understand the pros and cons of hiring an outside AV production company. Your guests will notice the difference!

Moderator: Troy Whalen | 206 Events

  • Panelist: Clea Lauren Hersperger | Crimson Haze Event Lighting

  • Panelist: Kris Dahl | Atomic


Panel Discussions are available to all attendees. Interested in more advanced education?

Please see our Attendee Pricing page for more details and to register.