Art of the Gala will offer attendees a variety of experts in legal best practices, fundraising, marketing and digital engagement, event planning, donor engagement strategies and how to incorporate events into the overall success of an organization. You'll learn how to leave donors feeling excited to be involved in their organization and ready to return again and again.

The day will consist of keynote presentations, panel discussions, intimate learning table topic networking, and much more. Registrants will receive a link to customize their schedule selecting the panel topics most relevant to you. All panel topics are available on a first-come, first served basis. Hurry - the event is expected to sell out!

7:00 am Registration Opens

8:00 am - 8:50 am Keynote: Is It Legal: TABC Compliances and Legalities

9:00 am - 10:00 am Panel Session (3 options below)

Breakout 1: The Wow Factor: Concepts for Event Creation

Breakout 2: How to Curate a Successful Live Auction

Breakout 3: How Event Professionals are Becoming Strategic Business Partners

10:15 am - 11:15 am Panel Session (3 options below)

Breakout 1: Launching & Managing Your Event

Breakout 2: Bring Your Brand to Life

Breakout 3: Social Media 101: Digital Engagement Back to Mission

11:30 am - 12:50 pm Lunch Keynote: Sponsorship is a Business Deal: Making a Successful Corporate Ask

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Panel Session (3 options below)

Breakout 1: Crisis Management- How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations

Breakout 2: Chronicling the Moment: Capturing Live Coverage of Your Event

Breakout 3: Building Impressionable Experiences that Last

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Round Table Discussions

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Networking Reception - Idea Exchanges Happy Hour

*Full list of speakers to be announced soon

Round-table Topics to Include:

  • Crisis Management
  • Events as a Lead Source
  • Selecting the Ideal Venue
  • Red Carpet Success
  • Registration 101
  • Digital Engagement Back to Mission
  • Bring Your Brand to Life
  • Free Isn't Free

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