Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 2:30pm REGISTER NOW

Become a Better Planner

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Networking | Education | Resources | Fun

PlannerPalooza! is the place for Chicago’s top meeting and event planners to learn about cutting edge industry topics and some of Chicagoland’s best venues and vendors. Also, network with over 200 fellow planners and enjoy some great food and drinks in one of Chicago’s hottest new venues!


PlannerPalooza! Now Offering CMP CEU Credits to Attendees


When

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
2:30pm

Where

Illinois Institute of Technology
Kaplan Institute for Tech Entrepreneurship

Don’t miss out on this exclusive one-day event!

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The PlannerPalooza! Edition of the Chicago Planner Master Class will feature three informative, educational sessions plus “rapid-fire” presentations from a variety of venues and vendors including event services, products, restaurants, attractions, special event venues, and more. We’ll cap off this high energy day with networking over light bites and drinks.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn about industry trends, tactics, and resources
  • Learn and connect with new venues and vendors
  • Network with fellow planners and industry professionals
  • Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers
  • Experience the new Kaplan Institute for Tech Entrepreneurship

Educational Sessions:

  • The Green Rush: Weed Legalization and Its Effects on Meetings & Events
  • Follow the Money: Trends in Procurement & Vendor Relationships
  • Innovation in Events: Planning Through Production, Presented by Convene

Where:

Illinois Institute of Technology
Kaplan Institute for Tech Entrepreneurship

Named to this year’s Crain’s Best New Event Spaces List!

3137 S Federal St, Chicago, IL 60616

Educational Sessions and Speakers

The Green Rush

Weed Legalization and Its Effects on Meetings & Events

DONNA B. MORE, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Donna B. More

Partner,
Fox Rothschild LLP

RYAN CRANE, Founder, and CEO, Tempo
Ryan Crane

Founder, and CEO, Tempo

Josh Schonwald

Award-Winning Journalist and Futurist
PlanetWise Communications

DOUG LAMBERT, Managing Partner Scale Momentum, LLC
Doug Lambert

Managing Partner
Scale Momentum, LLC


Follow the Money:

Trends in Procurement & Vendor Relationships

JACKIE WHITE Director, Events & Conference Services, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jackie White

Director, Events & Conference Services, Illinois Institute of Technology

KEVIN CARLIN, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hiltons of McCormick Place
Kevin Carlin

Director of Sales & Marketing, Hiltons of McCormick Place

JAY WEIDNER, Managing Partner, On The Scene
Jay Weidner

Managing Partner,
On The Scene

Bailey Shultz, Account Manager - Sourcing, NHS Global Events
Bailey Shultz

Account Manager – Sourcing, NHS Global Events


Innovation in Events:

Planning Through Production, Presented by Convene

TAYLOR PODGORNY, Event Production Designer, Frost Chicago
Taylor Podgorny

Event Production Designer, Frost Chicago

CASEY CRISENBERY, Art Director, AgencyEA
Casey Crisenbery

Art Director, AgencyEA

Annie Eaton, CEO - Futurus
Annie Eaton

CEO – Futurus

MARIA DILLON-KEMP, Vice President of Marketing, Convene
Maria Dillon-Kemp

Vice President of Marketing, Convene

SEAN THORNDIKE, Director of Business Development, CSI DMC
Sean Thorndike

Director of Business Development, CSI DMC

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Kick off a day of fun and education with Tim O’Malley, CEO of Ateema Media & Marketing and hear from Kaplan Institute and other sponsors.

Expand your network and knowledge of some of Chicago’s top venues and vendors! Hear short presentations from businesses that serve the meeting and event planners in Chicago.

Got a quick call to make? Now is the time to make it!

Choose One Track

  • Follow the Money: Trends in Procurement & Vendor Relationships
  • Innovation in Events: Planning Through Production, Presented by Convene

Caffeine is your friend! Grab a cup of coffee right now and get energized for the rest of the day!

Expand your network and knowledge of some of Chicago’s top venues and vendors! Hear short presentations from businesses that serve the meeting and event planners in Chicago.

The Green Rush: Weed Legalization and Its Effects on Meetings & Events

Enjoy wine from City Winery and delectable appetizers at the closing reception. Mix and mingle with your fellow meeting and event planners, as well as presenters you will have heard from throughout the day. Create valuable connections that you rely on for your future events!

Sponsorship Availabilities

Include opportunities to give a “rapid-fire” presentation about your business to meeting and event planners, plus educational session sponsorships and more. Contact [email protected] for more information.

SPONSORSHIP INFO
Want to showcase your business at PlannerPalooza?

Tell us a little more about you and your business and a member of our sales team will reach out to you directly to provide more information about PlannerPalooza and other opportunities to connect with Meeting & Event Planners.

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Is PlannerPalooza right for you?

For Planners

If you can say ‘yes’ to at least one of the following, you are qualified to attend:

  • You hold the title of meeting or event planner or the like
  • Your role requires you to plan or assist with at least three events per year
  • You have an annual event budget of $15,000 or more

Your registration is subject to review by Ateema Media & Marketing prior to attendance.

For Businesses

  • Does your business have special or private event space you need to fill?
  • Would it help your business to present your offerings to 200 meeting and event planners?

If you answered yes to the questions above, contact VP of Media, Sam Krause at [email protected] to learn how to get your business involved.

Premier Sponsors


Registration Sponsor

Decor Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Beer Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor and Emcee

Giveaway Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors - Garrett Popcorn Shop
Supporting Sponsors - Kuma's Corner
Supporting Sponsors - Live Art International
Supporting Sponsors - Frost
Supporting Sponsors - Spa In Your Space
Supporting Sponsors - City Winery
Supporting Sponsors - Venue ND
Supporting Sponsors - Riva Crabhouse
Supporting Sponsors - Phil Stefani
Supporting Sponsors - Catalyst Ranch
Supporting Sponsors - i0! theater
Supporting Sponsors - Navy Pier
Supporting Sponsors - OFFSHORE
Supporting Sponsors - Aries Charter Transportation INC.
Supporting Sponsors - Illinois Holocaust Museum

Past Events

  • March 27, 2019 – Chicago Planner Master Class – Chicago Architecture Center
  • June 25, 2019 – Chicago Planner Master Class – Fremont

  • September 18, 2019 – Chicago Planner Master Class – Barton G
  • September 24, 2019 – Chicago Planner Master Class – Bub City Rosemont

Phone: 312-360-1770 | Email: [email protected] | www.ateema.com