Three of our senior event producers recently traveled to Las Vegas to attend the second annual SXSW V2V conference, the newest addition to the SXSW family of events. The event is focused on bringing together startups, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in a creative setting to take their ideas to the next level and find inspiration.
There were a lot of highlights for our event planners on the ground, but they came back to Austin with a lot of feedback for the team, pockets full of business cards, and loads of inspiration! Here are few of their favorite experiences:
Leza: "I enjoyed the 'Betting on yourself' panel about taking risks in your career. We were able to meet the speakers shortly after and we started building relationships right then and there. They are all such talented individuals and I really felt inspired! On a silly note, the discovery of the secret pizza parlor was a game changer in between sessions."
Check out the link describing the session: http://schedule.sxswv2v.com/events/event_V2VP993344
Crystal: "My two favorite things were the Tuesday night mixer at the Aria Hotel and the 'Wearable Technology' pitch session. The food at the event was great and it was super fun playing fake gambling since I'm not much of a gambler myself!! And with the pitch session, it was really interesting to watch a competition and hear immediate feedback from the panel of expert judges. I really give those individuals a lot of credit!"
Check out the link describing the session: http://schedule.sxswv2v.com/events/event_V2VP993356
Cass: "I loved the intimate feel of SXSW V2V! I really got to know a lot of the attendees throughout the course of the event. Instead of networking, I really felt like we started building solid relationships and you don't always get that from other conferences. In terms of programming, we got to explore a lot of topics. But as a personal favorite, the 'Meditate to Innovate' panel was inspiring. It really spoke to me and I'm already trying to implement what I learned into my everyday life!"
Check out the link describing the session: http://schedule.sxswv2v.com/events/event_V2VP29592
Be sure to check out next year's event and join High Beam Events in Las Vegas!