Last week, I came back from WEC19 in Toronto, an action-packed, content-rich, event extraordinaire hosted by Meeting Professionals International. No event is truly successful without killer content to unite the attendees together. Just between you and me, I think this event had the best content of any conference I’ve been to, to date. This blog is a round-up of my favorite sessions from WEC19.
It’s June! The sun is shining, school is letting out, smells of freshly cut grass and summer barbecues are in the air. And my favorite part about June – rainbow flags mounted on businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest.
We would like to welcome our newest team member, Anita Barberg. Anita is the smiling face you see at the front desk in our Ballard headquarters, joining the team as our Office Coordinator.
Welcome to Evia’s new monthly feature, EPMs Unplugged. Here we will give insights into the day-to-day life, personalities and backgrounds of Evia’s Event Project Managers, those people who organize your event from beginning to end and make sure that everything runs like clockwork.
On April 27th, Evia was a part of one of its favorite evenings of the year, the 4th annual St. Jude Songwriters Showcase held at Block 41 in Seattle. It was a night filled with live music, delicious food and drinks, great auction items, and most importantly, people coming together to raise money for a great cause, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. And raise money they did…bringing in $382,000 and crushing their goal of $300,000.
For our March Evia Unite event, employees of Evia participated in the City of Seattle’s Adopt a Street program to clean up a street in our Ballard neighborhood. After being assigned an area on Shilshole Way between 20th and 24th, a group of employees headed down on a sunny afternoon and cleared nearly four bags full of trash off the street.
I have struggled for years with the stigma around my family’s less-traditional family dynamic with me as a full-time working outside of the home mother and my husband as the primary stay-at-home parent. Society places so many expectations on traditional family structures that one like ours can be difficult to maneuver through. On the one hand, I’m proud to be a working mother and proud of the example it sets for my girls as they continue to grow. On the other hand, the judgement surrounding this is soul crushing at times.
Hi. I’m Jessica, a new Event Project Manager here at Evia. I have an educational and professional background in the events industry, but the tech scene is new to me.