The Driskill is having a spectacular 4-hour sale on the remaining 2009 event space!Â The staff is prepared to offer the lowest rates of the year while staying committed to the same great Driskill service and culinary delights.Â The space is available on a first come, first book basis.Â If you cannot attend but are interested in a date, please contact Christy Caffrey at 512-391-7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join photographer Bill Bastas as he produces the annual gala for The Smile Never Fades in honor of breast cancer survivors. Register at The Smile Never Fades.
ISES Austin board member, Tacy Infante of Meritage Events won the Texas Meetings & Events Magazine Best Up-and-Coming Event Planner! Congratulations to you. LEAVE A COMMENT for Tacy below!
The Presidents Wine Dinner was won by Crave Catering and was a huge success. We had 16 guests total and they dined on Texas Dry Rubbed -Spiced Ribeyes and Gulf Shrimp cooked on the grill and served with fresh Green Beans and Roasted Potatoes. Flat Creek Winery served paired wines with each course. John-John the Corporate Butler made everyone feel so welcome and pampered, I donâ€™t know whatt I would have done with out him! Thanks you Damon and Becky Holditch, Ruth Jones and Michelle Bromley for all your help cooking and serving the dinner! Thanks for everything, Nancy Hoffmann-Allison
THE SPORT OF INVOLVEMENT As event professionals, we are tasked DAILY with solving challenges, crafting solutions and thinking 10 steps ahead of the client. It’s no wonder we run out of steam when it comes to self-marketing and promotion. This essential yet seemingly mundane “chore” doesn’t have to be a send-it-to-the-bottom-of-the-priority-list task anymore. When outlined and scheduled into your day/week, it becomes its own source of creativity. This practice also fires the engines to help you combine both the magic of the right brain and the logic of the left. EXPLORE FIVE AREAS OF GROWTH 1. Engage and Participate. “Busy read full story >
Join the ISES Austin & San Antonio chapters in San Marcos for… A Birthday Extravaganza: An Insider’s Look at Quinceanera, Sweet Sixteen & Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Come network with your sister city’s top entertainment and event vendors. This Birthday Extravaganza will feature a teen/parent panel to offer insight from both those who have gone through the planning process as well as those starting to brainstorm their wildest dreams, color, theme and decor ideas. An eye-opening research and development opportunity like never before. In addition to showcasing some of the latest party trends; there will be a fabulous Birthday Gift read full story >
â€œBest meeting in two years!â€ ~attendee at the 8/13/09 ISES Austin chapter meeting post photos by: Bill Bastas What does mouthwatering mini bread pudding bites, the hottest in fiber optic LED lighting dÃ©cor, a giant disco ball, The Simplifiers and â€œspeed datingâ€ have in common?Â Why, it’s the way the ISES Austin chapter rang in the â€œnew yearâ€! At the recent ISES Austin chapter meeting on 8/13/09, held at the House on the Hill, members came together to network, learn, taste and get involved.Â Every August, the new Board of Directors for the Austin chapter step into their new roles read full story >
ISES Eventworld – San Francisco, CA August 6-8, 2009 by Michelle Bromley, Allisonâ€™s Events I applied for a scholarship to the annual ISES educational conference known as Eventworld and I won!Â I have given a lot of volunteer hours to my ISES chapter over the past six years and I am being paid back by being able to attend these conferences at little out-of-pocket expense.Â Wouldnâ€™t you like to go to Hawaii, The Bahamas, or San Francisco in repayment of your volunteer service?Â You CAN by getting involved and documenting that involvement. There were many educational sessions to choose from, read full story >
Interested in becoming a Certified Special Events Professional? Thursday, August 27, 2009 / 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m. We will begin our Lunch and Learns with an informational session presented by ISES Austin’s newest CSEP Stacey Hoyt. Lunch will be available for purchase at Main Event (13301 N. US HWY 183 Building A, Austin, TX 78750 ) and learn how to begin the CSEP process. If you have any questions, contact Educations and Programs VP Lauren Acerra at email@example.com
First, I have to say that Corbin Ball has been a hero of mine for a long time.Â When I decided to transition into an event planning career after being a stage manager for 15 years, I completed a program at Austin Community College and received a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning. One of my teachers mentioned Corbin Ball’s website as a resource for event planning. When I checked it out, I couldn’t believe that someone had been so generous in sharing valuable spreadsheets and tools for organizing their events. If you are not familiar, check out www.corbinball.com and read full story >