TSE 2017 Nuggets After attending TSE in Long Beach, CA, EPIC Event Design has come up with our “Nugget List.” It’s a list of top trending items going forward into 2017. EPIC Event Design’s Nugget List: Body Marbling Metallics and Sparkle Live streaming and Instagram Dutch Masters, Floral, Plaid, Stripes, and Mixed Patterns Fur and Velvet Green, Green, and MORE GREEN Vertical and Moving Buffets Aerial Drones Virtual Reality Photo Booths 3D Mapping Many of these trends were featured in Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2017 which took center stage at TSE and featured a high-energy, fast paced, jam read full story >
Sandy Alcala and Cathy Northcutt with EPIC Event Design received a scholarship to attend the 2017 TSE Conference from ILEA Austin. The duo had a jam packed schedule and had the following to say about their experience… Sandy and I were honored to both receive scholarships to TSE in Long Beach, CA this year. We have been members of ILEA Austin for three years now, and have learned so much from our industry peers. We were excited to have the opportunity to attend this event with over 4,500 event professionals, 100+ educational sessions, 200+ speakers, and hundreds of new and read full story >
Before our September 2016 meeting with Nick Borelli at the Omni, he did a Power Lunch the previous day and did a deep dive into some particulars. Read over and see what nuggets you can takeaway! Nick Borelli Power Lunch Takeaway – 9/27/16 “Digital Marketing Deep Dive” In September this year, the ILEA Austin chapter was honored to have Nick Borelli visit for a couple of educational presentations about digital marketing for event professionals. Nick runs Borelli Strategies, is ILEA’s International Communications and Marketing Chair, and the PR and Marketing Chair for the SEARCH Foundation. Since, like most small read full story >
#TBT – April, 2013 There is always something big going on in Austin, and just a few short years ago, Austin added Formula One racing to the dance card. With F1 racing up on us in just a few short weeks, today’s TBT takes a look back to the first year. In April, 2013, The Simplifiers presented the “F1: Lessons Learned in Year One” monthly member event at the Hyatt Regency Austin. It was a packed house, and the setup was just stunningly perfect. Take a look at this awesome COTA-themed lounge done up by Strong Events. True talent and read full story >
#ThrowbackThursday to this beautiful piece that Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures did for the May 2013 ISES (ILEA) meeting at Chatue Bellevue with guest speaker David Merrell. What a great back drop! Full Spectrum Ice can create just about any order for your event, so go crazy and shoot for the stars, they love a good challenge!
In honor of the Texas Star Awards this coming Sunday, our #TBT is to last March when The Blueprint Events converted Brazos Hall into a Moroccan wonderland. Gorgeous details and fantastic entertainment lead to a night of great fun for winners and attendees alike! Thanks Satori for a beautiful event.
Remember that time we were ON THE FIELD at University of Texas Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium?!?! For our May Membership Drive in 2014 we were hosted in the VIP suites with quite the view. We were treated to some good yummies and lots of spirit. And then the MARCHING BAND lead us down the stairs…to the heart of the field. Thanks to Andy Sams Photography for capturing the moments!
This month we’re looking back to our November 2013 members meeting and the AMAZING florals provided by Vivid Events. Who’d have thought that hydrangeas, roses, and succulents could all look so good together? We love the way the flowers complement the wooden chargers and the pop of color is perfect against the slate-colored linens! Giselle from Vivid Events did an amazing job!
At our November meeting last year, we had Jack Scafide share with us about how getting more business means closing on more contracts with clients and to keep striving for that next event. With the weather turned to the chill side, it was also time for the return of the CARAMEL APPLE BAR from The Cupcake Bar. This seasonal treat only comes out for the “peak apple season” between October and January. Taking the fun interactive used in the Cupcake Bar, the Caramel Apple Bar allows guest to select their choice of apples on a stick, smoother it with caramel, and cover read full story >