EventCamp 2018 SCHEDULE

Attend EventCamp to take your venue and your career to the next level. You'll walk away with new techniques for event management, creating memorable events, and booking more business.

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Tue, April 10, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Registration + Breakfast Networking

Sign in, grab some breakfast, and get to know event professionals from across the country.

10:00 am - 10:15 am EDT


Tripleseat CEO Jonathan Morse kicks off EventCamp 2018.

10:15 am - 11:00 am EDT

Keynote: It’s All About the Guest

 Steve DiFillippo

Having a successful restaurant takes a lot more than a love for food. Steve DiFillippo shares with us his wildly engaging story of starting and running a successful restaurant and living life to the fullest along the way.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm EDT

What Planners Are Really Looking For In A Venue

 Lisa Flores, Courtney Church, Jeanette R. Patenaude, Jessica Singh

Event planners are on the go every minute of the day as they plan multiple events. With so much going on, how can you make your venue stand out? Our panel of experts will share what venues need to offer and how they can connect with planners to become a regular on their event vendors list.

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Lunch – Sponsored by Rosa Mexicano

When we opened the first Rosa Mexicano (which means “Mexican pink”) with chef and co-founder Josefina Howard in 1984, New York Magazine applauded us for introducing New Yorkers to a “hitherto unfamiliar, elevated version of Mexican cuisine.” Thirty years later, we continue to redefine expectations with our regionally authentic Mexican cuisine utilizing socially responsible ingredients combined with stylish spaces and festive atmosphere.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

How to Use Data to Make Smart Decisions for Your Events Business

 Charlee Williamson

It’s easy to know if your events business is thriving – you are either making a profit or suffering a loss – but could you be doing better? Charlee Williamson, Executive Vice President of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, will show you how to use modern technology tools and reports to find opportunities and trends your restaurant can take advantage of and grow your business.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

A Chef’s Perspective on Events

 Nancy Bean, David Blessing, William Kovel, Jeremy Sewall

Chefs are usually hidden away in the back of the house, but they have a huge impact on your entire event. Our expert panel of chefs will share what they need to create the best culinary experience possible for your next event.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

Networking + Coffee Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

How to Get Results with Email, Social Media, and Other Digital Marketing Tools

 Azure Collier, Lindsay Higgins, Jeannine O’Neil

There’s no shortage of digital marketing tools – email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, websites, digital ads, search engine optimization, and so much more. While it’s great to have choices, there’s also a lot to figure out. What tools should your venue be using, and how do you get real results from your marketing efforts? Get tips from three marketing experts on how to use digital marketing the right way.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm EDT

The Rise of the Pop Up: How to Create an Event Experience

 Alexis Cervasio

Alexis Cervasio’s pop-up, East Boston Oysters, has a cult following. And a waiting list. The North End native quit her restaurant job to found the pop-up, which has built a huge community in the Boston area. Attendees purchase $90 tickets to East Boston Oysters events before they know the details. The location and menu are always a surprise until a few days before the pop-up takes place. Alexis will share what makes her pop-up a success, and how restaurants can partner with pop-ups to create a memorable experience.

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Events Uncorked: Choosing the Right Wine

 Philippe Newlin

Learn more about wine from the Bordeaux region of France and put your knowledge to the test. We’ll be sampling a selection of fine wines.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


We’ll end the day with wine and cocktails at City Winery. You’ll also get some one-on-one networking time with other event professionals.

Wed, April 11, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Tripleseat User Session

$75 This session is a separate fee. Add the Tripleseat User Session when you register for EventCamp. Are you a Tripleseat user? Go beyond the basics and become a Tripleseat pro! Spend the morning at City Winery with Tripleseat’s experts. We’ll take a deeper dive into our tools and features and show you how to maximize Tripleseat to increase productivity and save time. We’ll also hear from an event professional who has successfully increased sales by using Tripleseat. Breakfast is included.