• What to Expect at SPiNCon 2015

     
    POSTED October 20, 2015
     

SPiN:Senior Planners Industry Network is the world’s largest association of senior-level planners (those with 10-plus years of experience). The network offers two membership levels along with branch events around the country, such as online learning opportunities (SPiN:Labs and SPiN:Roundtables) and virtual hosted buyer appointments. We pride ourselves as being an association by planners and for planners.

Our fifth annual conference, SPiNCon, is an award-winning annual event that is 100 percent about the whole person with a life outside of name badges. SPiNCon offers educational opportunities with three distinctive tracks focusing on the planner’s “Brain, Body and Being,” and discusses current needs, frustrations and opportunities. There will be small discussion circles led by experts and peers on life challenges. We’ll also have activities to stimulate the whole person, including an off-site outing.

SPiNCon is one of the few conferences that limits supplier participation to 33 percent of overall attendance, allowing greater relationship building throughout the conference. SPiNCon’s Virtual Hosted Buyer Program is the industry’s only hosted buyer program that takes place before the conference, creating working relationships and contacts prior to attending.

SPiNCon 2015 takes place November 15-17 at the Hilton Chicago/ Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. For more information and to register, visit spincon.spinplanners.com.

 

Catherine Jensen learned about meetings and events as a preschool teacher planning bike-a-thon fundraisers for 3- to 5-year-olds. She currently is the communications manager for SPiN: Senior Planners Industry Network.

Gateway to the Rockies & Find the Fun

 

Hosted by food visionary and “Top Chef Masters” winner Chris Cosentino and produced by Ride Napa Valley, CLIF CampoVelo Napa Valley is an annual three-day weekend blending the best of the culinary, cycling and wellness worlds. Cosentino, along with 20 other chefs, pro cyclists, winemakers and other notable people lead the weekend that encompasses myriad activities designed to support Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition and Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry.

 

Perhaps the Beatles said it best… “You say you want a revolution, well you know… We all want to change the world…”