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One of our favorite things about hosting events is watching people unite in celebration of a common passion. So, naturally, we were thrilled to host Syracuse University’s SPOTLIGHT: INNOVATIVE INVENTIONS event, which brought together the best of New York’s alumni to highlight the school’s commitment to entrepreneurial education.
The Syracuse events team took full advantage of HELEN MILLS’ versatility by adapting the venue to suit the two functions of their event: a networking reception and a panel discussion. With some simple branding and a creative floor plan, the event space became the perfect hub for this passionate community.
The evening began in the front of the room where attendees could get a drink from the bar and indulge in a lavish spread of hors d’oeuvres, while networking with alumni of many generations. The modern cocktail furniture and radiant orange lighting created a comfortable environment for mingling and got everyone feeling that Syracuse pride. Go Orange!
Guests were then ushered to the back of the space, where neat rows of theater-style seating awaited them. An engaging panel, moderated by Syracuse Alum, Arielle Tepper, was set against a step-and-repeat, which created a crisp backdrop for the discussion. Panelists Yev Yesilevskiy, Director of Invent@SU, and Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad, discussed the various educational programs the University offers in entrepreneurship, innovation and invention.
The event also boasted a student showcase, which displayed some of the innovative inventions their current students had created. The impressive collection helped spark conversation between alumni and staff as they witnessed firsthand the results of the University’s entrepreneurial efforts.
Thank you, Syracuse, for bringing such passion, talent and inspiration to HELEN MILLS!
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Welcome to 2018! After a hectic holiday season, we’ve stepped into the New Year energized for a full schedule of festivities. Below, we recap three fun events hosted in our event space and theater.
BrownGirlsLove POWER Day
In early January, Christina S. Brown, founder of LoveBrownSugar, cultivated a day filled with inspiring speakers, workshops, panels, makeovers, and more. Their event, produced alongside Toyota, focused on providing resources for millennial women's success in today's world. You can read more about the day over on their blog, as well as peruse photos from the event. Below are a few of our favorites!
United Airlines Olympic Campaign Kick-Off
In anticipation for the 2018 Winter Olympics, United transformed our event space into a wintry ski lodge that left us awestruck. From the larger-than-life depictions of Team USA athletes and United employees, to the amazing 3D photo backdrop created by Wasabi3D, the evening was a non-stop celebration. United unveiled their commercial campaign, themed "Superheros", to an excited crowd of influencers, press, and internal team members.
Vote Run Lead
Vote Run Lead, the brilliant organization that empowers and trains women to run for public office, hosted their post-Women's March event with us on January 20th. Following the march, a group of over 200 women and men met in our event space for an afternoon filled with panels, networking, and dancing!
When the team at Regency Lighting brought their trade show to the HELEN MILLS Event Space, we knew they would put together a fun event focused around lighting. While the back of the space remained neutral to show off the vendors' different lighting equipment, the front of the space was awash with a warm amber and contrasting blue uplights.
The energy of both the Regency team and their exhibitors shone (pun intended) throughout the evening as they hosted a variety of guests.
On Saturday, January 14th, HELEN MILLS hosted the LIVE Rock Your Voice, Woman! event.; a daylong seminar aimed at empowering women in finding their voices and transforming the world through their communities, businesses, and personal lives.
Rock Your Voice, Woman! utilized both the theater and event space to bring their message to life. The intimacy and versatility of the venue lent itself to the various aspects of the day’s agenda, and the program featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and vendor booths. Through this event, attendees engaged and connected with some of the biggest voices in women’s thought leadership.
The immersive experience guided guests in mapping out a path towards their own aspirations. By the end of the day, the voice of the female community was quite a bit louder!
This past Tuesday, HELEN MILLS was home to Data & Society's 'Practice & Challenge event which brought together the research institute's community to hear from journalists, activists, investors, and others about their most recent work. The event spanned both venues and featured examples of recent work as well as some wonderful branding and decor (photos below). Click here to learn more about the event and organization.
Above: The space was simply decorated to give the spotlight to the work being showcased. The columns were wrapped with LED string lights to accent the architectural features.
Samples of work were displayed in the event space serving both to educate guest and provide unique decor and accents to the space:
The organization branded all parts of the space using, from the top: 1) signs for table centerpieces, 2) gobo projections, 3) posters hanging from the space's gallery molding, and 4/5) exterior signage in the venue's portholes as well as the sidewalk showcase.
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For their NYC Data Asset Management (DAM) Summit in New York, Canto did a wonderful job mixing in what you expect at a conference: great speakers, content, and networking opportunities, with the unexpected: humor, moments of delight, and GIANT Connect Four & Jenga. The result - engaged attendees and a memorable day and night. Check out a few of the photos below for more details on what made the event so special.
Above: Giant Connect Four with the brand's signature blue color was a big hit during the evening cocktail reception. Giant Jenga was also a hit at the reception and allowed for attendees to mingle over a little friendly competition.
Above: Canto's brand color served to accentuate the space without feeling overly branded. Details included the wall wash color, table linens, and of course signage placed throughout.
The event organizer's gave a nod to Mother's Day with some 'left-over' handmade artisan chocolates from the chocolatier Jaques Torres. They were a big hit among guests and an unexpected thank you for those who traveled on Mother's Day to attend the event.
Below: The entrance to the event was decked out in Canto colors. The effect was an eye-catching and wonderful to photograph display of both Canto and it's sponsors branding. Many social media posts of the day featured the exterior branding.
Above: Taking a closer look, Canto mixed humor into their signage - a nice touch for a conference and a welcome change for attendees. Who knew a Data Asset Management conference could be so fun and filled with surprises.
Want to learn more about Canto? Check out the company's website with event speakers, topics, and other details.
For three days this week, Live Gathering Tools, Bizbash's new website, hosted their first-ever Global Demo Week at the HELEN MILLS Theater. The event was livestreamed through the Live Gathering Tools platform, a virtual trade show environment complete with a lounge, demo halls, theater with live and on-demand presentations, and more (check it out here). Bizbash CEO and Founder, David Adler, and Jeff Banish hosted with contagious, joyful enthusiasm for events and event tech.
Topics ranged from Event Management, Event Buzzwords, Budgeting, and Mobile Engagement. Each topic was accompanied by expert presentations (available through the Live Gathering Tools platform) led by industry leaders, including: AllSeated, #TWUBS, Bonfyre, Intros, and more.