Meetings & Conferences

Education & Innovation: Syracuse University

 

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.

Education and innovation entrance signs

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.

Step and repeat presentation.jpg

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!   

CREDITS:

Catering By: Between The Bread http://www.betweenthebread.com

Signage By: Atlas Print Solutions www.atlasprintsolutions.com

Content and Photography By: Brittany Moodey 

Interested in HELEN MILLS for your University or Alumni event?  We would love to host you!

Contact us at info@helenmills.com for more information. 

Winter Round-Up

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

Christina S. Brown Love Brown Sugar

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!

All photos used with permission from LoveBrownSugar. Find them on    Facebook    or their    website   .

All photos used with permission from LoveBrownSugar. Find them on Facebook or their website.


United Airlines Olympic Campaign Kick-Off

United Airlines Olympic Campaign Kick-off decorations

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.

The amazing team of vendors responsible for this incredible evening include Momentum Worldwide, C2 Imaging, DCI, Wasabi3D, and Pinch Food Design.

United Airlines Olympic Campaign kick-off collage
All photos used with permission from United Airlines

All photos used with permission from United Airlines

Vote Run Lead

Vote Run Lead event guests

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!

All photos used with permission from VoteRunLead. Check out    their website    to learn more.

All photos used with permission from VoteRunLead. Check out their website to learn more.

Regency Lighting Trade Show at HELEN MILLS

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.

Warm amber lighting greeted guests as they entered the Event Space.

Warm amber lighting greeted guests as they entered the Event Space.

The bar fully stocked and ready for service.

The bar fully stocked and ready for service.

Exhibitors put the final touches on their displays as they await guests' arrival.

Exhibitors put the final touches on their displays as they await guests' arrival.

The HELEN MILLS space, complete with modern cocktail  furniture  and hors d'ouevres provided by  Between the Bread  catering.

The HELEN MILLS space, complete with modern cocktail furniture and hors d'ouevres provided by Between the Bread catering.

Thank you, Regency Lighting! It was a pleasure hosting you in our Event Space!

Thank you, Regency Lighting! It was a pleasure hosting you in our Event Space!

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Rock your Voice, Woman! Inspiring a Community to Be Heard

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!

The HELEN MILLS Event Space ready for arrivals! The hot pink wall wash and floral centerpieces set the tone.

The HELEN MILLS Event Space ready for arrivals! The hot pink wall wash and floral centerpieces set the tone.

Vendor booths provide literature and products to spark inspiration.

Vendor booths provide literature and products to spark inspiration.

CEO & Founder of  Rock It Out Woman , Christine Miskinis, takes the stage for a powerful presentation.

CEO & Founder of Rock It Out Woman, Christine Miskinis, takes the stage for a powerful presentation.

Guests participate in a Q&A session in the HELEN MILLS Theater.

Guests participate in a Q&A session in the HELEN MILLS Theater.

After lunch, the event space transforms into three breakout sessions. Coaches capture the guests’ attention through engaging activities.

After lunch, the event space transforms into three breakout sessions. Coaches capture the guests’ attention through engaging activities.

To the beats of DJ Bumi, women join hands and connect in celebration of their community.

To the beats of DJ Bumi, women join hands and connect in celebration of their community.

Planning an Event?    Contact Us     to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events   here   .      Partners of the  Rock Your Voice, Woman!  event include:   Christine Miskinis, Founder Rock Your Voice Woman at  RockItOutWoman.com   Vanessa Canas, Event Management at  VanessaCanas.com   Monika Broz, Photographer at  MonikaBroz.com   Bastille Flowers & Events at  Bastille.com   Chef Angela Lowe at  ChefAngelaLowe.com   Video & Social Media Publicity: Brooke & Jason Rash at  TheSocialCircleMembers.com

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Partners of the Rock Your Voice, Woman! event include:

Christine Miskinis, Founder Rock Your Voice Woman at RockItOutWoman.com

Vanessa Canas, Event Management at VanessaCanas.com

Monika Broz, Photographer at MonikaBroz.com

Bastille Flowers & Events at Bastille.com

Chef Angela Lowe at ChefAngelaLowe.com

Video & Social Media Publicity: Brooke & Jason Rash at TheSocialCircleMembers.com

Data & Society: Practice and Challenge Event

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.

Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

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:

Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

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.

Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Planning an event? Contact us or check out more recent tech events below:

Live from the #DAMSummit

Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

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.

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: 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.

Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

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.

Jacques Torres chocolates for Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

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.

Street-level signage for Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
Street-level signage for Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

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.

Planning a Conference? Contact us or check out more recent meetings & conferences here and below.

BizBash's Live Gathering Tools Hosts Global Demo Week at The HELEN MILLS Theater

Bizbash CEO and Founder, David Adler (l), and Jeff Banish hosted all three days of the livestreamed first Global Demo Week.

Bizbash CEO and Founder, David Adler (l), and Jeff Banish hosted all three days of the livestreamed first Global Demo Week.

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.

Photos from the event below! For more information on the event and to see the presentations, sign up for the Live Gathering Tools platform or simply watch the video here.

A screenshot of Live Gathering Tools' on-demand content with video, presentations, and comments from attendees.

A screenshot of Live Gathering Tools' on-demand content with video, presentations, and comments from attendees.

David Adler speaking to guests
The video mixer allowed for close-in and zoomed out shots of the hosts, creating an intimate environment for participants joining from all over the globe.

Planning an event of your own? Contact us to learn more or check-out our theater and event space pages for more information.

It's All in the Details: Indoor Ag-Con's EVENT at HELEN MILLS

Indoor Ag-Con, the US indoor agriculture’s industry’s leading conference, hosted their first New York conference at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater. The one day, fall event featured 12 industry leaders discussing their visions, from bringing open source big data to farmers and hydroponic growing techniques. Speakers included CEOs from See Jane Farm, Agrilyst, Sundrop Farms, BrightFarms, and more. In addition to gathering great talent, the event was brilliantly produced. Below are some of the highlights with accompanying photographs.

The event planning team used fun, eye-catching graphics to brand the event throughout the venue. From portholes on the venue doors (pictured below) to gobos to attendee gift bags, the team didn't miss an opportunity to communicate with guests.

Leading Indoor Agriculture Conference to Discuss Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming At Its First New York Event at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

A wider view (below) of the event's signage which utilized HELEN MILLS' street-level door portholes and sidewalk showcase. The portholes features the partner logos, in addition to the event's branding.

Leading Indoor Agriculture Conference to Discuss Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming At Its First New York Event at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

The event featured 12 keynotes from industry leaders in the HELEN MILLS Theater (below). While most of the attention was focused on the speakers, guest were welcomed to the presentations by individual gift bags with fun giveaways and groundbreaking industry research.

Leading Indoor Agriculture Conference to Discuss Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming At Its First New York Event at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

The lunch featured unique centerpieces: hydroponically grown radishes and beets grown by one of the event organizers. These were not only unexpected but were a perfect match for the topics of the day. The apples brought an intense pop of color.

Hydroponically grown radishes and organic apples served as a unique centerpiece. Leading Indoor Agriculture Conference to Discuss Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming At Its First New York Event at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.
Beet and apple centerpiece from above. Leading Indoor Agriculture Conference to Discuss Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming At Its First New York Event at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

The event was catered by the talented Harvest Real Food Catering, who sources many of their ingredients from the nearby Hudson Valley. The meal was wonderfully put together, from the butter dish garnished with a fresh sage leaf (below) to the mouth-watering French cut cider braised chicken breast with roasted brussel sprouts. 

A simple butter dish with is enlivened with a hint of green. Leading Indoor Agriculture Conference to Discuss Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming At Its First New York Event at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

For More information on Indoor AgCon check out their website.

Thinking of hosting a conference or other event? Contact us for more information or check out more of our recent events: