Live2Lead 2017 Abingdon

Live2Lead 2017 Abingdon
Event on 2017-10-06 08:00:00
Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed full-day event.  Learn from world-class leadership experts and return to your office ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment. Full Day of Leadership Inspiration 8-9 AM Registration Continental Breakfast Provided 9 AM–12:30 PM  Simulcast from Live Event in Atlanta—Four Dynamic Speakers 12:30 PM-1:15 PM  Lunch-Provided 1:15-3:30 PM  Lessons in Leadership with Peg Ayers, MBA, CCXP, John Maxwell Team Want this day presented to your employees?  For ,500, one sponsor will receive two tickets to the event on 6 October 2017 and a later rebroadcast at their workplace for their entire staff, plus the live afternoon Lessons in Leadership by Peg Ayers, founder of Ayers & Company Consulting.  This sponsor will be credited in all advertising and during the live event.  Please call Peg at 276.492.6462.   2017 Speakers John C.  Maxwell — an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 25 million books. Dave Ramsey — an American businessman, author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker. Warrick Dunn – a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons and today is a dedicated philanthropist. Cheryl Bachelder — the CEO of Popeye’s – Profiled in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and was named by CNBC’s Jim Cramer as one of his “21 Bankable CEOs” for 2014.

at Virginia Highlands Community College
100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, United States

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Event on 2017-09-04 11:00:00
Are you  a make-up artist, gele artist, make-up guru or even just an amateur makeup lover? This class is for you. Come learn how to create stunning makeup looks using the best makeup brands and techniques. Global Makeup Artist,  Banke Meshida Lawal will be giving a Hands on, Full Demo Class with her Signature style and Techniques.  Payment Types 1. Deposit/transfer your funds into the account below: Bank: Bank of America Account Name: Olabanke Meshida Lawal Account Number: 334039666904 Routing Number: 061000052 2. If using a credit card or debit card, Please make your payment on Eventbrite FAQs  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? ** People of all ages are allowed to come to the Masterclass ** PLEASE BRING PHOTO ID AND TICKET  What can I bring into the event?    Bring your own makeup kit and gele for practice How can I contact the organizer with any questions?  What's the refund policy?    NO refunds will be given unless for any reason the class is cancelled. If the class is cancelled a full refund will be given. We are not responsible for flight and/or hotel expenses if the class is cancelled by the organizers.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?      Yes, or you may show it on your mobile device to be scanned  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?      NO. The name on the registration must match the ID of the person that attends. Will BMPROMAKEUP be available for purchase?      YES. There will be a sale event after the class.  

at Minneapolis
501 N. 5th Street
Minneapolis, United States

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RSA Bristol: Meetup

RSA Bristol: Meetup
Event on 2017-09-28 17:30:00
Join us for our September meetup to meet other Fellows in the Bristol area. With so many networking events in Bristol, it's important that you know you can use your time and energy wisely. The RSA Bristol Fellowship takes a very human approach to networking. We care about building an inclusive culture, with a “no pressure” atmosphere that supports you in making genuine bonds with interesting and interested people from across the Fellowship. That’s why so many Fellows and their guests tell us that they love networking with the RSA Bristol Fellows. Every session provides natural opportunities to share experience, spark ideas, and collaborate in local initiatives that positively transform our neighbourhoods and lives for good. We make it easy to plan into your busy schedules too: we meet on the last Thursday of every month – same time, same place. Friendly Fellows will be at hand to greet you and to help you shape and transform positive collaboration and participation in the RSA South West's future. There will be a cash bar and complimentary nibbles. Tickets are free of charge but please register your attendance at the top of this page. Any questions please contact Delia Slucutt FRSA: If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: The RSA is a network of Fellows. By registering for this event you agree to the sharing of your name, organisation & title and email address with the Fellow(s) and/or partner organisation(s) hosting this event. Attendees also agree to the sharing of your name and organisation with other delegates at the event so that they might contact you through MyRSA. If you do not wish this information to be shared, please let us know by emailing:

at Bordeaux Quay
Bordeaux Quay V-Shed Canons Way
Bristol, United Kingdom

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Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band
Event on 2017-09-02 21:00:00
with Kasador
Sam Roberts was living in a hobbit hole on a mountain in Spain, watching the sun set on the hills of Andalucia when the lyrics of "Golden Hour" came to him. If that were the only unusual thing about the making of 'Lo-Fantasy,' his fifth studio album, it would still be remarkably strange, but this is no ordinary Sam Roberts Band record.One year earlier:New songs were taking shape in the dim glow of Sam's Montreal basement studio. "It might have taken less time if my kids had respected my privacy a little more," says Roberts. "Once I put a lock on the door, things started to move faster." The songs were calling on a broad spectrum of influences, from the Clash to Fela Kuti, from electronic-gurus Underworld to Etienne De Crecy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Ray Davies. What the music needed was a producer and a visionary who could help sculpt these different directions into a focused, living whole. The band took a shot in the dark and sent rough demos across the pond Who they got was Youth.Youth (a.k.a. Martin Glover) boasted an incredible resume, with production credits ranging from The Verve's 'Urban Hymns' to Crowded House, as well as stints performing with Paul McCartney, ambient-techno kings The Orb, and post-punk outfit Killing Joke. "His musical background hit every note, all the colours we were trying to put on the record," says Roberts. They met in Montreal for a freezing February week of pre-production, Youth swearing it had to be "Hell on Earth!" He pored over Roberts' new tracks with an irreverent and unrelenting eye. "He'd say, 'Where's the chorus, man?'" Roberts laughs in his best British accent. "'That's not a chorus. THIS is the chorus.' He was unapologetically ripping the songs to pieces, putting songwriter and band to the test. I had to defend my music, know when to dig in my heels, know when to try a different approach. You have to be elastic enough that you're open to the new possibilities, and our bond grew stronger through that."At the end of the week, Youth returned to England, leaving Roberts and his bandguitarist Dave Nugent, bassist James Hall, keyboardist Eric Fares, and drummer Josh Tragerto make sense of it all. Songs were shuffled, jettisoned, and reassembled, verses became choruses and choruses became verses. While Sam and the band might normally spend twelve months recording an album, Youth returned to Montreal in May and informed them that they'd be recording 'Lo-Fantasy' live-off the studio floor in twelve days."The weather," he said, "was much better""We worked insanely long hours – after three days of that you're almost in a hallucinogenic state, like an ayahuasca journey – or so I've heard," Roberts laughs. "Youth would be in the control room with his Hawaiian shirt unbuttoned, dancing and doing oil painting interpretations of the songs while we were recording, and we're thinking, 'My God we've got a madman at the helm!'"The combination of sleep deprivation, excitement, uncertainty, and adrenaline pushed the band outside any notion of comfort, generating their most dynamic and inventive arrangements to date. It also helped capture the fiery spirit and urgency that have made their live shows so legendary, earning them spots performing everywhere from Letterman and Conan to Bonnaroo, ACL, Lollapalooza and Bumbershoot, and alongside heroes like the Rolling Stones and AC/DC. "Youth would be very encouraging and constructive, and then sometimes he'd be ruthless," Sam explains. "You'd be sweating over a guitar part or a vocal take and you'd hear Youth say, 'Lame!' in the headphones. Devastatingly direct It became this real psychological trip. He's there to create an atmosphere in which a record is going to be made, to shake you right out of your boots as a musician and hold your feet to the fire. And after a while you adapt to being in that frame of mind where you have to think on your feet and be ready to try everything completely differently. If you got Youth up on his feet dancing, you knew you were on the right track."It's only fitting, then, that 'Lo-Fantasy' opens with the slithery groove of "Shapeshifters," an ode to fluid identity and flexible self-image. "That song is a gateway to a lot of what happens on the rest of the record," Roberts says. "It was one of the first I wrote for the album, an all-out dance track, and I felt that with a song like this under my belt, I wasn't going to be pigeonholed into making any one specific kind of record."From the anthemic call for solidarity of "We're All In This Together" to the electro-thump of "Chasing The Light," 'Lo-Fantasy' is indeed the most wide-ranging collection Roberts has ever written, infusing his particularly rousing brand of rock and roll with elements of funk, house, electronic, and African music. Throughout it all, his lyrics grapple with greater questions of identity and self-discovery in the modern age. "That's the test of a rock and roll song or a pop song to me," Roberts says. "It's to confront those issues in three or four minutes, to get to a place where the music itself helps bring you towards some enlightenment, or at least some resolution to those big questions."Once tracking was completed, Roberts and Nugent headed to Spain for the final touches at El Mirador Studio, a beautiful mountaintop retreat Youth had constructed overlooking olive orchards and modeled after sketches of hobbits' homes in Middle Earth from the 'Lord Of The Rings.' It was there, in his own personal hobbit hole, that Roberts completed work on the album's final songs, a fittingly strange end to a particularly surreal and mystical recording process.A remix studio was set up just outside the control room, where Youth and Eddie Banda would take the newly-minted tracks and twist them into electronic incarnations ready for the dance-floors of the world. "We were going through a heavy 'Tears for Fears' phase on our last tour," Roberts explains, so for the final phase of the record, mixing duties were given to Dave Bascombe, renowned UK mixer and engineer on 'Songs From The Big Chair.'"Low fantasy is a literary genre that takes place in a world very much like our own, but in which magic – or the possibility of magic – exists," Roberts says. "It's grounded in reality, but it's an altered reality. You can still ride a train to Alberta, but there's a place for the supernatural in this otherwise rational world – it's out there and we haven't tapped into it yet." Maybe music is the bridge.

at The Kee to Bala
1012 Bala Falls Road
Bala, Canada

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Event on 2017-09-11 08:30:00
WHD.usa is the main industry event in North America. It is a two day celebration of the technology and incredible potential of the internet featuring inspiring keynotes from industry leaders, sessions on the latest business practices and trends, an exhibition hall featuring cutting edge technologies and services, and fun networking events. Our goal is to provide content and experiences that are fun and valuable to the entire industry. FAQs What if I want to exhibit at WHD.usa? Welcome aboard! For partnership queries, please contact our Sales Team at: I would like to attend. What is the entrance fee? If you register early, you can attend WHD.usa 2017 at a discounted rate. Until August 31st, the Standard Pass is only 7.00 – that’s 25% off! The VIP Pass is 9.00 until August 31st and we will keep increasing the price until the day of the event. Our event partners can invite a limited number of guests to attend at no cost by using a special promotion code. You can contact any one of our partners listed on the WHD.usa site to inquire about getting a promo code that you can use. What is included in Standard Pass? Your Standard Pass includes access to the hosting.FAIR, all conference sessions, as well as catering during the event days for lunch, snacks, and coffee breaks.  What’s included in a VIP Pass? The VIP Pass includes all benefits of Standard Pass, plus: VIP status with a distinctive badge Admission to the exclusive VIP lounge  Special VIP welcome breakfast on Monday VIP only lunch and learn sessions VIP only speed networking sessions Free 1-on-1 VIP meeting tables VIP area at the ConneXion Party Special invited guest check-in at hotel reception Daily VIP prize drawings What kind of people will I meet? At WHD.usa 2017 you will meet executives and leaders from the top hosting companies, software vendors, hardware manufacturers, and content creators from across the United States, and around the world. Do I have to bring any registration confirmation to the event? Yes, your registration confirmation will be required for name badge pick-up.  I am already registered but I have now received a VIP code … can I upgrade to VIP? Yes, please contact us at and we will take care of it. Will I receive the event documentation before the event? No. At WHD.usa all attendees pick up their badges and other documentation at the registration desk located at the main entrance. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We encourage you to stay at our host hotel, the Tropicana Hotel, so that you're close to the action of the conference and can make the most of your time at the event.  Where can I book my room at the Tropicana? Please click here to book your room at Tropicana at a discounted price.  When should I plan to arrive? As a WHD.usa attendee you should plan to arrive in Las Vegas on September 10th to ensure that you have time to rest before the conference begins on September 11th at 9 AM.  Where can I find more information about the events? Please check the event website: Please see the Terms of Attendance here. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? We are always happy to help! Just send us an email at:

at Tropicana Hotel & Casino
3801 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, United States

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Reno Divorce * The Despots * Shadow Creeps

Reno Divorce * The Despots * Shadow Creeps
Event on 2017-08-31 21:00:00 *** RENO DIVORCE *** With equal parts Orange County punk, honky tonk country, and a tip-jar full of rockabilly swagger, Reno Divorce strikes a unique chord of their own with their brand of punk rock and roll. The band’s longevity is no accident. Their fans simply won’t allow them to quit and pursue real careers. The fact that they’ve been voted the best punk band in Denver by The Westword Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013 can attest to their stalwart status in their home state. A successful Kickstarter campaign and a growing number of their faithful willing to have the band’s name tattooed on their bodies keeps them climbing back into the van for tour after tour. They’ve never been ones to rest on their laurels, though. To the contrary, Reno Divorce has 7 European tours and several US jaunts under their belt, supporting Reverend Horton Heat, The Queers, and US Bombs, among others. Their well-crafted and skillfully executed songs call to mind Smithereens and Social Distortion, but a more aggressive tone lurks in-between the lines. A good hook is the bread and butter for these guys, and one listen is all it takes to realize you’ve got a band that truly stands out amongst the herd. Ten years strong and having graced some of the most legendary bars and stages around the world, they’ve played with almost all their punk heroes (ALL, Social Distortion, TSOL, Adolescents, Agent Orange, The Queers, X, The Blasters, Motorhead), and shared a tour bus with more contemporary heavy hitters like U.S. Bombs, The Bones, and Street Dogs. They’ve worked with the best behind the scenes, as well. Their latest record, “Lover’s Leap, was recorded by Blasting Room alumnus Felipe Patino and mixed and mastered at the legendary studio by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, ALL, Descendents). Their record before that, “Tears Before Breakfast,” received similar treatment, too. When you delve into their catalog, a strange feeling sets in…there’s no filler…no rehashing or redressing from the album before…no déjà vu or forced delievery. Instead, they find a way to up the ante with every record, growing musically with each outing and subversively injecting their will into whatever 3 chord progression it is you think you’ve heard before. The result is something familiar, yet foreign. And then there’s the lyrics…that’s what sets Reno Divorce apart. This is storytelling at its finest, with uncanny, almost pathological insight. From prince to pauper, sinner to saint, you always feel like you’re riding shotgun with the protagonist or anti-hero as their story unfolds.
21+ Ages

at Launchpad Nightclub and Restaurant
618 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, United States

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Event on 2017-10-13 19:30:00
JEHST + guests

Probably the most influential rap artist to ever emerge from the UK, Jehst has been at the forefront of his home country’s Hip Hop scene since the early 2000’s.

With an extensive discography reaching into triple figures, and a string of critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Jehst’s heartfelt lyricism and true school production sound has earned him a global reputation as a master in his chosen field. Collaborating with artists as far afield as America,Australia,Eastern Europe and even The United Arab Emirates, this truly iconic emcee/producer continues to captivate the worldwide underground with fresh rhymes and dope beats!

With a brand new album in the pipeline, you can bet your rent money that the best is yet to come from this cult hero.

Stay tuned boppers, stay tuned…

“An artist at the forefront of UK Hip Hop” – The Guardian

“Not only is Jehst the best British rapper of all time, he’s also one of the greats on an international level.” – NME

at Sound Control
1 New Wakefield Street
Manchester, United Kingdom

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The Perfect Wealth Transfer Storm Conference

The Perfect Wealth Transfer Storm Conference
Event on 2017-11-03 19:00:00
OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE: THE STORM IS COMING! On Friday 3rd through to Saturday 4th of November, Adelaide will host arguably the most significant and compelling wealth creation/preservation conference in the state's history. Never before has the one stage held host to two of the most powerfully accredited speakers on finance and global economics. WHAT IS HAPPENING? Make no mistake, the world is heading into uncharted waters, experiencing unsurpassed levels of debt and long term low interest rates. The US dollar is the world's reserve currency, but how can the world trust a currency which is based on unlimited debt creation and money printing. The United States has been running budget deficits for over half a century, trade deficits for over forty years, and is now on the road to ruin. The surge in interest in crypto currencies is a strong indicator of the loss of confidence in global Fiat currencies. Since President Nixon took the US off the gold standard on August, 15th 1971, the US currency has crashed 80% against gold (real money). Gold has partially reflected currency money printing and debasement since 1971 by going up 35 times and would have been much greater had it not been for constant manipulation and suppression in the paper market. SO HOW LONG CAN THIS GO ON? Many of the world's leading experts like Jim Rogers, legendary investor and Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc. are saying that we need to be prepared for the worst financial collapse of our lifetime. Cheap money and debasement has led to unprecedented housing valuations and a stock market that has reached all-time highs, with seemingly no boundaries. History tells us, this manipulative process always ends badly. The effect of the credit growth is not highlighted in official inflation figures, but has created high inflation or hyperinflation in asset values, sending the value of stocks, bonds and property skyrocketing. Credit expansion has created massive wealth for the minuscule elite and unprecedented private and public debt for normal people. Today, most people in the world have little or no savings and have left themselves extremely vulnerable to a government that may default in its social obligations, which could include currency debasement, pension entitlements and free or subsidised medical care. With the current state of the world economy, this could be seen as a likely outcome and the only way to overcome a .5 quadrillion debt and liability problem. Sadly however, that would introduce us all to an entirely different world, one that so few are prepared for. THE EVENT This event is designed to provide you with the information and the tools to not only survive, but to thrive in these increasingly volatile and uncertain times, and will provide you with the missing pieces of the economic jigsaw puzzle. As Good As Gold Australia believe that education is the doorway to prosperity. The Perfect Wealth Transfer Storm Conference brings together two of the most influential and powerfully presented speakers in the world, Peter J Daniels and James Rickards. The event will kickstart on the Friday night around 7pm at the Lakes Resort Hotel, with a special cocktail evening for guests to network, mingle and meet the speakers over drinks and hors d'oeuvres, while overlooking the beautiful lake. The full day conference will take place on the Saturday, starting at 10am sharp at the renowned Intercontinental Adelaide, where you will hear from these world class speakers, as they share their views on what lies ahead in these increasingly volatile and uncertain times, and how you may be able to protect yourself from the oncoming wealth transfer storm. It will be a full-on day, so a gourmet lunch and afternoon tea will be provided with water, tea/coffee and softdrinks. Near the end of the event, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A session. The event will be professionally captured on video and shared with all attendees after the event, free of charge. BIOs Peter J Daniels Dr. Peter J Daniels is a well-known and respected Australian Christian, and is an International statesman of substance. His interests are wide reaching. In the 80s and 90s, Peter J Daniels built one of the largest real estate businesses in South Australia with South East Asian connections. Working closely with his son Graham Daniels, who was Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary “Millennium Money”, Mr. Daniels served as Chairman to the Board of Council of “Dan El Private Estate”, which is a niche market strategic information and precious metals business. He remains a strong advocate to its cause today due to its success in asset protection, wealth management and family heritage. Peter J Daniels is founder of the “World Centre for Entrepreneur Studies Foundation” and creator of world acclaimed comprehensive personal tutorial program “Destiny of the Third Millennium”, which has become the ‘how to course’ for those seeking business leadership. Peter has conducted over 1,000 seminars, in 28 countries, clocking up 2.5 million flight miles in the process, and possibly spoken to more live audiences than any other Australian. He has just finished writing his 16th book, with many translated into other languages. Referred to as “the best platform speaker in the world” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, it is clear to see why Peter is identified as an inspirational leader, a visionary, one of the great thinkers of our time. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest intellectual, academic, corporate and religious giants of the 20th and 21st centuries including Rich Devos, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and W. Clement Stone. So far, Peter J Daniels has 6 honorary Doctorates, 3 Ambassadorships and has been honoured by governments, universities and institutions for his entrepreneurial ability and benevolence with his philanthropic involvements extended to 114 countries. James Rickards James Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics + global capital. He is the author of The New Case for Gold (April 2016), and two New York Times best sellers, The Death of Money (2014), and Currency Wars (2011) from Penguin Random House. He is a portfolio manager, lawyer, and economist, and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. He is an Op-Ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times, and Washington Post, and has been interviewed on BBC, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rickards is a guest lecturer in globalization and finance at The Johns Hopkins University, The Kellogg School at Northwestern, and the School of Advanced International Studies. He has delivered papers on risk at Singularity University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is on the Advisory Board of the Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance in Washington DC. Mr. Rickards holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. (with honors) from Johns Hopkins. He lives in Connecticut. FAQs Is there an early bird ticket special available? Yes, Early Bird Tickets are available from now until Midnight, August 31st. After this time, tickets will still be available at full price for 0 until all tickets are sold out. Please note that ticket sales will close two weeks before the event. How can I purchase tickets? Tickets must be purchased online, as we cannot accept cash or card on the day of the event. So please register online and bring your printed ticket or your smartphone with the ticket QR code for scanning on the Friday and Saturday. Please note that ticket sales will close two weeks before the event. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This is a professional event and all attendees must be at least 18 years of age. Is there a dress code? Yes, as this is a professional event there will be a dress code in place for the cocktail evening and conference. Smart casual or business attire is very acceptable. Singlets, thongs, board shorts, etc. are not allowed. If I'm travelling from interstate or overseas, where is the best accommodation? The Intercontinental Adelaide have agreed to offer anyone attending the event their Best Flexible King Superior room rates. All you need to do is mention that you will be attending the James Rickards event in November and you will be offered the best rates. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The closest and most accessible car parking is on North Terrace at the Adelaide Convention Centre underground car park. What can I bring into the event? Feel free to bring an ipad or notepad. The use of video cameras and recording equipment is prohibited, as the event will be professionally recorded and shared with all attendees free of charge. You will however, be allowed to take photos on your smartphone. How can I contact the organiser with any questions? If you have any queries in regards to this event, please feel free to contact the promoters and organisers at As Good As Gold Australia on 1300 738 012 or What's the refund policy? Refunds are not permitted. In the rare circumstances where the event is cancelled, refunds will be distributed accordingly. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. You may alternatively bring your ticket or QR code on your smartphone. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? All attendees will have printed lanyards with their name, so please let us know 2 weeks before the event if there is going to be any name change of attendees.  

at Stamford Plaza Adelaide
150 North Terrace
Adelaide, Australia

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A Follow Up with ACUVUE®: Building a Global Digital Strategy

A Follow Up with ACUVUE®: Building a Global Digital Strategy
Event on 2017-08-22 11:30:00
Last August, Lauren Westin, Director of Global Digital Strategy for ACUVUE® at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc, joined us to discuss how she and her team helped build the global digital strategy for ACUVUE® brands. Lauren will join us again this August to provide an update on her team's progress.  Hear About: Best practices for setting up a strong digital infrastructure Blurring content and capabilities in a digital world Measuring success across platforms About the Speaker: Lauren is the Director, Global Digital Strategy, Acuvue® at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, having ownership of the digital marketing strategy for one of J&J’s largest consumer brands. She has brand, product and channel marketing experience, including a mix of global and local market roles having lived and worked in France, England and the US. At J&J, she is responsible for setting the global vision and roadmap of the Acuvue social and digital platforms for both consumer and professional audiences, including governance, technology, and measurement and ensuring globally consistent digital communications. Lauren has oversight for all digital channels including Video, Mobile, Social, Web and Search to establish a robust Paid, Owned, Earned, and Shared framework. Lauren enables digital marketing to be strategically and efficiently embedded in the organization as part of Integrated Marketing Communications, resulting in greater value delivered globally. Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest and most diverse medical devices company with more than 250 companies located in 60 countries around the world with 2016 worldwide sales at .9 Billion. Prior to joining JJVC, Lauren held the title of Senior Brand Manager, Digital & Social Media, at Nestlé Purina in London, UK. Nestlé S.A. is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company with over 3B USD in sales. Nestlé Purina is a market leader in the pet care industry. During her time at Nestlé, Lauren was responsible for the growth of the digital operation, and the development and implementation of the category digital and social engagement strategy. There, she established structured frameworks for brands to enter the social media space and effectively engage with consumers on new platforms, strategically launching brands onto new platforms and minimized the impact from same brands in other geographic markets. Lauren also cultivated social communities in both scale and quality; doubling fans on Facebook for PRO PLAN Dog within the first three months of actively managing the community and grew total reach while holding the engagement rate at an industry high. While getting her MBA, Lauren started as Brand Manager for Newell Rubbermaid overseeing the Graco® Pack ‘n Play® and Car Seat categories, growing the market share by 3% as category leader. She began in a global role based in the Atlanta headquarters and then moved to an EMEA regional role based in the UK. It was during this time that Lauren was granted three inventor patents for designing the Day2Night™ Sleep System, an idea stemming from the discovery of an unmet consumer need in research. Lauren’s experience also includes working in Paris at a leading business school, founding an interactive marketing start-up, and writing the most downloaded white paper as a product manager at LSI Technology. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and French at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Lauren moved to Jacksonville with her family in February 2016 and is loving living at the beach.

at Jessie Ball DuPont Center
40 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, United States

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AMR Retreat: Run + Refresh 2017

AMR Retreat: Run + Refresh 2017
Event on 2017-09-21 13:00:00
Badas$ mother runner, we cordially invite you and your best running friends to join us for our 2017 AMR Retreat: Run + Refresh. Whether you want to rev your engine at a challenging race, release your body with foam rolling, hone healthy eating habits, or befriend a bevy of other BAMRs, you will be delighted by the extended-weekend’s offerings. Like last year, we are convening in Spokane, Washington, at the lovely Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park. (The name’s a mouthful, but the property is lovely and relaxing, ideally situated right on the running path!) The friendly, informative fun starts on Thursday, September 21 and wraps up on Sunday, September 24. We’ll run, gab, laugh, eat tasty food, drink craft beer, sleep on luxurious beds, share racing advice, showcase how to decrease the risk of running injuries (and banish those niggling aches and pains!) and increase your speed, impart nutritional wisdom, and reinvigorate your passion for our beloved sport. And—AND—we will be taking part in Happy Girls Spokane, an amazing all-women’s race that serves up 5K, 10K, and 13.1 options (with SBS emcee’ing!). The race will be the culmination of a Train Like a Mother Club program so we all get to celebrate the finish line together, in person, after getting to know each other through a private Facebook page for Retreat participants. We could go on and on, but here’s the almost-Twitter-length version: Our goal is for you to leave the AMR Retreat feeling refreshed, inspired, informed, connected, supported, and fired up for many more miles. Some Q+A's to break down the details into bite-size pieces. When is the Retreat? September 21 to 24, 2017. Where is it? In Spokane, Washington, a charming small city/big town in eastern Washington situated along the banks of the Spokane River surrounded by towering evergreens and sweeping valley vistas. The Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park, overlooking the river, will be our base camp for the Retreat. What level runner do I have to be to attend? Newbies to ultra-marathoners are all welcome. In order to get the most out of the Retreat, it will be helpful if you can cover 3 miles in run/walk intervals, regardless of pace. What does the schedule look like? The Happy Girls race is the cornerstone of the Retreat, so we’re planning around that Saturday morning race. Check out the complete schedule of our 2016 Retreat in a nifty PDF; we'll have a 2017 schedule finalized soon. In the meantime, here's a rundown: We’ll kick things off Thursday afternoon with two educational sessions, then an evening party to get to know each other a bit AND do a live recording of the AMR podcast! Friday morning will start with a shake-out run (2-5 miles on the lovely riverside path that runs pas the hotel) and a scrumptious breakfast buffet (the first of three for the weekend), followed by educational sessions with experts who get the mother running lifestyle and concerns. Friday afternoon will feature get-you-fired-up-and-informed talks that are focused on racing wisely; Dimity will co-lead one with coach MK Fleming, and Sarah will tag-team with coach Amanda Loudin for the other. Saturday morning will be the race (and celebration!), followed (most likely–still TBD) by a group yoga session and some optional info sessions (and, yes, some R&R—maybe poolside, if weather permits). If you’re so inclined, we’ll check out a few fun boutiques and stores in downtown Spokane, a short walk across a bridge. Both Friday and Saturday nights will be delicious, friendship-forming dinners, and Sunday morning we’ll wrap up our weekend with a celebratory group brunch. Joining us are:Ellie Kempton, the gracious, insightful nutritionist from the Train Like a Mother Club, who will help Retreaters grow simple nutritional habits for sustained health and vitality. Coach Mary-Katherine “MK” Fleming, the fast-talking coach who spearheads the TLAM Club heart-rate training programs. Amanda Loudin, the TLAM Club coach of traditional programs and occasional AMR podcast co-host. Amanda is also a freelance writer whose work often appears in the Washington Post, Runner's World, and other publications. A TriggerPoint Therapy Master Trainer (at our 2016 Retreat, it was a charming, witty, savvy fellow named Jess) who will show you how to roll and release like a pro. This is truly a dream team of experts. Whether you cover a mile in 14 minutes or half that time, your running—and your life—will benefit greatly by hanging around these inspirational, insightful folks for a weekend. I'm a new runner. Will I fit in? Absolutely: You'll leave with a bunch of BRFs from around the country (and possibly the globe) who will virtually cheer you on through your upcoming miles and races! I've run countless marathons. What will I get out of it? Along with the aforementioned BRFs (because you can never have too many!), you’ll learn from sessions on training schedules, injury prevention, fueling for running (and life!), racing, and living, and goal setting will add to your running arsenal. Do I have to be a mother to be a part of the Retreat? Not at all (and thanks for asking!): All women runners are welcome. Nothing mother-specific about the Retreat (except for the name of our brand!). What’s up with Train Like a Mother Club program being incorporated into the build-up of the Retreat? First off, it’s up to Retreat’ers whether or not they participate in a Train Like a Mother Club program pre-Retreat. I live in Spokane—or nearby. Can I come? You betcha. We welcome locals and out-of-towners alike with open arms! Should I attend solo? Um, do we sweat when we run? Yes, yes, yes, attend solo! Promise, you'll have an army of running buddies within the first mile—or actually, first hours, as we already have some introductory games planned (pack your creativity!). You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some much needed quiet in your room, by the pool, or exploring downtown Spokane. What if I want to come with my BRF? We've got you covered, and have options for rooms with double beds or a king-size bed if you care to spoon. And if you want to attend solo, the Retreat's private Facebook page can help you find a roomie to cut the cost of hotel.  What if I want to come with my posse of BRFs—and pretend this is a non-stop slumber party? Pack your PJ’s and bring 'em! The hotel has rooms with two queen beds in them. And if I attend with just me, myself, and I, can I get a roommate? Yes: Hold off on booking a room. Within 48 hours of registering for Retreat, you'll get invited to private Facebook group for Retreat. You can then post you are looking for a roomie; you should be able to find one pretty easily. We can help if you don't get any takers after a week or so. Once you find a roomie, book your room at Hotel RL. From its name, the Happy Girls race sounds like a lot of laughs. What's the course like? We'll be honest: You'll earn your medal by testing your mettle. All three race distances–5K, 10K, and half-marathon–are on courses partly on the road, partly on the trail. There's a good bit of elevation changes in the 10K and half-marathon, often on a rough, rocky trail. This is not the race to gun for a personal best: The satisfaction of this race comes from conquering challenges many races don't serve up. (Please know: Participation in the race is optional.) Is there a limit on how many gals can attend? Yes, we want to ensure everyone has a memorable, meaningful experience, so we are limiting the 2017 Retreat to 45 women.  What's included in the packages? Guided runs; all educational sessions; meals (breakfast on Friday + Saturday; a celebratory brunch on Sunday; lunch on Friday and Saturday; evening reception on Thursday; dinner on Friday and Saturday); and race registration for Happy Girls Run (distance of your choice). Travel to/from Spokane is  not included, neither is lodging: You will book your posh, spacious digs at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park separately. (When you register for the Retreat, you will go to this page to book your accommodations.) Laughter, camaraderie, and sweat: limitless—and free-flowing all Retreat long. Just so I’m clear: Once I register for the Retreat, I should book a hotel room at the host hotel, right? If only our children were as good at following directions as you are! Yes, you are correct: Lodging is not included, so you need to make your own hotel reservations. Our host hotel is the lovely Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park, and we have negotiated great room rates. (This page is set up for Retreat attendees to get the great rates, which apply Wednesday, Sept. 20-Monday, Sept. 25.) All the educational sessions and all meals but Friday and Saturday dinners will take place at the Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park. Do I need a rental car? Nope! The Hotel RL is the only hotel in Spokane that has a free shuttle to and from the airport so you’re covered there. The hotel also has free bikes for guests to tool around town, so no need for a gas-guzzler. What time should I arrive in Spokane then, sniff, sniff, depart on Sunday? We'll kick things off in early afternoon. Since the airport is a quick, easy drive (in free Hotel RL shuttle!), plan on arriving in Spokane by 11:00 a.m. or noon, at latest, on Thursday, Sept. 21. The Retreat will wrap up around 11:30 on Sunday, so best to book a flight home that leaves at 1 p.m. or later. Will there be swag, great running gear, and other surprises along the way?  In the words of Minnesota-bred Dimity: You betcha! We want to keep some details secret, but you’ll definitely be swagged many of our favorites, including Nuun Hydration; GU Energy Gels, Chews, and Stroopwafels; Balega socks; Sweat X Sport detergent; and much more. There will also be giveaways at the farewell brunch. I'm in! Any price breaks on early registration? Why, YES, there is! Register by March 1 for savings.   But what if "life" happens and I have to cancel?  We know broken bones, business trips, and the unexpected can happen in any woman’s life. That's why we have cancellation terms with a mom's schedule in mind: 90  days or more prior to the start of the Retreat, you receive:  100% credit of the cost of the retreat toward a 2018 AMR Retreat or 100% full refund to original method of payment. 31-90 days prior to the start of the  Retreat, you receive:  50% credit of the cost of the retreat toward a 2018 AMR Retreat or 50% refund to original method of payment. 0-30 days prior to the start of the Retreat:  No refunds or credits will be given. Other questions? Hit us up at ShopGal [at] anothermotherrunner [dot] com.          

at Red Lion Hotel at the Park
Red Lion Inn at the Park (Spokane WA)
Spokane, United States

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