The event coordinator role comes with many titles:
- Hotel Negotiator
- Meal Planner
- Sponsor Liaison
- Registration Desk Worker
Isn’t he cute?
Our video crew is made up of a husband and wife team who traveled to the event with their adorable 7-month old son. They needed some peace and quiet while conducting interviews, so I offered to watch the little guy for an hour. He was such an angel, it was seriously my pleasure to watch him.
While watching Iggy, I had one of our speakers ask me how old he was. I gave him a blank stare and told him I wasn’t sure. He laughed and told me he must not be mine then. True enough. I think at my age, when ever you’re seen holding a baby, they automatically assume he’s yours. I had quite a few other attendees ask if he was mine. Nope, not yet. Maybe in the next couple of years though.
The morning conference events moved fairly smoothly. I stayed at the registration table and had some pretzels that were still stowed in my bag from the Disney Princess Half Marathon goodie bag from a month ago.
We had a plated lunch service today, but Deb and I opted to stay out in the hallway to watch Iggy. The staff was kind enough to deliver our lunches to our table. The food was actually really good – way to go Marriott!
We started with creamy tomato soup.
And were served turkey, bacon, and avocado sandwiches with house chips and potato salad.
The sandwiches were best when dipped in the tomato soup.
Key lime pie was served for dessert.
You can’t go wrong with key lime pie.
Instead of a hot coffee service for our afternoon break, we served Starbucks Frappuccinos and bottled smoothies.
Can you believe this option was cheaper than the hot coffee service? And people loved it! The drinks went fast.
I grabbed a vanilla Frappuccino, but I’m not really a fan of the bottle frappuccinos. They taste like chocolate milk and I don’t like chocolate milk. Meh. Should have gone the smoothie route.
What’s the best snack break you’ve ever had a conference? We served chocolate dipped (giant) pretzels at a conference I worked in New Orleans a couple of years ago that were pretty amazing.