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I Have Many Titles

by Meghann on April 11, 2012

The event coordinator role comes with many titles:

  • Hotel Negotiator
  • Meal Planner
  • Sponsor Liaison
  • Registration Desk Worker

And….

  • Babysitter

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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.

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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.

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And were served turkey, bacon, and avocado sandwiches with house chips and potato salad.

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The sandwiches were best when dipped in the tomato soup. ;)

Key lime pie was served for dessert.

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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.

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Can you believe this option was cheaper than the hot coffee service? And people loved it! The drinks went fast.

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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. ;)

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