NYC & back in less than 24 hours - we'd only do it for the best event ever. techsytalk LIVE, folks! Last year Nicole & Ciera headed up north for the all-day conference and loved it so much they decided Pelonkey had to play a bigger part. This year Pelonkey was techsytalk's official Entertainment Sponsor, Nicole gave a kickass 10-minute Pelonkey presentation, and we had a swag-filled table at which we chatted up the event prof attendees. We may not have slept, but... when in New York, right?
5:45 Wakeup call
6:45 Uber to Midtown from Harlem
7:30 Arrive & Begin table setup - We brought the swag, yo! Temporary tattoos, bumper stickers, sunglasses, cell phone adhesive pockets, info cards, and more fun stuff for a giveaway!
We held a social media raffle - tag us in a post online & you would be entered to win - and the prize was a bag of goodies including a Pelonkey tee, notebook, varied of stickers and aforementioned swag, and an Amazon gift card! (Congrats to Regina for winning!)
8:30 Breakfast - You guys, food was bomb. Just...so bomb. We have no photographic proof because we were too busy eating the evidence.
9:00 Attendees start arriving
9:30 Speakers begin speaking - It was a full house! Liz King Events (lovely techsytalk host) goes all out, and this 8th year was no different. Attendees were there ready for speakers, presentations, fireside chats, case studies, and more.
11:00 Entertainment break! - We invited our friends from Fun E Folk to take the stage and wow us with their laughtastic energy. OK, that sounds really cheesy, but they seriously did knock us out of our seats with their hilarity. [Eagle Eye here - I am very picky when it comes to comedy, and it's very difficult to make me genuinely belly-laugh out loud, but these guys delivered.] They brought some volunteers to the stage, played a few games, and the crowd really enjoyed their energy and wit.
12:00 Lunch - Again, no pix, but we promise we were well fed.
1:00 Speakers resume
3:00 Entertainment break! - Our second entertainment surprise of the day came in the form of BAILEN, a sibling group of folk harmony magic. I'll let the music speak for itself. But really, if you are in the NYC area, hire these guys.
3:30 Pelonkey Case-Study - Our fabulous CEO Nicole took the stage for a 10-minute presentation all about the ins and outs of Pelonkey. Or at least as much inning and outing she could squeeze into 600 seconds. We're always so proud to see her up there speaking her truth and representing the company she has poured all her blood, sweat, and tears into.
5:30 Cocktail Hour - Over hors d'oeuvres and the final wave of visitors to our table, we closed out the event in 8th place of the top RTs/Replies on Twitter, the only real goal of attending anyway... ;)
6:30 Depart for DC - New York saw us off in style (you know how we love a good sunset/sky scape), and we left buzzed from the day instead of drained (OK, we were drained when we finally hit the pillow that night). A huge thank you to everyone involved in techsytalk (looking at you Liz King Events), and a giant Congrats to another successful event (you again, Liz). Can't wait til 2017!