Networking Events

The 2018 Summit will host multiple networking opportunities. Be sure to check this page often as events will be added as we get closer to the conference.


Leadership Program
Sunday, 20 May
8:00 AM – Noon

This event is for anyone currently in a leadership position in an STC chapter or special interest group (SIG), or if you want to be more involved in the leadership of your chapter or SIG. At the Leadership Program, you’ll be able to talk with your counterparts about what they do, meet the award-winning communities’ leadership, and get details about the successes they’ve had.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, 20 May
5:00-6:30 PM

There will be a reception in the exhibit hall. The reception will include light snacks and soft drinks, and cash bars will be available to purchase other beverages. This energetic event kicks off  your Summit experience and offers a chance to talk with exhibitors, catch up with friends, and discover like-minded colleagues at the Communiteis/SIG tables. This event is included with your registration fee.

Opening General Session
Monday, 21 May
9:00-10:15 AM

Carla is a popular speaker, author, storyteller, and Chief Experience Officer for Type A Communications. Her keynote address, “Perpetual Innovation,” will talk about how the world’s most innovative teams create great ideas to deliver exponential outcomes. Don’t miss her talk during the Opening General Session on Monday morning, 21 May, at 9:00 AM.

Pub Crawl Event hosted by the Florida Chapter
Monday, 21 May
7:30-10:30 PM
Orlando Restaurants

Come join us for a fun night of networking, relaxing, and socializing with other 2018 STC Summit attendees. …and what better way to do all that than with a “pub crawl”

We are currently finalizing our starting points, which are located in two major gathering points on International Drive: “Pointe Orlando” and “I-Drive 360,” home to the Orlando Eye.

Pointe Orlando is within walking distance of the hotel, while I-Drive 360 is a bit further away and can be reached by car (free parking available), Uber/Lyft/Lynx, or by riding the I-Drive Trolley, which runs until 10:30PM (2 tickets to the trolley are included for those staying at the host hotel).

Stay tuned for more information!! We will be posting the pub list soon, as well as instructions on what you need to do to attend. Please note that you must be a Summit attendee to attend this event.

If you are interested in knowing more about this event, please mark “Interested” to follow this event page and receive updates. The Florida Chapter looks forward to seeing you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/927923110709784/

Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday, 22 May
5:30 – 6:30 PM

STC’s Annual Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 May, at 5:30 PM. Plan to attend to congratulate STC’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors and incoming STC President Jane Wilson. Click here to view the rules for the meeting.

Diner Meetup hosted by the Florida Chapter
Tuesday, 22 May
7:30-10:30 PM
Orlando Restaurants

What is a “diner meetup” you might ask?

It’s a fun event that lets you meet, socialize, and network with other 2018 STC Summit attendees in a relaxing environment while enjoying some amazing Orlando cuisine.

We are currently finalizing the list of participating restaurants, which are located in two major gathering points on International Drive: Pointe Orlando and I-Drive 360, home to the Orlando Eye.

Pointe Orlando is within walking distance of the hotel, while I-Drive 360 is a bit further away and can be reached by car (free parking available), Uber/Lynx, or by riding the I-Drive Trolley, which runs until 10:30PM (2 tickets to the trolley are included for those staying at the host hotel).

Stay tuned for more information!!! We will be posting the restaurant list soon, as well as instructions on what you need to do to attend. Please note that you must be a Summit attendee to attend this event.

If you are interested in knowing more about this event, please mark “Interested” to follow this event page and receive updates. The Florida Chapter looks forward to seeing you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/235244520352265/

Honors Event and Closing Keynote
Wednesday, 23 May
11:15 AM-1:00 PM

The Honors Event is the last event of the Summit and will be held Wednesday, 23 May, at 11:15 AM. Brunch will be served with this event and  Andy Hines will wrap up what you learned about “the future of how we work, where we work, and you at work” at the Summit. Additionally, we’ll celebrate STC’s individual award winners, as well as the Most Improved Community and Community of the Year recipients.

SIG Meetings

Some of STC’s SIGs have scheduled meetings during the Summit. Check back soon for a complete list of SIG meetings with the dates, times, and locations. For additional details about a meeting, contact the SIG manager. If you don’t see a specific SIG listed, they may be having their meeting off site.

 

Twitter

Follow Twitter username @stc_summit or hashtag #stc18 for conference-related tweets including announcements, deadlines, event information, and other news leading up to the Summit. During the conference, that hashtag will be in use by attendees, so feel free to jump in or simply follow from afar for a taste of the Summit! There will be a widget available during the Summit that will collect all tweets and display them together.

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