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Atlanta Educational Luncheon

August 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am1:30 pm EDT

Join us on August 4th at the Thompson Buckhead!  An enviable address in one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods – Buckhead.  The NEW Thompson Buckhead is an urban retreat that seamlessly blends modern innovation and influential design.








“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin

While the Metaverse is still considered in its infancy, all experts agree that it will transform live events and that it will be the bridge between our digital and physical lives. Some important technological advancements have been made recently and multiple major players in the events industry are investing heavily in this new platform as it is deemed by most to be the next frontier for live events. Dive deeper into the Chapter and learn how to get involved by being a volunteer. Come ready to learn about increasing your value to the Chapter and the industry at our volunteer fair during the networking time prior to the lunch/educational session.


*The Metaverse and its many uses, virtual and hybrid events, and why you should care about this next phase of the internet.

*How you can prepare your organization for this transformative technology.

*How the Metaverse can make your meeting accessible to a greater audience.

See Who’s Coming


Member $40

Non-Member $55

Student: $25

VIP Table of 8 $300


11 AM to 11:45 AM – Networking

11:45 to Noon – Attendees seated for Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch with Key Note Speaker


Kendra Nicholls, CoreNet Global’s Strategic Content Manager, has a diverse background in Journalism, Media, and Events. Kendra recently finished a master’s degree in International Event and Conference Management from the UK’s leading events programs at Sheffield Hallam University. Completing an events degree during a time when live events couldn’t be held was challenging, however, it opened new doors and led to an interest in virtual events, and the use of AR/VR technology to make these virtual events more interactive and immersive. This interest has only continued to grow, especially with the inception of the Metaverse and Kendra is looking forward to share her expertise and knowledge with you.



Community Service Initiative

Donate your out-of-date SMALL tech items for recycling at the August 4th luncheon to benefit LGBTtech’s PowerOn program. Up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and for those not facing homelessness many still face discrimination and isolation within their homes, schools, and amongst peers. Your donations will help support LGBTTech’s PowerOn program bringing technology to LGBT youth in need. Click here to read more about PowerOn, their technology recycling program, how they’re helping LGBT youth, and their work in the metaverse!

We’ll Accept:
Cell Phones
Laptop Computers
Mini/Micro Desktop Computers
Hard drives (External or Internal)
Cameras and Camcorders
iPods and Mp3 Players
Gameboys, PSP, and other handheld gaming devices

We Cannot Accept:
CRT Monitors
Large Desktop Computers

If you’re unsure if your item is eligible for recycling, email [email protected] to confirm.

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August 4, 2022
11:00 am– 1:30 pm
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