satRday Chicago Conference Organizer
I served as the Speaker & Sponsor lead for 2019 and 2020 satRday Chicago conferences.
2019 Conference Highlights
- Launched inaugural even as dual-track conference with 200+ attendees
- Led speaker recruitment, program curation, and speaker communication for 35 speakers and 2 keynotes.
- Envisioned and implemented novel speaker mentorship progam to enhance the speaker experience and promote diversity an inclusion of first-time speakers.
2020 Conference Highlights
- Transformed event to work in virtual setting due to COVID-19 shutdowns by emphasizing quick-hit topics and interactive breakout sessions for 120+ attendees
- Led speaker recruitment, program curation, and speaker communication for 13 speakers and 4 breakout facilitators
- Reset mission of event as fundraiser for Greater Chicago Food Depository and coordinated fundraising efforts
- Managed sponsorship relationships to create eBook raffle and to encourage social media engagement throughout the event