Jeff Franklin, Past Chair Of The SPARK Workgroup, Discusses SPARK
Following the first ever and sold-out SPARK Conference held in Denver in July 2017, PPAI is proud to announce SPARK is back for 2018 and heading to Nashville, Tennessee. SPARK 2018 will be 2 days of networking, urban exploring and workshops led by young industry thought leaders.
Interested? Join the Promo Connect SPARK Community to hear what your fellow young professionals have to say about SPARK.
Register for SPARK:
SPARK 2018 kicks off Thursday, July 19, 2018 and is the event for the next generation of promotional products industry leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to become engaged, educated, and connected with the industry, their peers, and the city of Nashville.
Check Out The Schedule:
SPARK 2018 sessions will focus on leadership development, business management basics, exploring industry topics, and creating an individual plan for each participant’s career in an active and engaging environment while creating a network of industry peers. Don’t worry. You won’t be stuck in a conference room during SPARK.
Join The Promo Connect SPARK Community:
We get it. Learning everyone’s names and job titles can get hectic at any networking event. Thanks to Promo Connect, you can start building those relationships before you even land in Nashville. It’s a new style of networking. Email Jody to check out the Promo Connect SPARK Community or to add in others that are the next gen.
- Start tweeting using the #PPAINextGen hashtag
- Tag SPARK in your social media posts
- Share our videos and posts
- Invite your industry friends
What to Pack?
Nashville can get warm in July. Since SPARK is centered around active networking sessions, make sure to pack whatever you feel comfortable in. When in doubt, a pair of sneakers, jeans and a nice shirt never fails. Don’t forget your cellphones, chargers and battery packs. You’ll be taking plenty of photos and will want to share your SPARK experience with your networks. Bring your iPad. We know you’re busy so you will have periods to check in with the office and catch up on work.
Registration opens at 2:00PM on July 19 followed by a welcome networking session on the landing at 2:30 pm. Bring a pair of closed-toe shoes since we’ll rock an active session with lots of walking as we explore Nashville.
Food. Food. Food.
Breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner and drinks are included! You won’t get hangry at SPARK.
Let’s Give Back To Nashville
There will be a post-event option to stay for the community service event to donate your time and give back to the Nashville community. Pre-registration is required.
Based on your speaker evaluation feedback after the event we will get the speakers back to do a follow up webinar.
Tell us about your SPARK Experience
Send us your photos and videos, tag SPARK in your Instagram posts and tweets. Send us a postcard or a hand-written letter. Whatever you choose, let us know how you enjoyed SPARK and how we can improve the experience.
Jody is more than happy to answer any other questions you may have.
SPARK 2018 education sessions will focus on leadership development, business management basics, exploring industry topics, and creating an individual plan for each participant’s career in an active and engaging environment while creating a network of industry peers.
More session and speaker info coming soon!
Thurs July 19,2018
2:30-3:30 PM Welcome Networking Session
3:30-4:30 PM Bike Bar
4:30-5:30p General Session
5:30-6:30 PM Networking Dinner
6:30-7:30p PM Line Dancing Lessons, Nashville Style!
Fri July 20, 2018
7:30-8:30 AM Morning Workout
9:30-10:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
10:30-11:30 AM Active Breakouts
11:30-12:30 PM General Session
12:30-1:30 PM Active Breakout
1:30-2:30 PM General Session
2:30-3:30 PM Round Table Discussions
3:30-4:30 PM Closing
4:30-6 PM Give Back To Nashville, Volunteer! (This was wildly successful in Denver during SPARK 17. See what The United Way and City of Denver had to say)
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