Inspiration. Innovation. Insight.

Moving the events industry forward together

The UNTETHERED Conference has been created by and for the events industry.

Across three days, this program will empower, educate and elevate attendees with an experience that lifts eyes, hearts and minds to embrace an exciting future.

It’s time to soar.

Join 1,000+ fellow event profs who are reshaping the events industry. Come hear inspiring talks from your peers at Adobe, Twilio, Salesforce, NASA, Intel, HubSpot, Microsoft and more!

3,000+

Attendees

100+

Speakers

50+

Experts

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A virtual event designed to bring the event community together

This is our time to come together as an industry. To put our combined passion, creativity, and expertise together to evolve and meet the challenges of today's world.

We'll laugh, we'll cry, and we'll lift each other up. This is the new experiential.

This is events reimagined.

All proceeds from UNTETHERED will go to support the Meetings Industry Fund. Your support can help a fellow meeting professional pay for living expenses, buy food or get needed medical attention.

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Meet the Team

UNTETHERED exists because of the heart and soul of a group of dedicated volunteers from across the industry who donated their time, energy and love to bringing this virtual summit to life.

Marie-Claire Andrews

Strategist, ShowGizmo

Marie-Claire Andrews

Strategist, ShowGizmo

Wellington, New Zealand

Business, events and tech leader who brings an international lens to roles that have included President at Association for Women in Events, Founder of ShowGizmo, CEO of the Event Tech Tribe, Founder of 3Mile Co-working Space.

Naomi Clare Crellin

Founder, CSO, Storycraft Lab

Naomi Clare Crellin

Founder, CSO, Storycraft Lab

Washington, DC

Naomi brings strategic creative thinking to the development of experiential engagements. She works with event teams as they navigate times of change, innovation and transformation. Using human-centered-design techniques, she develops customized innovative planning tools and audience empathy approaches that elevate messaging delivery and activation for her clients.

Stefania Conti-Vecchi

Founder and CEO of Eventagist

Stefania Conti-Vecchi

Founder and CEO of Eventagist

Cagliari, Italy

Stefania Conti-Vecchi is an event strategist specialized in designing meetings using new technologies and new techniques to get the most out of any event. Her expertise ranges, particularly, on meeting design, hybrid and digital events, marketing and social media, and all the innovations and tech-tools that can facilitate the life of a meeting professional and effectively engage participants. Stefania speaks at international conferences, trade shows, and training courses all around the world.

Dahlia El Gazzar

Tech Evangelist, DAHLIA+Agency

Dahlia El Gazzar

Tech Evangelist, DAHLIA+Agency

Melrose, MA

With more than a decade of experience in the meetings and events sector, working on both the professional planning side and as an association collaborator, Dahlia is known as the coffee-fuelled ‘go-to’ source for trend-setting solutions, eventtech news, and social media expertise. Her mission is to untether the busy professional from their desktop and office and enable them to be more efficient and productive working from a beach in Mexico [umbrella drink in hand] through their mobile device utilizing smart solutions and apps.

Mahoganey Jones

EventPreneur | National Corporate Sales Manager, Halifax Convention Center

Mahoganey Jones

EventPreneur | National Corporate Sales Manager, Halifax Convention Center

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Versatile, results-oriented Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Digital Event Strategist (DES), with proven skills and track record in all aspects of live and virtual meeting management. Mahoganey also works with event industry entrepreneurs to get what they want out of their businesses in the EventPreneur Club by hosting events, workshops and summits developed to build, market and grow a profitable business.

Hilary Laney

Owner and CEO, Evia

Hilary Laney

Owner and CEO, Evia

Seattle, WA

With 16+ years working in the event technology industry, Hilary Laney is owner and CEO of Evia Events. She leads her team in providing virtual event services and products for customers such as Amazon, Smartsheet, Brooks, Salesforce, Microsoft, Starbucks, Tableau, and ServiceNow. She bought her business from her dad in 2017 and is determined to build it with sustainability, equity, compassion, and diversity in the forefront of its growth.

Liz Lathan, CMP

CEO, Haute Dokimazo

Liz Lathan, CMP

CEO, Haute Dokimazo

Austin, Texas

Liz Lathan, CMP is a professional virtual event emcee, corporate event & experiential marketer who's obsessed with applying modern marketing principles to a segment of the marketing industry that has historically been an afterthought. Liz has led event marketing strategy and teams at Fortune 500 companies and consults with small and medium businesses on how to optimize their events within their broader marketing program. Liz is CEO & Co-Founder of Haute Dokimazo.

KiKi L'Italien

CEO, Association Chat

KiKi L'Italien

CEO, Association Chat

Alexandria, VA

KiKi L’Italien is a senior consultant at Tecker International, speaker, and host of Association Chat. Association Chat is 11-years-old and recognized in the association community as an online website, podcast, and features an active and engaged private group on Facebook. It’s also known for its cheeky hashtag #assnchat. KiKi is known for community building and knowing how to cultivate a brand.

Allie Magyar

Founder & CEO Hubb

Allie Magyar

Founder & CEO Hubb

Vancouver, WA

Allie is a lifer in the meetings and events industry. For the past 20 years she has ran tradeshows, carshows, lifestyle events and some of the world's largest technology events. She has been a life long entrepreneur, CEO of an experiential agency and now founder and CEO of Hubb, an event tech company built to help the meetings world in our new virtual, data driven future. She's also a budding food blogger and loves brunch any day of the week!

Rae Malcham

Senior Technical Project Manager, Hubb

Rae Malcham

Senior Technical Project Manager, Hubb

Seattle, WA

Definitely a logistics lover, Rae has over eight years of project management experience in technology and events. She likes to make things happen and bring people together!

Raime Merriman

Vice President, Marketing Hubb

Raime Merriman

Vice President, Marketing Hubb

Vancouver, WA

Raime leads Hubb marketing initiatives with responsibility for developing business growth plans, as well as the implementation of strategies across product marketing, sales enablement, demand generation, influencer relations, corporate communications, web and social media programs. Raime has nearly 20 years of marketing experience in the technology sector. Prior to Hubb she held marketing leadership roles at Smarsh, Integra Telecom and CBS Interactive.

Kari Messenger

Senior Meetings Manager, Association Management Center

Kari Messenger

Senior Meetings Manager, Association Management Center

Chicago, IL

Kari Messenger, CMP has been serving Association Management Center (AMC) and their clients for five years, and in the association industry since 2010. In 2019 Kari was elected to serve on the Board for Association for Women in Events (AWE), where she can spread her passion of women helping other women grow and inspire each other in the events community. Kari has also been involved with PCMA, Association Forum, and ASAE.

Gail Orfanos, CMP, HMCC

Owner, Go Meetings + Events, LLC

Gail Orfanos, CMP, HMCC

Owner, Go Meetings + Events, LLC

Mount Prospect, IL

Gail Orfanos is a unique event planner with a Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing and SOX compliance background. Gail has produced a variety of events for corporate, associations, and non-profit organizations over the past eleven years.

Nicole Osibodu

President + Co-Founder, Haute Dokimazo

Nicole Osibodu

President + Co-Founder, Haute Dokimazo

Austin, TX

Nicole's zeal for genuine human-to-human connection, building strong communities and brand partnerships is the heart and soul of Haute Dokimazo. Her energy is magically magnetic and powers her ability to work a room like a connection goddess! Her fearless pursuit of meaningful business relationships that can be a change for good is one of the reasons she was voted one of Smart Meetings Event Planners of the Year 2019.

Ann Plana

VP, Strategic Initiatives eventcore

Ann Plana

VP, Strategic Initiatives eventcore

Seattle, WA

A life-long learner and Renaissance player, Ann Plana has over a decade of experience in the event industry. Ann began her eventcore journey in 2010 as a technical project manager, delivering on huge projects and high-profile events. Ann regularly finds inspiration in her everyday life and loves leveraging those experiences to create intuitive processes and products that meet her client’s needs.

Rachel Stephan

snöballer-in-chief, snöball event influencer marketing

Rachel Stephan

snöballer-in-chief, snöball event influencer marketing

Montreal, QC

Rachel is an event marketing strategist, event tech startup founder and industry speaker on topics that cover event marketing and influencer marketing. When meeting planners and association professionals need to get more butts in seats, they call Rachel! She is a force to be reckoned with, whipping up creative solutions to event marketing challenges for 19+ years. The secret to her success - fuelling clever, cutting-edge digital marketing tactics with the human-2-human values that the events industry is based on.

Jamie Timperley

President, Dynamic Events

Jamie Timperley

President, Dynamic Events

Vancouver, WA

Jamie is an event industry veteran with over 13 years of experience. As the CEO of Dynamic Events she has worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategy, create content and execute events ranging from 300 to 30,000. She enjoys the opportunity to create unique learning experiences for attendees and bringing people together through events, content and technology. Jamie is CMP certified and was recognized as a "40 Under 40" by Connect Corporate.