April 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Voto Latino Power Summit NYC 2014 (Part 1)

We just finished our first Power Summit conference of 2014 in NYC! (If you haven't heard of Power Summit, it's a really great professional development & leadership conference my organizations hosts every year. In 2014, we're taking Power Summit on the road and hosting FOUR events in FOUR cities across the country! NYC was our first stop.)

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes (and WHO it takes) to put on such an awesome conference.

First off, Power Summit involves boxes. LOTS AND LOTS of boxes...

This is what our office has looked like the past few weeks:

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Secondly, it involves traveling. In this case, ROADTRIP! Half the team drove a van (full of the aforementioned boxes) from DC to NYC. The rest of us got up there via Megabus!

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Once you get on site, it's time to UN-pack all those boxes! (But don't throw them away yet! We'll use them to pack up again at the end of the conference.)

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Then the on-site fun begins! Set-up, meetings, writing speeches and talking points for e'rrybody, working all together in your boss's hotel room at midnight... At Voto Latino, we do it all!

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See those white socks? That's me! :)
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best. graphic designer. EVER!! Seriously. She is the BEST!
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I look like I'm asleep, but I promise I was working.
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Partners in crime!

Then people start arriving, and it's showtime, baby!

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Part 2 coming soon!

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