The events at Event Solutions Idea Factory are designed to inspire your creativity and expose you to the latest trends in design, décor, planning, food, presentation and more. Several exceptional spaces around Caesars Palace, as well as unique off-site locations, will be home to events that offer ideas, resources, networking and fun!
@ Garden of the Gods Pool, Caesars Palace
Sunday | 5:45pm – 7:15pm
Every year we kick off the Conference with this great networking opportunity. Get to know other attendees, event planners from around the world, and establish new connections, resources and friendships! Caesars Palace Pool of the Gods is a stunning backdrop for drinks and discussions as you get ready to immerse yourself in all that the event industry has to offer.
Diamonds and champagne will flow in Las Vegas at the SEARCH late night soiree. A one carat diamond solitaire, valued at over $3,000 will be raffled off that very night. It could have your name on it! Each glass of SEARCH champagne purchased will be rewarded with a free raffle ticket. More champagne, means more opportunity! Be a hero and bring your friends and business buddies. One lucky, winning guest will leave the party that night with the one carat diamond!
• Unwind and network the night away
• Admission to this party is free (cash bar) and the night will be fabulous. Drop in and clink glasses with us in support of the relief efforts of SEARCH, assisting those members in the event industry, in time of need.
* There is no charge to attend. The only cost is if you choose to participate by ordering SEARCH Champagne.
Wedding Gallery Viewing Only
presented by ISES Las Vegas and WIPA
Monday | 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Get a taste of the best of this event at a great low price! Come and browse the three-dimensional Gallery showcase, walk through ceremony and reception concepts in which the designers have been encouraged to let their imaginations run wild! These are fully-realized wedding settings, each as big and bold as a theatrical set created by top Las Vegas wedding and event professionals. Come in, walk around and lose yourself in the bigger-than-life creativity!
PURE Sensation: Taste, Touch, Sight, Sound
Monday | 8:00pm – Midnight
@ PURE, Caesars Palace
Drink, dance and be decadent at Las Vegas premier night club!
With four distinct experiences enveloped in two stories of decadence, PURE has been named the No. 1 Club in the Country by E! Entertainment, and has been dubbed the top Las Vegas’ club by America Online, Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas Citylife.
Event producers Cade and Ingrid Nagy will showcase some fresh new twists on presentation and food. You’ll experience some of the coolest, newest ideas in the events industry as you enjoy a fun night with colleagues and peers. While details are still being finalized, know that this party is the highlight of the Conference year after year and 2012 will be no different!
Live Floral Sculpture Demo with Preston Bailey
Tuesday | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
@ Caesars Palace
For the first time ever, acclaimed event designer Preston Bailey will present a floral sculpture demo in front of a live audience. This is a very limited, exclusive opportunity to see what goes into the stunning floral displays at the center of one of Preston’s events.
Preston will showcase two floral screens which will give attendees a sense of how imagery can be used in a unique way. The floral screens are backlit and display classic images and details, like flowers, which are beautifully embedded on the screen and used in a very artistic setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to see an extravagant floral screen which can be used in a more social setting as well as a branded floral screen which is generally used in a corporate setting.
This is an optional event and ticket purchase is required to participate. This event will sell out, so please purchase tickets when you register, on-site availability cannot be guaranteed.
Spotlight/CATIE Awards Presentation
Tuesday | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Palace Ballroom @ Caesars Palace
This is YOUR industry award show! For the very first time, get free access to the exciting awards presentation of the Event Solutions magazine Spotlight Awards and ICA CATIE Awards during the Idea Factory. This presentation will be attended by the Who’s Who of the event and catering world and is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with and be a part of the leaders and innovators who are shaping the industry.
Feel the excitement as you eagerly await the announcement of this year’s winners in categories such as Event Planner/Producer, Designer/Creative Director, Entertainer, Rising Star, Event Site and Supplier of the year. Then celebrate the success of our industry at a cash bar networking reception immediately following the presentation.
“Why is it that…?” Breakfast
with Mike Roman & Meryl Snow
Wednesday | 8:00am – 10:00am
@ Caesars Palace
Join Meryl and Mike for an entertaining, fun and insightful breakfast that will answer the “Why is it that…?” questions that caterers face each and every day:
• Why is it that clients make last minute changes?
• Why is it that chefs quit during the busy season?
• Why is it that health inspectors always visit at the worst times?
• Why is it that clients under-guarantee?
This is a great way to start your day – networking, food and some surprises!
Trends with Tutera
Wednesday | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Caesars Palace
End the conference with a bang! Come enjoy a glass of wine and a snack while browsing David Tutera’s wedding trends gallery. You’ll get a preview of the latest trends, get some fresh ideas, take pictures and mingle with wedding professionals as you hear David’s take on what’s to come for the rest of the year. See the latest in invitations, colors, place settings, linens, themes, favors, centerpieces and more.