To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes. From the official mega receptions hosted by ASAE to the "invite-only" CVB hosted dinners, you should not ever find yourself in a position of not having somewhere to be. (One time I was randomly invited by a former colleague to join her in a reception at ASAE Annual I'd not been officially invited to and the conversation that happened in that reception ended up in me becoming a consultant which transformed my career!)
The trouble is keeping track of all the parties along with your schedule for work and meetups with other attendees is nearly impossible. If you are a volunteer with ASAE or active in any other communities, your dance card will be overfilled. It's easy to forget or lose track of what is happening when.
Here is my Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List. I hope it helps you in your planning for making ASAE Annual the best it can be! If you click on the link, you should be able to see more details about admission, tickets, and contacts. Feel free to add your own parties, if you feel so inclined!
Note: Some of these events require invitations, so please be sure to verify whether an event is general admission or invitation only and if you want to be invited, consider reaching out to the party host for more information. Don't say I didn't warn you!
|8/13||Saturday||4:00pm - 5:00pm||ASAE Volunteer Reception||ASAE|
|8/13||Saturday||4:00pm - 5:00pm||ASAE Content Leader Briefing & Reception||ASAE|
|8/13||Saturday||5:00pm - 7:00pm||Hawaii||Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 West Broadway (300 South)|
|8/13||Saturday||7 pm - 10 pm||ASAE Opening Celebration||ASAE||Liberty Square|
|8/14||Sunday||6-9 pm||"Keep the Flame Alive"||Visit Milwaulkee, Visit Pittsburgh, Travel Portland||Pierpont Place|
|8/14||Sunday||6-9 pm||"Big D Reception"||Dallas CVB||Alamexo Mexican Kitchen|
|8/14||Sunday||4:30pm - 7:00pm||Columbus||Hope Gallery, 151 S. Main St.|
|8/14||Sunday||5:00pm - 6:00pm||International Reception||Marriott, Room Wasatch|
|8/14||Sunday||5:00pm - 7:00pm||American Technology Services||Green Pig Pub, 31 E 400 S.|
|8/14||Sunday||6:00 PM||Pokémon Go meetup!||Bean Creative||Meet at the South Foyer/South Plaza entrance on Level One (look for the Pikachu balloon!)|
|8/14||Sunday||6:00pm - 8:00pm||Synchroncities - Baltimore, Anaheim, San Antonio||Caffe Molise, 55 West 100 Street|
|8/14||Sunday||6:00pm - 8:30pm||Alberta||Caputo's Market, 314 West 300 Street|
|8/14||Sunday||6:00pm - 9:00pm||Small Staff Shindig||MemberClicks||Gracie's Gastropub, 326 South West Temple|
|8/14||Sunday||6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dallas||Alamexo Mexican Kitchen, 268 South State Street|
|8/14||Sunday||6:00pm - 9:30pm||Reno Tahoe||Utah Olympic Park Dinner Event, zip lining|
|8/14||Sunday||7:00pm||Hong Kong Dinner||Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 75 South West Temple|
|8/14||Sunday||7:00pm - 9:00pm||Hilton||Trofi Restaurant & Bar, Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S. West Temple|
|8/14||Sunday||7:00pm - 10:00pm||Marriott||Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, 75 South West Temple|
|8/15||Monday||5:00pm - 7:30pm||NYC & Company||The Tasting Room, 357 200 S #100|
|8/15||Monday||6:00pm - 7:30pm||The Classic VIP Reception||ASAE||Grand America Hotel|
|8/15||Monday||7:30pm - 10:00pm||The Classic||ASAE||Grand America Hotel|
|8/16||Tuesday||7:00pm - 10:00pm||Closing Celebration||ASAE||Red Butte Garden|
Here's the full unofficial list of ASAE Annual parties! Add your edits, parties, or and details that might help others have a better experience.
I look forward to meeting many of you at ASAE Annual in Salt Lake City!
Want to meet up while there? Tweet me @kikilitalien!