Pitch-a-thon: Hackathon Teams Pitch Their Solutions to Help the Unsheltered Homeless (& After Chat)

During pre-conference event, several EduCon participant teams "hacked" into the challenge of how the hospitality/tourism industries might help those who are unsheltered. Join us as those teams pitch their innovative solutions. YOU, the audience members, will select the winner with the most innovative solution! Come learn about the unsheltered issue affecting cities across the U.S. and how the events industry can help. Hackathon facilitators Donna Kastner and Jamie Murdock will provide an inside look at hackathon strategy and implementation, time permitting.

After Chat(2:30 – 2:50 p.m.): Stick around after the session for a deeper dive into the topic including activities to help solidify takeaways and an opportunity to get answers your most pressing questions.

Clock Hours: 1.0
Domain: Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
Session Type: Concurrent Session

Studio: True Story Studio

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Donna Kastner

Having spent a good portion of her career as an event experience design consultant, Donna’s now building a dynamic collaboration community for executives age 55+ who are striving to make a smooth segue from full-time job to part-time consulting gig. With Retirepreneur.com, Donna’s championing a movement to help others design flexible and fulfilling encore careers.

Jamie Murdock

Murdock is VP of Sales at Experient. He is passionate about inspiring his team to be curious and encourages collaboration across all departments. He holds a BS in Business from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Prior to Experient, Jamie led the national sales team for Disney Destinations. He also held leadership roles at Hyatt, and Gaylord Hotels, where he was recognized as the Sales Person of the Year and received its CEO’s Leadership Excellence Award. Most recently he was awarded Citizen of the Year by Experient and named one of the Top 500 People in Events by BizBash.

June 26 @ 13:30
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm (1h)

Donna Kastner, Jamie Murdock