WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

Issue link: http://wellesleywestonmagazine.epubxp.com/i/553574

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 69 of 227

WWM: Is a special event essentially a construction project? DR: There is a parallel. Each event has a beginning, middle, and end. You conceive it and then create and pull together the brand, the look, the constituency, the plans, and permits. The pieces come together, the event happens, and people are joyous. There's a lot of satisfaction. There's a lot of stress, too. But that's appropriate because you have so much at risk. WWM: What trends will dominate special events in the coming years? DR: There's an ongoing rise in sophistica- tion. Young people especially want technol- ogy to be perfect. They want registration, conference materials, and recycling to be environmentally sustainable. People will not tolerate abuse of their time. You have to start and end on time, and speakers have to be succinct. WWM: Has Conventures become the com- pany you envisioned? DR: Conventures is much larger with greater reach than a scared 27-year-old who was eating mustard sandwiches could imagine. We're fortunate to have a very strong wing - span: biotech, finance, religious, nonprofit, academic, corporate — a wide cross-section of contacts. We're proud members of the Boston community, and we always look to be supportive in any way we can. 68 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 an interview with dusty rhodes People will not tolerate abuse of their time. You have to start and end on time, and speakers have to be succinct.

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of WellesleyWeston Magazine - FALL 2015