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We are pleased to announce the MSES 2019 Keynote Speaker, Tom Dundon, Owner of the Carolina Hurricanes!

In addition to being the principal owner and governor of the ‘Canes, Dundon is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Dundon Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private investments firm.  His investment activities have spanned the entertainment, healthcare, real estate and hospitality, technology, automotive and financial services sectors.  Help us give him a big Caniac welcome in January!

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Registration is now open!  View registration details.

Early-bird registration deadline will be December 16, 2018.

CLOSED: The deadline for all presentation proposal submissions is Friday, September 28, 2018.

All presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Programs Subcommittee. If you submitted a presentation proposal, you can expect to receive a status update by the end of October 2018. Don’t forget to register for the Municipal Special Events Summit!

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MSES 2018 Testimonials

To highlight the impact of the inaugural Municipal Special Events Summit 2018, we’ve asked some of our first-time attendees to share their experiences with us.  Interested in attending the next summit in Raleigh?  These testimonials just might persuade you to register!

“The 1st Annual Special Events Summit was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other special event managers.  There isn’t anything like this gathering in the world of special event regulators – especially because there isn’t anyone trying to sell you anything.  I met so many great people and got to have meaningful conversations off line about issues that I experience in my community and position.  I also was so inspired to see what other municipal event managers are doing and how they are innovating in their field.  This is a ‘do not miss experience’!”     – Alexis Hill, City of Reno

“The Municipal Special Events Summit is a unifying forum of peer cities that can help regulators make their special events safer and more successful. It’s a long-overdue opportunity to ask: How does your city approach this challenge? Or, How do you do that cool thing you do?” – Dylan Rice, San Francisco Entertainment Commission

“Overall it was just a great first step in opening conversations with other cities regarding Special Events.”

“I loved the promoter feedback session, the discussion on fee reimbursement, community event discussions and hearing from all of the communities. Best conference I think I’ve ever been to!”

“The Austin Center for Events team was simply amazing! They were very gracious and did a good job of putting together an inaugural event. I appreciated the panel interviews highlighting different sized cities so almost anyone could relate to the conversation.”

Thank you to those in attendance at the inaugural Municipal Special Events Summit 2018 in Austin, Texas!

The information exchanged on hosting safe events was invaluable. Looking forward to having a new network of special event experts nationwide!  Check out the fun wrap-up video from the convention.