Networking & Socials

Courtesy / Photo by Garrett Poulos

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, January 30  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

For such a unique summit, we’ve planned some unique entertainment for the Welcome Reception! All attendees are encouraged to attend this social at the City of Raleigh Museum, home of North Carolina’s capital city historical artifacts. Kick-off your conference experience by connecting with colleagues who face similar challenges and opportunities. This is a great chance to network with your peers and establish connections for the rest of the summit.

While in attendance, be on the lookout! A magician might have a few tricks up his sleeves… Reports also tell us that a Strolling Table girl, wearing a buffet table as a cocktail dress, will be serving you up some tasty beverages and treats.

Located in the 1874 Briggs Building in historic downtown Raleigh, MSES attendees will have the opportunity to explore the rich past of Raleigh through the museum’s exhibits, including a new permanent exhibit about the history of Dorothea Dix Park, titled From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill. The exhibit explores the long history and future of Raleigh’s newest park. The social space allows for networking and socializing. An appetizer buffet and drinks will be provided. The City of Raleigh Museum is within walking distance of all summit hotels.

What other fun awaits? Join us for some free drinks, appetizers, and great conversations to find out!

Lunch Dine-Arounds

Thursday, January 31  |  11:30am – 1:00pm

EX_vr_DINE_10.10.17_02.jpg.jpgDine-Arounds were such a hit in Austin at the inaugural Municipal Special Events Summit, that we’re bringing these to Raleigh!  All attendees are encouraged to participate in this great networking opportunity.  Directly following the morning educational sessions, the Local Organizing Committee will assist in matching individuals who will go to lunch together at some of downtown Raleigh’s prime lunchtime hot spots.  Details will be provided in our November email blast encouraging attendees to participate.

Unique Raleigh Experience

Thursday, January 31  |  5:00pm – 8:00pm

Are you up for an adventure? Discover downtown on an exciting and unique scavenger hunt through the heart of Raleigh! Come get to know a little bit more about your host city, as you visit some local favorites and discover new places that are uniquely Raleigh! Snap pictures, solve riddles, complete tasks, and wander throughout the downtown area. If you’d like to sit back and relax while learning about our city, we have that too! Enjoy a fun and narrated tour aboard the Historic Raleigh Trolley! The hour long trolley offers an incredible sightseeing journey of some of the most historic and well-known places in Raleigh.

Raleigh Trolley sign-ups will be available at the Registration & Information table located within the Raleigh Convention Center.

More details about the scavenger hunt will be shared during MSES 2019. Following this Unique Raleigh Experience, attendees will be invited to gather at a downtown Raleigh destination for more networking and socializing.