Hot Technologies 2019

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Date(s) - 05/14/2019
2:00 pm

Saratoga Casino


If you’re in the meetings or hospitality industry, you don’t want to miss this!

James Spellos, President of Meeting U, will discuss key tech trends for meetings at this event on May 14, 2019 at The Saratoga Casino Hotel. Your meetings will never be the same!

  • Registration starts at 2 p.m.
  • Presentation from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Networking/ cash bar in Morton’s Steakhouse Bar at 4:30 p.m.

About the program:

How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career?  Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest developments within the hospitality industry?  This session reviews what’s new and way cool in technology within the meetings/hospitality industry in this fun, fast-paced look at what’s here for us to use now and what’s coming in the near future, including the latest information about virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other important tech trends.

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the most critical tech tools that are impacting meeting planning and supporting the hospitality industry
  • Understand the five major tech disruptors affecting our industry
  • Recognize how new technologies such as virtual & augmented reality are having an impact on the hospitality industry

BONUS! The Saratoga Casino will provide  $10 Free Play to all guests of this event! Guests will be given a $10 Free Play form that they may take to The Saratoga Club located on the Gaming Floor. Guests must be 18 or older, present a valid, government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) to receive the offer. Guests will become a member of the Saratoga Club (membership is free). Existing members will also receive the offer. The offer is limited to one per person and valid only on the date indicated on the form.

Sponsored by the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Discover Albany, and Discover Saratoga.

Special thanks to Saratoga Casino Hotel!

About James Spellos:

James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology.   

Jim delivers over 100 seminars & presentations annually. In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Today magazine.  He was a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies for over 25 years. He has been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award.

In 2014, Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger organization which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America.  Jim co-created their Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organizations identify the quantity of food donated, and carbon footprint reduced, from food recovered at meetings and events.  He also speaks about food recovery and sustainability in the industry. In 2018, BizBash named Jim one of their top 500 people in events for his work in sustainability.

Outside of the meetings industry, Jim is an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar and keyboards, and when not traveling, is in his home studio recording new original material for release later this year.

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The cost to attend is $35 per person if paying online by credit card or $30 if paying with cash or check. Please make checks payable to the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB.

For more information, please call (518) 668-5755 and ask for Gina Mintzer.


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