Over 800 attendees, 83 speakers, 3 tracks, 14 innovation topics, 21 sessions and one solid team…this is a recap of my TakeOver experience.
What is TakeOver? TakeOver Innovation Conference hosted by TribalScale, was a one day event held on October 2nd, 2017 that focused on the growth of technology and innovation in three tracks — Human, Economic, and Industry. The conference brought together intelligent minds to explore emerging innovation in our society today.
Behind the Scenes
I joined the TakeOver team about a month before the conference for my second co-op term. Leading to the conference, I was in charge of all speaker logistics, coordinating volunteer information, VIP & Speakers Dinner, keeping track of conference materials, and making sure every document was up to date (and there were lots of them!).
My first week of planning consisted of a small team in a small office. Over the next 4 weeks, we acquired a larger team and a larger office. The marketing team, designers, and sales folks joined forces to tackle tasks and make this conference come to fruition.
My TakeOver Takeaways:
This couldn’t be more true. Those late nights at the office, tight deadlines and hurdles one would complain about, I enjoyed every second of it.
What Ruth and the TakeOver team created in only 4 months of planning was incredible. What TribalScale seeks to accomplish, is inspiring. I’m grateful to be part of the Tribe and being part of the first TakeOver Innovation Conference.
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Natalia is a third year student studying Sports and Business at the University of Waterloo. She is working as the Fall 2017 Events Support Intern. Outside of her internship, Natalia is part of the University of Waterloo’s Hyperloop team, Waterloop, for marketing, events and social media.