In developing Culturati Summit, the first consideration was a typical hotel meeting space. In discussing the goals of the Summit we quickly realized that a unique space and unique setting was in order. That’s why we hold the Summit at the historic Brazos Hall in downtown Austin and offer a variety of seating including comfy sofas, community tables offering a more conversational tone, cocktail tables for standing, cozy vignettes, and a coffee and breakfast bar.
As a veteran event producer who produced the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit, the White House Easter Egg Roll and the VIP areas of music festivals like Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza and many others, I found that the experience of the participants was of utmost importance. I constantly found myself disappointed at the lack of diversity of furniture choices so I started the Panacea Collection, which specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind event furniture. In doing so it gave me the opportunity to create much more effective environment to learn, listen, and experience whatever event it is.
Inspired spaces in the work place foster innovation and creative collaboration, while building connection and community, in addition to lowering stress levels, boosting energy, and increasing productivity. Spaces matter.