Candid feedback on [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del]: A Reboot of Future of Events

August 23, 2016 marked the launch of [CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL], a virtual event supported by LIVE Pop-Up events in over 15 cities around the world, hosted by local event professionals.

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] is a unique global event, brought together by a group of industry leaders – Dahlia El Gazzar (DAHLIA+), Aaron Kaufman (Fifth Element Group) & Liz King (Liz King Events) – to make the most of a large new and exciting conference that unfortunately was cancelled.


The goal was to unite the events industry and to capitalize on the amazing brainpower of industry leaders who were slated to attend this inaugural event in Europe. Thanks to the dedication and selfless contribution of organizers and presenters, participants were treated to an all-star line-up of thought-leaders at NO COST.

Personally, I feel the event was a great start and look forward to see where we can take this. (I say we, because it is up to all of us to engage, co-create and getting involved in continuing to moving this forward). But don’t take only my word for it – here are comments received from a participant at our LIVE Pop-Up event hosted at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce in California:

“Good Morning Thomas, I wanted to send you a quick email and tell you what agreat and informative event yesterday was. I have been to a lot of training this year and I learned more yesterday than I have in all the other training’s combined. It was well put together, the timing for each  breakout was spot on and the presenters were amazing! I do wish there was time to engage the other pop ups. Those who did not attend really missed out on a great learning opportunity.”

Thank you Dahlia, Aaron, Liz and all presenters and hosts of LIVE Pop-Up Events around the world, I welcome and look forward to the opportunity co-creating and collaborating on future upcoming [CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] events.


Sincerely, Thomas

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