2013 Fun Stuff
Moms Rock! Tuesday Pre-Conference Reception
The 9th annual M2Moms® kicks off with an opportunity to connect with other marketing-to-moms execs, mingle with speakers and sponsors, and check out views of Millennium Park from our perch at the Hard Rock Hotel, above the Magnificent Mile. Immediately follows this year’s dynamic pre-conference digital moms workshops ... keep the conversation going!
Wednesday Networking ReceptionSponsored by General Growth Properties
The last session of Day 1 may have ended, but the discussion continues over drinks in the architecturally inspiring, domed Grand Army of the Republic Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, one of Chicago's most historic and artistic treasures. Relax, mingle, compare notes and whet your appetite for dinner with fantastic hors d’oeuvres and wine. This year your host GGP introduces holiday spirit into the festivities.
Get Gorgeous with Dior
Oh, those beauty experts from Christian Dior! Back again at M2Moms® with a team of professional makeup artists to give attendees a small sample of their expert techniques and high-quality products. Visit one of the Dior primping stations and get a little day-to-night eye makeup, try out a new look for your lips or find out more about the Dior family of products.
Visit Our Exhibits
Under the beautiful glass dome of the Rotunda are exhibits from some of our sponsors. Be sure to stop by and check out their displays, pick up some of their materials and learn more about what they can offer your organization. Exhibitors include School Family Media, Kids & Company, The Education Center, Sachi, Moms Meet, Teen Life, Snippies, and Text4baby.
No Need to Eat Alone!
Why settle for room service when you can meet & eat with other M2Moms® attendees out on the town? Sign Up for Dinner Connections on Wednesday night! We've reserved seats at some of Chicago's better restaurants for M2Moms® guests to connect and share a meal as they review the day's events, and get better acquainted. You pay for your meal but we manage the details. Stop by the Dinner Connections table in the Rotunda… check out the menus… see who’s going… and sign up. It’s easy! To view a list of participating restaurants click here.
Take the Cake AwardSponsored by Sports Illustrated Kids and Time for Kids
Who did you find to be the most influential speaker? Which session brought you information and insight that you can’t wait to get back to the office and implement? Let us know on the Attendee Survey! We'll tally up the responses and honor the speaker who “Takes the Cake" with a beautiful handmade glass cake plate from the talented glass blowers at Simon Pearce in Vermont.
In 2005, David Kieselstein of Time Inc.'s Parenting Group won the honors, and in 2006 it went to Diane Ridgeway Cross of Frank About Women. Kristin Bennett, Senior Director of Research and Trends, The Intelligence Group won in 2007, and Kara Forney, Founder of The Bump, and Tanya Van Court, SVP of MTVN/Nickelodeon Kids & Family Group, wowed the crowd in 2008. Wendy Clark, SVP, Integrated Marketing Communications & Capabilities of The Coca-Cola Company was the must-see winner of the 2009 award. In 2010, the award went to Katherine Wintsch, VP, Group Planning Director, The Mom Complex (presented as The Martin Agency, with Jamie Sohosky of Walmart) and Rose Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer of EuroRSCG Chicago, Took the Cake in 2011. In 2012, it was another tie, this time between Sarah DaVanzo, Strategic Planning Director, Trends + Culture at Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Zanny Oltman, VP of Marketing and Marketing Partnerships, Destination Maternity Corporation.
While you are at the conference, please take a few moments to complete the survey and tell us who will Take the Cake!
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Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Destination Maternity Corp.
The Mom Complex
(presented as The Martin Agency, with Jamie Sohosky of Walmart)
The Coca-Cola Company
Tanya Van Court
The Bump Media Inc.
The Intelligence Group/CAA
Diane Ridgeway Cross
Frank About Women
Time Inc.'s Parenting Group