This year we hosted our third annual Vendini Member Conference at Stage 773 in beautiful Chicago. A huge THANK YOU to all our amazing Members that joined us for two full days of learning, collaboration and sharing. You all truly make the event and we’re honored so many of you joined us.
Thinking back to the event’s humble beginning in San Francisco in 2013, it’s been exciting to watch the conference grow and evolve each year. This year, we had our largest turnout yet, with attendees joining us from universities, theaters, performing arts centers, festivals, live music venues, museums, tours and more.
But the main reason #vmcthree was so successful was that it gave us a chance to meet one-on-one with many of our Members, hear user feedback and talk at length about ways we can continue to innovate to better serve Members today and in the future. User feedback is mission critical and is something we take seriously. After all, we wouldn’t be here without our loyal Members. We’ll work hard to incorporate your feedback in the year to come.
Pictures… Videos… Slides! Oh my!
For those of of you who weren’t able to make it, or for those who want to take a jog down memory lane, we’ve uploaded pictures to the Vendini Facebook page. Everything from conference sessions, to candid shots, to selfies and even our night out enjoying some Chicago blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends. See yourself in a photo? Please tag yourself!
Conference session videos will be available soon, Members who weren’t able to make the conference or had to choose between two sessions in different tracks can now explore videos on-demand here. Note: Conference videos are gated exclusively for Vendini Members. Member Home login required. Finally, we also have session slides up on SlideShare for you to explore.
Patron Connect Live Stream
Another big addition to this year’s conference was the live stream preview ofPatron Connect, our newest app to help Members cultivate deeper relationships with patrons and donors. We’re continuing to iterate the app based on feedback and continue to look to our Members for inspiration and direction in how we can continually enhance our products to better serve you. You can revisit the live stream to get a closer look at the app and learn what it can do for your venue.
During the conference, our VP of Product Russ Nelson shared some of the items on the Vendini roadmap. This included a redesigned architecture that will allow us to do some very big things for all of you – namely delivering better applications, providing easier access to data, increasing speed across the board and more. We have new products and apps on the way, but we’re also taking the time to bolster and perfect the products that exist today. All of these upgrades to products new and old are created with one thing in mind – the success of our Members. That is our top priority, hands down, and is something that is constantly top of mind here at Vendini.
So to everyone who made the trip to Chicago, many thanks for participating. We hope you left with new skills, know-how, and inspiration to benefit your business back at home. For those of you who couldn’t make it, take a look at the content and social media highlights below to see what you missed. Cheers to a successful conference in 2016. We’ll announce the date and location soon, and we hope to see you there!