Camp Vendini 2017 day one recap

Camp Vendini 2017: Day One Recap

Anthony Gordon Camp Vendini

We just wrapped up day one of Camp Vendini 2017 and it’s been an absolute blast. In case you’re not hip to it, Camp Vendini is the event we put on every year bringing together the best and brightest minds in ticketing and live entertainment for two days of learning, training, sharing and fun.

This year has been shaping up to be the best conference yet. For starters, we’re here at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. Which means we’re thrilled to be enjoying all the southern hospitality and warm country vibes that you can only find here in Music City.

Camp Vendini 2017 Nashville location

Nashville, Tennessee: Home of Camp Vendini 2017

This is also a special year because we just announced the official launch of our Product Advisory Board. The Product Advisory Board is a new organization we’re starting that will consist of Vendini members who are interested in playing a role in developing the future of our products. Now, don’t get the idea that we’re out of ideas—it’s quite the opposite, in fact. The primary reason for taking this approach is to help us prioritize which of our best ideas gets developed first. And instead of telling our Members what our best ideas are, we’re here to ask our Members what’s most important to them.

Camp Vendini 2017 Vision and Roadmap Robby Black

Vendini CTO Robby Black announcing the launch of the Product Advisory Board

While the new Product Advisory Board is big news, there was a ton of other great stuff going on during day one of Camp Vendini 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights…

Camp Vendini 2017 Bill Demain
Bill DeMain, host and guide for “Walkin’ Nashville,” treats VMC Campers to a fascinating history of how Nashville became Music City
Camp Vendini 2017 birds of a feather
Happy Campers meet and greet each other at our Birds of a Feather Campfire


Camp Vendini 2017 Pay It Forward panel
Panelists discuss their philosophies on nurturing talent and developing community at the Pay It Forward panel.
Camp Vendini 2017 Yes and panel with Chet Harding
Comedic actor and founder of Improv Asylum, Chet Harding, leads an improv class at Camp Vendini


Camp Vendini 2017 Making Money Beyond TIckets Keith Goldberg
Vendini’s Chief Revenue Officer Keith Goldberg shares insider tips on how to make money beyond ticket sales.
Camp Vendini 2017 Is Your Website Helping or Hurting Kathryn Hunt
Kathryn Hunt (who goes to more than 100 live performances a year) helps people figure out if their website is helping—or hurting—their performing arts business.


Camp Vendini 2017 Masterclass Betsy Holbrook
Vendini power users getting schooled in our masterclass hosted by our own Betsy Holbrook.


Camp Vendini 2017 Monday Night bash

Opening Night Bash at the Jack Daniel’s Bar!

Camp Vendini 2017 Monday Night Bash band Little Bandit

Little Bandit playing at the opening night party

As you can see, it’s been a full day here at Camp Vendini 2017. We’ve got another big day ahead of us tomorrow, so it’s time for sleep now. Check in tomorrow when we’ll post highlights from day two of Camp Vendini 2017. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @Vendini for more coverage!