Thanks to everyone who joined us for the conference last year.
Registration is now open for Vendini Member Conference 2016!

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The Vendini Member Conference will take place July 20-21, 2015 in beautiful Chicago, Illinois. A mix of expert led conference sessions, discussion panels, and common interest groups, the conference will arm Vendini Members with skills and strategies to grow their business and do more with the Vendini system. Conference attendees will get intensive system training, learn about industry trends and best practices, and forge new contacts with like minded professionals.

VMC 2015 collaboration

VMC 2015 instruction

VMC 2015 networking


Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

Conference Passes


to all sessions and breakouts

Meet 1-1

with Vendini Staff and speakers


breakfast and lunch provided

Free Shuttle

to-and-from the conference

Social Event

the Monday night social event

Goodie Bag

your attendee bag of goodies


Early Bird (through May 24) $295

Standard (after May 24) $395



There is a $100 discount available for non-profit members. To take advantage of the non-profit discount, members must supply current 501(c)(3) documentation and tax ID number. Contact Melissa Sheehan at for the non-profit discount code.


Tricia Baker

VP Customer Success, Vendini

Nancy Boas

Director of Product Marketing, Vendini

Courtney Bryan

Director of Ticketing & Group Sales, SPI Entertainment

Thomas Benoist

Patron & Donor Relations Associate, The Cabaret at The Columbia Club

Ruth Egherman

Customer Relationship Manager, Vendini

Andrew Eisenmann

Performing Arts Chair & Vocal Music Director, Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Adam Engelbrecht

Member Account Manager, Technical Support, Vendini

Jason Epperson

Executive Director, Greenhouse Theater Center

Michael Friedman

Senior Product Manager, Vendini

Keith Goldberg

Chief Revenue Officer, Vendini

Eric Heilmeier

Director, Campus Information & Services, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor

Tim Hines

Channel Marketing Manager, Vendini

Betsy Holbrook

Training & Documentation Program Manager, Vendini

Millie Manning

Member Services Project Manager, Vendini

Pete McCarthy

Senior Product Manager, Vendini

Heather Meza

Director of Marketing, Vendini

Russ Nelson

VP Product, Vendini

Katie Nix

Member Account Manager, Vendini

Gary Payne

Director of Finance, Irvine Barclay Theatre

Stephanie Phipps

Development Director, Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

Jim Pritchard

Director of Theatre Operations, Riviera Theatre

Leah Ross

Executive Director, Birthplace of Country Music®

Michele Schmitt

Senior Product Manager, Vendini

Jesse Schmohl

Customer Development Manager, Vendini

Melissa Sheehan

Senior Marketing Manager, Vendini

Jack Short

Director of Tenant Services, Stage 773

Tim Smeal

Patron Services Manager, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

Mark Tacchi

President & CEO, Vendini

Russ Thompson

Box Office Manager, State University of New York at New Paltz

Gary Tucker

Marketing Director, Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

John Uetz

Senior Product Manager, Vendini

Cristin Whitley

Member Account Manager, Vendini


Monday, July 20, 2015

7:45AM – 6:00PM

8:00AM – 6:00PM

9:00AM – 9:30AM

9:30AM – 10:00AM

10:15AM – 10:45AM

10:15AM – 10:45AM

11:00AM – 12:00PM

11:00AM – 12:00PM

12:00PM – 1:00PM

1:00PM – 2:00PM

2:15PM – 3:15PM

2:15PM – 3:15PM

3:30PM – 4:30PM

4:45PM – 5:00PM

6:15PM – Shuttle
7:00PM – 10:00PM

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7:45AM – 6:00PM

8:00AM – 6:00PM

8:00AM – 9:00AM

9:00AM – 10:00AM

10:15AM – 10:45AM

10:15AM – 10:45AM

11:00AM – 12:00PM

11:00AM – 12:00PM

12:00PM – 1:00PM

1:00PM – 2:00PM

1:00PM – 2:00PM

2:15PM – 3:15PM

2:15PM – 3:15PM

3:30PM – 4:00PM

3:30PM – 4:00PM

4:15PM – 4:45PM

4:45PM – 5:00PM


We’ve arranged discounted room rates at local hotels.
To reserve a room, call the hotel directly and mention the Vendini Member Conference group.
Limited rooms available. Book before mid-May.

City Suites Chicago

City Suites Chicago Hotel
933 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 404-3400
$151 — 191 PER NIGHT

The Willows hotel

The Willows Hotel
555 West Surf St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-8400
$151 — 191 PER NIGHT

Days Inn Chicago

Days Inn Chicago
644 West Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-7010 x 0
$127 — 153 PER NIGHT

Complimentary shuttles will run between the three conference hotels and the conference venue. Shuttles will pick up outside of each hotel and Stage 773. For shuttle pickup times, see the conference schedule.

Shuttles to the Monday night party will also be provided.
Party shuttle information is available on the conference schedule as well.


Melissa Sheehan
(415) 693-9717