It’s almost that time of year when Sage eagerly seeks out partner and employees to perform at their Sage Summit 2012 partner conference.
Last year featured a full event night of entertainment provided by Sage employees and partners – including this from Ed Kless and this from Apryl Hanson and the SageTones. Interested? Check LinkedIN for more details on how to apply to entertain the drunken masses..
Until then, who’s up for practicing -and performing this as the Sage Hill Gang??
Survey – tell Sage about your talent
PDF – FAQ About the Sage Talent Show
First off: great job to the Event team for planning such a great event and to Symantec for sponsoring it. The entire conference has been an extremely well-planned and well-executed affair and this event continued that trend.
Let’s break it down:
The first full day of Summit concluded with an excellent party that included entertainment provided by Sage partners and employees rockin’ out. Bands were created by pairing up individuals throughout Sage and the channel in semi-impromptu bands (I believe most of them only practiced together virtually and maybe one quick session in person).
It was a pretty impressive grouping and everyone involved deserves a huge round of applause.
Next year: Sage Idol? Stay tuned.
As promised – here’s out list of updated parties happening during Sage Summit 2011.
I am going to start my 2012 entertainment lobbying based on seeing lots of acts at the free Mohegan Sun Wolf Den during the last year. Luckily they’re pretty lenient about capturing video – so I have some samples to share as well.
1. Lou Gramm – This is essentially Foreigner. Just wipe from your mind that he doesn’t look the same and barely moves on stage. There’s something great about hearing all those hit songs (for some reason he won’t play Urgent). He has enough music to fill the show (unlike Vanilla Ice who barely makes 35 minutes and MC Hammer who plays 15 minutes of intro music and has people dance for 15 minutes at the end of the show).
I just got this tip from my wife. If you are going to Summit and would like to take the tour of the Washington Monument, the tickets are free for tours running every thirty minutes. However, during the peak season (now) they almost never have tickets available.
Most of the time the tickets have all been reserved three months in advance. You can make reservations for the Washington Monument tour. However, we’ve discovered they have tickets available the Thursday of Summit. If you reserve tickets in advance, they are $1.50 per ticket and you can get them mailed to you if you order them soon enough (for a nominal fee) or pick them up from the will call window.
If you’re interested, make your reservation today.
Photo via Ed Yourdon
Ready for some Sage Summit 2011 recreation? Join Avalara on July 12, 2011 at 7:00pm as they set sail on the Cherry Blossom riverboat. Free food and drinks will be served. You must have a Sage Summit 2011 ID badget. The boat holds a limited number of people so Avalara is asking that you reserve your spot. Info after the break.
I remember seeing quite a few great performers at past Sage events. My personal favorite was Eddie Money who appeared on stage at the Orlando conference (then known as Insights). Then there was the year when the lead singers of Loverboy, Toto, and Survivor collaborated on stage to sing their hits from the 1980s. They won’t be appearing this year – but there’s something more intriguing.
This year Sage brings entertainment provided by the channel. Partners and Sage employees will put on their best singing voices, spandex pants and hit the stage on Monday July 11. The event is the Fire and Ice party being held in Expo Hall E. This year instead of a paid band you can rock out to the sounds of Sage partners and employees.
Sage Summit 2011 participants staying for the full week are invited to the following two events which promise to be fun and a good opportunity to network with others attending the conference. The first event takes place in the bars around the Gaylord Hotel on Tuesday July 12. There will be Sage representatives in each bar eager to take your questions.
Ready to have some fun? Sage Summit hosts hours of content – and the evenings aren’t boring either.
Join us as we take over the Smithsonian National Air and Space museum for an exclusive night of fun and excitement. It’s a great place to take a break from the fast pace learning and connect with peers in a relaxed environment.
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. has thousands of artifacts on display, including the Wright 1903 Flyer; the Spirit of St. Louis; the Apollo 11 command module Columbia; and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch.