Celebrating 10 Years with our Top 10 Memorable MEET-Ups

By August 12, 2020

MEET Las Vegas turned 10 this year! To celebrate we’re taking a trip down memory lane with this week’s blog post. We’ve had the privilege to host so many events throughout the years, from weddings to fundraisers, from Quinceañeras to conferences and more. Relive the memories with us as we highlight 10 of our favorite events.

1. MEET’s Grand Opening party

The Grand Opening celebration for MEET Las Vegas was held on March 16, 2010.  Our ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Dan Maddux, CEO of MEET Las Vegas. Dan was joined onstage in our Outdoor Pavilion for the ceremonial cutting by then Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Fafie Moore from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Over 500 guests gathered at MEET to experience firsthand our unique venue for the evening. The event featured aerial artists, live music, experiential room designs, and much more.

2. 2011 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards

MEET Las Vegas was proud to have been selected as an Event Site of the Year finalist for the 2011 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards. The Event Solutions Spotlight Awards are an annual awards presentation dedicated to recognizing the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry, honoring both individuals and companies for their body of work in the previous year. The names of all finalists were published in the December issue of Events Solutions magazine, and the 2011 Awards event was held at MEET Las Vegas on February 28, 2011. Guests arrived by shuttle onto a red carpet and entered through a dome tent placed on the adjacent parking lot, before entering onto the Outside Pavilion and into the Showroom and 2nd Floor for dinner.

*MEET would later go on to be awarded the 2013 Event Solutions Event Site of the Year and Event Solutions Event Site of the Year Finalist in 2012 and 2015.

3. VIP Grace Ormonde Book Signing hosted by Jerri Woolworth

The Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Luxury Event was held at MEET Las Vegas on June 4, 2012. This event brought together some of the wedding industry’s top members for a night of networking, cocktails, catering, and entertainment. The outdoor pavilion was transformed into a lounge with a dance floor, DJ, and a large Twitter feed screen featuring live tweets from attending guests.

4. Tech Cocktail Conference

The Tech Cocktail Conference was held at MEET Las Vegas in October 2013. This event offered two days of programming centered around nurturing startup communities and building a startup company. The Tech Cocktail Conference included top-notch speakers who shared experiences from their entrepreneurial journey. Their stage set-up is one of our all-time favorites.

5. UFC Town Hall

When a UFC team held a launch party at MEET Las Vegas in December 2014 they truly took advantage of MEET’s blank canvas to make their event truly their own. They dropped black carpet across the entire Main Showroom and part of the Outdoor Pavilion area AND built an auditorium style setup in the Showroom with pipe and drapes. The event also featured a 60 ft. LED wall/panel for display of the UFC logo.

6. MalwareBytes Team Summit 2015 Vegas Edition

Malwarebytes, one of the most trusted names in cybersecurity, held their 2-day corporate summit at MEET in January 2015. It encompassed 2 floors of our space and was one of the largest tech summits we’ve held at MEET. Part of the décor featured clings along the showroom walls.

7. Indoor Ag-Con

On March 31 & April 1, 2015, MEET Las Vegas hosted the 3rd Annual Indoor Ag-Con. The event united farmers, growers, chefs, produce buyers, tech geeks, entrepreneurs, industry speakers, investors, and advocates in a lively discussion of the future of indoor agriculture. The planning team behind the event truly maximized our entire space to bring their event to life. The event featured leading speakers and panelists in our classrooms, networking opportunities, and vendor booths that were located outside the main building in a tent we erected in our Outdoor Pavilion, which extended to the adjacent parking lot.

8. APA Chapter Leadership Summit

The American Payroll Association’s (APA) local chapter leaders spent two days with us sharpening their leadership skills and building their chapter network at APA’s Chapter Leadership Summit in October 2016. This was the first APA Chapter Leadership Summit since the recession, and we were thrilled to help them relaunch the event. The conference featured educational workshop sessions, a happy hour networking opportunity on our Outdoor Pavilion, keynote presentations, and ended on a high note with a party hosted by the event sponsor.

9. Unfiltered Experience

On July 27, 2019, the Unfiltered Experience transformed MEET Las Vegas into a beauty expo for influencers and consumers. The event featured panels with influencers and entrepreneurs, product showcases focused on current trends, and a surprise appearance from Anastasia Soare, owner of the famous Anastasia Beverly Hills luxury makeup brand. Our Main Showroom was transformed into an expo hall while our classrooms were used for breakout sessions and panel discussions. MEET was THE place to be for makeup enthusiasts and professionals during this time.

10. DREAM WOW Organics Launch Party

The DREAM WOW Organics Launch Party was held at MEET Las Vegas on December 12, 2019. WOW Organics is a multi-state hemp extraction company that is operated and owned by Veteran and Women-led teams, providing CBD and CBG products for health, wellness, and beauty. This was an exclusive MJBizCon after party that featured unique costumes created to represent the elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, and Spirit complete with a variety of acrobatic performances. An exclusive VIP networking area encompassed our entire 2nd Floor and a 40-foot “Nature Dome” representing Gaia’s Elemental Oasis with nearby Food Trucks was installed adjacent to our Outdoor Pavilion.

These 10 events are just a small sampling of the amazing clients and events that have transformed every square inch of our fully customizable venue. Each event we host at MEET Las Vegas provides a unique experience for our client. If you can dream it, we can make it happen. We are looking forward to the next 10 years!