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October 31, 2017: Educational Luncheon Featuring James Spellos

technology guru James Spellos, President of Meeting U.Tuesday, October 31, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast, CA

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We’ll be “Tech or Treating” in an interactive hands-on education lunch featuring technology guru James Spellos, President of Meeting U.

Come one! Come All! Join us this Fall for SITE SoCal ARnival! You will have the opportunity to Tech or Treat at virtual and augmented reality stations where you can observe and interact with the latest technology relevant to meetings and events. From Oculus Rift/Google Tilt Brush where you will paint in 360 a virtual reality space to app/live streaming where members can reveal their story to augmented reality photo booths and virtual roller coasters, you are sure to fill your Halloween bag with a few tricks and treats to enhance your next program.

But it is Halloween!

Please come as your favorite goblin, ghoul or character! There will be prizes awarded for the best costume, best “Hospitality” costume, and best “Technology” related costume!

About our Presenter

James Spellos is the President of Meeting U, whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology.

Jim delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently.

In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Today magazine. He is a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He has been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award.

In 2014, Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-organization which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America. Jim co-created their Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organizations identify the quantity of food donated, and carbon footprint reduced, from food recovered at meetings and events. He also speaks about food recovery and sustainability in the industry.

Outside of the meetings industry, Jim is an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar and keyboards, and has recorded an album of his original material with his previous group, Contraband. He’s currently in the studio working on new material.

To allow us extra time with our activities, there will be no designated Young Leaders program for this luncheon.

Venue Information

The Resort at Pelican HillCoastal splendor as far as the eye can see.

Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, Pelican Hill® is set apart as a world unto itself, offering a feast for the senses and a summer retreat for family and friends. Our private Villas and Bungalow Guest Rooms & Suites are all spacious and casually elegant, with an attentive staff there to anticipate your needs at every turn. Resort amenities are designed with you in mind, providing all the comforts of home with the activities and ultimate relaxation of a vacation away.

Planners & Suppliers: We have a limited number of rooms with a special rate for our quests. Please contact Joan Alleborn in reservations and mention SITE SoCal. Joan can be contacted at 949-612-6362 or .

Parking: Complimentary for all guests. Overnight parking is $20.

SPOT - Saving Pets One at a TimeCSR Spotlight

Due to the recent hurricanes, now more than ever we need your help and appreciate it.

SPOT, Saving Pets One at a Time, is our Charity of the Meeting. SPOT is an all-volunteer, grass roots group who save dogs and cats from the local shelters that otherwise will not make it alive. In the past five years they have saved over 2000 companion animals that would have died and united them with loving families.

We all know how expensive supplies and vet bills are. Now more than ever we need your help and appreciate it.; Every penny goes directly to the animals as they do not have overhead or paid staff.

SPOT’s Wish List:

Dog Supplies:

  • Big and little dog beds
  • Small bites puppy food
  • CostCo grain free dog food
  • Nylabone toys for puppies and adult dogs
  • Interactive puppy toys
  • Nylabones
  • Bully sticks for large, medium and small dogs
  • Redbarn bones
  • Non-stuffed dog toys

Cat Supplies:

  • Authority kitten food (Petsmart)
  • Royal Canin Babycat 34 Kibble
  • Friskies Pate canned food
  • Fancy Feast Pate and Gravy Lovers
  • Any higher end kitten wet or dry food
  • Non-clumping litter
  • Litter boxes, scoops
  • Scratching posts
  • Cat toys
  • Cat carriers, plastic airline-type
  • Cat beds


  • Gas cards
  • Gift cards to Staples or Office Depot
  • Gift cards at Petco and Petsmart
When Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92675
Dress Code Business Attire

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