Two Chicks, Three Seats Episode 36: Events During the Pandemic Featuring Event Professionals from Texas A&M University


While we may often discuss the ways restaurants have had to adapt throughout the pandemic, unique venues, like the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University, have had to pivot in new ways as well. If you work for any sort of conference or event center, and especially within a close-knit community like a university, then this week’s podcast topic is for you.

On today’s episode of Tripleseat’s podcast Two Chicks, Three Seats, Kate and I sit down with Sarah Chrastecky and Tracy Rutherford, event professionals from the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University. We discuss how they pivoted their conference center to now host classes, all sorts of event industry terminology, tips for virtual networking events, what makes an “event experience,” advice for other conference centers during this time, and what the future looks like for their own podcast, Coffee Talk.

Take a listen to get some insight from two experienced hospitality and event industry professionals who have done what they can to adapt and learn throughout the pandemic.

Check out Episode 36 anywhere you listen to podcasts!

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