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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Aug 22, 2016

Hosts: Brandt Krueger and Audrey Gallien
Guests: Dawn Penfold, David Adler

Whether just getting started or an industry veteran, everyone wants to know which sectors have the highest payoff for a hard-working planner. In this episode, David Adler, the C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with top industry recruiter Dawn Penfold, the president of, to talk about career strategies, fluctuating salaries, sector-hopping, and more. Hosts Brandt Krueger and Audrey Gallien join David, and dive into their own thoughts behind the rise in pay bonuses, why to never stop volunteering at events, the power of leveraging one’s network, and the secret ingredient of an industry “rookie star.” This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to advance their career and is looking for the realistic and inside scoop on how to make that move.

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