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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.

Feb 20, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Latoya Lewis

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler sits down with Latoya Lewis, the founder and executive director of Washington-based nonprofit EnventU. This two-year-old program partners with urban high schools to teach event, meeting, conference, and trade show skills to the next generation of industry leaders. Using classroom study and experiential learning, EnventU teaches leaderships skills and professional development, and helps teens explore passions and creativity they didn’t know they had. The program is currently in three high schools and has given students the chance to work on some of Washington’s biggest events. By exposing students to the industry in high school, EnventU aims to spark dreams that can influence a lifetime. Find out more at

Disclosure: David Adler is the chairman of EnventU.

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