The Pixilated Podcast

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Irina Graf | The MICE Blog | Pixilated Podcast Season 2
Jul 27 2022
Irina Graf | The MICE Blog | Pixilated Podcast Season 2
Irina’s background in tourism, hospitality and events, combined with her expertise in content creation and management for digital channels, is what made her become known as a ‘digital influencer’ in the MICE sector. Her blog, The MICE Blog was launched in 2011 and is a go-to resource for thought-provoking and innovative content that provides event professionals with knowledge and expertise to help them grow and do their jobs more effectively.After graduating with a BA in International Events Management from Regent’s University London in 2015, she turned her passion into a full-time job. Irina understands the intricacies specific to the MICE market when producing content for digital channels. Irina is uniquely positioned to provide results oriented, online coverage from the event, highlighting MICE’s offerings.In 2014, she founded the #eventprofstalk Twitter chat, and one year later the Event Planners Talk live event series for the global events industry. The Twitter chat, which takes place every Monday, focuses on a single topic for each 1-hour installment. So far, she has led more than 100 chats on themes ranging from innovation, sustainability and education to personal development and event technology. Through her innovative combination of both Twitter chats and events, Irina has connected the online community to forge business relationships. By extending the event life cycle, she has created a source of continuing education for event professionals.Social MediaTwitter: @themiceblog -  @themiceblogHQ  Instagram: @themiceblog -  @eventplannerstalk -  TikTok:  The MICE Blog -  Event Planners Talk -  YouTube:The MICE Blog -  Event Planners Talk -  Powered by Pixilated
Devon Pasha | Drexel University | Pixilated Podcast Season 2
Jul 6 2022
Devon Pasha | Drexel University | Pixilated Podcast Season 2
Devon is the Associate Director, Alumni Events, Office of Alumni Relations at Drexel UniversityDevon Montgomery Pasha, CMP, CED is a passionate events professional who specializes in nonprofit and advancement events. She applies over 15 years’ experience in event planning to help Drexel University create engaging and impactful experiences for their global alumni network. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Special Events for Alumni Relations specializing in signature events and engagement. A believer is purposeful and mission driven events, Devon leverages design thinking and empathy driven systems to design events that maximize impact and support for Drexel University.  Prior to applying her skills in Higher Ed, Devon worked on notable special events around the Philadelphia region including work for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Waterworks, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.  Devon has been a featured speaker and volunteer for CASE and has been recognized for her passion in elevating the importance of events in Advancement. Devon holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Music and B.S. from Drexel University in Culinary Arts and Event Planning. Devon earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification from the Events Industry Council in 2020 and a CED (Certified Event Designer) designation from the Events Design Collective in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Creativity and Innovation from Drexel University’s School of Education and is an adjunct professor for Drexel’s Hospitality Management program.  You can connect with Devon Pasha on:LinkedInPowered by Pixilated
Lori Pugh Marcum | EnsembleIQ | Pixilated Podcast Season 2
Jun 29 2022
Lori Pugh Marcum | EnsembleIQ | Pixilated Podcast Season 2
Lori Pugh Marcum has 17 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the planner and supplier sides of the business. As Events Content Director for Path to Purchase Institute and Retail Leader, she creates and executes content strategies for all events, awards, and webinar programs. She also participates as an expert host and facilitator and creatively tests and refines content delivery ideas to delight attendees. Lori formerly served as Head of Meeting Innovation at Meeting Professionals International, where she was responsible for managing meetings and event production along with speaker and session management, as a part of MPI’s global live and virtual event portfolio. She spent 6 years at Jacksonville’s PRI Productions as both an event producer and manager of the Event Producer Department. During her time at PRI Productions, she managed events with partners such as THE PLAYERS Championship, Gator Bowl Association, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to her role at PRI Productions, she was also Special Events Manager for the AAA Five-Diamond resort, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club as well as Events Manager for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science focused in Communications and Advertising from the University of North Florida and a Master’s Degree in Meeting and Event Management from San Diego State University.  Lori was honored as one of MeetingsNet’s 2021 Changemakers as well as Meetings and Conventions Magazine’s 22 Millennials to Watch in 2016.  She also served as an anchor for MPI’s Global Meetings Industry Day Broadcast from 2019-2021. You can connect with Lori Pugh Marcum at:LinkedInPowered by Pixilated