Welcome to Watermark Engage, the ultimate conference for higher education professionals, where innovation, networking, and unforgettable experiences come together. From June 12 to June 15, 2023, the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas, transformed into a hub of excitement, bringing together 300 enthusiastic attendees from all corners of the country. Let's embark on a journey through this extraordinary event and discover the fantastic vendors who added their own touch of magic to the occasion.
The event was meticulously organized by the talented team at Eclipse Event Co., led by their energetic planner Lauren and a group of dedicated assistants. From the very beginning, they set the stage for an unforgettable experience. The Renaissance Hotel served as the main venue, providing a perfect backdrop for the conference sessions and activities.
Excitement filled the air as the conference officially began. Attendees were delighted by the stunning decor provided by Shorty's Wraps. Their creative touch added a vibrant and playful atmosphere, making every corner of the venue Instagram-worthy. And lets not forget about Yellow Rose Creative's lounge furniture providing a cozy and stylish retreat for networking and relaxation.
The General Session Backdrop, skillfully crafted by Atomic Modular Systems, served as the perfect backdrop for keynote speakers and panel discussions. As the day progressed, the attendees had a blast at the Wednesday Night Photo Booth by Bat City Beats, striking poses and capturing memorable moments. To satisfy their sweet tooth, everyone indulged in the delectable desserts from Casey's New Orleans Sno Balls, offering a taste of Louisiana.
Adding to the lively atmosphere, Sheridan Reed Music filled the venue with their captivating melodies, creating a vibrant ambiance for all to enjoy. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafted through the halls, courtesy of Creature Coffee, providing a much-needed boost during coffee breaks.
But the fun didn't stop there! Austin Yard Games and Game Plan Entertainment set up exciting lawn games and a chalkboard for attendees to unleash their creativity and engage in friendly competition. La Murga de Austin, a talented band, welcomed guests with their infectious energy, getting everyone in the mood for a night of entertainment.
The highlight of the evening was the lively Thursday Night Photo Booth by Oh Happy Day. Attendees let loose and captured hilarious photos with an array of props, creating lasting memories of their time at Watermark Engage. Groove Labs ensured that everyone went home with fantastic swag, making the evening even more memorable.
Throughout the event, the vendors played a vital role in making Watermark Engage a resounding success. The impeccable photography and videography by Lauren Maria Photo and Films captured the essence of the conference, documenting every meaningful moment. The Headshot Bar provided attendees with professional headshots, boosting their personal branding. The vibrant marquee letters by Alpha Lit added a touch of glamour, becoming a popular backdrop for countless selfies.
As the conference drew to a close, attendees bid farewell to the Renaissance Hotel and made their way to the iconic Q2 Stadium. Pop and Drop transformed the venue with their stunning balloon decor, creating an atmosphere of celebration and excitement. The Cap City Band took the stage, delivering an unforgettable performance that had everyone dancing the night away.
As the night progressed, the energy remained high.
The grand finale was a breathtaking performance by La Murga de Austin, their drums reverberating through the stadium, bringing the event to an epic close.
Watermark Engage was an extraordinary event filled with education, networking, and pure enjoyment. From the creative decor to the lively entertainment, every aspect was carefully curated to provide an unforgettable experience. Attendees left with new knowledge, valuable connections, and a heart full of wonderful memories.