The Business of Being Creative - David Merrell, AOO Events

When:  Apr 20, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Join Speaker David Merrell, AOO Events, Designer and Producer for this FREE 3D virtual event in exVo! Tuesday, April 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m. EDT

ILEA Cincinnati - in partnership with ILEA Detroit -

supported by

  • ILEA Chicago
  • ILEA Cleveland
  • ILEA Columbus
  • ILEA Minneapolis St. Paul
  • Tourism Council of Greater Cincinnati

invite you to a very special and not to be missed industry event via a completely immersive 3D experience taking place in it's entirety in AllSeated's new 3D virtual platform, exVo.

Keynote: The Business of Being Creative

Presented by: David Merrell, AOO Events

Sponsored by: AllSeated

  • Network with industry colleagues from across the country
  • Keynote presented by David Merrell
  • Attend a rooftop party in Cancun
  • Experience interactive entertainment
  • All Virtually!

The Business of Being Creative

2021 - In this session created for designers, planners, sales persons, managers and business owners who are on the front lines of Live and Virtual events, David Merrell will reveal his tips in managing one’s own creativity and business at the same time, to break boundaries yet not burn out and to live a creative life professionally and personally. Take part in a conversation about how to recognize the obstacles that get in your way and how to overcome them. Finally, join the conversation about where are industry is heading and where our opportunities will appear as we begin to emerge from our shared life-altering disruption.


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David E. Merrell | CEO/Creative Director | AOO Events

Since founding AOO Events, Inc. in 1989, David Merrell’s name has become synonymous with cutting-edge event design and production.

David and his team at AOO have been honored by a wide range of professional organizations with more than 25 International awards in a wide range of categories, a testament to the diversity and talent within his company. David himself was named Designer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and has taken home the prestigious Crystal Site Award from the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives. David was most recently awarded the Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and the 2019 Steve Kemble Leadership Award.

Pivoting the company offerings to a Virtual Events platform instantly when COVID was revealed to the world, AOO Events now offers expertise in creating one-of-a-kind live virtual events with the launch a brand new suite of products called “Virtual Engagement Strategies”. Currently, David and his team have been commissioned by AllSeated to assist in the design of its new 3D, immersive virtual platform called exVo.

He has served on the ILEA board as president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Catersource and BizBash.

Continuously leading the market in a forward direction with authoritative momentum, David E. Merrell and AOO Events can respectively be considered a driving force in today’s “live” and “virtual” event industry.

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