The second annual Creative Meeting Carnival at Catalyst Ranch in Chicago’s west loop was filled with puzzles, games, riddles, art, cocktails, and tasty treats from cotton candy to gelato to creative appetizers from Big Delicious Planet.  Our unique meeting vendors mingled with meeting and event industry professionals, showcasing their innovative meeting enhancements.  We hope you had a great time and left with an abundance of fresh ideas to make your meetings more productive in 2015 and beyond!

Here’s what a few of our guests had to say.

“Catalyst Ranch is such a wonderfully, creative space filled with an overflowing amount of energy. Just being in the space puts you in a good mood and gets the creative juices flowing! I’m so excited to hold my own event there soon.”

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Photos by Taylor Sommers

“The venue looked fantastic and filled with energy. You were spot on by focusing the evening  on the Catalyst providers of your various programs . . . Side note: your team, without exception, were wonderfully gracious and welcoming. A lot of service providers could take a lesson from this.”

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Photos by Taylor Sommers

“Your carnival last night was a BLAST! My guest and I had a terrific time talking to all of you and your vendors. The energy in the room was electric and the vendors did an outstanding job showcasing their services.  I definitely came away with ideas to make my future events more fun and lively.”

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Catalyst Ranch Party Collaborative Trivia Puzzle Photo by Taylor Sommers

See more great candid shots by Taylor Sommers here!

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Ranch Czarina Eva Niewadomski & Marketing Manager Jody Devins by Fotio

Check out the Creative Meeting Carnival Photo Booth snaps by Fotio here!

We even wrote an original song!  This tune was created using lyrics submitted by our guests throughout the evening.  Then Kidbilly Music turned those lyrics into a song on the spot!  See for yourself here!

Thank you all for joining us!  Stay tuned to the Happenings page of our blog for more one of a kind, fun-filled, inspiring events!