You’ll get some fabulous ideas for your next event in this issue of the Aurice Guyton Events newsletter where we’re sharing details and images from a few of our fabulous events this summer. From a great event for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections to Sciencepalooza to the 100th Birthday Community Fair for the East Bay Municipal Utility District – the Aurice Guyton Events team has been planning some fantastic events. Join us below to share in the fun.
The California Academy of Sciences was the perfect host for our May/June event for the SPNHCIf you think historians don’t know how to have fun, you should have been at the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. Our team of 4 flawlessly managed the 7-day hybrid conference that was held at the Hilton Union Square. This conference successfully combined in-person and digital elements that tailored to each audience for an optimal event experience. I provided venue sourcing for the SPNHC in 2019 to select the hotel for their 2021 conference. The conference was postponed due to covid and finally happened this year! The kick-off reception was hosted at the California Academy of Sciences, one of the largest natural science museums in the world. Attendees gathered and mingled to catch up with old friends and enjoyed the one of the largest collections of specimens in the world. The aquarium was a crowd favorite. Our team collaborated with the hotel’s onsite AV team curate an experience that catered to the online audience in a viewer-friendly way, putting the virtual and live audience on the same level. This was a wonderful event to be involved with and we can assure you that historians are a lot of fun.
The EBMUD 100th Birthday Community Fair offered fun for the entire familyWater is one of our most precious resources and EBMUD has been providing high-quality drinking water to East Bay residents for 100 years. On May 21, EBMUD marked its 100th birthday with a well-attended centennial celebration and the Aurice Guyton Events team planned the festivities. Among the event experiences were:
- An event stage that featured local musicians, a cheer squad and other local performers
- The H20 Science Hub where attendees learned about the latest technology and innovations in water science
- A fabulous selection of food trucks that offered snack and meal selections to suit every appetite
- A selection of booths that featured vendors from the community and EBMUD departments
- A splash zone for kids that included games, a mobile aquarium, Plumbers Point and the Mobile Education Unit from the East Bay Regional Park District
- Drake’s Centennial Beer & Wine Garden where proceeds went to support the Water Lifeline Program
We also sourced and managed more than 30 vendors including food trucks, family-friendly activities, and entertainment for two stages. We invited a variety of performers from a high school cheer squad, local bands and musical acts, a traditional Chinese lion dance act, and a variety of speakers and presenters.
An outdoor event like this where alcohol is served requires the management and complete permitting process for each county entity including the local health department, fire department, Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and police department.