Can you make a spider? How about Tinkerbell? R2D2? These are all questions Brian Quinn, a Widen advisor, received while twisting balloons during the welcome reception of the 2016 Widen Summit. With balloon twisting, a live band, canoeing, painting, and laser tag, it’s not your average DAM conference. But that’s all just a bonus to the sessions and conversations focused on helping an already talented group of DAMsters learn more.
We’ve compiled 16 of our favorite photographs of the Widen Summit taken by our pros Mark Pajari and Matt Anderson.
To connect DAMsters and have some fun trying new things, we kicked off the Widen Summit with activities around Madison. This year activities included canoeing, laser tag, volunteering at a local foodbank, a painting class, and a bourbon tasting. This shot captures the canoeing crew at Rutabaga Paddlesports before they headed out on the water.
Madison’s lakes provide a unique point of view of the area. The crew had a blast exploring some of the wetlands and wildlife.
The Edgewater hotel provided a beautiful view of Lake Mendota, from sunrise to sunset.
Monday night is always a fun time to reconnect with past attendees and make new DAMster friends.
Tuesday started off with some inspiring and exciting keynote presentations. Bryan Smith shared stories of becoming an award-winning filmmaker by going places others weren’t going. He challenged us to take risks to create content that inspires.
This was the first year we set up exhibits for Widen products and experiences. During breaks, attendees could visit the booths to talk with Widen team members working on the projects they are most interested in.
One of the most beneficial aspects of the Widen Summit is bringing customers together to talk with each other about digital asset management, share lessons learned, and ask questions.
Enjoying a drink around the fire provides a relaxed environment for people to reflect on the day and share stories.
Many of the Widen employees are able to share their unique talents beyond their roles at Widen. Brian shared his balloon twisting skills on Monday night.
We love sharing the stage with our customers. Our customer panels give fresh perspectives on challenges we all face with digital assets in the workplace.
High five for good luck. Deanna and Libby share a high five between sessions on Tuesday morning.
Did he just do that? Magician Matthew Teague created some gasps and laughs Monday night.
Steely Dane rocked Tuesday night. The group provided an energetic set of Steely Dan hits and even inspired some dancing.
A group visited the J. Henry & Sons farm to sample hand-crafted bourbon, aged in new, charred oak barrels for no less than five years.
Madison in September provides a perfect atmosphere for the Widen Summit.
Chief Eudaimonia Officer, Matthew Gonnering, celebrates the fantastic group of people that come together to make the Widen Summit what it is.