March 8, 2022 – Educational + Exclusive Incentive Experience

Hospitality Hot Seat

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Fairmont Century City
Los Angeles, CA

Attendees will find themselves in the heart of Los Angeles in this iconic venue and home to many high caliber events such as the upcoming Critics Choice Awards!


Fairmont Century Plaza - Host Sponsor


Education where YOU are the star! This 75-minute “talk show” session will be interactive and dynamic (including a live DJ!) bringing our “studio audience” attendees on stage to speak on questions and hot topics.

Program Goals & Outcomes:

  • Principles of Design Thinking as it relates to Experience Design
  • The WHY of attendee engagement and attendance – more than ever we have to understand why people say YES to our events and how to make the event truly “can’t miss”
  • Peer to Peer Engagement - share innovations within event design to grow one another’s skill sets and ideas
  • The well-being influence – How do we innovate within this space beyond rules and protocols?
  • Culture and the future of work – How have we evolved as workplaces and individual contributors? What is the future of how we provide services and the way the works gets done internally?

Hospitality Hot Seat with Katie Bohrer, CEO and Founder of Onwardly

Katie has taken the 360-degree tour of the industry throughout her career! She has worked on all sides of the hospitality industry: event management, startup, global sales, creative agency, and event production. She was the Vice President of Meeting Design & Experience for ALHI, worked from Gaylord Hotels Event Management, to a third-party sourcing agency, to global sales with MGM Resorts Event Productions, and VP of Operations for a creative agency & event production company. Events are in her DNA.

Her work has named her… Connect’s “40 under 40”, Meetings Today’s “Meeting Trend Setter”, and Smart Meetings’ “Smart Women in Meetings - Innovator”. Katie is currently a member of the SITE Texas Chapter.

Katie Bohrer, CEO and Founder of Onwardly


In July, 2021, Katie launched her own event design consulting company, Onwardly, where she serves as an event strategist and executive producer. Her company directs purpose-driven organizations in the experience design process to move their messages, goals, and intents of gatherings forward. Under the coaching arm, she speaks and trains hospitality professionals in innovative thinking, safe meeting design, finding purpose in your work, and mentors emerging leaders, passionately sharing her story and helping others write theirs.

Hosted Buyers

Should you be interested in attending, please complete our application. This application form does not guarantee selection and is subject to a final review. All selections are made to ensure the highest quality program for all participants and partners. Your responses should highlight your role, involvement and impact on direct program spend within your organization. If you are not selected for this event, we hope you continue your registration as a Planner Attendee and apply to the Hosted Buyer Program for future events. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.


Out of an abundance of caution, we will follow Fairmont Century Plaza, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County and CDC guidelines to determine the safety protocols that we will have in place for this event. More details to come as the event approaches.

Thank You to our Host + Sponsors


Fairmont Century Plaza - Host Sponsor


Hey Mister DJ - sponsor
Onwardly - Experience your story
John Wolfsohn Photography
Heard - Sponsor
CORT Events - Sponsor
Champagne Creative Group - Las Vegas


 Tuesday, March 8, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM Young Leaders (optional)
This is for those that are 35 years old or younger or have less than 5 years in the industry.
10:00 - 11:00 AM SITE SoCal Advisory Council (optional)
SITE SoCal members with 10+ years experience or prior board members.
10:45 - 11:15 AM SITE InSITE (optional)
Designed for first-time attendees and those looking for more information on SITE SoCal Membership.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration + Networking
12:00 - 2:00 PM Educational Luncheon
2:00 - 3:00 PM Continue the Conversation & SITE Visit


SITE SoCal Member




SITE SoCal Member Table Host

$600.00 *

SITE SoCal Non-Member Table Host

$900.00 *

SITE SoCal Member + Hosted Planner

* Table includes admission for a total of Six (6) guests.

Register now…

Charity - Arts Bridging the Gap

We look forward to welcoming Arts Bridging the Gap back to SITE SoCal to update us on what has been accomplished with the money donated from the 2019 Holiday Event as well as how we can continue to support the organization.

Founded in 2014, Arts Bridging the Gap envisions a world in which all LA youth are empowered to become change makers. We build community by engaging underrepresented individuals in the creation of public art and activism in their own neighborhoods. We embrace all levels and varieties of physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, and learning abilities within our participants, staff, Board, and collaborators, for we uplifts individuals not in spite of their challenges, but rather because of, and in celebration of, each person’s unique, inherent strengths. As a social justice focused, educational, community-driven, artistic entity, Arts Bridging the Gap champions diversity and inclusion across all programming.

Arts Bridging the Gap
When March 8, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where Fairmont Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Parking Valet Only:
Complimentary for Planners
$25.00 for Suppliers

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