What is The Breakout Room?
It doesn’t matter if you are working for a corporation, a non-profit, city or independently – professionals in the event industry create the cultural backbone of our communities and companies.
The future is uncertain. Successful event professionals know how to creatively problem solve and adapt to face challenges – whether it be new regulations, capacity restrictions, virtual programming and more.
We need to build a stronger community of event professionals. That is why we are launching The Breakout Room, an interactive program that gathers people across the industry to share, learn and connect around key topics that matter to our professions.
Together, we will take our events to the next level and build truly transformative experiences in the future.
Isaac Rothwell started his career in media production almost 20 years ago. After many years spent in audio and video production and as a recording studio owner/operator, he transitioned into the technology production side of the Live Events Industry. For the past 8 years Isaac has worked in various roles on national Audio Video production teams and advanced to now serve as National Director of Operations for Digerati Productions, a national audio visual production company in which he is a partner. He oversees the national operations for the company and leads a team of regional operations directors in Raleigh, Orlando, Phoenix and Chicago. Isaac has a passion for innovation in operations and improving technology delivery to Live Events with company focus on corporate events, business meetings, tradeshows and conferences.
Following the president's initial address to the nation, Isaac had a gut reaction of a need to sound an alarm and bring attention to the grave financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic would bring to the Live Events Industry beyond other areas of the economy. Following the overwhelming response to a petition Isaac wrote and launched on Change.org, he began to organize calls to collaborate with other event industry professionals who contacted him in gratitude and seeking further action steps beyond signing the petition. On these conference calls, the idea and realization of the need for the Live Coalition was formed. Isaac continues to lead this coalition with intense dedication and drive as more professionals, businesses and organizations join the coalition.