The Appian World 2017 Conference Party

It goes without saying that the Appian Events team knows how to throw a party. And with the best crew in the business in charge of the entertainment, you can be assured that the festivities will blow your mind.

Last night, the Events crew once again shattered expectations, with the epitome of conference party perfection.

On the way to the party, I joined a gaggle of Appian’s most fervent fans and party people to make the half-mile hike, past restaurants, retail shops and gated tennis courts, to the Exploratorium… the fabulous venue for the Appian World 2017 throwback Conference Party.

When we arrived at the venue, several party-goers snapped selfies with the 10-foot tall, neon-tricked-out, boogie-down robots that welcomed conferees to the party. 

I caught up with a colleague, and she helped me navigate through the gauntlet of snack tables and busy bars to the back of the venue, where I grabbed a cocktail and a small plate of tasty hor d’oeuvres. My colleague reintroduced me to a long-time Appian customer, who I  had met earlier at lunch.

It turns out that she won the NCAA bracket challenge on a bracket app designed and built on Appian by Architech Solutions, a Washington, DC area Appian partner that participated the Appian World 2017 conference.

She said that she wasn’t a serious bracketologist, and that it was pure luck she picked North Carolina to win. “I did better than my son, she said proudly. His bracket blew up early in the tournament. After several conversations with various colleagues, customers and partners, I drifted off to explore the Exploratorium.

The venue had two levels and six main galleries, each focused on different areas of interactive learning. I lost track of time interacting with many of the engaging exhibits. On my way down to the main floor, I passed a throng of party-goers, and two boogie bots getting down to the beat Up on the nearby stage, the live band was rockin’ the joint out! 

On the way out, I grabbed a handful of neon-colored jelly beans from the bodacious candy display. Then, exited stage left and headed back to the hotel to write and post this blog.

In retrospect, the Appian World 2017 Conference Party wasn’t  just a party. It was a party with a purpose…to transform the Exploratorium into the ultimate throwback party, with live entertainment, a spirit of exploration capped off with GINORMOUS fun.

And, judging from the high-energy level of the crowd, the Conference Party was a huge success.

Continue to check back on our blog for daily and live updates from Appian World 2017.

 

Roland Alston