Spousetivities at IBM Edge 2013!
Spousetivities is coming to IBM Edge for the first time ever! If you've never joined a Spousetivities event, or if you aren't sure what Spousetivities is, then read on! You can also visit my Spousetivities blog for more information.
What is "Spousetivities"?
In 2008, after attending IT events with my husband for a number of years and having nothing to do during the conference, I was determined to make a change. So I launched Spousetivities (short for "spouse activities") with the idea of providing activities and fun for non-conference attending spouses, partners, and other family members.
Who can attend Spousetivities?
Anyone! While it's primarily targeted at the spouses of the conference attendees, anyone traveling with a conference attendee is welcome to join us. Parents, spouses, domestic partners, significant others--all are welcome.
As a conference attendee, why do I care about Spousetivities?
Well, you want the family member(s) traveling with you to be safe, right? And you'd like for them to have a good time while they are traveling with you, right? Spousetivities helps take care of both of those by providing organized activities for your family members while you're at the conference. You can attend the conference and focus on the conference without having to worry about your traveling family member. They're all set!
As a traveling spouse or family member, why should I care about Spousetivities?
As a spouse or partner, you can meet some new friends, participate in some great activities, and have some fun. No more being stuck in a hotel room while your spouse or partner is at the conference--it's time to get out and join Spousetivities!
I'm interested. How can I sign up?
Easy! Just register for the activities in which you want to participate by selecting tickets from the list of activities above. There is a cost for some of the activities, while others are free. However, even for the free activities, I ask that you register anyway--it helps me keep track of how many to expect! Our fabulous sponsors have offset the cost of many of these activities to help keep costs down. You can pay securely right here on the site and print your tickets, too!
When & Where
Spousetivities plans and carries out activities for the spouses, partners, friends, and family of conference attendees.