EDF's Annual Staff Retreat

May 2023. , Mohegan Sun

Empire was thrilled to once again help produce the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) annual staff retreat, Community 2023.

The multi-day, hybrid retreat packed with keynotes, breakouts, and activities for 900+ in person staff members from over 10 countries worldwide was hosted at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and online for remote participants.

Highlights included the Welcome Reception and EDF Expo on Day 1; welcome remarks from Mohegan Tribal Elder Beth Regan; a Community Chat and Q&A with EDF President Fred Krupp and Executive Director Amanda Leland; keynotes with CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir and Comedic Thought Leader Michael Jr.; the EDF Staff Awards Ceremony; karaoke; a dance party with DJ Ian Ali; and Wellness Fair featuring yoga, biometric screenings, and much more.

Empire’s scope of work included overall project management, consulting on run of show development and technical production, speaker advancement, stage scenic design, environmental wayfinding design, screen content design and animations, Cvent website/app design, stage management, and overall logistics.

Empire is proud to have worked with EDF to deliver a very memorable staff retreat.

Photo credit: Terrence Irving Photography

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