Over the years, the experienced team at The Otesaga has helped coordinate many successful meetings and conferences. With that experience comes the knowledge of what makes an event run smoothly. We asked our experts about some common traits that they have noticed in successful events, as well as for some helpful advice in planning your next meeting. Read on for what they had to say about some of the benefits of choosing our upstate New York resort for your event.
The Secret of Success
When planning a meeting, it's important to find the balance between productive, inspiring sessions and relaxing downtime. Here are some ideas from The Otesaga team for creating some scheduling magic during your event :
Outside the box breakout sessions - Splitting off into smaller groups can lead to more meaningful discussions, but it also gives you the opportunity to incorporate some fun! At The Otesaga, we can help book a tour at Brewery Ommegang, or schedule some time on the outdoor ropes course at Clark Sports Center to raise the level of enjoyment for your participants.
Competitive workshops - say your event is breaking out to do some brainstorming workshops; make the sessions a little competitive to get participants excited about pushing their ideas to the next level
Downtime - Be sure to create time in the schedule for your guests to recharge their batteries before the next event.At The Otesaga, there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy the peace and quiet that Cooperstown can provide.
When it comes time to implement your ideas, it's important to have strong communication with your venue. At The Otesaga, we encourage you to bring all of your ideas to the table, so we can help you choose the best ones for your group and make them a reality. Here are some other things to expect when working with us:
Professional meeting planners who know how to plan every element of your event, so that you don't have to think about every last detail
Cooperstown as a whole can be a great experience for guests, and our team's strong bonds with the community opens the doors for crossover events with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Brewery Ommegang, and many more!
The most important tip from The Otesaga Team? Enjoy your event! Our Assistant Director of Sales Erica Davies says, "Know that if you need anything, our team will be on site and available to handle any questions or last minute changes. Our focus is on you and your group." Ready to book your next meeting? Contact The Otesaga today and start planning.