Introduction of Loopers:
If you’ve been to a Rendezvous, you know that everyone is offered the mic to introduce themselves. For this session, we’ll break the attendee roster into groups of about 50. Each group will include Gold Loopers, Loopers in Progress, and Planners. There will be a host for each group who will moderate as each Looper wanting to introduce themselves tells who they are and another small tidbit, such as their favorite part of the Loop, when they plan to Loop, or what interests them most about the Loop. Introductions will be given on Tuesday, October 6th at 8:00pm eastern.
As part of our effort to keep it about the people, we’re including some roundtable-like discussions. In these small group sessions, we’ll connect you with five other couples or solo Loopers with whom you have something in common. We can’t give specifics until we know who has registered and more about them, but groupings may be based on geography, type of boat, when you plan to do the Loop, who you’re Looping with (such as families or solo Loopers) or some other parameters that provide commonality. Each group will be facilitated by Gold Loopers who can share their stories and advice. You’ll leave these sessions with a group of new Looper friends with whom you can keep in contact as you continue your Great Loop plans. Small group sessions are scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at 8:00pm eastern.
Meet & Greet:
This is a virtual opportunity to talk to several Loopers, make connections, and gather information. Think of it as a virtual docktail party where you’re getting to know your fellow Loopers on a one-on-one basis. Or, think of it as speed-networking for Loopers. As you enter the virtual “networking” area, you’ll be paired with another registrant for a short amount of time to exchange basic information or perhaps a virtual boat card. When the time is up, you’ll be paired with another registrant. Looper networking takes place on Thursday, October 15th beginning at 6:30pm eastern.
Attendees can test their Great Loop knowledge by participating in the Great Loop Trivia Contest sponsored by Michael Martin of Curtis Stokes & Associates. The trivia contest will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:15pm eastern.
Social interaction activities will not be recorded for playback.