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NICOLE

OSIBODU

Nicole's passion for event design, branding and people drew her to the collaborative concept of Haute Dokimazo. If you know Nicole, you know her energy is contagious. She is eager to share and learn and connect people! Fulfilling her promise to bring her event design passion to the masses, Nicole has made her once side-hustle her full-time unjob as Co-Founder + President of Haute Dokimazo.

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LIZ

LATHAN

Liz believes there's nothing more valuable in an ever-more-disconnected world than meeting people face-to-face for collaboration, ideation, and experimentation to make us better professionals. Liz has led events and teams for National Instruments, Dell, GasPedal, IBM, and several nonprofit associations. Liz was nominated for the 2018 Event Marketer B-to-B Dream Team and was awarded the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year from Smart Meetings. Liz is now living the dream with her unjob as a partner and Chief Experience Officer of Haute Companies, which includes Haute Dokimazo, Haute Rock Creative, Haute Spot, Haute Rock Entertainment, and SwagHub.

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TOM

SPANO

Events are the original social media, so with a background in events AND social media, Tom is the epitome of an engaging event professional who is all about creating connections. He came to Haute Dokimazo to bring more event professionals along for the ride. Tom was nominated for the 2018 Event Marketer B-to-B Dream Team, and recently left his "day job" to become a partner at Haute Companies, joining as COO of Haute Dokimazo, and CEO of Haute Spot and Haute Rock Entertainment.

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JEFF

HAYNES

Jeff is the newest member of the team, and the one who is most in need of a professional headshot! But we can't tell him that because he's the CEO. Trust us, though, he's way better looking in person. Jeff is the master of the business, the underwriter of Haute Dokimazo, and the CEO/creator of the unjobs at Haute Companies. But we refer to him as our rich Uncle.

Jeff doesn't have any headshots he likes of himself, so we chose a pic of him that most represented him in relation to the rest of the co-founders.

OUR

STORY

The “Hauties"  have been HDing their way across the country helping corporations, associations, and industry icons rethink their employee and client engagement. For decades, the formula has been: how many people can you cram into a ballroom (more and more success!), bore with a powerpoint and pretend to inspire with an overpriced keynote speaker.

 

HD is anything but that. Instead, you'll find inspiration from other participants in small sessions, sharing problems, and solutions that will change the way you work. The facilitators share their best practices, then the participants get to share theirs, too. Questions happen throughout the session, and conversation is ongoing. It's like having a coffee break for a full hour, dedicated just to the topic you wanted to learn and share about.

CODE

OF CONDUCT

AKA OUR VIBE

Haute Dokimazo is a conference by the event community, for the event community. We support each other, help each other, and devise creative solutions together. We surround ourselves with others who share these values. While we support opposing opinions on professional event management topics, we vow to ensure a collaborative, harassment-free environment.

No-sales environment and harassment-free environment.

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LIVING OUR HAUTE LIFE