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In addition to a robust education lineup, Education Week 2.0 attendees enjoyed dedicated networking time to connect with fellow attendees while testing out different virtual networking platforms.

Fun(racer) Step Challenge

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We kicked off  Education Week 2.0 with our Fun(racer) Steps Challenge. Participants were randomly organized into teams of 5-10 people to participate in a friendly, fun steps challenge to raise money for The Above and Beyond Foundation. The Above and Beyond Foundation provides small grants to hospitality professionals that lost their jobs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Fun(racer) Step Challenge winners: 

  • First place: Team 10, 531,273 steps

  • Second place: Team 16, 461,781 steps

  • Third place: Team 18 443,508

Thank you to everyone that participated in raising money for The Above and Beyond Foundation. Congratulations to our winners Eliza Barros, Christopher De Medeiros, Kristin Kenny, Kathryn Millard, Lisa Ray, Michael Burke, Tara Chaffee, Linda Kath, Colleen Keenan and Paige Williams!


Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT

Grab a seat at a table and connect with fellow attendees on this interactive networking platform. Once you enter a Remo room, you will be able to see, hear and interact with whoever is already in that space in real-time. The platform uses video, audio and messaging features for participants to naturally interact with one another from anywhere in the world.


Tuesday, June 22 from 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

A dynamic meeting space designed to help people comfortably bond and connect, Gatheround's features help participants get to the conversations that matter. Attendees will experience a variety of 1-on-1 and small group networking activities and get to know each other through features such as conversation prompt cards and group pairing.


Wednesday, June 23 from 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Similar to bumping into other attendees in the hallway, this tool allows you to move around in a virtual space to meet others. All participants have an avatar, so you can see who is speaking to whom. To join or start a conversation, simply click and move your avatar next to someone else's avatar and a video chat will open to create a circle!