Design to Impact with Kristin Banta

When:  Nov 19, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
Join us for an informal Q&A with event designer Kristin Banta

At a time when social media is driving the client's vision, how can you deliver a unique interpretation of the inspiration you're being presented? How can you push a client (whether that be wedding, social or corporate) beyond what's currently trending in the market in order to tell a story, generating greater depth and dimension to the event design? We will examine 2019/2020 client case studies, each presenting their own various challenges, while discussing the design process by walking through client tear sheets to the end design. Through the process, attendees will gain a better understanding of how to design beyond Pinterest's greatest hits and sell that vision to their client.

Banta_Kristin_photo.jpgAbout the Presenter

Kristin Banta has been an innovator for over sixteen years, setting the standard for high-end events – exclusive corporate galas, memorable brand activations, hip entertainment industry soirées, society weddings and destination extravaganzas – among a private and corporate clientele who all share a passion for the dramatically different. At the cutting edge of the latest trends in decor, catering and entertainment, Kristin Banta Events (KBE) takes the client’s vision to an epic new level, orchestrating truly original celebrations in locations worldwide that are provocative and impact all senses, telling a distinct story to each and every guest.

Kristin is a contributing writer to countless lifestyle publications and blogs and has been featured in numerous television shows for networks including Hallmark Channel, Style Network, TNT, SYFY, Food Network, Fox and most notably her own special for Bravo, The Wedding Party.

KBE has been the recipient of numerous awards including Best Wedding, ILEA Esprit Award (2018), BizBash's Top 50 Event Designers, Best Event Produced for a Private Individual, Special Events (2016, 2017), Achievement in Catering and Events (ACE) Award for Best Company in the West Region, Catersource (2017, 2018, 2019).

Parking Information
Meter parking is always available. There are over 100 metered parking spots within five blocks of the venue.

Program Sponsors

The Nue Nue Wedding and Event Venue
Blommonster Floral
BBJ Linen

Common Roots Catering


The Neu Neu Event Center
514 N 3rd St #101
Minneapolis, MN 55401