VMEA Virtual Shake & Share - January 2021
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About the Event
About Our Networking Roulette Moderator
Christina Robertson Whitehead, CMP
The word most commonly used to describe Christina is ENERGY! A 23-year veteran of the event industry, Christina Robertson Whitehead, CMP has been busy pivoting to the virtual events and meeting world, using her ninja multi-tasking skills, organization skills and technology background as well as her experience working closely with A/V production teams. In 2020 she has been engaged in providing professional virtual moderator/facilitator services, building and executing virtual conferences, and learning a wide variety of virtual event platforms and streaming platforms. She has provided Zoom training to clients, as well.
Christina comes from a background of global corporate events where she worked both in-house for software and technology companies, and for third-party event agencies where she was fortunate to work with a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical and high-end manufacturing, and to own all aspects of planning small and large meetings, conferences, incentive trips, trade show draw programs, and many more. She has worked all over North America, and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With a B.A from Emory University, Christina was pleased to be an active part of the creation of a new event planning certificate program at the Emory Center for Continuing Education, where she currently teaches classes. She received her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in March of 2003, and has presented sessions at event industry conferences and panels, as well as writing articles for event industry publications. In 2020 she received her certification in Virtual Event & Meeting Management from the Events Leadership Institute. She is a long-time member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN).
January Cocktail Recipe
Berry Bubbly Vodka Soda
Vodka + frozen berries + seltzer water
This bright and bubbly sipper combines berries with vodka and seltzer to make a colorful 3-ingredient cocktail you can enjoy year-round, thanks to frozen berries. Amp up the flavor even more by using a flavored seltzer rather than plain!
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
- 1/2 cup frozen berries, defrosted
- 1 (12-oz.) can seltzer water
Combine vodka, berries and ice in a cocktail shaker or mason jar and shake. Transfer to a glass and top with seltzer.