Spektrix Hubs Chicago

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HUBS 22/23


Monday, November 14, 2022



After too long connecting with you only through a screen, the Spektrix team is excited to bring Hubs to you in-person! You’ll join people working in similar roles from a wide range of organizations who understand the challenges you face every day.


TeamWorking by TechNexus is a shared collaborative office/event space that aligns itself with local organizations dedicated to a mission to diversify the collective tech community.

Teamworking by Technexus

20 N Upper Wacker Drive
12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Cloud Gate orb sculpture at AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park

Getting There

Centrally located in downtown Chicago, TeamWorking is a five-minute walk from major Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, and three blocks from the Washington/Wells transit stop
(Brown, Pink, Purple, + Orange Lines).


The CME Building (10 S. Wacker) is the nearest parking garage, but plenty of other parking options are within a two-block radius.





A look at what to expect out of your day.




Grab a coffee and some light lunch, and start to connect with colleagues and the Spektrix team.

Welcome from Spektrix
with Senior Leaders

James Menezes, VP of Client Success, and Brooke Gallagher, Head of Community and Events, set the scene for a productive and enjoyable afternoon.

Who's in the room?
with Bethany Nothstein

An ice breaking opportunity to meet some of the industry colleagues you're spending the day with.

Leveraging Segmentation to Power Effective Communications
with Matt Akers

Segmentation is the key to unlocking valuable insights about customer and donor behavior. By combining the powerful segmentation tools in Spektrix with our integration with dotdigital you can go beyond basic email communications and create highly targeted, customer-specific emails to better connect with patrons and increase ROI. Learn more about segmented communications, including automated workflows, email personalization and dynamic content.

Comfort Break

Coffee, tea and light refreshments.

Lightning Talk
with Spektrix Super Users

A jam-packed, inspiring lightning talk on a relevant topic from one of your fellow Spektrix Community members.

How Organizations are Building Excellent Online Customer Journeys
with Lauren Watson

Spektrix experts provide best practice advice and real life examples of how to build excellent online customer journeys and align your resources with your business priorities.

Reporting Showcase
with Nickasey Freeman

An express tour of Spektrix reporting designed to leave you wanting more, plus the unveiling of a handful of new reports.

Breakout Conversations

An opportunity to share with and learn from your industry peers via facilitated conversations.

Closing Plenary
with Mike Geller

There are numerous challenges for theaters and other arts organizations working towards recovery. One of the most widely referenced is the decline of loyal patrons, who we previously relied on most to meet our goals. Spektrix has continued to innovate over the last several years in the area of patron loyalty, growing our Solution in a number of areas - both product and service.

Join Spektrix President for US & Canada, Mike Geller, on a journey towards loyalty, visiting enhanced areas of the platform such as new Ticket Subscriptions, expanded dotdigital features, an expanded network of partners and integrated products, and new consulting packages included with your service, all with a focus on driving reattendance from your most dedicated subscriber/member to inspiring loyalty from your first time attendee.

Hubs Happy Hour & Consultation Slots

Happy hour sponsored by Spektrix partners Digonex and Activity Stream.

7:15pm onwards
Dinner and drinks
Optional - everybody welcome

Join us at Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar for post Hubs dinner and drinks with other Hubs attendees, Spektrix team members and partners. 

Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar
111 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606


Meet the experts who will lend their know-how to the Spektrix Hub in Chicago.
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Matt Akers

Sector Development Manager

Matt produces events to support the needs of users and the wider sector, drives forward community and organizational initiatives, and champions the continual development of our teams and users. He relishes the opportunity to regularly collaborate with others, working with a diverse range of individuals and organizations in arts and technology.

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Nickasey Freeman

Support & Training Consultant

Each day, users trust Nickasey to help navigate the ins and outs of their Spektrix systems, working together to find solutions and making Nickasey a member of their extended team. She’s inspired by a collaborative work environment that creates room for curiosity and endless opportunities for growth.

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Brooke Gallagher

Head of Community & Events

We strive to bring high quality, impactful ideas and learnings as well as opportunities to connect with others through our in person and online activities. The arts, ideas sharing and purposefully caring about people are all important to Brooke; she’s lucky to see these in action across the Spektrix Community every day.

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Mike Geller

President, US & Canada

Mike's background is in business and technology, having spent most of his career at Oracle corporation. In his role at Spektrix, Mike oversees client success in the US and Canada, as well as growth for Spektrix, both in bringing on new users and also new ecosystem partners.

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James Menezes

Vice President of Client Success

James has spent his career at multiple technology companies across a variety of industries and stages. His mission-driven focus, past experience in non-profit tech, and passion for delighting users are what led him to Spektrix. In his role, he supports the growth and scaling of our US and Canada client-facing teams.

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Bethany Nothstein

Sector Strategy & Community Manager

Bethany has spent her career working in and around the arts which have always been a passion for her. At Spektrix she facilitates connections with not only clients but throughout the industry with events and much more. She’s inspired by the teamwork and collective focus on continuous improvement that she experiences each day working on the global team at Spektrix.

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Lauren Watson

Client Success Line Manager

Lauren works to facilitate global connections, networking, career development and goal setting across client facing teams. At Spektrix she can indulge her passions without being in theatre directly – they're always humbled by the fact she can bring their whole self to work and feel supported in doing so.

If you have questions about attending a Spektrix Hubs event, please reach out at events@spektrix.com

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