Social Events

Here’s a taste of the great time we had last year. 2019 events coming soon!

Social Events at Essentials of EM 2018

Opening Night Cocktail Party

Chelsea Theater Balcony

Join us in the balcony of the Chelsea Theater immediately following the conclusion of the day’s lectures to unwind and catch up with colleagues.


Castellana Ballroom

Join us before the sessions begin on Days 1 and 2 for yoga in the Castellana Ballroom (adjacent to the Chelsea Theater). Class will be led by an instructor and mats will be provided. This is open to all fitness levels, and no signup required. No one’s judging*… just join us!

*Shallow, judgemental persons will be turned away at the door...

Chair Massage

Chelsea Theater, Balcony

Enjoy complimentary back massages while not missing a beat of the show. Masseuses will be on-hand in the Balcony to give you a well-deserved mental and physical break.

Voices of Essentials Studio

Chelsea Theater, Main Lobby

Come share your inspiring, heartbreaking, heroic, and hilarious stories with us! Find our on-site recording studio in the Main Lobby of the Chelsea Theater (near merchandise).

Casino Night & Texas Hold’EM Free-Play Tournament

Exhibit Hall

A great way to make some new friends. (Or lose some old ones? Depends on how competitive you are!) The exhibit hall will be transformed into a free-play casino with Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps. Play with attendees from around the world without risking your retirement account. You can also watch (or join!) the Texas Hold’EM poker tournament as the Essentials’ faculty members challenge attendees in our free play poker event. The Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new Apple Watch! There are also prizes for knocking out each faculty member, and the player with the most knockouts will also win an additional Grand Prize. Space is limited for the poker tournament: first come, first serve.

Mission: Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt

The Mission: Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt is considered the “Best Scavenger Hunt in the USA” by several of the top Destination Management Companies. The hunt consists of (26) total challenges that will take teams on a journey through Vegas, with a combination of checkpoint and photo events. Bring a group or make new friends! Register here.

Dog Therapy

Exhibit Hall

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a little serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin release brought to you by some furry companions*.

*Persons with allergies: please bring your own EpiPens. We can’t afford them. Complimentary injection by one of over 1000 ER professionals, included.