Hartford Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Hartford as a leading authority on technology, online marketing and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Hartford Marriott Downtown on Columbus Boulevard, the Connecticut Convention Center, the Holiday Inn Hartford Convention Center on Brainard Road or some other convention space in Hartford, Connecticut, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.

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Hartford has many conference facilities, including:

  • Connecticut Convention Center on Columbus Boulevard
  • Hartford Marriott Downtown on Columbus Boulevard
  • The Lyceum Resource and Conference Center on Lawrence Street
  • Hilton Hartford on Trumbull Street
  • Radisson Hotel Hartford on Morgan Street
  • Other meeting spaces in West Hartford, East Hartford and Boomfield


General Information about Hartford, Connecticut, for Meeting Planners

Here are some general tidbits about Hartford, Connecticut to start your business trip off on the right foot: Hartford is situated approximately in the center of the state of Connecticut. This is a historic city dating back to 1633, now widely known by its nickname, Insurance Capital of the World. Famous literary icons Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe hail from Hartford, and the city, thriving capital of Connecticut, offers the dedicated visitor a wide array of tours and memorable sights to see. The beautiful waters of the Connecticut River cut into the city from north to south, dividing the historic downtown sector from East Hartford. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Hartford, Connecticut

During 2014, Hartford will play host to dozens of business conferences. The Economic Summit & Outlook 2014, organized by the Webster Bank, will be held in January at the Marriott Hartford Downtown on Columbus Boulevard. The Crossroads Venture Group brings the Attracting and Working with Chinese Investors conference to Wiggin and Dana, on Asylum Street, in February. Also by the Crossroads Venture Group, Fundraising Strategies for Growth Companies will be held at Enhanced Capital on Pitkin Street in March. A seminar on Exit Strategies for Founders will be hosted by the Crossroads Venture Group at Shipman & Goodwin in March.

2013 Business Conferences in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford will present different conferences and summits during 2013. Some of these annual meetings include the NGLA Annual Conference hosted by the Northeast Greek Leadership Association at Connecticut Convention Center in February. In addition, GHWC will hold its 6th Annual Greater Hartford Women’s Conference in March at the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Also, the American Water Resources Association will host the AWRA Summer Specialty Conference on Environmental Flows in June at Hilton Hartford Hotel. Whereas in October, CIT International will hold the International Crisis Intervention Team Conference at Connecticut Science Center, while the NACA Northeast Regional Conference by the National Campus for Association Activities will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Hartford

Hartford Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Connecticut aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Aetna Speaks up! meets at Aetna Corporate Headquarters on Farmington Avenue (Wednesday at 5:00 PM), Greater Hartford Club meets at Hartford Public Library (Ground Floor Classroom) on Main Street (Tuesday at 6:15 PM), One State Street Toastmasters meets at Hartford Steam Boiler Building on One State Street Hartford (Wednesday at 11:50 AM) and UnitedHealth Group Club meets at United HealthGroup Tower on Asylum Street (Wednesday at 12:05 PM).

Hartford Food Choices for Convention Attendees

During your visit to Hartford, Connecticut for a conference or other business meeting, try some of the fabulous restaurants and experience their wonderful cuisine and ambiance. Salute Restaurant tops the list for authentic Italian dishes. Try the Salmon and Lasagna or the Sweet Potato Ravioli here! For the best in fusion food, go to PolytechnicON20. It’s pricey, but worth it, with a menu and service like no other. If you’re hungry in downtown Hartford, find Max Downtown for the ultimate gourmet American culinary experience. This upscale restaurant serves up only the best in high-end steak, poultry and seafood dishes.

Hartford Attractions for Conference Delegates

Many interesting tourist attractions are readily available to enhance your convention or conference visit to Hartford. One of the most frequently visited landmarks is the Mark Twain House, a mansion with nineteen rooms which have been beautifully decorated and maintained. There’s a great visitor’s center, a theater and a gift shop at this wonderful sightseeing destination. For another unique memory, see the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the nation’s very first art museum to open to the public, now offering a collection of over 50,000 pieces. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center provides illuminating tours inside the author’s erstwhile home.

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