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A SENSE-ible Experience - Creating a Day to Remember

14 March, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lattitude Restaurant
1338 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA
Connecticut River Valley Chapter

A guest at an event notices everything – truly everything. In this session, we will walk through an event experience from a guest’s perspective using all five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste and sound. We will review what makes the day, what breaks the day and what takes it above and beyond – truly making it a day to remember. 


Meet Our Speaker
Erin Corriveau

Erin Corriveau

Erin is native to Western MA.  Graduating high school in 1994, she was unable to go to college right away and ended up in the corporate world of insurance and others. It wasn’t until her job in Government and Community Relations with Baystate Health that she got her first taste of the event industry. Having coordinated many external community events as well as internal events including hosting foreign diplomats and medical professionals, she was bit by the planning bug. She soon left Baystate Health and became the Director of the West of the River Chamber of Commerce for Agawam and West Springfield, MA. This led to more community initiatives and chamber led events, including one of the first sold out/standing room only breakfasts featuring an out of town speaker representing the Disney company. Eventually her path led to her to Lattitude Restaurant/Longitude Events where she became the Event Sales and Catering Manager, eventually moving into her current position: Director of Sales and Catering. With over 250 weddings under her belt in addition to week-long offsite event coordination and execution for organizations, galas and more, she has found her calling and hasn’t looked back. Living locally with her better half, her two teenage sons and four fur babies, she enjoys the arts, yoga, getting lost in Netflix (when there’s time), creating a list of DIY projects she usually doesn’t get to and cooking.


Approved for 1.5 hours of CE

MPI is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit 

Learning Objectives

Making the Connection Between the Senses and Emotion
How To See an Event Through a Guest’s Eyes
Recognize What Can...
Create an Unpleasant Sensory Experience
Create an Incredible Sensory Experience
Cross the Line and Become Sensory “Overload”
How to Use Your Senses to Set Yourself Apart and Create a Day to Remember


Why Planners Should Attend:

Planners, do you want to learn how to use the latest food and beverage trends to create a unique experience for your attendees? Would you like to learn how to think about your event from a guest’s perspective? Think beyond the status quo with this sense-full session for your next meeting or event!

Why Suppliers Should Attend:

Suppliers, when a Planner comes to you and states they want “something different” from your regular menus, do you know how to work with your culinary team to provide that? When a Planner requests “something that has never been done before” or “something that will help make this an event to remember”, do you know where to start with your recommendations? Join us for this session to gain insight into the latest and hottest food and beverage trends coupled with learning about senses and emotion. Together they help to create a one-of-a-kind event for attendees! 

5:30-6:00 PM - Registration

6:00 PM - Education Session Begins

6:00-7:30 PM - Dinner & Education Session

Member: $40
Non-Member: $60
Past President: $25
Student: $25 

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