Welcome to New York!We're so glad you're here! We're extremely excited to collaborate in person as a large group for the first time in years. We hope that you'll be inspired and invigorated by our time together!We have a lot to celebrate! In two separate competitions, this team has been named a finalist for Communications & Marketing Team of the Year. With that kind of momentum, and all of us working together, great things are in store! 📍 3 Columbus Circle, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6A, New York, NY ...Read More ...Read More Tuesday, May 3 ...Read More 12:15 - 1 p.m. ETWelcome and Speed DatingWe'll start with a brief welcome, then get to know each other and say "hello" to everyone! We'll rotate between tables every five minutes.If anyone needs any conversation starters, feel free to pull from this list. 1 - 1:30 p.m. ETOffice TourTake a look at the 3CC space on a tour led by one of our New York colleagues. If you're already familiar with the office, feel free to take this opportunity for a break. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ETBusiness Overview & GoalsLearn from Beth Wade about our overall department goals and her vision for the team. 3 - 3:15 p.m. ETBreakGrab a drink or snack and take a stretch! 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. ETHealth UpdatesHear from Claire Gillis about the newly formed VMLY&R HEALTH. 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. ETCommerce UpdatesBeth Ann Kaminkow shares a "Welcome to New York" and her aspirations for the office and VMLY&R COMMERCE. 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. ETReimagine & RecalibrateSticky-note session about what's working on our team, what isn't, and what can we reimagine to become more efficient and effective. 5:15 - 5:30 p.m. ETClosing RemarksBeth Wade recaps the day and gets us ready for dinner. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ETFreshen UpCheck in at the hotel and freshen up! You can use the Marriott Bonvoy app to check-in and request a mobile key to your room.Le Méridien New York, Central Park120 W 57th Street (b/t 7th & 6th) New York, NY 6:30 p.m. ETTeam DinnerDine and converse with your colleagues.Boucherie West Village99 7th Ave S New York, NY 10014 Wednesday, May 4 ...Read More 8 - 9 a.m. ETPod BreakoutsGet together with colleagues within your the focus area you work most:External CommsInternal Comms & EventsContent, Platforms & AwardsStrategize and create goals that ladder up to the larger department goals and vision. 9 - 9:15 a.m. ETBreakGrab a drink or snack and take a stretch! 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. ETRe-group & ShareRe-group as a whole to share our individual team goals and how they ladder up to the larger goals of the department. 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. ETBreakGrab a drink or snack and take a stretch! 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ETCombining Our StrengthsReview each other's 21 Strengths and learn how we can best work together. You should have received an email to complete your personal assessment ahead of time. If not, please contact Hillary Carter. 11:30-12:00 p.m. ETDiversity, Equity & InclusionLearn from Tasha and Subashini about the recent evolution of DEI at VMLY&R, their goals, and how Comms can be of support. 12 - 12:15 p.m. ETClosing RemarksBeth Wade shares some final remarks. 12:15 p.m. ETOffice LunchLunch will be provided at the office. AFTERNOONCatch-up & CollaborateLooking forward to talking with someone more in person? Spend the afternoon catching up with each other one-on-one or in small groups. Leave as needed for your flight home. AFTERNOONCatch a CabAverage drive time for a taxi or rideshare service from the office to LaGuardia Airport on a weekday afternoon is 45 minutes.Arrived early at your gate? Check out this interactive and filterable list of shops, restaurants and services at LGA. ** This webpage is set to be non-indexable by search engines and only accessible with the URL provided to the team.