Welcome to Spousetivities.com, the home of spouse activities for conferences!
Spousetivities was born out of my attendance to some technology conferences with my husband, Scott Lowe. After attending both VMworld 2006 in Los Angeles, CA and VMworld 2007 in San Francisco, CA, and finding myself bored and alone while he was working at the conference, I decided to start an effort to organize some activities for spouses. For VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas, NV, I organized a series of activities in and around Las Vegas. It was a great success, so I replicated it again the following year for VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, CA. Once again, it was a great success, and out of the 2009 activities the name “Spousetivities”—a combination of the words “spouse” and “activities”—was born. Since that time, Spousetivities have been offered at many conferences including HP Discover, Dell Storage Forum, EMC World, IBM Edge and in 2015, OpenStack Summit in Tokyo! Spousetivities does not include only spouses but partners, significant others, families, parents, siblings, or whomever joins the conference participant.
Oh, and who am I? My name is Crystal Lowe (here I am on Twitter, and here’s my Facebook page). I really enjoy organizing activities for spouses at conferences, and I’m excited about the growth of Spousetivities to markets beyond the technology field. I’m looking forward to continuing the expansion of spouse activities to even more conferences both related to technology and dipping into other markets because everyone should enjoy a work/life balance! Being able to bring your family with you helps reach that balance.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can reach me via e-mail here or you can follow me on Twitter (here’s my personal account and here’s the account for Spousetivities). Thanks for your support and I hope to see you (or your partner) at an event soon!