In 2008, FutureTix had formed a select group of blue-chip ticketing professionals to participate in its Ticketing Industry Leadership Team (TILT). The purpose of the group was to discuss and review the latest in revenue generating, and patron gratifying ticketing functionality with a particular focus on trends and the future direction of ticketing and admissions in the entertainment industry. These members are now known as FutureTix TILT Charter Members.
In 2017, FutureTix decided to allow all industry professionals to join the Ticketing Industry Leadership Team and created ticketingSOURCE.com as a platform for the group to continue to explore and communicate about the evolution of the industry year-round. The FutureTix Ticketing Symposium serves as the annual gathering where Charter Members and all new TILT and Premium TILT Members are encouraged to actively participate in educational sessions and events as well as social networking festivities.
The History Of TILT
When TILT was originally formed, the select group’s makeup was designed to represent a cross section of venues covering a variety of ticketing genres and system platforms. Members represented pro-sport, university, performing arts, arena ticketing and more. As TILT grows, we will continue to encourage and support diversity in genre, skill and expertise within the membership group.
TILT Charter Member List
- Bob Beatty – FutureTix, Formerly The MSG Company
- Wendy Brown – Michigan State University
- Brendan Bruss – PMI Ent. / Green Bay Gamblers
- Joe Carter – Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Danny Frank – Citigroup
- Tom Gillis – Ottawa Senators / Capital Tickets
- Curtis Howells – Consolidated Printing
- Daniel Kim – Medieval Times
- Veronica Lawlor – Los Angeles Lakers
- Josh Logan – National Collegiate Athletic Association
- Tracy Noll – Penn State University
- Bryan Sayre-Butler – Playhouse Square
- Russ Stanley – San Francisco Giants
- Joan Sullivan – FutureTix, Formerly Madison Square Garden
- Karen Sullivan – FutureTix, Formerly MetLife Stadium
The focus of this group was, and continues to be, to identify and discuss the merits of various ticketing trends and their impact on the future of the entertainment industry. The varying perspectives help us stay in tune with the ticketing pulse. FutureTix will provide current topics and moderators (in some cases third party presentations as food for thought).
TILT meets annually in person at the annual FutureTix Ticketing Symposium. The annual in-person get-together consists of an overnight ticketing symposium hosted by FutureTix, and is possible due to our gracious sponsors. The ticketing symposium is typically held on the Monday/Tuesday in November during the week between Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving and consists of afternoon meetings on Monday and morning meetings on Tuesday, which allows for a quick over night turn-around. Sandwiched between those meetings are a fun-filled, five-star dinner and social networking cocktail gatherings compliments of FutureTix.
Each year, FutureTix hosts the annual symposium in a different city. Previous locations include: Dallas/Fort Worth (2010), Chicago (2011), New York (2012), Los Angeles (2013), San Francisco (2014), Chicago (2015), Las Vegas (2016). The 2017 event location has not yet been announced.
The FutureTix Ticketing Symposium (formerly known as the TILT Symposium) and other sessions will be filled with current and futuristic ticketing topics that shape our industry. Members share their thoughts and ask questions.
With an ever-evolving technology branching rapidly in a variety of directions and a confused economy, there is a need now more than ever to identify and perhaps even steer the direction in which ticketing is heading.
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.” – Edwin H. Friedman