Vario was contracted by the San Diego affiliate of PBS to produce their annual fundraiser.
The theme for this particular year was “Elections”, celebrating everything that they encompass, whether at the national or state and local level. We were tasked with taking the theme that the organizers created, and conceptualizing a complete vision of how the event would transpire.
Vario’s design and engagement team worked with Special Event and Communications Manager Claudine Casillas and her San Diego based event team. They had already selected the beautiful US Grant hotel as their venue, so we created scaled diagrams and renderings that could be updated in real-time with KPBS staff, and were tasked with all the creative, decor, stage design, and production services.
Vario’s creative services included design and printing of meter boards, graphics, and advising on invitation design. From a decor perspective we fashioned and custom designed the auction tables with soft goods, florals, and linens, as well as provided everything for the dinner portion in the ballroom. Production included dual video screen installation around existing infrastructure, execution of run of show, pin-spotting of all tables and centerpieces, themed entertainment and walk-around talent, as well as an after-party band which kept the guests dancing until the very end.