YOU ARE WELCOME

You are cordially invited to CONCENERGY 2023. My desire is that you will establish meaningful relationships that will be mutually beneficial for years to come.

- YOUR HOST -

OCCASION

LET'S HAVE A BALL

The CONCENERGY Masquerade Ball and Holiday Affair is a coveted, invitation-only event for a network of forward-thinking people who have ideas and experiences worth sharing. The affair is private. Invitations are extended by hand to friends of the network.

This celebratory occasion, which occurs annually on the 2nd weekend of December, has grown from a regional to a national event; however, the number of attendees is intentionally kept small.

The social nature of CONCENERGY sets the atmosphere for guests to develop meaningful, life-long paraprofessional relationships.  In this space, guests collectively celebrate their year-end accomplishments and acknowledge their future aspirations to one another.

CONCENERGY is the platform for guests to share and further advance their individual contributions to culture, small business, and community.

THE EXPERIENCE

The main event is anchored by live engagements from emerging artists. Our guests are the first to witness the latest in hair and fashion trends from regional stylists, abstracts from emerging visual artists, and plenty of live music.

CONCENERGY is a reception-style event with locally inspired hors d’oeuvres and plenty of room for mingling and dancing. Seating is undesignated, communal, and limited as the evening is centered around engagement with others. A cash bar is always available.
Doors & Red Carpet Experience
7:06pm
Opening Event
8:06pm
Unmasking & Toast
11:06pm
The Grand Finale
Midnight

ATTIRE

Your dress code will be elevated evening wear. This includes creative black tie, couture, or avant-garde-styled evening attire. CONCENERGY is a high fashion event which favors introducing new or experimental wearable evening designs. Think Met Gala.

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES during the masquerade until the host announces the unmasking at 11:06 pm. Your unique mask may accentuate your planned evening attire.  Take some time to think about your attire and your mask selection. Most guests start planning their attire and mask selections about six months prior to the event.

LOCATION & Venue

CONCENERGY 2023 will be held in Durham, NC.

As usual, the venue is undisclosed and will remain a mystery until the host announces it before the event in December 2023.

The city and state of CONCENERGY 2024 Holiday Affair & Masquerade Ball will be announced before the Grand Finale at CONCENERGY 2023.

Hotels

For your convenience, there are three recommended hotels within five driving miles of the mystery venue:

Hilton Garden Inn

Southpoint Mall

Hyatt Place

Southpoint Mall

Residence Inn

Southpoint Mall

TICKETS

First of all, congratulations to you for receiving an invitation to CONCENERGY 2023. The person who invited you thinks a lot of you.

You most likely received a paper, hand-delivered invitation. The next step is for you to purchase your ticket to secure your space within ten days of receiving your invitation. If you cannot attend nor register within ten days, kindly return your invitation immediately to the person who invited you. Your pre-reserved space will automatically be reassigned to another guest on the waiting list.

You may invite a PLUS ONE when registering. This person does not require a paper invitation; however, your plus one must arrive with you when you present your credentials at the door.

CONTROLLED ENTRY

Guests should plan to arrive between the time that doors open (7:06pm) and the opening event (8:06pm).

Guests must present their hand-delivered paper invitation AND their confirmed paid ticket upon entry.

Tickets are not available at the door.

INVITING OTHERS

After you register, you may invite up to two other guests with the approval of the person who invited you.  You must ensure that your invitees meet the criteria of the original invitation.  Follow these instructions:
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House Rules

FRIDAY SERVICE DAY

Local Volunteer Opportunity and Virtual Food Drive

THE CALL

Each year, on the Friday before the main event, many of our guests arrive in town early to participate in local community service. Community service participation allows our CONCENERGY guests to have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Become aware of issues in the local community
  • Through group effort, have a profound and lasting effect on the life of someone that we’ve never met
  • Make friendships that may last a lifetime by working together in service to benefit others

THE CAUSE

This year, CONCENERGY, is partnering with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  The food bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for friends and neighbors facing hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for over 40 years.

The Food Bank works across the food system to provide access to nutritious food that nourishes families, children, seniors, and individuals. Through partnerships, education, and programs, the Food Bank empowers communities to overcome hunger, creating an environment where all North Carolinians thrive.

THE CHALLENGE

In October 2023, CONCENERGY guests will be able to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in two ways:
1.  Register to participate in local community service
  • On Friday, December 8, 2023, for a few hours during the morning or afternoon, CONCENERGY guests will have the opportunity to volunteer in the food warehouse in Durham, NC which is located at 2700 Angier Avenue, Suite A Durham, NC 27703.  Volunteer projects vary based on what is in the warehouse at the time. Generally, you will be determining whether food is safe or unsafe and then putting it in family-sized containers. Projects typically include building food boxes, sorting and repackaging of produce, groceries, bulk dry items like pasta or rice, or labeling food containers.
  • To participate, when you register for the CONCENERGY 2023 Masquerade and Affair, please indicate that you would like to participate in community service.  You will receive more information in October when its time to register for volunteer time slots.

2. Give to support the virtual CONCENERGY food drive

  • The virtual food drive is simply an easy way for everyone to give funds to support the work of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.
  • You’ll be able to easily give a virtual monetary donation and your friends and family can participate too.    100% of your donation will go directly to the food bank.
  • Our goal is to raise $1000 for the food bank.
  • The give portal will open in October (along with the community volunteer portal).  You will receive an email in October with additional instructions.
  • There is no additional action that you need to take to participate in the Give campaign at this time.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
TO AN EXCLUSIVE YEAR-END EVENT
WITH OTHERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCES
AND IDEAS WORTH SHARING

I HOPE THAAT YOU WILL ESTABLISH
MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP THAT
WILL BE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL
FOR YEARS TO COME

LET'S HAVE A BALL

- your host -

Concenergy 2023

A Holiday Affair & Masquerade Ball

Saturday Dec 9, 2023

Ready to change your life & business?