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You’ve personally curated each piece of your unique rental collection. You design incomparable environments for life’s most important moments.

People don’t just want to rent from your warehouse; they want to live in it. Photos of your rare pieces will hang on your clients’ walls for generations. You intentionally create the setting for a lifetime of memories. You are transforming the world’s idea of what event rentals can be.

And we don’t want you to do that alone.

Lend & Gather is designed for boutique event rental professionals by boutique event rental professionals.

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This year’s two-day conference will be held in the creative mecca of Nashville. Lend & Gather is an opportunity to connect, learn, grow, and be inspired in your niche event rental business. We’re bringing you valuable insights from the best speakers, opportunities to join with other rental professionals who understand your world, and honest answers to the event rental industry’s biggest challenges.

Whether you rent modern modular furniture or vintage flatware, you’ll find education geared specifically to your specialty event rental business. You’ll develop a community that will foster and champion your growth. You’ll discover resources to solve the unique difficulties you experience.

Hosted by RW Elephant, Lend & Gather promises to be an invaluable investment for your boutique event rental business. We can’t wait to meet you November 19th & 20th, 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee!



November 19th & 20th, 2024


Saint Elle & Thompson Hotel | Nashville, Tennessee


Tuesday & Wednesday will be two whole days of sessions with speakers, breakouts, and networking. Breakfast & Lunch will be provided both days.


Boutique Event Rental Professionals from around the world. We are limiting attendance at the conference to allow for maximum connection, growth opportunities, and access to our expert speakers and panelists.


To elevate and empower you, your company, and the event rental industry.


With fantastic speakers who are ready to share their experience, knowledge, and advice along with opportunities to connect with like-minded event rental professionals who understand your passion, your challenges, and your triumphs.

Lend & Gather 2024 topics will include:

Evaluating your Cast of Characters: Using Behavioural Analytics to Get the Right People in the Right Roles • Authoring Your Own Entrepreneurial Story: Embracing the Power of Discomfort • Creating Beauty Out of Nothing, A Conversation about Landscape Design • The Art History of Events • Telling Your Story to the Press: The Value of a Public Relations Strategy • and more…


Bringing multiple people from your company? Interested in a payment plan? Check our FAQs to find out more.


“L&G is worth every penny to attend. Being busy with business & family, I want to attend conferences that provide value. I have tried other big name conferences that are lovely for networking, but aren’t necessarily providing insight from industry professionals that apply to rentals. L&G is a niche conference and a must for rental owners.”

Lindsay SeelVivant Event Rentals
Lauren and Tyler KrausharPerspective Events

“Before Lend and Gather, I felt very isolated as a rental owner/founder and only had a few other rental pros to reach out to for bouncing ideas and issues with. Making connections at Lend and Gather with other rental pros, plus the education I received from attending, not only changed the trajectory of Relics Rentals but it empowered me by gaining me more confidence as the owner to better implement policies and processes into my business in order to move it forward.”

Jan OelkeRelics Rentals


We are excited to partner with some fantastic brands for Lend & Gather 2024! Stay tuned on Instagram as we introduce you to these phenomonal folks.

Interested in sponsoring Lend & Gather 2024? Get in touch so we can get you info about our Sponsorship opportunities.

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Pablo Oliveiria Profile

“I’d recommend Lend and Gather to any boutique event rental professional as it offers industry-specific insights, valuable knowledge through expert-led sessions and great networking opportunity with other like-minded event rental professionals. Attendees truly gain practical tips on topics such as optimizing inventory management, enhancing customer experience, pricing and a variety of other tools to streamline operations.”

Pablo OliveiriaNüage Designs

Reserve your seat at Lend & Gather 2024 now before they’re gone. Don’t miss your chance to make these kinds of connections and learn these lessons!



Lend & Gather is a one-of-a-kind Conference geared specifically for Boutique Event Rental Businesses. It was proudly co-founded by RW Elephant and Loot Rentals in 2016.

Allison Howell of RW Elephant & Anna & Rhoda of Loot Rentals at Lend & Gather 2022

Allison of RW Elephant has always been interested in helping boutique event rental pros do what they love most– make more beauty. That’s why, in 2010, along with her husband Tim, she created a software tool to give rental pros the support they needed to keep track of their inventory and orders in a lovely way. When she had the chance to start a conference specifically for these specialty rental clients with the gals from Loot, she jumped at the chance. Elevating and empowering the niche event rental industry is what she’s all about.

Anna & Rhoda over at Loot Rentals are still passionate about elevating the boutique event rental industry and will always be honored as co-founders of the conference. They’re currently focusing on their own businesses and brands and while they are not active hosts any longer, they are forever champions to the Lend & Gather cause and are looking forward to seeing you there!

RW Elephant continues to host Lend & Gather because the world needs the beautiful events and environments you create. We want to enable you to create more of them!


When should I arrive and leave?

We suggest that you roll into Music City on Monday, November 18th. We’ll get together for an informal cocktail gathering on Monday evening to get to know one another. The conference will be two full days on Tuesday and Wednesday (we might have evening events too!) so you’ll want to head out on Thursday, November 21st.

Where should I stay?

We have a room block at Thompson, Nashville (a Hyatt Hotel) with a smokin’ rate of $259 per night. Once you register, we’ll send you the link to book your room.

Will I need a rental car?

Nope. We’ll provide transportation for the group between Thompson Nashville and Saint Elle on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Do you offer a special rate if I bring multiple people from my company?

Yep. If you bring more than one person from the same company, we offer $250 off the second and additional seats. Contact us at hello@lendandgather.com for the registration code.

Do you offer a payment plan?

We sure do. Our payment plan will break your registration fee into three equal payments. Email us at hello@lendandgather.com and we’ll send you info about that process. There is a $150 administration fee for the payment plan.

What is your refund policy?

Once you register for Lend & Gather, we don’t offer refunds but you can resell your seat to someone else who is interested in coming. Let us know if you’ve resold your seat (with as much advanced notice as possible) so we know who will be joining us. They will need to agree to our terms and conditions in order to attend.


“After attending Lend & Gather we would whole heartedly recommend event rental pros attending at any stage their current business might be in. There was proof that it can be a helpful and worthwhile tool for all by glancing around the room and seeing those just starting out to those we have admired in the industry. Being somewhere in the middle ourselves we can attest that we would have benefitted from going sooner and continuing on for many more as we grow and learn.”

Annie Sharp & Holly JonesOne Hundred Chairs
Emily WatersTreasury Rentals

“Lend and Gather provided a unique experience to meet like-minded industry specific individuals that are all trying to be better at what we do, find easier or more efficient everyday practices. My favorite thing about L& G is… wow so many things… the people, the food, the fun.. the people!!”

Jade SmithUnearthed Rentals


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