Special Events & Protocol Blog

8 weeks 2 days ago
Special Events and Protocol Blog

One of the advantages to being in a university setting is that we are surrounded by different cultures. In fact, building positive relationships with people from different cultures is how we grow, personally and professionally. Sometimes, however, planning a meeting or event with attendees representing multiple cultures is a challenge.

10 weeks 4 days ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Last week’s snow closure was a great “what-if” scenario for event planners. If you had an event scheduled for that week, what would you have done? How would you have communicated your changes, and who gets to make the decision to alter your event? Don’t wait for these things to happen – create your mental checklist now to be prepared. This week, I’m sharing my tips that have saved me in the past.

12 weeks 4 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

The beginning of the new year always energizes me. Then January 5 hits, and I’ve most likely reverted to the needs-improvement, can’t-stay-organized, feels-behind-the-eight-ball self of years past. But this year, I resolve to resolve!

23 weeks 2 days ago
Special Events and Protocol Blog

As an event and meeting planner, you can only be in one place at a time, but there are always several things going on at once. On and off campus, the Georgia Tech Ambassadors are an invaluable resource for additional assistance at all types of events. The Ambassadors are a group of professionally motivated students who represent the student body as official hosts of the Institute; they are housed in the Campus Relations department in the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. GT Ambassador members are chosen because they represent great leadership, hospitality, and effective communication skills. To leverage GT Ambassador support at any event, it is important to remember five tips:

24 weeks 2 days ago
Kayla Cox
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Homecoming week is full of competition, tradition, and excitement for Georgia Tech students where students groups compete for the title of “Homecoming Champion.”  Being in a sorority, we take Homecoming Week seriously as we do our best to be crowned champion and earn bragging rights for the year to come.  Faculty and staff are welcome to watch and cheer on the competitions. Below I’ve listed some of my favorites and hope you can attend. For a full list of activities, view the Daily Digest article.

25 weeks 4 days ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Pinterest is another site in the social media wave that allows users to save and organize pictures they find online. Do not let its simple format fool you; Pinterest is a powerful event planning tool to discover new ideas and refresh old ones.

 

26 weeks 5 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

The Event Coordinators’ Network’s Fifth Annual Workshop: Protocol for University Professionals, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech. We encourage all those who are interested in learning more about protocol, have event coordination responsibilities, or those who are interested in expanding their skills to register today. 

28 weeks 2 days ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

As budgets decrease and participation increases, event planners know the struggle to create unique events that “wow” participants. The answer does not always have to be big décor — such as acrobats, pin-spot lighting, and oversized florals — but to make the event a personal experience with wisely spent dollars.

28 weeks 4 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

By now, I am sure you have all heard the words, “You’re at Georgia Tech, You can do that!” Coined by our Sophomore Speaker Nicholas Selby, that phrase was heard around the world thanks to one significant entity—social media. I had hoped for an audience of 3,500 to attend New Student Convocation; with Nick’s viral success, we suddenly had an audience of 5 million people who were aware of our first-year welcome at Georgia Tech.

44 weeks 2 days ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

 

As you may have noticed, we have been on a break for the past few weeks as spring events wrapped up and our calm summer began. We will continue to have limited posts until September, but are still available by phone or email to answer your event questions.