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1 day 14 hours ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Let’s be honest — event planners are really hoarders. We hoard the details of our event in our head, and stuff our to-do list with items of various levels of importance.  But this blog article is your intervention to let it go.

1 week 2 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

As a former employee of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, I take great pride in learning from whom I consider to be paramount in providing exceptional customer service. And while I can’t comp a Georgia Tech student’s tuition if they are unhappy with a certain service I provide, I do have the opportunity each and every day to provide unparalleled customer service and an unforgettable experience for every Georgia Tech guest.

4 weeks 3 days ago
Laci Weeden
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Sibs Day at Georgia Tech was created to encourage more family involvement in the spring semester. The Parents Program invited younger siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, and family friends of undergraduate students (ages 7-16) to visit Georgia Tech and engage in activities that were educational, spirited, and fun. Participants enjoyed eating in a dining hall, learning more about Georgia Tech through educational workshops, cheered on the men’s basketball team, participated in a community service project, and bowled a few frames with Buzz.

6 weeks 6 days ago
Barb Dockweiler
Special Events and Protocol Blog

The Athletic Scholarship Endowment Dinner was held on Monday, January 26 at the McCamish Pavilion.  ECN Member and Associate Director of Development and Stewardship at Georgia Tech Athletics, Barb Dockweiler, gives us some insight on her hits, challenges and successes while planning the event.

11 weeks 1 day ago
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Happy New Year!
As we begin a new year and a new semester, take some time to check out five event articles you may have missed in 2014. 

 

15 weeks 6 days ago
Dorothy Lemons
Special Events and Protocol Blog

William Fogler, principal and founder of WMEvents, presented his innovative event ideas focusing on five elements: budgets, branding, lighting, timing and shopping. By highlighting concrete ideas and showcasing his creative designs, Fogler provided helpful information for all planners across campus.

16 weeks 1 day ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Event success doesn’t have to be hard, you just have to be consistent and follow a few simple steps. In his informative and entertaining presentation, Keynote Speaker Matthew Redd shared his checklist for event success. Below, I’ve listed a few highlights from his presentation.

17 weeks 1 day ago
Renee Brown
Special Events and Protocol Blog

 

During the ECN’s 6th annual workshop, Designing for Excellence, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association was highlighted by  Kara Petracek, vice president of Events and Campus Relations and Mora Hostetter, a senior event manager, both presenting a case study of one of their most spectacular events, the Gold & White Honors awards.

 

17 weeks 1 day ago
LaJauna Ellis
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Do you have what it takes to negotiate a contract with a vendor? Do you think that you have to settle for the original proposal when planning a meeting or event? These questions provided the basis of the workshop session on contract negotiation. Yolonda Cameron, from the Office of Legal Affairs, and Catherine Shaw, from Professional Education, brought unique perspectives to this session as they shared helpful tips when negotiating and reviewing event contracts. Yolanda’s perspective came from the legal aspect of a contract and Catherine’s from the meeting planner perspective.

17 weeks 1 day ago
Olivia Watkins
Special Events and Protocol Blog

 

During the 6th Annual Event Coordinators’ Workshop – Designing for Excellence, many attendees participated in the professional floral design breakout session lead by Valarie Bell, a talented local floral designer.