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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The conclusion of another successful Homecoming week provides the perfect opportunity to give a re-cap of all the big events associated with this great Tech tradition. As one of the Homecoming chairs for my sorority, I have an insider’s perspective on the things that matter most to win!
A few weeks ago, President of the Republic of Panama Juan Carlos Varela and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld participated in the Georgia Tech Advisory Board meeting. Special agents for each individual met with me separately to conduct an advance security sweep. While they differed in length (45 minutes compared to three hours), I encountered similar questions and expectations from each principal’s staff. I compiled a list of tips I learned throughout the week to help anyone working with an advance security team.
The Event Coordinators’ Network Sixth Annual Workshop: Designing for Excellence, will take place on Wednesday, November 19, at the Carter Center. We encourage all those who are interested in learning more about event design, have event coordination responsibilities, or those who are interested in expanding their skills to register today.