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1 week 14 hours ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

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.

5 weeks 5 days ago
Sarah Settlage
Special Events and Protocol Blog

As the new student assistant here in the Special Events and Protocol Office, I am eager to share some insight into the role of the on-campus student assistant. Thus, I have addressed some common questions below, such as what are the benefits of being or having a student assistant, which students would be interested, and what’s the best way to effectively advertise for a position.

7 weeks 48 min ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

This August, the ECN Summer Field Trip Series concluded its successful run with a visit to the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown.

History

The Hyatt is a former Wyndham hotel. When new management acquired the property in 2011, they began with an extensive renovation of the property. Because people used to refer to the hotel as a “diamond in the rough” due to its perfect location in the middle of Midtown, jewels became a key design theme when they rebuilt.

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

One reason I enjoy the events profession is the industry’s constant change. Tastes evolve, business needs shift, and it all comes together to allow event planners to try new ideas at old-hat events. With a summer of blog reading under my belt, here’s my take on the industry’s top trends and some predictions for the future.

 

11 weeks 3 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Crystal Rosser, one of our newest marketing and event managers at Georgia Tech, handles event coordination for the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons and the Georgia Tech Library. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her event planning experience and why she’s never stopped asking questions.

11 weeks 3 days ago
Nicole Howe
Special Events and Protocol Blog

This year’s third outing in the ECN Summer Field Trip Series took us to Presentech, a Georgia Tech-approved printing vendor, located near campus. Since 1990, Presentech has handled a wide variety of print projects – from simple postcards to full building wraps, and everything in between.

11 weeks 5 days ago
Laura Pusateri

Special Events & Protocol is responsible for many Institute-level events that involve many of our campus partners. Please find those events below and share them with your colleagues within your department. Additional details regarding each event can be found on the Special Events & Protocol website.

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

Why I love Mailchimp (and you should too)

We can all agree that email is the primary method of communication today. The more acceptable it has become, the more we have seen traditional event print pieces (save-the-date cards, for example) phase out.

 

15 weeks 6 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Last December, we engaged in a process with our colleagues in the Office of Strategic Consulting to develop a strategic plan that will guide us through the next three to five years. Since the announcement in early spring, much has occurred and will continue to transpire until our presentation of the plan at our annual workshop in November. Similar to the ongoing process for the Institute’s Strategic Plan, we feel it important to update you on our progress and provide an idea of what will occur in the following months.

15 weeks 6 days ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

As event coordinators we understand planning, but what’s that five-syllable term succeeding it? A quasquicentennial refers to a 125th anniversary celebration, which is just what the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (ME) completed in May. Read our blog to hear how organizers planned the event and their lessons learned.