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2 weeks 1 day 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.

2 weeks 3 days 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.

3 weeks 3 days 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.

 

3 weeks 3 days 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.

3 weeks 3 days 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. 

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

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!

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

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.

9 weeks 5 days 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.

14 weeks 2 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.

15 weeks 4 days 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.