Special Events & Protocol Blog

2 weeks 15 hours 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.

 

2 weeks 5 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.

2 weeks 5 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.

3 weeks 4 days ago
Special Events and Protocol Blog

On our second ECN field trip series, we visited Halls Atlanta Wholesale Florist just east of campus near the historic Fourth Ward Park. Halls is the largest flower wholesaler in Atlanta and has been serving the metro area since 1959. For campus event professionals, Halls – an approved Georgia Tech vendor – is a great resource; they carry everything from floral hard goods, to potted plants, and to fresh cut flowers. 

7 weeks 3 days ago
Special Events and Protocol Blog

During our first 2014 Event Coordinators’ Network summer field trip, we visited the AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Resource Center. AMAC, or the Alternative Media Access Center, promotes accessibility for individuals with disabilities and operates at Georgia Tech under the College of Architecture. Its offices are located in the Block Candy Company, a converted warehouse loft on Means Street.

 

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

In the second of our two-part series, we'll address Abby's best protocol resources and ideas for making a guest's visit a memorable experience.

 

 

9 weeks 19 hours ago
Laura Pusateri
Special Events and Protocol Blog

In February, we hosted Georgia’s Chief Protocol Officer Abby Turano who discussed protocol and event planning tips. For those who weren’t able to attend (or need a refresher), we are happy to share the first segment of a two-part series highlighting her suggestions, resources, and ideas.

9 weeks 19 hours ago
Serena Wallace
Special Events and Protocol Blog

Planning for Commencement is not a simple task, but it is certainly one of the most rewarding. We wanted to share with you some behind-the-scenes details about the Institute’s key event.

21 weeks 4 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.

23 weeks 6 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.