It is time to mark your calendars for the fourth annual ECN Workshop, which will take place Wednesday, August 8, at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech. This year’s workshop will focus on taking our events and event skills to the next level and increasing the Georgia Tech standard of excellence.
Our keynote will be Jim Hooker, associate senior vice president, Cultural Relations and University Events, at the University of Southern California. Mr. Hooker supervises a staff of ten event professionals and is responsible for more than 200 events on USC’s multiple campuses. Most recently, he and business partner Bruce Stewart founded Stewart & Hooker, an academic event strategies and communications consulting business aimed at improving communication processes and methodologies that reinforce the strategic value of our institutions. We are honored to welcome him and his extensive event planning knowledge to Georgia Tech.
This year we will host a venue showcase, where we will hear from building managers from various venues on campus. We know that finding a space and knowing whom to call is a challenge for all of us, so this session should prove extremely valuable. More than fifteen venues will be highlighted across campus, and attendees will receive an online packet of resources following the workshop to use and share with their colleagues.
And to change things up from past events, we will be highlighting the newest additions to the Georgia Tech preferred catering list for our meals and breakouts. Proof of the Pudding will provide breakfast, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration on the Terrance. Time to Dine will provide a buffet lunch in the Crystal Dining Room and Rotunda from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., with ample time for networking. We have asked our caterers to showcase what they do best, so you will have the opportunity to see how they can best fit your unique event needs.
The agenda is still being finalized, so please look for more details after the July 4 holiday. Online registration will be available starting July 16, so mark your calendars to sign up so we can see you there! If others in your department would benefit from attending, please encourage them to register as well. All are welcome, and we encourage new faces each year. Please contact us with any suggestions you may have to help make this workshop as impactful as possible.
Written by Julie Fenger