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Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals (EMMF-FA19)

Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals (EMMF-FA19)

If you’re looking to become an event or meeting planner, or you’ve been planning events for a while but never got proper training, this is the ultimate course for you. Here you’ll get a thorough understanding of how events work, why people and companies host events,...
Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals (EMMF-SU19)

Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals (EMMF-SU19)

If you’re looking to become an event or meeting planner, or you’ve been planning events for a while but never got proper training, this is the ultimate course for you. Here you’ll get a thorough understanding of how events work, why people and companies host events,...
Q&A: Laura Ritchie, Grit & Grace Inc.

Q&A: Laura Ritchie, Grit & Grace Inc.

Overview Laura Ritchie, Founder and Designer at Grit & Grace Inc, joins ELI for an insightful Q&A webinar. Laura speaks about starting her event planning business and her nine-year road to success. Laura also offers her advice about outsourcing, how to help...
Q&A: Lizz Torgovnick, Sequence Events

Q&A: Lizz Torgovnick, Sequence Events

Overview In this Event Leader Q&A webinar, Lizz Torgovnick, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sequence Events, gives us her thoughts on who an event belongs to, what she spends her working days doing, and when it all came together. ELI member? Log in now to...
Q&A: Jan Altmann, Meetingmax

Q&A: Jan Altmann, Meetingmax

Overview In this Event Leader Q&A Session, Jan Altmann, Growth Manager at Meetingmax, shares his top tips for event housing. He then discusses housing pirates, attrition, and much more. Finally, Jan shares his advice on handling commission cuts. ELI member? Log in...
Workflow Management and Production Timelines

Workflow Management and Production Timelines

Overview In the business of event management it is critical that timelines are established amongst the planning team, the clients, the suppliers, and the venue. Adherence to these deadlines is paramount to a successful program. This presentation will outline various...
Silent Auction Strategy

Silent Auction Strategy

Overview Become an expert at planning the stages and strategy of incorporating a silent auction into your event, or improving an existing silent auction. Topics covered include, forming an effective committee, auction item procurement, how to set minimum bids and...
Mobile Event Apps: Pros, Cons and Best Practices

Mobile Event Apps: Pros, Cons and Best Practices

Overview Native or web-based? Outsource it, or build it in house? Which features do I need? What if my attendees aren’t ready? Planners have a lot of questions when it comes to mobile event apps, and understandably so. With over a thousand different vendors...
In-House Vendors: Pros, Cons and How to Get a Fair Deal

In-House Vendors: Pros, Cons and How to Get a Fair Deal

Overview Many hotels and other venues require or recommend you hire their in-house vendors, often resulting in your having to pay above-market prices. This class will explain situations when you will want to use them and when you should try to avoid using them, and if...
Working With Unions and Convention Centers

Working With Unions and Convention Centers

Overview Anyone who has ever worked in a convention center or dealt with a unionized venue knows that it can be tricky business. Navigating minimums, straight time, specific load in hours can make even the most seasoned event planner want to pull their hair out. In...
Careers in Event Planning

Careers in Event Planning

Overview In the past 10 years the event planning field has become extremely sought-after. Yet for those looking to enter the industry, not all jobs are created equal. This class will describe several different types of jobs in events, as well as several different...