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Event Leader Q&A Webinar: Stephanie Gatton | ELI Members Only
March 15, 2018 at 10:00 am11:00 am PDT
Introducing ELI’s Brand New Members-Only Event Leader Q&A Webinar Series!
We’re providing our subscribers the opportunity to participate in an intimate webinar with an event or meetings industry expert. With a maximum of 20 attendees per webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to ask our chosen event leader your most burning questions whether it’s how they got their start in the industry, what they would do in a given situation, or anything your heart desires!
To make the webinars as engaging and effective as possible, you’ll be able to ask your questions personally using your microphone or through web chat.
Don’t wait to sign up! Registration is first come first serve and there are only a limited 20 spots available!
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March 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. PST | 1:00 p.m. EST
Owner, Stephanie Gatton Events
Assistant Director of Special Events, The Juilliard School
MICHAEL GRANEK, CSEP
President & COO
Event Leadership Institute
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Owner, Stephanie Gatton Events
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., my love for city life has yet to be quenched. Pursuing a degree in English Creative Writing from Georgetown University, my days were equally divided between editing the entertainment section of the university newspaper and producing and stage managing for an upstart theatre company on campus. After graduation and a year-long stint as a graphic designer (where I learned to love the perfect beauty of a well laid-out design), I headed out west for what I lovingly refer to as my “California years.
Two years in Berkeley led to three years in San Diego earning my MFA in Stage Management from UCSD. I then – finally! – made the move back east, embarking on three more years of enlightening, challenging, and rewarding theatrical work in the city I now call home. After 10+ years as a freelance stage manager, I yearned for a bit of stability. While the theatre has been the cornerstone of my professional life, as well as my personal one (I met my husband backstage at Playwrights Horizons, as I was desperately in search of a clip light for a prop table; the rest is history), I sought out new avenues to put my very practical and valuable skill set to use in other ways. Once I realized that planning events was just like managing or producing a production, the rest was history!
After five years in venue management for the iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC, since 2013, I have had the honor of serving as a full-time event planner for The Juilliard School, one of the world’s leading arts conservatories. Each year, I directly plan or help my team coordinate over 80 special events. My background is deeply ingrained in the performing arts: I am known to be a kick-ass SM, with a deep reservoir of live event management across all areas (corporate, non-profit, artistic/creative performances, meetings and
conferences). You name it, I’ve done it.
My friends started asking me to “stage manage” their weddings a few years ago, which I was glad to do, because a wedding is essentially a show, and I love own running the show! After my wedding, I realized that my experience can benefit all couples – but in particular anyone who feels left-of-center, or non-traditional, in whatever way that means to them. I work with couples of all shapes, sizes, religions, gender identities, colors, and more! I am a proud LGBTQ ally, and will go down just about any road with my couples in order to ensure they have the wedding of their dreams, whatever those dreams may be! Whether you see yourself as a traditional couple, or want to bring your own unique touch to your wedding (I’ve seen knife juggling, hand fasting, and cosplay at my weddings), you should come to expect the same level of excellence and professionalism in how your wedding is executed.