Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 9th
French Hall, 1st floor historic lobby, Longwood University
9:00 a.m. Registration.
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview
9:45 a.m. A Look Under the Hood Understanding the economics of event planning, including industry size, projected revenue, and job growth.
10:00 a.m. What Would You Do? How strong are your problem-solving skills? Attendees will be divided into teams and will be given an event scenario gone wrong. What is your solution?
10:15 a.m. Break. Refreshments are sponsored by Aramark.
10:30 a.m. Discussion with Our Experts A peer-to-peer round-table discussion with our experts sharing their insights about building your career as an event planner.
11:30 a.m. Part I – What Would You Do? With solutions to the event scenario gone wrong, each team will present their unique solution, sparking a critique from our experts.
12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by Graduate and Professional Studies at Longwood University. Enjoy the campus while networking with fellow participants.
1:00 p.m. Part II – What Would You Do? With solutions to the event scenario gone wrong, each team will present their unique solution, sparking a critique from our experts.
1:45 p.m. A View from Our Speakers Tim, Peggy, John, and Berkley get down to brass tacks on what it takes to do their job.
2:15 p.m. Speed Dating Dust off your elevator speech. Each attendee will have 1:1 time with our experts. Ask questions to jumpstart your event planning career.
3:30 p.m. Q&A with Speakers You have one more question for our experts? Go for it and leave energized and informed.
4:00 p.m. What’s Ahead? Upcoming event planning webinars and workshops.
4:15 p.m. Networking Happy Hour is sponsored by Aramark.
5:00 p.m. End