NEW!!! Events 101

If you’ve ever been tasked with planning and hosting an event on campus, you know there is much more involved that just finding an appropriate venue. In this session, you’ll learn about all of the different components that go into planning any event on campus and the steps you need to take to bring all those components together. Understand why you need to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how before you even begin planning your event. You’ll also discover a host of event details you may never have even considered. You will leave this session equipped with the tools and processes necessary to effectively plan and host your next event, whether it is a board meeting for 10, a dinner for 250, or a multi-day conference for 400. The services of Events & Conferences will also be discussed.


What You Will Learn:

  • How to create an event plan to maximize the success of your event
  • How to reserve a meeting room on campus and determine the best room for your event, including the different venue options available here at BU
  • Who the on-campus service providers are and how to communicate your event needs to them
  • How to work with outside vendors to fulfill services that can’t be provided in-house
  • The details you might not have thought about: agendas, staffing, registration, and more
  • Liability and risk management issues for events
  • Resources to make your event green and sustainable
  • Services available from Events & Conferences


Who Should Attend:

  • Those who have been tasked with one-time event responsibilities
  • Those who have regular event responsibilities and need guidance
  • Those who want to learn more about planing events on campus
Andrew Vigue, Events & Conferences
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Charles River Campus - Budget Training Room, room 371, Third Floor (25 Buick Street)