Full course description
Event Planning: From Start to Finish
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9 am - 3:30 pm
Learn how to expertly craft any event from start to finish and wow your attendees, colleagues, and boss. Topics including how to create a timeline and budget, work with various vendors and navigate and negotiate contracts will be thoroughly discussed. Leave the class feeling confident that you can create your next event to reach your target audience, engage with them, and be profitable.
Event types, Pros, Cons and Differences
Vendors (Venues, Caterers, AV, Photographers and Videographers, Entertainment)
Event Contracts, Negotiations and Concessions
Event Documents (Timeline, Budget, Sponsor Tracking)
Registration and Tracking Management
How to prepare a speaker
How to select a site
Marketing your event
How to track the success of an event
Ideas to make your event stand out
In Kind Donations and Partnership
Your Role Onsite
The Week Before an Event
Event insurance 101
Post Event Wrap up
NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants shortly before the class date.
In-Person Class Refund Policy: 100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.
Online Class Refund Policy: In the case of a Salem State Online class, 100% refund before the scheduled start date. No refunds once the Salem State Online class begins. For all other online classes (Gatlin, Ed2go, or MindEdge) no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information