The ECN is made up of a group of more than 500 self-selected staff members from 90 different departments who are interested in event planning or expanding their skill sets at Georgia Tech.

The Event Leadership Team is responsible for the group's strategic oversight and direction.

Join the ECN

Have an event planning job or interested in honing your event planning skills? All members of the Georgia Tech community are invited to join the ECN to receive monthly resources, professional development experiences, and networking opportunities. Email Grace Battle if interested.

Upcoming Events

14th Annual ECN Workshop

Life in the Fast Lane: Innovation in Event Management 
Wednesday, Jan. 18
 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Georgia Tech Exhibition Hall
 

The Annual ECN Workshop is back in person for the first time in two years! Join the ECN for this free professional development opportunity to learn more about what it means to be innovative throughout the event planning process. Life is moving fast, and there are many tools to keep up with the challenges thrown in an event coordinator’s journey to the finish line. Find the event agenda and more information on the ECN Workshop webpage. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided. RSVP is required by Friday, Jan. 13.

Get Involved

ECN 2022 Elections

Elections are currently closed. The ECN will have more information on how you can be more involved in January.

Past Highlighted Events

ECN Town Hall: Campus Catering Update

Panelists from Georgia Tech Auxiliary Services and Business Operations will review the new list of secondary approved caterers and updates to campus catering policies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions regarding these updates.

ECN Session: Event Tools for your Toolbox

Successful events are all about the details. Join Serena Wallace, director of Institute Events, as she shares new and updated templates, signage, and event planning tools to help planners not sweat the small stuff.

Setting the Stage with AV Services

OIT Team

Discover the most effective ways to deliver content to your audience through sound and visuals. Whether it's a small meeting or conference, this panel discussion will include experts to share best AV practices and tips for presenting your content in a hybrid, in-person, or virtual event.

13th Annual Event Coordinators' Workshop

Workshop Presentations

10 Tips on Managing Work-Life Balance
Candice Bovian- Program Manager, Georgia Tech Human Resources

How to Plan a Virtual or Hybrid Event at Georgia Tech
Jassen Ceci, Charlie Wright, Grace Battle, Jason Brewer- Georgia Tech OIT

Accessible Event Planning
Carolyn Phillips- Co-Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
Dr. Sheryl Ballenger- Manager of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Event Contingency Planning: How to Expect the Unexpected
Tarena Smith- Senior Director of Stadium Events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Student and Campus Events Centers Town Hall

Caitlyn Wine, Student and Campus Event Center Team
 
Learn more about campus’ new reservable spaces and other operations. Caitlyn Wine discusses the policies and procedures for new and existing campus event venues.

2022 ECN Bootcamp

Brand, Visual Identity, and Trademarks
Doug Goodwin, Institute Communications

Procurement 101
Erin Mitchell, Procurement and Business Services

Achieving Personal and Professional Success in Today’s Workplace

Sherry Ebrahimi, Director of Housing Administration and Conference Services- Emory College

Annual Workshops

Connect and collaborate with individuals possessing similar job functions.

ECN Leadership

The ECN is run by event enthusiasts across campus who serve in a variety of roles.