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.

Have questions? Email the ECN

Upcoming Events

ECN Bootcamp- Event Essentials: Event Planning Resources at Georgia Tech

Tuesday, May 24
Student Success Center
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Keynote- Heroes in Hospitality: Using Superpowers to Empower 
Torrez M. Wilson, MPA, CMP
Conference and Program Services Coordinator, Georgia State University

The ECN is excited to be back in person for this year's Bootcamp! Sessions will include a Georgia Tech Event Expert Panel, information about Zoom hybrid events, new Georgia Tech branding, and procurement. Breakfast and lunch will be available. RSVP is due by Friday, May 20. This event is free to attend.

2022 ECN Bootcamp Agenda

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Keynote address- Heroes in Hospitality: Using Superpowers to Empower
Torrez M. Wilson, MPA, CMP, Conference & Program Services Coordinator

10:30 a.m. Breakout Session 1
Planning Meetings and Events at Georgia Tech Expert Panel
Laci Weeden, Ed.D., Director, Parent and Family Programs
Christie Hughes, Director of Facilities & Administration
Cara-Joy Wong, Project Support Specialist Senior

Branding Events at Georgia Tech
Doug Goodwin, Director, IC MarCom Consulting & Project Management

11:15 a.m. Breakout Session 2
Procurement 101
Erin Mitchell, CPPB, Procurement and Business Services Purchasing Manager

Hybrid Zoom Engagement
Grace Battle, Business Relationship Manager, OIT – Strategic Initiatives

12:00 p.m. Networking lunch

1:00 p.m. Closing remarks

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 Jillian Cruser if interested.

ECN Leadership

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

Past Highlighted Events

Achieving Personal and Professional Success in Today’s Workplace

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

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

Annual Workshops

Connect and collaborate with individuals possessing similar job functions.

Professional Development

Event planning resources and real time updates on policies and procedures.

Strategic Plan

Updates on the ECN's goals, strategies, and initiatives.