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.

Join the ECN

ECN Leadership

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

Meet the Leadership

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

Stay tuned to hear about what the ECN has planned in 2021 by reviewing the ECN Newsletter. 

Past Highlighted Events

Make Your Event Accessible with the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)

This event reviewed accessibility at virtual and in-person events and programs. Through group conversation, participant learned skills and knowledge to include in their 2021 programming and beyond. Subject matter experts reviewed closed captioning, relevant technology, programming language, and so much more!

Presenters: 

Shaina Walker, Marketing and Events Coordinator, CIDI

Tori Hughes, Outreach Specialist, Tools for Life, CIDI

 

View Recording

Black History Month: Racial Politics of Time 

The ECN Membership Committee hosted this event in March to continue the Black History Month celebration. They discussed the following questions and listed below each question are a few responses shared by ECN members. ECN members were encouraged to watch the 12-minute TED Talk prior to the event.  

Discussed Questions and Answers

Women's History Month: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders 

The ECN Membership Committee hosted this event to discuss women and the path to leadership. Members were encouraged to watch the 15-minte TED Talk prior to attending to discuss the below questions. Responses from ECN members are outlined below each question. 

Discussed Questions and Answers Event Recording

Event Coordinating as Covid-19 Continues

The ECN Professional Development Committee shared advice, insight, and stories of virtual events from ECN members.

Panelists: 

Daniela Estrada and Selena Perrin from the Global Change Program
Jerrod Grier from the MBA Programs at the Scheller College of Business

PowerPoint Presentation Event Recording

ECN 12th Annual Workshop

With over 220 attendees, the ECN transformed the Annual Workshop to a virtual format via Gatherly on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020. 

Missed this year's workshop? You can still review the presentations from some of this year's workshop presenters.

 

The Brave New World of Virtual Events Event Planners Reimagined Navigating Coordination and Content

ECN Bootcamp Series

Campus Catering Plans for Fall 2020
In our second installment of the ECN Virtual Summer Series, Georgia Tech Catering will show what steps are being taken to provide safe and healthy food services to our campus community. Danielle Ismirle and Nicole Godfrey will discuss changes to dining programs and operations for the fall semester. View the presentation here. 


Demystifying the Institute Policy Process
Kelly Cross, institute policy manager, discusses what it means to navigate campus policies. This session will provide an overview of the Institute Policy life cycle process and help ECN members know where to get Institute Policy answers. View the presentation here. 


Microsoft Teams Live Events
Learn what it takes to host a successful Microsoft Teams Live Event. Grace Battle, virtual production and client support specialist with Audio Visual Services, discusses how Microsoft Teams is a great tool for virtual town halls and casual conversation forums. View the presentation here.

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.