I just want to say THANK YOU, again, for an awesome event yesterday. Most event attendees don’t understand the work that goes into planning something like that - but we do! I honestly thought I was going to walk into a room full of classroom style tables with the typical conference set up, and was so pleasantly surprised, and impressed, with what the event actually was. The location was great, the food was amazing, and the program content and style was perfect. Awesome job! 



- Brianna, Toolkit Seattle Attendee 



Toolkit gives event planners a fertile laboratory where you can sharpen your event planning skills and explore proven event planning strategies. It's a place to fill your toolkit with pro tips, tricks and proven techniques to ensure your events succeed. 


Toolkit host Proper Planning has been in the events business for over 30 years. We have seen over 5,000 events of every shape and size.


You’ll hear case studies from non-profit fundraising events, movement-based conferences, corporate customer events, product launches, trade association conventions, 10-person C-suite meetings, as well as gatherings for 15,000 geeks. You’ll go behind the scenes on a wide range of events — from those with a $10 million budget, to clients who just need that $100 print sponsor.


Over three decades, we’ve refined our planning processes and adopted best-practices that seamlessly work together to manage and execute each client’s event. We’re eager to meet and share with you our passion and insights for producing event experiences and success stories to help you in your journey to producing great events. ​

Learn more about the Proper Planning Team here.

Who should attend? 

- Non Profit Planners

- Corporate Planners

- State Association Planners

- Executive Assistants 

- PR Event Professionals 

- Independent Planners

Learn from Experts in: 

- Content & Messaging Strategy

- Guest Experience Innovation

- Budget Maximization 

- Event Technology

- Marketing Strategy

- Vendor Relationships

Toolkit - Seattle Recap 


Seattle Speakers


Jeff Bowe

Senior Director, Tourism Development

Experience Olympia & Beyond


Alicia Crank

Corporate Relations Officer

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish


Dallas Dougherty

Executive Producer

AV Factory

Jana Heinrichs

Business Development Manager

CORT Party Rental


Carly Othman

Senior Project Lead

Proper Planning


Daniel Rossi

Chief Business Officer



Zac Thorpe

Vice President, Sales



Stuart Butler


Butler Seattle


Christina Devlin

Executive Events Manager

Inspire ME - Meetings & Events

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Libby Dover

Founder & Creative Director

Dover Entertainment


Hilary Laney

Owner & CEO

Evia Events


Felicia Rahm

Director, Sales & Marketing

The Hotel Zags Portland 


Shelby Sewell

CEO & Culinary Director

Foodz Catering 


Danae Tucker

Director, Sales & Marketing

Dockside at Dukes

Carla Carrell

Director of Government/External Affairs



Janelle Doig

Senior Manager - Venue Experiences

Museum of Pop Culture 


Andrea Driessen

Speaker & Author; Founder

No More Boring Meetings


Gregg Mindt

Executive Director

NW Environmental Business Council


Praveen Ramachandran



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Elliot Stockstad

Chief Development Officer

Lutheran Community Services NW

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Darren Zemanek

Photographer & Business Owner