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Wednesday, August 17th

1:00pm - 6:00pm

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Planning 101: A BootCamp for College Students

A two-hour workshop focused on giving young students the tools they need to enter the events industry. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Student Lunch & Career Networking Hour

Hosted lunch with time to connect with other students, potential mentors, and employers. Students can stick around for the entire Toolkit Programming with their student pass.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Planner Panel: The Impact of the Last Two Years

This session brings together several experienced planners to discuss two of the most transformative years our industry has ever seen. 

Alicia Crank, Seattle City Club Brent Dahl, Dahl Concepts LLC

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Partnerships: The Key to Planning Success

A strong vendor network and reliable industry partners can dictate the success of your planning process. Learn how to cultivate relationships that will benefit you and your clients for years to come. 

John Cooper, Yakima Valley Tourism Neil Ratliff, Emerald City Cocktails Stuart Butler, NWES

Van Anh Nguyen, Evo3 Marketing

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Planner Super Powers

Two event prof veterans share some real talk on the superpowers we possess and the toll these trying times have taken and how self-care is essential in this crazy event biz.

Hilary Laney, Evia

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 

Tech Tools for Today's Event Landscape

Tech has always been a critical component of live events, but it became the focal point for virtual events during the pandemic. Hear from leading A/V partners about virtual event platforms and other tech tools that allowed planners to develop online events that engaged audiences from start to finish.

Moderator: Colton Edwards, Proper Planning
Dave Jungck, AV Factory
Galen Wicks, Big Rock Productions
Oren Mauldin, Evia

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Case Studies: What Worked? What Didn't? 

Virtual events brought with them a host of new creative solutions and opportunities - they also presented unique challenges for even the most seasoned planners. Speakers will share real case studies of virtual event wins, losses, and lessons learned.


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Future of Planning

So what does the future look like for our industry? How can we ensure our clients and our businesses are successful in the coming years?


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Happy Hour & Networking

Get together with industry professionals to chat, connect, and collaborate on upcoming projects. Sponsored by Emerald City Cocktails.


Event Planning 101

a bootcamp for college students

Join us before Toolkit Event for our special workshop introducing you to the

ins and outs of the events industry!


Wednesday, August 17th

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Block 41| Seattle, WA


Hosted by Lynn Edwards

With a ticket to the student BootCamp, you will have access to:

  • Two full hours of workshops covering event industry basics

  • An hour of lunch & networking with industry experts and other students

  • FULL ACCESS to Toolkit Event 2022 - an event for professionals with five hours of advanced programming ($49 value)

  • After-event Happy Hour (must be 21+)

  • Practical advice, tools, and experience to highlight in upcoming job interviews and/or on your LinkedIn profile

Huge thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors


Host Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

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