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Portland, OR, to Host Sports Event Directors’ College

24 Apr, 2014


Learning Applicable to All Sizes, Types of Sports Events

The 2014 Portland Marathon Event Directors College, scheduled to coincide with the 43rd Portland Marathon, will take place October 2-4, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. An interactive and educational experience, the Event Directors College is primarily a "tactical" hands-on workshop/conference where the details of how to put on an event of any size are reviewed and discussed.

In addition to programming session on logistics, safety, policy, health and more, the conference will include an exhibit hall, as well as the opportunity to volunteer for the Portland Marathon, which takes place that weekend.

Advantages of the three-day workshop:

  • It’s the only event directors’ college that focuses 100% on events from the hands-on/tactical perspective

  • Top quality guest panelists, with expertise in sponsorship, event management, event directing, administration, marketing, public relations, to name just a few

  • The best assemblage of industry representatives in the world with years of event directing experience and expertise

  • A make-up of Event Directors from small to large events, willing to openly share and learn

  • A conference coupled with a marathon event where you can see inside the event

  • A place to learn the nuts and bolts of event management and the secrets that only experience can teach

  • A presentation format where participants can ask questions and join in the dialogue

  • Networking, social events and participation in many of the scheduled Portland Marathon events as a spectator, VIP, volunteer or participant.

  • All kinds of other ‘special goodies’

More information is available by e-mailing Mamie Wheeler, mamie@portlandmarathon.org

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