An interactive and educational experience, the Event Directors College is primarily a “tactical” hands-on workshop

Event Directors College SeriesThe 2015 Portland Marathon Event Directors College – West, is scheduled to coincide with the 44th Portland Marathon, and will take place October 1-4, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel downtown Portland. An interactive and educational experience, the Event Directors College is primarily a “tactical” hands-on workshop with breakout sessions where the details of how to put on an event of any size are reviewed and discussed.

The program topics, and networking opportunities will be outstanding. No secrets will be withheld, and no stone will be left unturned!

Event organizers are encouraging early registration as the conference – which has the approach of a smaller, round-table classroom – is limited to 100 participants.

The proposed discussion includes the study of critical issues for events that are large or small including politics & city issues, volunteer issues, sponsorship, organization, management, financial models, technology, and medical. For a full list of proposed topics visit the web site here.

Past Panelists & Topic Leaders include:

Richard Benyo, Editor, Marathon & Beyond, Napa Valley Marathon COB
Cliff Bosley, Race Director, Bolder Boulder 10K
Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Congressman and Marathon Runner
Jeff Curtis, CEO, Portland Rose Festival Foundation
Jeff Galloway, Author; Contributing Editor, Runner’s World
Steve Hamilton, President and Founder, Hamilton Events
Judy Ikenberry, Race Central, finish line and race results company
Wally Kastner, Past Event Director, Big Sur International Marathon & Carmel Half
Scott Keenan, Event Director, Grandma’s Marathon
Gary Kutscher, Race Director, The OC Marathon
Patrice Matamoros, Race Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Martin Rudow, Editor, Northwest Runner
Beth Salinger, Endurance Marketing, Chief Event Officer
Les Smith, Event Director, Portland Marathon
Julian Smith, Event Director, Cooper River Bridge Run
Allan Steinfeld, Past Event Director, NYC Marathon; CEO, NY Road Runners Club
Mamie Wheeler, Portland Marathon Medical Director & Assistant Event Director
Franz Wunschik, Security Expert

Source: runningusa.org

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