The book, Event Planning by Allen, really walks through what we have been talking about during class. You have 2 choices for your assignment…
1) Make up a local community business or non-profit… (LOCAL!!!!)… Follow along with the book and for each chapter, write 1 – 2 paragraphs about considerations for an event you would host locally in Ellensburg or the county. Walk me through what you are thinking about as you use the book as a guide (and even considering some of the things we have talked about in class)…
2) Locate a real non-profit or company and go interview them about what goes into a sizable event. Walk through each of the chapter’s topics and interview them enough for a paragraph or 2 about each chapter. Pick their brain. Let them do a brain dump about an event for you. (should be a sizeable event… not dinner at their house with 8 friends!)
Chapter 1:The First Steps: Initial Planning and Budgeting.
How Much Can You Spend?
The Purpose of the Event.
Chapter 2: Organization and Timing.
Timing Is Everything.
The Time of the Day and the Day of the Week.
Chapter 3: Location, Location, Location.
Hotels and Convention Centres.
Restaurant, Private Venues, Catering.
Gala Openings in New Venues.
Chapter 4: Transportation.
Chapter 5: Guest Arrival.
Registration: Guest Pass Security and Ticket Pick-up.
Chapter 6: Venue Requirements.
Staging, Audio-Visual, Lighting.
Room Requirements: Q&A.
Chapter 7: Who’s It All For?
The Guest List.
Children At Your Event.
Chapter 8: Food and Beverage.
Chapter 9: Other Considerations.
Themes and Programs.