CWUCOM487: Event Planning Assignment for Tuesday, October 25.

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)…

OR

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.
Initial Planning.
Visualization.
Budget Breakdown.

Chapter 2: Organization and Timing.
Critical Path.
Function Sheets.
Timing Is Everything.
The Time of the Day and the Day of the Week.
Date Selection,

Chapter 3: Location, Location, Location.
Site Selection.
Location Requirements.
Hotels and Convention Centres.
Restaurant, Private Venues, Catering.
Location:
Theatres.
Tents.
Contracts.
Gala Openings in New Venues.

Chapter 4: Transportation.
Limousines.
Motor Coaches.
Parking Transportation

Chapter 5: Guest Arrival.
Weather Considerations.
Arrival
Fanfare.
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.
Invitations.
Media.
Children At Your Event.

Chapter 8: Food and Beverage.
Menu Planning.
Staffing.

Chapter 9: Other Considerations.
Entertainment.
Photographer.
Themes and Programs.
Final Touches.

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8 thoughts on “CWUCOM487: Event Planning Assignment for Tuesday, October 25.

    • Liz Kerns says:

      Whitney- interview is due the 27th per your calendar … Hope that helps. …. But you have known about it for a month. you have another week for the interview. 🙂

    • Liz Kerns says:

      Not 1-2 paragraph chapter summary… Read 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)…

      OR

      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!)

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