provide attendees with exactly what they came to learn.
match the right speakers with the right audience.
create a learning environment from which everyone profits.
From Customer Engagement Technology World to Women in Science & Technology Hall of Fame .. from Federal HR & EEO to GridWeek .. from WITI to FOSE .. from COMDEX to Macworld Expo .. from AppleFest to Harvard Computer Graphics Week .. we've mastered proficiency in:
content research and development
keynote / VIP embassy
advisory board liaison
conference operations and logistics
authoring/editing promotional copy
onsite program management
What can we do for you?
Any or all of the following:
CONVENE knowledgeable advisors to create conference
content of the highest quality. Either a formal advisory board or an informal
group of advisors. At an in-person gathering, or by telephone and email.
DEVELOP the most effective
conference agenda with the maximal combination of keynotes, solo speakers,
panel discussions, interviews, roundtable discussions, etc.
RECRUIT speakers. Identify the very best choices to
deliver the very best information. Invite them, woo them/their PR reps, confirm
them, and personally manage them through the final thank-you letter.
professional relationships: with speakers, advisors, public relations firms,
user groups, vendors, other key industry contacts.
STRATEGIZE every aspect of conference details -
pre-show, onsite, post-show.
ORGANIZE people, places, events. We're good at
bringing disparate elements together, whether from around a company or from
around the world.
QUALITY-CONTROL every element of a conference, most
especially ensuring that speakers deliver the content promised to the audience.
COMMUNICATE. Our written and oral skills are
excellent, and we're as comfortable establishing relationships on the phone or
via e-mail as we are meeting face-to-face.
FACILITATE. We're particularly skilled at
streamlining and simplifying unnecessarily complicated documents,
guidelines, etc., and reducing them to easy-to-follow steps - for staff or
speakers or both.
MULTI-TASK. We typically work on at least three
OUTREACH. Our enthusiasm tends to get people
interested, involved, and activated.
PROVIDE ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY. We can do
something as complex as creating, directing, and implementing an entire program
from concept to completion - or jump in at a moment's notice to recruit
high-quality speakers to replace last-minute cancellations.
in a hurry?
at the last minute?
We can jump in on a moment's notice and help you find quality replacements for last-minute speaker cancellations.
We can also run your onsite speaker office expertly, personably, and efficiently.
What We've Done
Programs We've Worked On:
Broadband Content & Applications
CeBIT America 2004
Clio Creative Conference
Customer Engagement Technology World
Defense Systems Seminar Series: Information Assurance
Design for Manufacturability
Digital Equipment Corporation's Executive Seminar Series
GovSec / USLaw
Harvard Computer Graphics Week
Harvard Lab for Computer Graphics Information Management Seminar Series
HR & EEO in the Federal Workplace
Improving Information Access through XML
International Data Corporation's MicroGuide Conferences
Macworld Expo: Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington DC: 1985-1998
In addition to her work with CETW, Peggy is Program Director for the annual Women Powering Technology Summitproduced by Women In Technology International (WITI), and also serves as Managing Director for WITI’s Women in Science and Technology Hall of Fame Awards.
A seasoned director of major conferences such as COMDEX, AppleFest, ComNet, Harvard Computer Graphics Week, and Softcon, Peggy was the founding conference director for Macworld Expo and ran it for 14 years, zestfully growing the program to over 100 sessions with 300+ speakers.
Throughout her career, Peggy Kilburn has enjoyed recruiting and managing some 12,000 speakers. She has developed and administered more than 2,000 programs for such clients as Boston University, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, CeBIT America, Clasma Events, Digital Equipment Corporation, Harvard University, LRP Publications, pulvermedia, SRI International, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She began her conference career with the American Public Health Association in Washington, DC.
Peggy’s lifelong Lucy-Ricardo-like aspiration to be in show business is finally taking shape in her new role on the Advisory Committee for RSVP Community Theatre, as well as serving as RSVP’s Social Media Manager while dabbling as a character actress and voice-over artist. She is also a residential energy customer keenly interested in Smart Grid, and an imminent champion for Gifted Adult Aspergians.
Peggy holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina.
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Questions? Comments? Need more info? We'd be delighted to hear from you! Peggy Kilburn Conferences (336) 521-4157 firstname.lastname@example.org