"Don't be stupid. Just hire Peggy." - Guy Kawasaki, Special Advisor / Motorola Business Unit, Google.
"Peggy is a high-energy, detail-oriented professional with a tremendous ability to work with all types of people, in all different types of situations. In addition to being a world class individual, her dedication, devotion, and professionalism are incredible and second to none. I look forward to working with Peggy again on future projects!" – Lawrence Dvorchik, General Manager, Customer Engagement Technology World, JD Events.
"Peggy Kilburn walks on water." - Stewart Alsop, Partner, Alsop Louie Partners.
"Peggy Kilburn possesses a terrific talent for putting together very complicated conferences and organizing large numbers of people from all parts of the country. I find her one of the true professionals of this business." -Craig Luigart, Chief Information Officer, Veterans Health Administration
"Peggy Kilburn personally makes everyone around her feel part of a team and jumps to make sure things get done. I highly recommend her. She has integrity, intelligence, and an uncanny ability to get the job done." - Jack Dangermond, President, ESRI.
Kilburn always goes out of her way to make each speaker feel special and that
we are her first priority. Her attention to detail is extraordinary. The bottom
line is that if I received two invitations to speak at two different events for
the same day, I'd accept one from Peggy over any other." - Rick Smolan, CEO, Against All Odds Productions.
Jon "maddog" Hall
"I have worked with Peggy Kilburn on several
conferences. I found her a very good conference coordinator. She was detail
oriented, easy to work with, and has a 'can do' attitude. I would be
happy to hire Peggy to coordinate any conference that I was putting together." - Jon 'maddog' Hall, Executive Director, Linux International.
"I've given presentations around the world and
I've seen everything when it comes to conference planning. Peggy Kilburn's
conference organizational talents are some of the best I've ever come across. I
can always rely on her to make things run smooth and efficient. I never have to
worry about a thing." - Russell Brown, Senior Creative Director, Adobe Systems.
turns a conference into a family affair to which every participant is happy to
come home." - Bert Monroy, Artist, Author, Lecturer.
industry executive, I work with many show and conference directors. While all
of them are very good, Peggy Kilburn stands out as one of the best. Her
organization skills as well as industry knowledge make her one of the top show
and conference organizers I am privileged to work with." - Tim Bajarin, President,
Creative Strategies International.
"I worked with Peggy Kilburn on a trade show called
MacWorld, back in the '80s. In those days each person would have to wear 1,000 hats and in fact,
Peggy is one of the people who taught me how to do that: How to stand up under
pressure. How to deal with the myriad of craziness, stupid issues, and unions
that haunts every trade show producer. Peggy Kilburn to me is THE person - who
wrote the book on running conferences and trade shows. Bottom line - Peggy is
the person to hire to run a conference, trade show or any other event which
brings people together." - Marc Canter,
CEO, Broadband Mechanics
"Over the past 25 years or so, I've spoken at
several hundred conferences. Never over the years have I seen a conference
director whose work was superior to that of Peggy Kilburn's. And only a few
even came close. If I had the opportunity to choose a conference management
firm for ANY type of project, I'd pick the firm where Peggy is involved." - Stuart Gitlow, M.D., M.P.H., Acting President, American Society of Addiction Medicine.
"Peggy is incredible. She handles high profile
people with incredible egos and makes everyone feel special. She built an outstanding advisory board of very high profile, talented people and had the
group eating out of her hand. She managed to get this group of people together year
after year to do conference program planning and had each person
wanting to leverage their rolodex to provide the best people to speak on
topics. She would work most of the night pulling together the work we had done
the day before and present it back to us the next day for us to continue to
work, tweak, and edit. A tireless, extremely organized person, very positive and
upbeat, wonderful attitude, generous with her time and effort. I would gladly
work with Peggy again." - Pam Sansbury,
Strategic Alliance Director, The Hackett Group.
Mary and Tom Evslin
exhibitor and speaker point of view, the best conferences we've been to are the
ones arranged by Peggy Kilburn. Peggy knows what she’s doing; gets things done;
and is a joy to work with on top of that." - Mary and Tom Evslin, Co-Founders, ITXC Corporation.
worked with Peggy Kilburn on a number of conferences and always come away
impressed with her organizational and strategic skills in driving conference
content and program development. Peggy knows what it takes to put together a
conference program that attracts attendees and - more important - delivers what
they came to learn." - John Gallant,
President & Editorial Director, Network World.
Kilburn is the consummate professional! She understands how to build a strong
and compelling conference program. Peg never fails to dot each I and to cross
each T. Her work is thorough, professional, and on time. Nothing is ever left
to chance. She is funny, friendly, accessible and smart." - Barbara Gavin, Director of
Conferences, Pearson Education.
"It definitely has been a very positive experience
working with Peggy. She is always upbeat; has a great ability to understand the
issues related to event development specially related to content structure and
speaker selection." - Anto Budiardjo, President,
is in a class by herself, doing everything from the early contact to the final
follow-through precisely, professionally, and without missing a beat. She's
able to be ringmaster over the typical expo circus and make it all look easy.
And if that's not enough, she treats every speaker as if they were the keynote
presenter, giving a personal touch to the entire process." - Jahan Salahi, International Director, Agence Global.
and conferences just run better with Peggy's guidance. She instinctively knows
what needs to get done, how to bring out the best in our conference speakers,
and guide the entire process from inception through audience applause,
flawlessly." - Bill Sell, Portfolio Media
Group; past VP & General Manager, COMDEX Fall, and co-creator, CeBIT
"I have dealt with many conference
organizers; Peggy stands out as one of the true gems. Peggy is not only well
organized, but she anticipates the needs of vendors, conference participants,
and attendees. But above all, Peggy remains calm and a pleasure to deal with." –
James Burger, Esq., Dow Lohnes.
Peggy does is nothing short of miraculous. She gets incredibly busy people in
the industry to really sit down and think about what they are going to present
- often many months in the future. And she cajoles us into planning not only a
great topic, but a topic with depth, some breadth, and speakers who are not
only instructional, but somewhat entertaining. She has always ensured that the
sessions are timely and provide worth for everyone involved. I'd recommend
Peggy to run any show of any kind in any industry. She's a real professional's
professional." - Dorian Cougias, Founding
Partner, Network Frontiers.
Click on Old Glory for an easy way to help our Troops! :-)
Questions? Comments? Need more info? We'd be delighted to hear from you! Peggy Kilburn Conferences (336) 521-4157 firstname.lastname@example.org