Event Experience

I have planned a variety of events with budgets big and small, ranging from intimate gatherings to large scale productions.  Types of events include:

Leadership and Strategic Planning Retreats
Forums and Roundtables
Trainings and Webinars
Tradeshows and Exhibitor Focused Events
Conferences and Summits
Social Events and Receptions
Fundraisers and Special Events

I am available for soup-to-nuts service, on-site event coordination, or subcontracting. I have the tools and resources to meet locally or collaborate remotely as well as maintain a vast network of skilled event professionals throughout the country to provide onsite support for events. 

 
YNPN 2016 Annual Conference and Leaders Institute, Portland OR

YNPN 2016 Annual Conference and Leaders Institute, Portland OR

jamie smith, executive director of ynpn

“If everyone was as capable as Amber, we could have cured cancer by now. And if everyone was as kind and supportive, we would have world peace. This may seem hyperbolic but my point is that it's rare to find colleagues who make you better through collaboration, and Amber has definitely done that. After working closely with Amber for three years, there isn't a project I would hesitate to hire her for. Amber is able to both set a strategic vision for a project and closely manage the details and execution. In my experience, it's exceedingly rare to find someone who excels at both.”

Mobilize.org 2013 Millennial Meetup, Miami FL

Mobilize.org 2013 Millennial Meetup, Miami FL

maya enista smith, mobilize.org former ceo

“Amber planned, executed and evaluated the high impact programs of Mobilize.org. Amber has the rare ability of being able to spare no detail in planning her events, caring for the people she works with and encouraging the projects that we funded while also being able to focus on the long-term vision and mission of the work. Under Amber’s leadership, Mobilize.org hosted 13 Summits, engaged 25K+ young people, and funded over 60 youth-led projects. Amber is articulate, poised and impressive. She has earned credibility for herself through her extensive knowledge on an impressive range of issues. I can assuredly say Mobilize.org’s success was tied to Amber’s hard work, energy and ability to not only have a vision, but be able to execute flawlessly upon that vision.”

Lumina Foundation 2015 America Needs Talent Book Launch, Indianapolis IN

Lumina Foundation 2015 America Needs Talent Book Launch, Indianapolis IN

haley glover, lumina foundation strategy director

“Amber is a consistent value-add. She engaged deeply with Lumina’s strategy staff to develop agendas and plans for an ambitious convening schedule of more than 40 events each year, bringing together national and international experts in the field of higher education. Amber has years of experience in agenda development and content facilitation that made this work possible. Amber was also a key representative of Lumina Foundation to external stakeholders in her role and she made every person she encountered feel comfortable and cared for, and represented the Foundation wonderfully.”