EVENT MASTERMIND, PLANNER, AND COORDINATOR
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO CATALYZE PROJECTS
Convening people around a common goal or topic is one of the impactful ways to build a loyal following. Even though events can be a massive, and often daunting undertaking, they can generate the kinds of results which are hard to replicate by other means. Emily has been planning and hosting events within her communities for over 15 years now. (Yes, she’s a little crazy!) But she has also come to appreciate the power which comes only from bringing ideas and people into the same space. Let her breathe life into your project by brainstorming around potential event ideas!
Hosting professional events with clear MEANING and relevant TAKEAWAYS requires event masterminds to be knowledgeable, sensitive, and highly organized.
SHOW ME THE MONEY CONFERENCE + FUNDING EXPO
October 9-10, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina
The Show Me the Money 2017 Conference + Funding Expo is a two-day event providing access to the most innovative tools, training, and connections needed to secure funding for businesses and nonprofits. The conference also includes workshops around funding projects in economic development, local food systems, and life science innovation.
TENACIOUS TUESDAYS: GLASS CEILINGS & CHAMPAGNE
Monthly Meetings in in Asheville, North Carolina
THE WNC ECONOMIC BRUNCHEON
June 17, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina
The inaugural Economic Bruncheon was held Tuesday, June 27th at the Renaissance Hotel Banquet Center in Downtown Asheville. The “invitation-only” event celebrated Women Leaders of Western North Carolina and highlight the crucial role women play in driving the local economy. Keynote Speakers and Expert Presenters shared cutting-edge data, programming, and opportunities to equip participants with tools to help catalyze their own local projects.
100 of the top female leaders from across WNC met to connect, share ideas, and learn together, with the ultimate aim of advancing the economic prosperity of the region. Attendeess consisted of Western North Carolina Elected Officials, CEOs, Executive Directors, Economic Developers, Professionals, Thought Leaders, and all around “Movers & Shakers.”
GROWING THE ASHEVILLE INNOVATION SCENE
March 22, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina
The “Growing the Asheville Innovation Scene” was held at The Collider in Downtown Asheville with the aim of connecting high-growth technology businesses, with area investors, and resource providers specializing in innovative opportunity. The event was also the host of Henry Doss, Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist and Forbes Contributor as he spoke about the growing potential of innovation in Asheville.
THE AUTHENTIC COMMUNITIES SUMMIT
March 25-27, 2015 in Asheville, North Carolina
The Authentic Communities Summit was a multi-day event featuring 75 of the most highly effective leaders from across Central and Southern Appalachia who are successfully navigating the ever-changing terrain of locally driven community development and creative-placemaking. ACS hosted targeted panel discussions, influential keynote speakers, Western North Carolina local tours, expert-led trainings, and strategic development of a working plan of action. The event was held in Downtown Asheville in March 2015.
THE MOMPRENEUR GATHERING
2014 & 2015 in Asheville, North Carolina
The Mompreneur Gathering is a networking, training, and motivational event for mother entrepreneurs living in Western North Carolina. The Gathering brings together powerful women and thought leaders from across the region to offer their support for mompreneurs working to juggle the challenges of running a business with childen. The event was held in Downtown Asheville in 2014 and 2015.