The Special Event 2012: 2012 Conference
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Education at The Special Event 2012

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Still time to register and save at the early bird pricing. The Special Event 2012 (TSE) ushers in a new era in which event professionals are adopting new ways of doing business and using technology and social media as valuable allies. Learn the new technology tools of the trade and resources from the best of the best in the Event Industry. Click here to Register Now!
Educational coursework at this conference can be submitted for ISES & CSEP certification credit.

Business and Professional Development
Focusing on the business angle of event planning can seem challenging or even tedious when you're absorbed in the creative details of producing the perfect event. The practical and exciting education sessions will unleash your creativity and show you tried and true tricks to managing profitable business.

Design Track
Ambiance, décor, atmosphere...whatever you call it, design is crucial for a successful event. Whether your event is big budget or small, whether your focus is floral or food presentation, you'll see, hear and smell, yes, smell, a multitude of ideas.

Event Management Track
Production. Technology. Security. Fundraising. Entertainment. Venue. Impact. Apply your creative talents to the hints you'll pick up in these sessions and you'll be one of our next Gala Award winners!

Event Tools and Resources Track
The Special Event's Event Tools and Resources Track offers practical, useful information for everyone involved in the events industry - wedding coordinators, corporate event planners, international planners, caterers AND rental pros. Design and product trends, vendor/planner relationships, inventory management and pricing are just a few of the burning issues addressed. Don't miss it!


Food Services & More Track  Image1
Food quality and presentation are the essence of any event, but it's not easy. Learn every aspect of food service, including linens, tabletops, staffing, marketing, cutting-edge catering tips and much, much more.
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ISES is the professional resource to share ideas, advice and best practices through numerous opportunities and keep apprised of the latest event news and regulatory changes. Stay ahead of the curve with an ever increasing network of colleagues who can help you enhance your client base, advance your career and rethink the way you work every day.

NACE Fast TrackImage1
At the conclusion of these food services focused education sessions students will be versed in all areas covered in the CPCE Fast Track Training.

Sales and Marketing Track
The heat is on. The sales and marketing pros in the event industry have developed plans to succeed in today's business climate and they understand what works for the event industry. Best of all, they're anxious to teach you their secrets! Learn from the best, brightest and most successful sales and marketers in the industry.

Wedding Trends
The Special Event offers the most current and best of everything - including critical updates on the hottest wedding trends, destination weddings, floral design and color use. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Master Bridal Consultants and the other top industry professionals.

Workshops - Half-Day

This is the kind of training you have been waiting for!!! By far the industry’s best hands-on, in-depth training with the industry’s leading experts.

Workshops WS02 and WS05 are SOLD OUT!  We have started a waiting list for openings/attendee cancellations of sold out workshops. To be placed on the waiting list please email and put Waitlist – Workshop and the Workshop ID number in the subject line.  We will move people into the workshop in the order the emails are received.

The Hands On Hundred Work/Study Program allows you to join the on-site implementation team and work behind-the-scenes to make Special Events happen! READ MORE.  Interested in participating? Contact: Kari Strolberg 

Did You Miss an Education Session at
The Special Event 2011 in Phoenix, AZ?

Synchronized Audio recordings with handouts on DVD ROM or SessionVue Audio Recording Online (MP3 Format) are available from most sessions. To place an order online visit 

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