January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

Diamond Sponsors

Call for Event Chairs for The Special Event 2019 Showcasing Events!

As a TSE 2019 Showcasing Event Chair, you will develop the concept and design of a Showcasing Event, as well as be responsible for the development and coordination of the event from idea all the way through to on-site execution. The main purpose of the Showcasing Event is to provide TSE attendees with an experiential learning opportunity where they can see new event trends, ideas and design in action.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall event design concept for the Showcasing Event.

  • Work with TSE Staff to adhere to all Special Events policies, procedures, and event standards.

  • Adhere to a defined, limited budget and report budgeting to TSE upon schedule.

  • Coordinate sponsorship outreach with TSE Staff to secure required support for event concept.

  • Coordinate all elements of the event including décor, entertainment, staging, audio, lighting, floral, production, power, etc. as needed. As well as any permitting or union labor if applicable.

  • Attend all in-person Chair meetings with TSE staff, as well as participate in regularly scheduled status/planning conference calls related to your Showcasing event.

  • Recruit and coordinate with committee members to help manage the event and help secure sponsorships. Schedule and head committee meetings and provide names to TSE Staff.

  • Communicate regularly with TSE Staff on progress of the event and adhere to deadlines for material, budget, payment requests, creation/ revisions of site diagram, timeline/ production schedule and overall event management.

  • Work with Kari Strolberg, CSEP, Hands On Hundred Manager, to coordinate staffing for event.

  • Chairs are responsible for their own expenses of travel, hotel, meals and ground transportation, but may budget for expenses for shipping and other miscellaneous office expenses incurred during this position.

Showcasing Events: 

Showcasing Events subject to change


Monday, January 7, 2019, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Event Details: Reception and Entertainment


Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Event Details: Reception and Entertainment


Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9:00am – 10:00am
Event Details: General Session


Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Event Details: Showcase and Reception


Thursday, January 10, 2019, 8:00am – 10:00am
Event Details: Entertainment Showcase


Thursday, January 10, 2019, 11:45am – 1:45pm
Event Details: Lunch and Presentation


Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Event Details: Awards Celebration


Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:30pm – 12:00am
Event Details: Celebration/Reception/Entertainment


Event Chair Recognition & Benefits:

  • Announcement of the Event Chairs in Special Events magazine.

  • An article written by Special Events about you to be featured in one issue of EVENTLINE - The Latest Event Industry News from Special Events (e-Newsletter)

  • Access to contribute to Special Events magazine blog

  • Printed recognition with your name, company name in the TSE Attendee Brochure (commitment deadline – Aug. 1)

  • Chair company sponsorship of event chairing

  • One (1) complimentary Full Education Package for TSE 2019

  • One (1) complimentary ticket for TSE 2019: TSE Connects, Opening Night Party, The Event Experience, Leadership Lunch and Closing Night Celebration

  • Introduction and recognition at Opening General Session

  • Opportunity to present a Special Events magazine Gala Award

  • Listing in The Special Event Onsite Show Directory

  • Recognition in the March 2019 sponsor section of Special Events magazine

Deadline to Submit: Friday, March 30

Questions about becoming an event chair? Contact Jesse.Parziale@penton.com