Event Description

Texas State Autism Conference

The 19th annual Texas State Conference on Autism was held in Arlington, Texas. The three day conference drew parents and teachers from all over the state and had an attendance of 2000+. In addition to the over 60 classes of various educational content, the participants were able to visit the various tradeshow merchants, and received a welcome bag complete with program and promotional items.

Coordination Efforts included:
 overall turn-key event management including all logistical aspects of event
 coordinated event sponsorship and underwriting including $5000 first time sponsor
 coordinated all collateral material, including signage, brochures and 50-page event program
 speaker and VIP management including travel, room accommodations, and session needs for 75 speakers
 exhibitor and sponsor communication and management
 budget development and maintenance
 vendor selection and contract negotiations including hotel, audiovisual, printing and transportation
 ordered and assembled attendee bags
 coordinated onsite registration and managed 100 volunteers and staff
 on-site logistics and operations

Clients Comments: “Elias Events worked diligently with us to produce a first rate event. They were given many constraints, including a space that was too small and used their skills to help define the event parameters.” Dina Hinojosa, Education Service Center 2

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