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5 Reasons Why Planning an Event on a University or College Campus is a Wise Business Strategy

Mark Williams  (COO, Event Guru Software)

Norma Jean Charette  (Director of Conference Services & Sales, Sodexo University Division)

Dave Mccandless  (General Manager, Sodexo at Hobart & William Smith Colleges)

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: CMP

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Audience Level: All

Did you know there are hidden gems of the meeting world hiding in plain sight? Often overlooked, Universities and Colleges offer a great option for meeting planners to host any sized event. With over 5,300 schools spread across the United States, you will not have any problem locating a school that is in a convenient location. Whether a group wants a city vibe or is more interested in going for a more Zen-like setting, universities and colleges offer the best of everything in a one-stop shop package. In fact, many schools offer a dedicated conference department where knowledgeable meeting coordinators can organize everything including finding the best meeting spaces, reserving the perfect accommodations, and building out a customized menu all at a rate other hotels and typical conference centers can't beat. We will look at what makes campuses so appealing using some real-world examples of schools that are actively hosting groups today.