Event Logistics and Planning

Message from the Chair
The Event Logistics and Planning (ELP) Committee’s purpose is to: a) plan local logistics and support for Annual Meeting events and b) to provide continuity for future event planning. Primary duties are to plan logistics for the annual ENT social, doctoral, new faculty and mid- career consortia; secure support for ENT division events; and ensure that the consortia and social function effectively.
The ELP Committee is comprised of the chair (Susan Young), the Treasurer (Maribel Guerrero), the PDW Chair (April Franco) and additional volunteers and advisory RALs (Representative-at-Large) as needed. We typically have area experts on the committee who contribute their knowledge of the local meeting area, and for Vancouver the ELP Committee is exceedingly grateful for the help of local committee member Pek-Hooi Soh.
One of the key events that we support each year is the ENT Saturday night social at the annual AOM meeting. ELP Committee often works more than a year in advance to identify location options for the social event and other annual meeting activities. We examined multiple locations in Vancouver and we are pleased to announce our PDW Chair has selected the charter Magic Spirit for a sunset dinner tour of the Vancouver harbor for this year’s social. The boarding dock is located in Coal Harbor, within easy walking distance of the conference hotels.
We anticipate the ENT Saturday night social will be as popular as always for ENT members, and will sell out well before the conference as it typically does. Therefore, as always, pre-registration is required through the AOM PDW system, and no tickets will be sold or otherwise be available at the dock.
If you are unable to attend the Saturday night event, please note that there is a free ENT division social event Monday night as well, commencing immediately following the ENT business meeting. Attendance at the business meeting gets you one free drink ticket for this social event.
The ELPC also plays a vital role in identifying locations for events regarding the annual consortia: Doctoral, Early Career Development and Mid-career. If you are interested in attending any of the consortia, please see the announcements that have been posted on the ENT site and through the ENT NewsBlast, and email the consortia points of contact.
Finally, the ELP Committee also ascertains locations for the two dissertation award celebratory dinners supported by the ENT division. The Heizer award, sponsored by the Heizer Corporation & Heizer family, honors “outstanding doctoral research dealing with the founding, management, growth, and development of high potential new ventures, with venture capital, or with corporate entrepreneurship.” The NFIB award, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation, honors “outstanding doctoral research that deals with the founding, financing, marketing, growth, and development of independent small businesses, family businesses, and minority businesses.” If you are interested in learning more about either of these awards, I highly encourage you to contact Peter G. Klein at peter_klein@baylor.edu for more information.
If you would like more information on the ELP Committee, or are interested in joining the committee as a local expert for future conferences; please contact Susan Young at syoun103@kennesaw.edu. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver!

Committee Members

Chair: Susan L. Young
Treasurer: Maribel Guerrero
PDW Chair: April Franco