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 (Rachida Justo), 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. 

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 Seattle and we are pleased to announce our PDW Chair has selected the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). 

We’re very happy to be back in person after two long years of only virtual AOMs. We anticipate the ENT Saturday night social will therefore be very popular 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 (formerly New Faculty), 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 list-serve digest and email the listed 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.” Please watch for announcements regarding these awards on AOM list-serves, the ENT Division Newsblast, and the ENT Division website 

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 Seattle! 


Susan L. Young

ELP Chair, ENT Division, AOM


Committee Members

Chair: Susan L. Young
Treasurer: Maribel Guerrero
PDW Chair: Rachida Justo