A Conference Resource for WWU Faculty and Staff!
Hear what WWU faculty have to say…
“…At all times, I found Conference Services staff to be friendly, hard-working, efficient, and professional. …Without their excellent work, a successful conference would not have been possible…”
George Kriz, College of Sciences & Technology General Chair, 17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
“I have worked closely with EESP on two conferences. In both cases I received numerous compliments on how well the conferences were managed – which speaks to the abilities of the staff at EESP. From helping prepare the conference program and handling the contract with the hotels to managing registration and conference budgets, EESP was great. I’d recommend them to anyone.”
Hart Hodges, College of Business & Economics
"Partnering with EESP to provide essential support for our annual Bond Children's Literature Conference has reduced our work load enormously. Their attention to details, their knowledgeable support personnel, and their professionalism offers the type of service our conference participants expect and deserve. We rely on them and they don't disappoint!"
Nancy Johnson, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Conference Coordinator, Bond Children’s Literature Conference
Zimfest 2006 – “WWU Conference Services helped us set up all the details of housing, food, and the logistics of finding enough space to house a weekend’s worth of concerts and workshops. The staff was responsive and knowledgeable about all the aspects of planning a successful conference…”
Marie Eaton, Fairhaven College
“…Diana Bakkom and her staff were indispensable. She handily marshaled resources of every sort from across the whole WWU system. She worked with our organization’s Executive Director and myself to craft many difficult decisions and to stay within our tight budget while also helping the organization continue its commitment to ‘greening’ our conferences. On many occasions she went beyond the call to help us. And throughout it all (including some stressful moments for conference greenhorns like me) she maintained a friendly and professional attitude.
Upon reflection, what stands out is the seasoned practical judgment she and her staff brought to the whole task. There is really no substitute in such devilishly complex and dynamic things as conference planning, and we are very lucky to have Conference Services at our disposal.”
Gene Myers, Huxley College of the Environment President, Society for Human Ecology- 2008