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Conference Organizer

The official organizer of the first Event Management Conference (EMC) is Cognizant Communication Corporation. Cognizant Communication has been publishing information products since 1992. Our multimedia formats serve the scientific, technical, medical, business and tourism research communities worldwide. Publications are aimed at undergraduates and graduates in both academic and professional programs, with additional focus on professionals in the field.

Official Conference Journal

Event Management
Event Management is the leading peer-reviewed international journal for the study and analysis of events and festivals, meeting the research and educational needs of this rapidly growing industry for nearly 30 years.

Conference Committee

Committee MemberRole
Dr Mike DuignanDirector of EMC and EMC ’24 Co-Chair
Dr Luke PotwarkaEMC ’24 Co-Chair
Lori Miranda, Dr Jeannie HahmDirectors of Operations
Dr Oscar Pinta, Dr Nick WiseScientific Committee Co-Chairs
Prof Jane Ali-Knight and Dr Majd MegheirkouniDirector of Conference Programming
Dr Carissa Baker and Chris GoyzuetaDirectors of Experience and Social Programming
Dr Brendon Knott and Dr Erik LachanceDirectors of Grants
Prof Leonie Lockstone-BinneyDirector of Awards
Dr Chris Chen and Dr Marcus HansenDirectors of Delegate and Speaker Relations
Danni LynchDirector of Social Media
Lori Miranda and Lynn CaranoWeb and Design Managers

Planning Committee

Director of Operations: Jeannie Hahm
Assistant Director of Operations: Juhee Kang

Evelina Avleeva

Emily Beeland Kaufman

James Costa

Danny Neddo

Jihye Park

Juliana Tkatch

Karen Tavares

Midori Yamazaki

Sydney Weisman

Annastazia Allgire