Meetings and Events


Collaborative brings people together for engaging in-person and virtual meetings and events of all sizes. Through conferences, policy briefings, expert panels, community meetings, press events, webinars, and online discussions (and more!) we design events that move new ideas forward and achieve lasting results.

Our offerings and strategies are tailored to your needs. With our deep knowledge of the education space and adult learning methods, we design meetings and events that inform, connect, and engage.

“Our partnership with Collaborative has improved the National Charter Schools Conference and contributed to our success. We depend on their team’s experience and creativity as we plan our programming and improve our presenter preparation and attendee learning. They really understand our work and the education space. They are a great asset to us and reliably produce solid work.” Angela Christophe, Senior Director, Programs, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools


As education specialists, we bring deep content knowledge, an understanding of the key stakeholder groups, and a perspective on how logistics should serve learning that uniquely contributes to meeting design. We’re excellent project managers that will deliver your meeting on-time, under budget with a transparent and organized process.

Our meetings and events range from anywhere from 15–5,000 people. We put the participant experience first to ensure they leave informed, inspired, and ready to take action. We’re experts at all elements of meeting and event planning, from marketing and communications to logistics and on-site management. We look forward to making your next meeting or event a success!

  • Agenda design
  • Developing a participant learning arc
  • Marketing, publicity, and social media
  • Selecting, preparing, and managing speakers
  • Participant communications
  • Registration
  • Meeting logo, look and feel, and overall branding
  • Program book, name badge, and other collateral
  • Website and mobile apps
  • Logistics
  • Venue and hotel block
  • Site selection and contract negotiation
  • Catering and audio visual
  • Registration management
  • Participant feedback
  • Project management
  • Budgeting and strategic planning
  • Stage management
  • Conference and event audits
  • Consulting

Previous and Current Meetings and Events Clients

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Arkansas Leadership Academy
  • Civil Rights Solutions
  • C.S. Mott Foundation
  • DC Public Schools
  • Family League of Baltimore (MD)
  • Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
  • GreatSchools
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • James Irvine Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • National 4-H
  • National AfterSchool Association
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • National Career Academy Coalition
  • National Education Association Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New Tech Network
  • Norwich University Applied Research Institutes
  • Noyce Foundation
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education (DC)
  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • Simons Foundation
  • STEM Next Opportunity Fund
  • Suburban School Superintendents
  • United Way Worldwide
  • University of San Diego
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Wallace Foundation
  • WestEd
  • WINGS for Kids, Inc. (SC)
  • World Bank Group