Toolkit Event 2022 by Lynn Edwards

Toolkit Event 2022 by Lynn Edwards

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Block 41

115 Bell Street

Seattle, WA 98121

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Join us at Block 41 for the third Toolkit Event hosted by Lynn Edwards!

About this event

Learn from industry experts, network with event professionals, and gain tools to navigate our ever-changing industry. Hosted by event professional of over 30 years and Founder of Proper Planning, Lynn Edwards.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Event Planning 101: A BootCamp for College Students (student pass only)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | College Lunch & Career Networking Hour (student pass only)

Learn more about our student bootcamp.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Planner Panel: The Impact of the Last Two Years

This session brings together several experienced planners for a discussion about two of the most transformative years our industry has ever seen.

Speakers: Brent Dahl, Alicia Crank, TBA

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Partnerships: The Key to Planning Success

A strong vendor network and reliable industry partners can dictate the success of your planning process. Learn how to cultivate relationships that will benefit you and your clients for years to come.

Speakers: John Cooper, Neil Ratliff, Stuart Butler, and Van Anh Nguyen

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM | Planner Super Powers

Two event prof veterans share some real talk on the superpowers we possess and the toll these trying times have taken and how self-care is essential in this crazy event biz.

Speakers: Hilary Laney and Lynn Edwards

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM | Tech Tools for Today's Event Landscape

Tech has always been a critical component of live events, but it became the focal point for virtual events during the pandemic. Hear from leading A/V partners about virtual event platforms and other tech tools that allowed planners to develop online events that engaged audiences from start to finish.

Speakers: Dave Jungck, Galen Wicks, and Oren Mauldin

Moderator: Colton Edwards

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM | Case Studies: What Worked, What Didn't?

Virtual events brought with them a host of new creative solutions and opportunities - they also presented unique challenges for even the most seasoned planners. Speakers will share real case studies of virtual event wins, losses, and lessons learned.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM | The Future of Planning

So what does the future look like for our industry? How can we ensure our clients and our businesses are successful in the coming years?

Speakers: All of our beautiful attendees and fellow professionals

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Happy Hour

Enjoy drinks from Emerald City Cocktails and light snacks from our Food Truck sponsor.

Who should attend?

  • Non-Profit Planner
  • Corporate Planner
  • State Association Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • PR Event Professional
  • Independent Planner
  • Any type of event professional, we'll honestly be covering it all!

Are you a student or recent grad looking to learn more about the events industry?

Join us before Toolkit Event for Event Planning 101! For $10, you will have access to two full hours of workshops and skill building, a lunch networking hour to connect with potential employers, and full access to Toolkit Event 2022. This experience will differentiate you in your upcoming job search & establish yourself with industry professionals. Please reach out if you are interested in receiving a scholarship to cover the ticket fees. Register here!

To learn more about this opportunity and past events, visit

Huge thank you to all of our partners.

Host Sponsor - Block 41

Platnium Sponsors - Evo3 Marketing, Northwest Event Show, AV Factory, Emerald City Cocktails, and Fern Expo

Gold Sponsor - Yakima Valley Tourism

Silver Sponsors - Shugs Soda Fountain and Grand Event Rentals

Marketing Sponsors - ILEA Seattle Chapter, MPI Washington State Chapter, NACE Seattle, Nonprofit WA, and PCMA Pacific Northwest

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