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Event Management

MeetGreen works seamlessly to make your event a memorable experience; participants and sponsors alike will want to return. Whether you are looking for a single service, help in a few areas, or a complete meeting management package, MeetGreen delivers your event with something few others can: confidence and a genuine commitment to sustainability.

Sustainability Consulting

As the face of your organization, sustainable events can enhance brand, build reputation and demonstrate citizenship when they give back and reduce their environmental impacts. Our suite of event sustainability services will help you do this in a way that also reduces waste and cost.

Training & Education

As you look to bring world-class knowledge to your event management team to save money and improve your ecological footprint, consider MeetGreen. Our customized training programs are designed to accelerate the introduction of sustainable meeting practices
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  • Healthy Events Start at Home

    All this talk about healthy events here at MeetGreen resulted in the Spring Forward Challenge spearheaded by Shereen Vesalpour, Registration and Events Specialist. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, in fact it my help on our mission to get moving this spring. During the month of April, everyone tracked their walking and running miles […]

  • Helping Hands for Helping Hands

    You want to help the local community, but you don’t know how to get started. Your to-do list is getting longer and longer without the additional research necessary to find an organization who is ready, willing and able to take advantage of your volunteers.  Volunteers who are only available at a specific time and date. […]

  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

    Whether helping participants find their way, acknowledging sponsors or providing visual brand impact, signs are a staple for events. In fact, if every meeting held in the USA each year used one banner sign, it would use enough material to cover approximately 760 American football fields* Of course not all meetings use banners, but have […]

  • Make Your Events “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise”

    They eat right, exercise, and get quality sleep while at home, it is any wonder why participants are asking for the same considerations when traveling and attending a meeting? Health and wellness are the latest trends in the hospitality industry and professional organizers are learning to incorporate them into meetings and events.  While conferences can […]

  • Friday Funny…Even the Dog Recycles!

    Alright, so we take recycling seriously here at MeetGreen.  It’s what we do.  We thought this shared mission was a human characteristic our employees share.  Until yesterday. Long story short, our “office dog”, an old yellow lab, passed away at the end of the year.   The Portland Office missed having her around to greet us […]

  • MeetGreen’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

    As an ISO 20121 Certified firm and a member of the UN Global Compact, we report annually on our own company sustainability.   Our Principles of Conduct are inclusivity, integrity, stewardship and transparency.  We believe in openly sharing so we can learn, help others learn and together, strive for healthy events. Often, people think MeetGreen has […]

  • Waste is a Noun and a Verb

    The Event Industry has a bad reputation for waste.  Several sources rank it in the top five most wasteful industries. From extravagant buffets that never run out to show floors littered with abandoned booths, useless give aways, and leftover printed materials at the end of the event, the waste is evident. We usually define waste […]

  • Risk or Reward? The Double Edged Sword of Event Information Security

    In the MeetGreen GreenStorming Hangout last December, I talked with Event Hero’s John Federico about the future of technology and events. One of the most interesting things to come out of the conversation was the idea of how data is impacting events. John said, from his viewpoint, “Events are about data.” With more attendee data, […]

  • Striving for a Zero Waste Event

    The 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly was held June 24-28th at the Oregon Convention Center with an impressive 4,502 participants, 6,634 hotel room nights, 98 exhibitor booths and 186 educational sessions.  It was also several of the hottest days in Portland, Oregon, with the daily temperature rising above 100 degrees F. One of the […]

  • Watch Out for This Guy

    Aaron Elliott, MeetGreen Sustainability Project Manager, was recently named one of the “20 Millennials to Watch” in the February issue of Meetings & Convention Magazine The article says they are bringing “fresh energy, viewpoints and talents to the meeting industry.”  Exactly!  Aaron also brings integrity, compassion and intellectual curiosity to our organization and to our […]

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  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
    Sam Hummel
    Director of Outreach & Operations
    Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

    "When I'm feeling anxious about everything that has to be done in order to hit critical deadlines, it's a tremendous relief to get on the phone with the MeetGreen team. Carole and Britta's calm and creative problem-solving are confidence-inspiring. I always feel better within minutes."

  • Eclipse Foundation
    Anne Jacko
    Eclipse Foundation
    It’s been my pleasure to work with MeetGreen since 2006, so *almost* from the beginning of EclipseCon. No matter what we throw at you, your team handles it with expertise and grace. I look forward to every conference, knowing it will go smoothly and be as stress-free as possible.
  • Virgin Unite
    Bridget Baker
    Events Manager
    Virgin Unite
    Thanks so much! I continue to be impressed by MeetGreen’s thoroughness and professionalism!
  • The Taylor Group
    Kailin MacKenzie
    Project Manager
    The Taylor Group
    I felt like a priority in MeetGreen’s eyes.
  • Oracle
    Paul Salinger
    Vice President of Marketing
    Oracle
    MeetGreen is an indispensable partner and resource in performing an annual sustainability check-up. The data MeetGreen collects is essential to evaluate progress against our goal to be a zero-waste event by 2018
  • UUA
    Jan Sneegas
    Unitarian Universalist Association
    Director of Conference Services
    Our goal is to leave a legacy of improved capacity for sustainable events in every city we visit - something we’ve been able to consistently deliver throughout our decade-long partnership with MeetGreen.
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
    Levi Wickwire
    Society for Ecological Restoration
    Program Manager
    Your "If One Attendee" tool looks like a great way to engage attendees in sustainability goals.
  • Green Building Certification Institute
    Peter Templeton
    President
    Green Building Certification Institute
    You are the real deal. MeetGreen has set the bar for commitment, know-how, and results. Keep up the great work.
  • MCI
    Guy Bigwood
    Group Sustainability Director
    MCI
    The sustainability knowledge of MeetGreen’s consultants and their tools are industry leading, and help to increase implementation time while reducing work and stress levels! MeetGreen helped MCI to accelerate the introduction of green meeting practices.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Cynthia Martinez
    Division Chief
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    We never would have been able to meet the conference’s goals without the dedication, talent, and vision of your team at MeetGreen.
  • SuperComputing
    Will Pinfold
    Conference Chair
    SuperComputing
    What a pleasure it has been to work with you and your team! MeetGreen did us proud with some of the best events across the years of the conference. Only an excellent team could have pulled this conference off with such grace.
  • U.S. Green Building Council
    Kimberly Lewis
    US Green Building Council
    VP Conference & Events
    It is always wonderful to work with the leaders in our industry who are truly kicking in the door for change.
  • ISO 20121
    Tim Sunderland
    Lead Examiner
    ISO 20121
    I was very impressed with MeetGreen’s management system. It is clear that the firm has fully integrated environmental and social considerations into their business as well as into products and services that they are offering to their clients.
  • OOPSLA
    Bjorn Freeman-Benson
    Past EclipseCon & OOPSLA Conference Director
    I could only give you endless examples of how MeetGreen is simply the best meeting planning organization I’ve ever worked with and how they year after year, organize and execute our conferences painlessly, profitably, and to the benefit of our attendees.
  • BSR
    Pamela Schwartz
    Director of Conferences
    BSR
    I rely on MeetGreen and consider them an extension of our own internal team. They are experts in what they do and consistently provide the highest level of service. I have recommended them to many colleagues because they provide professional, friendly and trustworthy service.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Cynthia Martinez
    Division Chief
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    From the many environmentally friendly aspects of conference education to the use of on-line technologies and tools, your company understood our vision for the beginning. I especially appreciated the laughter the helped get us though some high-pressure situations.
  • IEEE Computer Society
    Carmen Saliba
    IEEE Computer Society
    Supervisor, Conference Support Services
    Rebecca Mebane is an excellent choice as project coordinator. She managed to develop a rapport with the organizers that smoothed over the rough spots. (Rebecca did an) outstanding job, (was a) great negotiator and was always mindful of the conference budget. Rebecca also prepared a cost analysis which is great for future SC conferences and events. Rebecca and her team were friendly and always had smiles on their faces.
  • Eclipse
    Ian Skerrett
    Director of Marketing
    Eclipse Foundation
    I wanted to thank you and the MeetGreen for another very successful EclipseCon. It is always a pleasure working with you and your team. The feedback from the conference attendees has been very positive and we are on our way to meeting our financial goals. You and the MeetGreen team will a critical part of making this happen. The MeetGreen team is always professional, capable and fun to work with. I look forward to working with you on future conferences.
  • IMEX
    Dale Hudson
    Knowledge and Events Director
    IMEX Group
    What sets MeetGreen apart is their many years of experience in organizing sustainable meetings. It is reassuring to know that they have come across many of the pitfalls of organizing sustainable events and have overcome many of the these with knowledge gained over a long time.