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Event Management

Event Managers often wear many hats and juggle many projects at once - all leading toward the final goal - your event. Overview of event management best practices. Discussion of key elements of the planning process - event concept, understanding your engagement group, strategic planning, organization, budgeting, the importance of committees, etc. 


Anne HallinanAnne M. Hallinan, CMP  Owner, Marrone Hallinan Event Management Founder, Tour de Lane Bicycle Rally

Anne Hallinan’s  more than 25 years experience planning and organizing meetings and events of all shapes and sizes has served national conventions, alpaca shows, grand openings and training events.

Her move in 2001 to Eugene inspired her to open a company, primarily as a contract conference manager for national associations, government agencies and various corporate clients.

During the great recession, Anne and fellow independent business owner Ian Scholz, who is deeply involved in cycling, discussed a way to be in more control of their destinies. One thing led to another and Tour de Lane was born.

In 2012, with the help of a tourism grant from Lane County, they launched Tour de Lane, a three day, non-competitive, bicycle rally based in Lane County, which attracts cyclists from all over the country. She continues to refine and improve this yearly event with the ultimate goal of seeing Tour de Lane on every cyclist's bucket list.

Mike RipleyMike Ripley Mudslinger Events DBA Oregon Trail Runs

Mike has been organizing and working in the area of adventure tourism and competitive events since early 1991, and since 2003 under the Mudslinger Events company name. In addition to cycling and running events Mike created the Alsea Falls Trail System with Team Dirt a 501c3 trail building group based out of Corvallis, Oregon and serves on the Resource Advisory Council (RAC) for the Pacific NW region of the BLM. Mike lives in Monroe Oregon with his wife and three daughters and is active in the sport of mountain biking and trail running with a focus on engaging the rural community and healthy active lifestyles.