Julia Spangler, Sustainable Events Consultant
“My advice for hosting off-site events focuses on recycling and composting, and particularly the importance of communication when
implementing these programs with a venue. Communicate clearly
with the venue about your sustainability goals and requirements.
Recycling and composting programs vary widely by venue, so find
out specifically what materials are accepted. Confirm that the venue
staff is trained to keep recycling and compostable waste separate
from regular trash, and ensure that adequate signage will be in place
on the waste receptacles.”
Shawna Suckow, Speaker and Author
“Be specific in your registration form. Check and double-check your
group’s dietary needs. If you’re in a particularly remote location,
communicate to attendees that last-minute requests likely cannot be
honored. Most of all, hire an experienced caterer who is very familiar
with the venue and its specific challenges, and ask them how they’ve
handled difficult situations in the past.”
Sara Hunt, VP of Giants Enterprises, ILEA Board
“Major sporting venues that are utilized for special events have lots of
hidden operational resources. For instance, a ‘text to security’ game
day fan feature can easily be used for your event staff to help call in
spills to maintenance on the day of your private event. Ask the venue
manager what they do on game day and work together to figure out
how to leverage those resources for your event instead of re-creating
the wheel. Also, be sure to ask about load-in details, security screening processes and emergency communications protocol.”
Contact Pat Pfohl, Director of Sales
910 N. Harbor Dr. (Downtown San Diego)
(619) 398-8257 • www.midway.org
Indoor/outdoor space for up to 3,500 guests aboard a historic
aircraft carrier! Centrally located in downtown San Diego, within
walking distance of major hotels and the convention center.
Featuring panoramic skyline views, optional flight simulators
and fireworks, interactive fun, and much more!
Make your event in San Diego one that
your guests will remember forever!
For a once-in-a-lifetime event,
the choice is easy in San Diego: the
USS Midway Museum.