Conference Services

Let Us Help With Your Conference

Our expert team of event coordinators is here to help with your event planning needs, whether in-person or digital/virtual. We assist with events of many types including conferences, academic and scientific meetings, symposiums, trainings, and workshops.

Our team has over 13 years of combined event planning and 9 years of project management experience.  Collectively, we have planned and/or coordinated events that have served over 300,000 attendees.

We can support you with:

  • Coordination of both on and off campus in-person events
  • Start to finish coordination of virtual or digital events.
  • Conversion of in-person events to virtual or digital events.
  • Contingency planning for smooth transitions from in-person to digital or virtual events

 

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Meet Our Team

Chelsea Bodamer, Event Coordinator

Chelsea Bodamer, Event Coordinator

Chelsea received her bachelor's degree in Media and Professional Communications with a Certificate in Digital Media from the University of Pittsburgh. She brings with her over five years of experience in event and conference planning at the national level. This experience includes working with non-profit, federal agency, and private partners on a variety of projects focused on homeless services, advocacy and policy, disaster response, and conservation. In her current role, Chelsea is responsible for the management of all-conference cycles within Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE).

Contact: Chelsea.bodamer@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-6235

Caleb Klein, Conference Services

Caleb Klein, Event Coordinator

Caleb is a Washington native who has called Bellingham home for over 5 years.  He brings a breadth of events experience drawing from almost 4 years as the House Manager for the historic Mount Baker Theatre, several seasons of conferences work at Whitworth University, and, most recently, a complete rebuild of the banquets program for Twin Sisters Brewing Company.  He is passionate about working with clients to craft their vision into an effective and memorable conferences and events.

Contact: Caleb.klein@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-4512

Additional questions? Contact conferences@wwu.edu.

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Why Western

Centrally located in the Pacific Northwest and situated between two international airports (Seattle and Vancouver, Canada), Western Washington University’s serene and strikingly beautiful campus offers a wealth of academic resources, exceptional service and a beautiful location for your guests to explore.

Testimonials

“Western's Conference Services provided highly professional technical and planning services for our virtual Annual Meeting. Thanks to their attention to detail, their warm, calm personalities, and their behind-the-scenes magic, our meeting of over 200 people ran far smoother than I could have imagined. We received many kudos from participants about how well the virtual platform worked, thanks to Western’s amazing team. We will use them again and again!”

Sarah Brace
Principal & Co-founder, Veda Environmental Pacific States British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force Annual Meeting November 2020

“We hired Western's Conference Services to help us navigate the remote-meeting complexities of the 2020 Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum, an annual gathering of oil spill professionals. They played a critical role in developing guidance and providing training for the forum speakers, presenters, and attendees. They were extremely helpful in many ways beyond their stellar technical live support, such as collecting speakers’ presentations, communicating directly with speakers, creating polls and an end-of-meeting survey, and delivering reports and recordings of the event. The end result was a technically seamless event that far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with them again and would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a professional, friendly, and highly capable technical team.”

Hilary Wilkinson
Principal & Co-founder, Veda Environmental Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum

“The event coordinator team is simply excellent at what they do. Their professionalism and expertise ensure that events run smoothly, with participants having the support and tools to participate successfully. We worked with them to plan and then pivot the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference from in-person to virtual/digital conference as COVID was first shutting everything down. They quickly re-geared and transitioned and were 150% engaged during an incredibly challenging time. I have no qualms recommending their services for conferences and events.”

Ginny Broadhurst
Executive Director, Salish Sea Institute Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference