Conference Services

Conference Services is at capacity for the 2023 year. We are reviewing inquires for academic year and summer 2024.

Let Us Help With Your Conference

Our 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.

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

Please note

We are at capacity for the 2023 year and are currently reviewing inquires for academic year and summer 2024.

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Meet Our Team

Keith Kelly

Keith Kelley

Keith Kelley is a native of Hampton, Virginia; he moved to Bellingham in 2011 while he was in the military. Keith spent six years serving his country in the United States Navy Reserve. During that time, he received his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Western Washington University.

After graduation, Keith worked in the private sector before landing a job at Western. Keith has served in various roles at the university, managing a publishing company and the conference services unit. As the Manager of Professional and Continuing Education and Special Projects, Keith is excited to help those who want to continue their education with Western.

Email: keith.kelley@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-7625

Additional questions? Contact conferences@wwu.edu.

Katrina James

Katrina started at Western in 2015, graduating in 2019 with a degree in social justice through film production. Katrina has worked on-campus in many different administrative and academic departments. She worked in Engineering and Design and is coming to us from Fairhaven College. She loves theater, film, and poetry and volunteers at the Pickford and Sylvia Center. She's a big fan of pets, music, and arts, so if you have any show recommendations she would love to hear them!

Contact: katrina.james@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-2680

 

Katrina James
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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