Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+17.8% (much faster than the average)


What Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Do

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Other Job Titles Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners May Have

Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Manager, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Events Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Event Manager, STEAM Carnival ,

Two Bit Circus

I'm affectionately called "King Carny" and am in charge of managing and building all of our games and events. My typical day is very stressful and I deal with a variety of tasks throughout the day. Right now, I am focused on helping our team build our Two Bit Circus micro-amusement park in Downtown Los Angeles, which means way more games and events than I've ever had to produce.

Director of Event Technology ,


I start my day by checking my emails and answering phone calls. Then I check in with my existing clients. It's my job to plan and create an experience for these clients. They'll come to me with an idea and then I make it happen. For example, a client may tell me they want to create a production for 500 sales people with the goal of motivating them to sell more product. It's then my job to figure out how to do that with video, lighting, and audio.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.

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