Registration Opens for 2016 Portland Marathon Event Directors College East Coast Conference

January 13th, 2016

Registration opens for what event directors are calling “The Most Valuable Conference in the Industry”

PORTLAND, Ore. – Registration is open for attendees and exhibitors for the Portland Marathon Event Directors College Series East Coast Conference. The series, now in its 27th year, kicks off with a three-day conference, hosted by the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, S.C., held March 30 through April 1.

An interactive and educational experience, this conference features a panel Q&A format with breakout sessions where the details of how to put on an event are discussed. Expert panelists review critical issues for events large and small, including: Politics & City Issues, Volunteer Programs, Sponsorships, Organization, Management, Financial Models, Technology, Medical and more. Conference attendees are encouraged to join in dialogue and ask questions on any topic.

Registration is available online for both attendees and exhibitors (

Conference panelists are top event directors and industry experts willing to share their knowledge, and include Scott Keenan, former event director of the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., Rick Nealis, event director of the Marine Corps Marathon, and Patrice Matamoros, CEO of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. Evening networking dinners bring conference attendees and panelists together to enjoy relaxed conversation and delicious Charleston fare.


For more information please contact:

Mamie Wheeler

For more information on the Event Directors College Series visit:

Portland Marathon

Registration Opens for 2016 Portland Marathon Event Directors College East Coast Conference

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