Linda and her team at To Plan Ahead have worked with The Collider in various phases of two completely unique events. Linda has thoroughly impressed us in every interaction and on every task, including brainstorming, strategy and project management, speaker coordination, and event safety. I would recommend her to any size or type of organization to assist or lead their event planning!
Linda and the whole To PLAN Ahead team were a late addition to our planning process. They show up ready to listen, brought best practices and new ideas to help us overcome challenges and helped us execute a great event. I also want to say thank you for not stopping when the event was done. To PLAN Ahead took the lead on following up with speakers, participant feedback and making sure the organizing committee sent thank you notes. Linda, thank you to you and the team for helping us succeed
I recently worked with Linda Nelson in organizing a complex climate and energy forum at the Collider in Asheville. Linda's professionalism, expertise and ability to provide crucial insights in organizing this event was key to its success. Her staff's attention to detail help ensure effective communication and clarity. Thank you to Linda and her team for their thoroughness in event and meeting planning, as well as their care and kindness in their interactions.
Linda is very much a strategic professional meeting planner who looks at the big picture of the meeting or event and plans accordingly. She then turns her attention to the details and misses nothing! She is an excellent negotiator, is patient but firm, and did an outstanding job of dealing with a complicated, multi-party negotiation for our group that worked out to our advantage.
Talented, experienced event planner! It was great working with Linda on the last international conference on Radwaste & Decommissioning, held in Brussels - Oct 2014.
Linda is one of those people that you look forward to working with. On top of her great organizational skills, she is caring, fun and smart. Her goal is always to make sure that events go smoothly. She is an expert at meeting planning and her clients are always highly satisfied.
Our group works with Linda in planning all of our major workshops and conferences. I work with her personally on a Workshop that I manage annually. When working with Linda I know that everything will be taken care of - from finding the best hotels at incredible deals to making sure all the meeting logistics are taken care of during the conference itself. She is very detail oriented and organized making sure that I'm on track with the little I need to do to make sure the meeting happens! :)
Linda has been my meeting planner for an annual conference of 150+ attendees and vendors for the last five years. She is diligent and efficient in preparing the schedule, budget, hotel negotiations, agenda preparation, vendor packages, and brochure publication. She can also deal with difficult personalities and secure compensation from the appropriate parties when outside factors cause complications. In short, even when the boat rocks considerably, Linda makes sure that the conference appears to be smooth sailing.
Linda was a pleasure to work with. She is truely an expert meeting planner. Linda is very detail oriented and had all areas of the conference covered from beginning to end. Linda provided on-hands and personable service to all attendees. I highly recommend Linda.
Linda is a very detail oriented planner who is thoughtful and efficient with regard to her client's needs. I have worked directly with Linda as she has navigated Albany as a destination for a meeting. She is a pleasure to work with and generous with her knowledge of the meetings business and destination pros and cons.
Most efficient ! Enjoyable experience, very committed.
Linda and her colleagues make conference attendance painless and seamless. We all truly benefit from her experience!
Great organization and communication skills - very easy to work with!