Because sponsorship of a summer program on the Whitman campus can
benefit you, your department, and the entire College, I would like to
invite you to consider hosting an academic summer conference! Besides
recognition amongst your peers, a summer workshop allows you to
showcase your department to potential staff, administrators and
students. To assist you with developing a seminar or workshop, the
Summer Programs Office strives to provide:
Conference organizers and workshop guests
receive personalized service from administrators, staff, and student
staff in the conference, housing, and Bon Appetit food service
PROGRAM PLANNING ADVICE:
Assistance is available for the total
design of the program. There are many details which must be worked
out to properly plan, schedule, and administer your activity, but
it's simple with proper planning.
Identification of your audience and development
of a marketing plan is important. This office can also suggest ideas
for announcements, preregistration notices, advertisements and
brochures for your event.
I'll work with you to draft a comprehensive
budget. This budget will reflect the unique needs of your activity
and make it selfsupporting.
It's important to have the right space
for your activity. This office can locate your meeting facilities and
make sure that they are properly prepared when you need them.
GROUP AIRFARE DISCOUNTS:
If your registration count is high
enough, this office can help to negotiate arrangements with Alaska
Airlines and Horizon Air for discounted airfare for your conference
guests and speakers.
Through cooperation with the Instructional
Media Services staff, we'll arrange for the necessary
FOOD AND HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS:
There are a variety of dining
options on the Whitman campus and because our food service operation
is operated by Bon Appetit, you're guaranteed a quality event at an
attractive price. We can make arrangements for oncampus housing
for groups under 300. In addition, we can assist with
suggestions for arrangements with local hotel properties.
POST ACTIVITY WRAPUP:
After you conference, the summer staff
will help to wrapup all of your postevent details. We
don't consider your activity over until we have had a chance to
review the program with you.
For a Summer Programs brochure or additional information about developing summer conferences, please contact the Summer Programs Office at (509) 527-5251.