Erik is a fantastic event organizer. As a sponsor, I felt like he anticipated all of our needs and delivered way more value for us than was necessary. The guy is a pro.
— Mark DiCristina, head of marketing at MailChimp

Erin Kissane, director of content at Knight-Mozilla OpenNews

“Erik has event logistics down cold and can keep the attendant chaos at bay, but he also offers something much rarer—a commitment to running inclusive, humane, supportive events where people can come and be comfortable and just focus on learning and having fun. That commitment informs the million small decisions that go into planning an event, and having an event specialist on our team who genuinely cared about those aspects of conference hosting helped make our inaugural SRCCON a huge success.”

Kate Kiefer Lee, author and speaker:

I love working with Erik and speaking at his events. Public speaking can be stressful, but Erik and his team go out of their way to support speakers and make them feel comfortable. His events always seem to go off without a hitch. Erik really knows his audience.

Kristina Halvorson, CEO and founder of Brain Traffic:

“People constantly tell us Confab is ‘the best conference they’ve ever attended,’ and it’s in large part due to the work and vision of Erik Westra. His commitment to excellence in every area of event production is just unparalleled. From speaker communication to hotel negotiation, from budget planning to money management, Erik’s attention to detail has been the bedrock of our success.”

Margot Bloomstein, author and speaker:

“In every way conferences support speakers and attendees, Erik deftly manages both the details and big picture to ensure everyone has an excellent experience. It’s no secret among conference speakers and participants: the events Erik organizes will spoil you for all other opportunities.”

Austin Kleon, author and speaker:

“I’ve given a lot of talks over the years, and Erik is one of my absolute favorite people to do business with. The level of his preparation, the clarity of his communication, the quality of his events, and the delightfulness of his demeanor all make my job easy and fun. Add to that his exquisite taste in music (as evidenced by his legendary conference mixes), and I not only give him a wholehearted endorsement as an event planner, I also highly recommend him as a wingman while sifting through record-store vinyl bins!”

Sarah Cancilla, content strategist at Facebook and speaker:

“Erik is the best of the best when it comes to conceptualizing, planning, and executing memorable events. I’m always confident that every detail is being addressed with imagination and tremendous care. I’d jump at any chance to work with him.”

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