Upcoming Meeting

EventLNK September Meeting

Professional Development Series

The gender wage gap. Understanding it and how to close the gap in our current climate.
About this event

By now you’ve probably heard of the gender pay gap. It gets a lot of attention on Equal Pay Day.This year, Equal Pay Day was March 21, as that’s how far into 2021 the average American woman had to work (in addition to working all of 2020) to make as much money as the average American man earned in 2020.

Join Stephanie Anderson, Vice President, Human Resources of Meridian Clinical Research as we dive into this extremely important topic at the beautiful and historic Milkweed Yoga event space in Havelock.

3:15pm Registration

3:25pm Introductions & Announcements

3:30pm Stephanie Anderson Presentation

4:15pm Maggie Pleskac Introduction & Event Space Tour


Stephanie Anderson directs all aspects of human resources management and Learning and Development, including recruitment, benefit management, employee onboarding and training at Meridian. She excels at creating unique solutions to communicate with and motivate employees.


Tour of the Milkweed Event Space & information from Maggie Pleskac about how you can reserve this beautiful space for your next event!

Call For Committee Members: Conference Co-Chair

EventLNK is Looking for our next Dynamic Conference Chair or Co-Chair. This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced conference planner to create our 2022 Plan On It experience. EventLNK is Lincoln's largest association of event industry professionals delivering monthly education and networking opportunities. This is a volunteer position, with the flexibility for you to build your own conference team while working with our Board and Executive team to support your needs.


  1. 3 plus years as a conference, tradeshow or continuing education planner
  2. Familiarity with CVENT or other top industry online registration tools (not just eventbrite or zoom)
  3. Be able to show examples of past work on conferences or continuing education where you were in a management role for the event and not just supporting staff.
  4. Great communication and leadership skills!
  5. Able to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people with various backgrounds and experience.

We are accepting applications for this high profile position within our organization from February 1 - 28, 2021. We will respond to all that apply . For those invited to interview, these will take place the first week in March.

Please submit your resume and 2-3 references to info@eventlnk.org. For specific questions, contact EventLNK President, Gretchen Arroyo at gretchen@LUXXEventsllc.com

Call For Speakers

Calling All Event Industry Professionals!

EventLNK, Lincoln’s largest group of professional event planners and suppliers would like to welcome event industry professionals to submit content for an open call for speakers and presenters for 2020. Each submission will be vetted by EventLNK’s executive board and matched to our upcoming schedule by topic. This includes our upcoming 2020 inaugural event industry conference.

We are looking for innovative content covering a variety of topics geared to both the seasoned event professional along with those in our industry just beginning their journey in events.

Multiple topic submissions are encouraged!  However, each topic must be submitted in an individual request with complete information in order to be considered.


If you would like to host a meeting for our group please let us know.

Examples of Past Meetings

  • Linking Your Mindset With Your Skillset | Heather Patterson
  • The Child Advocacy Center | Partnering Your Business with a Non-Profit
  • Hiro 88 | Happy Hour
  • Sebastian's Table/Eleanora | Industry Panel
  • Robber's Cave Lincoln | Tour of revamped venue
  • Virtual Networking with Industry Professionals including break out group discussions
  • VIP Training Space & Event Center  |  Staying on Budget
  • Regional Event Planner Conference: Plan On It! (Inaugural event)
  • Turbine Flats
  • Morrill Hall
  • The Foundry
  • The Kindler Hotel
  • The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel  |  Feature: Contract Negotiation
  • FireSpring event facilities
  • Philanthropic Event: sorting and packaging food at the Food Bank of Lincoln
  • Top Shelf Beverage
  • The Champions Club  |  AMA Panel of Speakers
  • Courtyard by Marriott  |   Social Media with Tyler Thomas
  • Venue Too  |  Lighting & Audio by J&S Audio Visual
  • James Arthur Vineyards  |  Contract Negotiation with Danise Brownlee
  • The Champions Club  |  Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Savor the City Event
  • Cornerstone Printing  | Tax Tips for Event Planners with Steve Drzaic
  • Holiday Inn Downtown  |  Using Constant Contact with Joy Marshall
  • Lincoln Children’s Zoo |  Round Table Topics ​
  • Parks & Recreation Offices  |  City of Lincoln's Special Event Committee
  • Blooms and Bouquets  |  Do it Yourself Decor
  • Catalyst  |  Marketing with Steve Maly
  • ​Tour of Railyard and Hyatt Place Hotel
  • ​Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
  • Talent Plus  |  Choosing a Speaker with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, Barry Carlson
  • Stem Gallery  |  Floral and Event Design with Conrad Quijas
  • Boisset Wine  |  Wine Tasting Class with Katie Rhone
  • Grand Manse
  • Newly Renovated Event Space at the Cornhusker Marriott
  • WasteCap Nebraska  |  Zero Waste Events with Julie Diegel
  • Speaker Panel: Road Map to a Successful Fundraiser with Ali Schwanke, Clover Frederick, Jaime Henning and Randy Hawthorne
  • Nonprofit Hub
  • Hilton Garden Inn in the Haymarket  |  Lincoln CVB with Derek Feyerherm
  • Champions Club  |  Lincoln Chamber of Commerce's Savor the City Event
  • Roca Berry Farm  |  Company Outings
  • The Space  |  Planning Holiday Parties
  • ​Art & Soul
  • Escape Room Lincoln  |  Company Moral Boosters
  • Attitude on Food  |  Choosing the Right Menu
  • Lincoln Parks & Recreation Venues with transportation provided by Arrow Stage Lines
  • The Talon Room |  Presentation by the UNL HRTM Program Faculty
  • Sheldon Museum of Art  |  Destination Events with Derrick Eells
  • Blue Blood Brewing Co  |  Umbrella Photography
  • UNL Wick Alumni Center  |  Tailgate Parties
  • Lincoln Firefighters Hall   |  Giving Back: How to incorporate charitable giving and/or volunteering into your event
  • Rock Island Social Club  |  Make an Impact with Melissa Ryks-Schock
  • Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed  |  Wow-Factor with Audio Visual & Lighting to Create with Inspirmedia
  • Suite One Eleven  |  New Website Launch
  • Capitol View Winery & Vineyard  |  Corey Rourke Photography
  • Lancaster Event Center  |  Future plans of the Lancaster Event Center with Amy Dickerson
  • Graduate Hotel
  • The Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Education Center  |  Corporate Retreats, Team Building and Strategic Planning Events
  • Country Club of Lincoln  |  Murder Mysteries with Farce & Foolery Productions
  • Innovation Campus  |  Coffee Tasting with The Mill Coffee & Bistro
  • Elite Events Rental
  • Ironhorse Bar  |  Umbrella Photo Booth
  • Lied Center  |  Vision Exhibits
  • Royal Grove  |  Live Performances with Astra Concerts and Inspiremedia Productions
  • FUSE Co-Working  |  Networking Happy Hour
  • Roca Ridge Events  |  Live Performances with Melody Wranger Trio
  • Philanthropic Event  |  Painting at the Friendship Home
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Center
  • The Nebraska Club  |  DIY Fall Floral Arrangements with Field's Floral
  • Embassy Suites
  • The Event Space at 5550  |  How to Turn Food into Art
  • Wilderness Ridge  |  Golf Tournaments
  • Apothecary Lofts and The Ridnour Room  |  Decor & Event Trends with Dr. Kristen Malek and Elite Events Rentals
  • Webinar Focused on the Mental Health of Event Planners
  • Webinar with A Million Ideas for Promoting Your Event