JMU Madison Alumni Conference

It’s no secret to those that know me that I’m still mildly obsessed with what I consider the best college ever- my alma mater, James Madison University.

So I was particularly thrilled when recommended to speak at the upcoming Madison Alumni Conference, set for this Saturday, June 2. Look for me at 2:30pm when I speak on planning alumni events:

The J, M, & U’s of event planning with Meghan Ely

An event normally requires a place, a handful of fliers, and food. An exceptional event leaves attendees asking for an invite to the next event. In this fast-paced session, event industry expert and JMU alum Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting walks you through the key elements of event planning — from promotion and venue selection to the common mistakes you’ll want to avoid — to ensure your next alumni event is a success.

I’ll look forward to seeing my fellow alum on Saturday!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr columnist to wedding marketing journal WedLock magazine and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.


Meghan Ely

Regarded as one of the leading wedding publicists in the US, Meghan Ely combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR. She has earned coverage for her clients with the New York Times, People, Brides, Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, CNN Money, and more. She is a WeddingPro Expert and long-time contributor to and