Event Coordinators' Network (ECN)

ECN’s mission is to provide faculty, staff, and students with a centralized repository to aid in effectively coordinating events at the Villanova University through its primary areas of focus, which include networking, resources, and development.

The Event Coordinators’ Network holds one meeting a month during the academic year. The types of meetings can vary from Brown Bag lunches to off campus visits to local resources.  We encourage you to share ideas for potential meeting topics by emailing events@villanova.edu.  

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag: Parking for Events 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: O'Dea Terrace Lounge, Talley Athletic Center
Join Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, David Tedjeske, to learn everything there is to know about parking for your events during the 2019-2020 Academic Year.  With new buildings on campus, new parking regulations and new procedures, this brown bag meeting is a MUST for all event coordinators at Villanova!  Please bring your lunch, we'll provide drinks and dessert!

Register here!


Past Events

April 2019

How to Host an Event at The Finneran Pavilion
Guest speakers Dan Gaston, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Facilities & Game Operations and Chuck Riddick, General Manager, Spectra Food Services will provide an overview of the available event spaces and catering options int he Finneran Pavilion. 

February 2019

Brown Bag Lunch: Commencement Update & How to Get Involved
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 12pm-1pm – Radnor/St. David Room, Connelly Center

Hear all of the details about the Commencement 2019 schedule and how it will impact your areas. Join Chrissy Quisenberry, Director of Presidential Initiatives and Events, for a brown bag lunch meeting to ask questions and learn how to get involved throughout the weekend.

October 2018:

VU Event Planning 102: A Workshop - The "C's" of Planning

Join the Villanova Event Coordinators' Network (ECN) for its second half-day workshop. These sessions will cover construction, catering, customization, commencement and calendar updates. The ECN workshop will also be a great networking opportunity for event planners across campus.

October 2017:

VU Event Planning 101: A workshop Join the Villanova Event Coordinators’ Network (ECN) for its first fall workshop! The workshop is a half-day event with educational presentations and discussions to help new employees and provide inspiration to our planning veterans. The ECN workshop will also be a great networking opportunity for event planners across campus. 

November 2016:

Update on Construction and Parking: How your events and meetings are affected  

October 2015:

Introduction to ECN, Tour of Villanova Conference Center & Lunch

November 2015:
Multimedia Resources

December 2015:
Catering Open House

February 2016:
An Update on Campus Construction and the Impact to Parking 

March 2016:
Lunch Time Brainstorm!  

April 2016:
Campus Meeting Planning Advice and Assistance: brought to you by VU Conference Services

May 2016:
Graphics Services Open House

September 2016: 
Villanova University Celebrates 175 Years of Catholic, Augustinian Education

March 2016: 
General Counsel and Risk Management for Your Events
Representatives from Villanova’s General Counsel’s Office and Insurance and Risk Management provide tips on identifying what requirements may apply and planning ahead to meet those requirements.  See presentation materials below. 

March 2017
Communication and Marketing for On-Campus Events

April 2017
Greening Campus Events Presented by: Liesel Schwarz, Sustainability Manager

August 2017
A Conference Center that's All Business

Information from Meeting

* August 2016 Quick Reference For Villanova Events Using Catered Function .pdf
Quick Reference For Villanova Events Using Catered Function
* Event Coordinators Network Risk Insurance OGC October Brown Bag Lunch S....pdf
Event Coordinators Network Risk Insurance and Office of the General Counsel Presentation October 2016