The New York Institute of Art and Design offers an online event planning course and because we do, we like to provide free tips for event planners. Enjoy!
Coachella 2016 is upon us and event planners are excited! Parties, parties, parties everywhere!
As event planning students of NYIAD, it’s important to realize that joining this exciting field does not by any means limit you to exclusively working corporate meetings or weddings. There are film festivals (including Sundance Film Festival, TriBeCa, Cannes Film Festival), parades, in-store events, etc. whose sponsors are constantly seeking well-trained professional help.
Events like Coachella need experienced planners on their staff in order to make sure each intricate piece seamlessly comes together and everything works. These occasions have many moving parts that need great event planners to bring them to fruition. There are many official and unofficial events surrounding Coachella’s two weekends of music and fashion. As a planner, you can be a part of festivals like these in many ways- consider the experience you could gain working on staff as a planner at the Empire Polo Club where Coachella is held? And although the main stage takes place at the Empire Polo Club, there are also many opportunities at off-shoot events and local parties where professional coordination and consulting is much-needed.
As a student learning how to become an event planner, the best way to explore these unique opportunities is to get your research on! Explore the possibilities of out-of-the-box events and find some that seem like a good fit for you. If Coachella-type planning sparks your interest, find a way to be a part of similar events this year or see if you can gain some experience next time around by volunteering for Coachella 2017.