Event Management

Sheikha Moza and other dignitaries attending an event at GU-Q

The Events Team offers the GU-Q community a one-stop-shop service to help plan and execute your event at GU-Q. Once you place the event request, we will coordinate with IT, Building Operations, AV, Procurement, Communications, Transportation, and Qatar Foundation on your behalf to ensure hassle-free event planning process. 

During Fall 2021, the events team assists with virtual events such as Zoom Meetings or Webinars, and in person events subject to the health committee’s approval  

Event Timelines:

  • Requests for online event (webinar) support should be submitted as early as possible and must be submitted to the Events Team a minimum of 7 business days in advance in order to be accepted.
  • Please allow at least one month for a public event to ensure efficient event marketing.
  • Please allow three months for a conference or multi-day event.
  • Please allow at least three working days for tabling requests in the Atrium.

Student events: See full student event management process here.

The more notice that the Events Team has, the better your event will be! 

Choosing a time and date

Consult the Planning Calendar or contact the Events Team to look for a suitable date. The planning calendar is found on the Georgetown Google Calendar as ‘Qatar-Plan-Events Schedule’. The events team is in charge of scheduling and will work to find the best time for different events taking place that day. 

Due to limited resources and to prevent audience fatigue or shrinkage we can only accept a maximum of three lunchtime events in one day, one evening event in one day and a maximum of five events in a full day. 

Events Marketing

GU-Q events can be marketed in the following ways by the Events Team, if requested by the event owners:

Beyond the Headlines
  • Posters added to the digital signage screens around the GU-Q building. Please provide a landscape version of the poster for the screens. 
  • Event added to the weekly newsletter for faculty/staff/spouses (if applicable) – note that events will have the opportunity to appear in the newsletter twice, once in the ‘save the date’ section a week before the event and once in the ‘this week’s events’ section during the week of the event, offering the GU-Q audience to see it twice.
  • Event added to the weekly newsletter for students (if applicable).
  • Event promoted on the permanent signage board in the Bookstore lobby area on the day of the event.

For public events, the following additional marketing can be produced by the Events Team:

  • Event added to the GU-Q website.
  • Invitation added in the GU-Q public newsletter.

The event owner is responsible for printing and adding posters to notice boards around the GU-Q building. All posters must be stamped by the Communications office before putting up. 

Contact us

Feel free to reach out to us by email at guqevents@georgetown.edu