About CD

Conferences Designed expertly executes C-level (CEO, CFO, COO) board meetings, sales meetings, unique events, and conferences for thousands of attendees. Our unique portfolio includes planning and meeting management for law-firms including war room logistics and prep, corporations, and non-profit organizations, both domestic and international. A full-service meeting planning firm, Conferences Designed is able to provide a successful event with an exceptional attendee experience, within your budget. The expert team at Conferences Designed also provides a full scope of meeting, retreat and conference planning services for elite corporate clients to small non-profits with equal importance and trust.

At Conferences Designed, we believe in community, relationships and experiencing a life well-lived. Conferences Designed gives at least 10% of all income back to our community. It is a priority. And has been since day one.

Cori Dossett, CEM, CMPCori, CITP

Cori received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas A&M University (1995), and earned a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in January 2010, the Certified Exhibit Manager (CEM) credential in December 2005 and the Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP) in November 2020.

Cori began her non-profit career in 2001 as the Exhibits Manager at a large, nationally-recognized non-profit in Alexandria, VA, where she learned and excelled in trade show management and the fundraising and development aspects of association management through successfully selling, producing and managing two large trade shows each year. Cori moved on to oversee entire the conference function at a small non-profit, and then added the skills of Director of Marketing to her repertoire. In September of 2008, she became the Director of Meetings at a mid-size association. Leading this department, Cori was responsible for one biennial conference, five biennial regional conferences, two annual meetings of the board of directors, and numerous committee meetings.

In the Fall of 2011, Cori decided to fulfill a life-long dream of owning her own business, and made that dream a reality by signing her first three clients by the end of that year. Cori has served in a variety of volunteer leadership capacities, won numerous industry awards (especially for leadership and meeting planning skill) and has been quoted in a variety of industry publications as a field expert.

References, awards, publication lists and credits, and summary of professional memberships and activities provided upon request.

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