Who We Are & What We Do

What We Do

Summer Camps and Conferences
Housing, residential services & one-stop-shop logistical planning for internal and external educationally-based overnight programs

Intern Lodging
Housing & residential services for Atlanta-area summer interns

Sponsored Lodging for GT Departments 
Housing & residential services for summer guests hosted by GT departments (ie: student researchers)

Registration Services
Custom web-based sites, financial management and on premise support for year-round attendee event registration (no overnight component required)

Housing Meeting Space Management
Year-round reservation management and logistical support for Department of Housing activity spaces

Student Employment and Development
Provide students experiential education through real-world business operations in a safe, industrious environment, with opportunities for growth through an intentionally designed hierarchal structure

Accreditation
Georgia Tech Conference Services is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors International (ACCED-I), Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and Unique Venues. Georgia Tech Conference Services has the proud distinction of obtaining ACCED-I One-Stop-Shop Certification.

               

Unique Venues Best of Award 2014      Unique Venues Best Of Award 2017 City Center      Unique Venues Best of Awards 2017 Transportation

Who We Are

John Nussear

Position: Director of Conference Services

 

John started his career as an Event & Conference Manager at Towson University. He has been with Georgia Tech Conference Services since 2005, and previously held roles of Conference Coordinator and Conference & E-Business Manager. John has also been an active member of the Association of Collegiate Conference & Event Directors - International (ACCED-I), holding multiple leadership positions. John has a passion for the event and conference industry and enjoys guiding teams toward success.

Mari Gorda

Position: Conference Coordinator

 

Mari brings a combination of over 15 years' experience in hospitality and university administration to her current position as the Conference Coordinator in the Georgia Tech Office of Conference Services. For seven years, she worked primarily with registration and hotel reservations for conventions, attending to the needs of dozens of corporate clients with conferences ranging from 2,000 to 40,000 attendees. At the Medical College of Georgia, she assisted international and post-doctoral students arriving to further their educational pursuits and provided administrative support in an academic/research environment. Through her personal attention and professionalism she strives to provide the highest quality of customer service and ensure the success of each program and event. Mari is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

Jennifer B. Watson

Jennifer Watson, Assistant Director, Conference Services
Position: Manager, Conference Programs

 

Jennifer brings almost 30 years of experience in Residence Life and Conference Services to her current position. Positions at Texas A&M University (TAMU), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Eckerd College, and Saint Leo University have provided a breadth of knowledge & experience. Originally from New York State, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Graphic Arts at RIT and later completed a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration at TAMU. On the Georgia Tech campus, she is very active with the Staff Council Health & Well Being committee and the Event Coordinators’ Network. She also serves as an advisor to the Women’s Leadership Conference committee. Jennifer's professional affiliations include ACCED-I, MPI, and ACVB.

Vacant

Position: Marketing Manager (Housing)

 

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Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright, Conference & eBusiness Manager

Position: Conference & E-Commerce Manager

Andrew joined Conference Services team as the Conference and E-Business Manager in December of 2017. Andrew has nine and a half years of experience in Georgia Tech’s Residence Life program. He is excited to be able to use his experience with Georgia Tech’s Residence Halls in a different way to support Conference clients. Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University and a Masters in College Student Personnel from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Joe Brown

Position: Application Analyst

 

Joe Brown is the Application Analyst for Conference Services at Georgia Tech. Joe joined Georgia Tech Conference Services during the summer after his freshmen year. As a student, he helped implement the eBusiness services offered at Georgia Tech. He has improved and expanded those offerings, since joining the team after graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Joe is professionally affiliated with ACCED-I.

Geneen Jackson

Position: Conference Coordinator

 

Geneen Jackson joined Georgia Tech’s Department of Housing in April 2005 as an Administrative Professional for Residence Life.  In her tenure as an Administrative Professional, she supervised student staff, managed the administrative processes and keys for a community of more than 3,000 students, as well as planned and developed many successful events for professional and student staff of Residence Life. In 2014, Geneen accepted a dual role between Residence Life and Conference Services that allowed her to expand her oversight and share her passion for coordination, customer service, organization, and communication. In her role with Conference Services, she specialized in coordinating groups staying in the North Ave Complex.  In 2018, Geneen fully joined Conference Services as a full-time Conference Coordinator, where she continues to coordinate groups staying in the North Ave Complex, as well as other groups across campus. She is professionally affiliated with ACCED-I.

Awards & Accomplishments