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Planning Large-Scale Events – Guests Are Welcome!

November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$35.00 – $40.00


Join us for a special Membership event at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Wedding Planners who are not currently a member of AACWP are welcome as possible future members! Non-member guests can register below by adding the non-member ticket to their cart at our special "try us" pricing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30 pm



Delivering a large-scale event is immensely rewarding, however, the bigger the event, the bigger everything else needs to be.

We will be talking with industry leaders about the intricacies involved in planning and executing events of this type - adjusting timing, staffing and ordering, load-in schedules and setup times, power, AV and entertainment needs, catering, floor plans, execution day/week of and of course, the real-life stories of things that have gone well, or not quite as planned.

You won’t want to miss this educational night and the chance to catch up with industry friends and meet new friends! Please share this event with your local event planners as this AACWP event is open to non-members who are planners, coordinators, and catering managers. See you there!






With a degree in theater production and a childhood spent alongside her mother in the industry, India Rhodes, CSEP, brings a perspective that marries artistic flare with a stage director’s eye to each event for synchrony and precision in the execution of even the smallest details. At Wilkinson Rhodes she has overseen projects ranging from 2000-person galas to intimate Valentines-day dinners, receiving such accolades as “Best Décor” and “Best Entertainment Concept and Design" from Special Events magazine, ILEA Texas’ “Best Event for a Private Individual,” and twice winning the prestigious “Best Event Production of the Year” from the National Association of Catering and Events in 2009 and 2010.

India currently heads up the Dallas office. She has a passion for soufflés and her Welsh terrier, Smooch, is almost always by her side – even when traveling. Her impeccable eye for detail and witty sense of humor endear her to clients.



Meghan Phillips is the Director of Food & Beverage at The Fort Worth Club, overseeing over $6 million in catering, a la carte, and special event food and beverage revenue for one of the top 10 private clubs in the country. The Fort Worth Club is well known for their elaborate signature member events, hosting over 1200 people for their holiday brunches, as well as accommodating 2500+ catered events per year, ranging from 5-650 guests. In addition to her work at The Fort Worth Club, Meghan has also been the co-chair of the Arlington Urban Ministries annual fundraiser for the past three years, served on the board of NACE for several terms, and was on the event committee for the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival for their first two years. Her love of events runs deep, and if she’s not at work, you can likely still find her planning a party or event for her family and friends.


Sarabeth Quattlebaum has over 14 years’ experience in the private event market within Dallas-Fort Worth. After graduating with a BBA in Entrepreneurship, Sarabeth founded Sarabeth Events, a boutique event planning firm located in Fort Worth. Previously employed at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, she has a vast knowledge of catering and beverage services. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and the local chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events. Through her membership in AACWP, Sarabeth met all of the distinguished criteria to achieve the CMWP designation and received her CPCE certification in 2018. She is currently a member of AACWP & NACE, enjoys public speaking and attending national catering and event conferences.


Debbie Meyers-Shock CSEP, CTEP has been producing entertainment worldwide for over 28 years. Today Debbie and the BRAVO! Entertainment team is recognized as a leader in the entertainment production field in the special events industry.

Earning her Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) status in 1999 Debbie is proud to be one of the first CSEP’s in the entertainment industry.

In 2016 Debbie was honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Certified Talent and Entertainment Professional (CTEP) by the Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals one of the first 7 CTEP’s to be granted worldwide. Paying it forward for tomorrow’s generation of event professionals, Debbie is a regular speaker and lecturer for industry seminars and in collegiate classrooms. Debbie is a contributor to Special Events Magazine and is considered an expert in the field of entertainment production.

BRAVO! Entertainment was founded in 1994 and is soon celebrating its 24th anniversary. BRAVO!’s work consistently receives accolades from industry institutions and organizations worldwide. In fact BRAVO! Is the most award-winning entertainment production company in North America.


Lauren earned her Hospitality Degree at the University of Houston for Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2009. She went on to manage multiple restaurants across Texas and was happy to come back home to Dallas in 2011.

Lauren accepted her first catering position with Kent Rathbun Catering as the Sales Manager hired to build their catering program. By 2012 she was promoted to the Director of Catering and truly realized she was meant for this crazy industry. In 2014 she accepted a position with Food Glorious Food and managed multiple properties, further expanding her knowledge of venue management and honing her skills in off-premise catering.

As an active member of Dallas’ wedding and event industry, Lauren serves as a board member of both AACWP and NACE and enjoys any opportunity to connect with other event professionals.

At home, Lauren and her husband Caleb have two little girls and a cute puppy, Creede that keep them busy around the clock! Lauren is thrilled to have joined the Wolfgang Puck Catering team and always looks forward to working with the industry’s top professionals!


It's a great meeting to let wedding planners know about AACWP!

For our Members in attendance - This is a 2 hr. educational-credit meeting.
This meeting will also be available remotely for our out-of-town members.




November 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35.00 – $40.00
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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