About Laura Harris

For the past two years, I've been working as an event planner for healthcare associations, quickly learning the in's and out's of the event industry. I've grown extremely confident in planning face-to-face events and have recently been using my resources and supplemental experiences to become equally as confident in planning virtual and hybrid events. Since being at AMC, I've been recognized as a creative team player who strives for new opportunities and new strategies. I've set high stakes for myself as my career progresses. Let's see where this industry takes me!

Outside of work I relish the time spent with friends and family. They're my biggest cheerleaders, supporting any endeavor I pursue in my professional or personal life. I absolutely love being able to spend time with my family at home and my friends downtown who are now all settling into the city! They've all been a part of major life experiences that have shaped the person I am today.  

Hobbies

Tennis          Game Nights          Photography          Movie Marathons          Volunteering          Hiking

 

My Latest Projects

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During my first year at AMC I decided to write about my perfect work/life balance. It helped to write this early in my career so I could grasp what I wanted to achieve at work vs in my personal life. I'm positive I'll always look back at this blog to ensure I always have a healthy balance of both aspects in my life.

So far in my career, I've helped support in-person and virtual events for APHON, AAPM, NANN, ITNS, PS, and AAHPM. I'm happy to share our client's 2020 virtual success in this case study I co-wrote. This really outlines the strives my team has made this past year and how we continue to leverage new skills in 2021.

Image by Christin Hume

I'm proud of a podcast I was recently part of with two other new association professionals. I enjoyed sharing my advise and insights on navigating the industry. I loved being able to collaborate with the other panelists on what resources we use, ways to stay positive, and tips on how to take pride in our work.

Conference Crowd
Image by Austin Kehmeier

VOLUNTEER WORK

I was excited to be apart of the Choose Chicago Ambassador Program 2020, where I get to help with conferences and support their "We're Glad You're Here" program. In the Fall of 2020, I fundraised for the Take Steps event put on by the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. In the future, I'd love to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and at events for Bank of America.