Reunion planning workshops and events are held in many places, usually sponsored by a convention and visitors bureau. This information is provided as a service to reunion planners. Basic listings are free to workshop hosts. This is a list of places we know offer or have offered workshops. On the following pages you’ll learn details about upcoming workshops.
Reunion School is in Session
These are exciting opportunities for planners to learn how to organize reunions. These workshops are ideal for beginners and experienced reunion planners looking for fresh, new ideas.
Scheduled events are listed here in chronological order for those who have set dates. Then, there is a list of organizations who offer workshops but have not set dates, so you should contact them to ask about their plans for their next workshop. Other good sources for workshops are genealogy societies and their conferences. Check society program plans and if you belong to a society, ask the program chairperson to arrange a reunion planning workshop or program.
The following list is for family reunion workshops, unless designated otherwise.
Most one-day events are free though require pre-registration.
Reunion Parks Tour
Reunion Parks Tour
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Ike Owings Community Center
8830 Gurley Road
Douglasville, GA 30134
Contact: Rylee Govoreau
FAM - In Person
Military Reunion Network
September 22 -25 2022
Website Link https://militaryreunionnetwork.com/upcoming-events/#!event-list
Contact Sharon Danitschek – [email protected] 425-501-1430
Virtual Planners Workshop
Family Reunion Institute
Virtual Family Reunion Planners Workshop
Free, interactive virtual workshop with practical ideas, tools, and resources to assist family reunion planners.
Location: Preston Ridge Community Center, 3655 Preston Ridge Road Ste 100, Alpharetta, GA 30005
The bureau’s family reunion specialist will help attendees gain insight into the planning process and show how Alpharetta’s easy access, mild climate, exceptional facilities and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment make it the perfect location for fun-filled special events. The workshop is complimentary and will include take-home lunch. Attendees will also learn how to plan other types of gatherings, including reunions of schools, military units, corporate groups and professional organizations.
The following locations have held events in the past – Call for future dates.
(alphabetical by city, county or area)
Contact “Cousin” Michelle | 706-823-6616 | [email protected]
404-521-6647 | atlanta.net/reunions
Annual Military Reunion Planners Conference
For the MRPC Application or a Reunion Planner Sales Kit:
Contact Lenni Neimeyer, 417-334-4084, [email protected]
417-243-2117 | https://www.explorebranson.com/groups/reunions
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Reunion Planner Expo for reunions to be held in Birmingham/Jefferson County
For more information contact,
Tara Walton, CTIS
Director of Tourism
800-458-8085 | 205-458-8000 ext. 206
[email protected] | birminghamal.org/reunion-planning/
Cobb County, Georgia
Contact Dianne Lovett | 678-303-2635 | [email protected]
Contact Kaela Krise | 614-222-6146 | experiencecolumbus.com/2012 Columbus Family Reunion Planning Workshop
Dekalb County, Atlanta, Georgia
Contact Penny Moore, Group Services Manager,
Contact Dean Miller, National Sales Manager, 703-752-9509 | [email protected] | Visit Fairfax
New! iPhone App http://bit.ly/VisitFairfax Click here to view a slideshow of the 2019 workshop.
Fredericksburg Regional Reunion Workshop, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Contact Victoria Matthews, 540-372-1216
[email protected] | www.VisitFred.com
visitfred.com/reunions/Guest speaker, Nathania A. Branch Miles, at the 2019 Fredericksburg workshop, held at Riverside Center Wedding and Events.
Neidra Billings | 713-853-8321 | www.visithoustontexas.com/reunions/Attendees at the 2009 Lake County Reunion Workshop Experience
Lake Country, Illinois
Contact Kimberly Ghys | [email protected] | 800-Lake-Now | lakecountyreunions.com
“The Lake County Family Reunion Workshop was an excellent way for family reunion planners to learn about Lake County. I live in Illinois but never knew what the Lake County area offered. I walked away more knowledgeable of the area. I would encourage anyone involved with their family reunion to participate in these workshops.” – Helen Denham, Riverdale, Illinois
Contact Sarah Underwood, 502-560-5007, [email protected]
Contact Townsend-McElyea | 901-543-5320 | [email protected]
Newport News, Virginia
Contact Andrea Moran, Newport News Visitor Center, 757-886-7777
Review: “There was a plethora of good information that was shared at the Newport News Reunion Planning Seminar and all of our guests seemed to really appreciate the chance to connect with such a knowledgeable group of professionals. We would encourage anyone who has an interest in reunion or event planning to take advantage of one of these sessions if it is offered!” — Newport News Tourism
“This was excellent! It provided an awareness of activities and facilities that are available to the Newport News area and a wealth of planning ideas”–Fabiola C. MartinNewport News, Virginia, workshop
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Contact Joy McNealy, [email protected], 800-285-7557
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sponsored by Visit Sandy Springs, Dunwoody CVB and Cobb Travel & Tourism
Contact Amy Metzler, Sales Manager | 770-206-1552