Getting Started

 ANR Event Services has many services/tools available to assist you to successfully plan your event. To get started, please take a moment to answer the following questions: 

  1. If there are partner agencies, is MSU Extension the lead HOST agency of the event? If you answered no, stop here! If MSU Extension is not the lead HOST, then another organization or partner should be handling the planning for the event.

  2. Is this a 4-H event/activity?  If you answered yes, stop here and contact ANR Events Management at (517) 353-3175 or by email.

  3. Are you expecting more than 150 participants (the larger your expected participation, the more complex planning required).

  4. Will your program be held at non-MSU locations that require a contract (i.e. room rentals, room blocks or contracts for meals or other services for your event)?

  5. Is the event going to be held at multiple locations with facility or vendor contracts?

  6. Are you using more than one hotel, or multiple facilities for one meeting?

  7. If MSUE is the coordinating agency of a large program that requires multiple onsite coordination meetings, will your leadership and attendance be required at planning meetings?  How often?

  8. Are there local sponsors or partnerships with other agencies that are willing to underwrite or donate to your activity?  How are these funds going to be handled?

  9. Are you able to recoup your costs from the event? (i.e. travel, speaker stipends, overnight accommodations, or other related costs for Educator’s time and services).

  10. Will there be expenses or fees paid to any one individual? If the contract is under $600, a Professional Services Contract (PSC) will not be needed.  If the contract is for more than $600, you’ll need to complete a PSC contract prior to the event.

  11. Will your fees cover ANR Communications support work and the cost of holding this event?

  12. If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, please contact ANR Event Services for a complimentary consultation regarding your event. Please complete the ANR Event Services Event Intake Form to help us get a better understanding of your event needs. 

  13. If you did not answer yes to any of the questions above and are ready to start planning your event, download this timeline/to-do list template to help get you started: Template - Event Planning Timeline