What it takes to run an event

If you’ve been asked to run a conference, or perhaps pull together a large internal meeting, where do you start? Organizing these types of events can be daunting, as they are loaded with details, require extensive planning time, and often have high stakes for your organization. 

Turn-Key Events creates worry-free and engaging conferences and meetings for you and your attendees. Lauren Cramer, who spearheads Turn-Key, is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and has more than 20 years of event planning experience. Turn-Key Events is by your side from initial concept development to the time your last attendee steps onto their flight home.



For a one-stop resource, look to Turn-Key Events to produce remarkable conferences and meetings, whether for 10 or 1,000 people.

  • Venue search and negotiation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Budgeting
  • Agenda planning
  • Registration assessment and setup
  • Marketing strategy
  • Web site usability and review
  • Vendor relations
  • Onsite management
  • General guidance and counsel

Turn-Key Events attends to the nuts and bolts associated with events (the stuff that can drive you crazy). We manage all the details so you can focus on your business.


What others are saying

When you're planning an event, you'll be faced with a million questions—about food, AV, and countless other logistics. Lauren Cramer is the person who gets you answers. She is the reason I can fall asleep the night before our conferences.

Tenessa Gemelke, Brain Traffic


Events are a crucial part of our marketing strategy. Given the complexity of certain events and our growing event calendar, we have partnered with Lauren on several occasions over the past few years and she has become an indispensable resource to us. She has unparalleled experienced in contract negotiations and adheres fiercely to our budget. Her expertise extends well beyond logistical planning – her creativity and enthusiasm allows us to create truly memorable, productive events that consistently achieve our established goals. Lauren’s insightful guidance and rock-solid dependability give me the utmost confidence that our events with her will run flawlessly.

Sue Fontes, Rapid7


Lauren is organized, attentive, and efficient because she's got the workflow down pat. Without her focus on all the small details, my presentation wouldn't have come off as well as it did.  From the first agreement to on the ground during my workshop, Lauren always made me feel like a VIP.

Nathan Curtis, EightShapes


About Lauren Cramer


Since 1991 Lauren has been involved in both social and corporate planning. Whether an exploratory wine or beer tasting, or a three-day conference for 800, Lauren’s energy, ideas, and skills have delivered hundreds of successful events.

Lauren’s experience, both in hotel management and corporate event planning, makes her an ideal choice to provide a 360-degree view of what goes into a meeting or conference. She’ll know just how to ensure you get the best deal with venues and that all your conference needs are met.

If you’re looking for a complete Turn-Key solution that will produce remarkable and stress-free events, you’ve come to the right place.




Let us know how we can help you with your upcoming events.

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