Celebrating 20 Years of Success for Suzanne and Q&A Events
The Disability:IN Annual Conference hosts over 1500 people from all over the globe, including business partners that span many industries. As we all know, the challenge of not only hosting, but having a successful event is all based on good communication, coordination and collaboration. Today we want to take this opportunity to recognize Q&A Events, who handles all the logistics behind the scenes of our Disability:IN Annual Conference.
Q&A Events is a professional production company which started in June of 1999 and is currently based out of Atlanta, GA. We were first introduced to them by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in 2014, just three months before our Annual Conference. We haven’t looked back since then, because they have gone above and beyond when it comes to accommodating a very diverse and growing group of attendees. They have also been exceptional in meeting all of our accessibility needs, ranging from providing accessible materials to over 1500 attendees, meeting everyone’s dietary needs, and ensuring that the venues are inclusive to all.
The founder and CEO, Suzanne Baugh has always had a passion for event production, and she started by providing comprehensive event planning and coordination for the music industry. Over the last 20 years, they have grown to include corporate clients, professional associations and nonprofit organizations across the US. Suzanne remarked that one of the highlights is seeing the entire event come to life, especially for organizations that are making a positive change in society.
Q&A Events focus on events that range from 50 to over 300 thousand people, large scale productions, brand marketing programs, special events, conferences. Suzanne and her team make an intentional effort to work with NGOs and events that are effecting positive change in society, such as the Atlanta pride festival with over 300 thousand attendees in one weekend, NGLCC’s Annual Awards Dinner, and of course our very own Disability:IN Annual Conference!
Suzanne shared some of the defining moments for her company: including producing the Daytona 500 race for 7 years in a row, and coordinating live events that entertain thousands of attendees and millions of watchers at home. Working with the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels has allowed Suzanne and her team to travel around the country and educate the public about disability rights. Another highlight for Q&A Events is working with NGLCC and seeing our very own Disability:IN Annual Conference grow from 200 to over 1500 attendees. Suzanne noted that her favorite part of our conference is meeting all the attendees, developing relationships with the staff, seeing the organization grow over the last few years and being part of the positive impact that Disability:IN has on so many people across the globe!
Huge congratulations to Suzanne and her team for 20 years of success, and we look forward to continuing our partnership!