About

We are a team of designers, producers, organizers,
negotiators and strategists.

We pride ourselves on being approachable, fun, and innovative. We act as our clients’ external creative event agency that plans, executes, and travels with them wherever their event needs takes them. We understand their goals, we know their brand and we get their vision.

Heather Pilcher, CSEP, CMP

CEO | Executive Producer

Robyn Woodall

Consulting Producer

Meredith Fitzgerald

Assistant Producer

Amy Pryor

Business Development

How We Do What We Do

We connect differently. You know that game of Telephone you played as a kid? That’s not our game. We don’t pass our clients from sales to operations. The Blue Spark producer they start with is their single point of contact throughout event planning and execution, and remains with them event, after event, after event.

Our clients love us and we love them too. We’re really good at balancing sass and sophistication with humor and humility. We are a hard-working, bust-your-butt type of company. We believe this is the kind of service all clients deserve and we provide it.

We're Kind of a Big Deal

  • 5 star review  Positive: Professionalism ,  Quality ,  Responsiveness I absoutely love working with Blue Spark! They are on top of every detail and handle everything with absolute professionalism and precision. The team is extremely knowledgeable and always know how to make our crazy ideas work out.

    thumb Gary Montalvo
    October 28, 2021
  • 5 star review  Blue Spark has produced our last two virtual conferences--one was held just yesterday. The team is thorough, responsive, and professional throughout the entire planning and presentation. They are focused on producing the highest quality experience for our audience and our speakers. Every member of our staff who works with them praises the experience. If you want a true partner in event production, you'll find it with Blue Spark. (They also do a terrific job with live events--wow!)

    thumb Carrie Cassidy
    October 1, 2021
  • 5 star review  We used Blue Spark Event Design to help us host our first statewide virtual conference for small businesses. Our virtual conference was a great success thanks to Heather and her team at Blue Spark. Not only did they provide guidance and support in the development, planning, and logistics, but their expertise in getting the speakers trained on the platform, understanding of our vision and need, and execution of the event created a positive, collaborative team and a successful conference. Thanks Heather, Meredith and the whole team!

    thumb Ann Dziadon
    July 1, 2021
  • 5 star review  Positive: Professionalism My company used Blue Spark to help with a virtual conference and we were so impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail and ability to plan proactively. I would highly recommend Heather and her team!

    thumb Tara Coleman
    January 1, 2021
  • 5 star review  Blue Spark Event Design takes the stress out of hosting/planning events! They take care of everything down to the detail so no worries necessary. Best part of all; they travel! I love working with Blue Spark and would recommend them to anyone who wants to have a fabulous event!

    thumb Lauren Francis
    November 1, 2020
  • 5 star review  October 7, 2020 When I needed to switch my global user conference to a virtual event, I turned to Blue Spark Event Design. They have helped me with physical events for years—venue selection, contract negotiation, and local services. Having seen their attention to detail, superior management skills, and industry knowledge in action, I knew I could rely on them to provide and manage the platform for my event. In only 60 days we went from a blank slate to an outstanding event. They provided a modern, user-friendly platform for our conference, which had more than 400 attendees from 15 countries. The platform was crisp, modern, and easy for clients and presenters to use. Additionally, Blue Spark produced the event on the back end. They consulted on speaker set ups, conducted one-to-one training for each presenter, scheduled (and enforced) practice schedules, developed emergency plans, and handled the event production and timing. They marshalled an international group of executives and analysts into a cohesive and enjoyable program. They are upbeat and professional. I had no concerns about them interacting directly with clients. In addition, the clients did not think it was strange to receive guidance and communications from a third party. They were impressed by Blue Spark’s expertise and welcomed their tactful guidance. Even the company president and vice presidents responded well. (No one wants to look bad—and Blue Spark ensured that no one did.) The event was a tremendous success. One client even emailed me saying it was the best virtual event he ever attended. Blue Spark made my company look good to clients, and they made me look good to my executive team. Within an hour of the conference ending, my inbox was flooded with praise from staff and clients alike. In less than 24 hours, they sent full program analytics, a recording of the event, and PDFs of each PowerPoint. Clients wanting a replay or access to presentations got them fast! At every step in the process, Heather Pilcher, Meredith Fitzgerald, and Robyn Woodward were forthright. They never promised the impossible; they proposed four meeting platforms and were frank about each one’s limitations. I was able to make the appropriate selection based on functionality and price. Then they helped us adapt our program to perform optimally on the platform. We have already begun discussing how to turn our next in-person event into a hybrid presentation. I plan to use Blue Spark’s services for years to come, and I hope you will too. If you have any questions about any of my past events including the virtual one, please contact me at ccassidy@apprissretail.com; I will be happy to respond. Sincerely, Carrie Cassidy Director of Marketing Appriss Retail

    thumb Carrie Cassidy
    October 9, 2020

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