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"With only weeks before the largest event in J-Pal's history, we lost our event planner. We contacted Griffin Conference Group and Shelley quickly assembled an extraordinary team of experts, all of whom worked seamlessly together to execute a rather complicated production for over 700 guests. Without fail, every attendee praised the event from beginning to end. I cannot thank Shelley enough and I wholeheartedly recommend her company to everyone."

Thomas Chupein
Policy Manager, MIT - Poverty Action Lab

"I am really glad to have had Griffin Conference Group as part of our team for the First Annual IDC IT Forum & Expo. Shelley's operational expertise and organizational skills kept us on track and helped make what could have been a daunting task less intimidating. I would highly recommend Griffin Conference Group to anyone planning a conference."

Amy Catalogna
Senior Program Director, IDC

"Griffin Conference Group worked with us on the Pegasus Annual Conference the past two years. Shelley was wonderful to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and completely unflappable. She became part of the Pegasus team; our vendors, staff, volunteers, and presenters all loved working with her. I highly recommend Griffin Conference Group for your next event."

Ginny Wiley
President, Pegasus Communications

GCG Client List

Archaeological Institute of America
ArcView Group
Association of Fundraising Professionals
BiTS Workshop and Expo
BostonBased, Inc.
Boston University, Conference on Computational Physics
Eastern Vascular Surgical Society
Harvard University Art Museums
Harvard University School of Public Health
Harvard University Division of Sleep Medicine
IDC IT Forum & Expo
International Congress of Classical Archaeology
International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation
MIT Engineering Systems Division
MIT Lean Aerospace Initiative
MIT Poverty Action Lab
MIT SENSEable City Lab
Nature Publishing Group
New England Automated Clearing House
NEWBO Quest Awards
Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
Pegasus Communications
Qualis Health
TriVision Productions
Western Vascular Surgical Society W
omen's Alternative Investment Summit
World RadioSport Team Championships


"Griffin Conference Group has managed the registration for the LAI Annual Meetings since 2005. Shelley is extremely knowledgeable and the GCG staff have always provide exceptional customer service for attendees with registration issues.

We recently needed to secure a hotel for a program in another city. Shelley negotiated a great room rate for this event. Then as the country went into a financial downturn, and we were not seeing the registrations we were expecting, Shelley was able to work with the hotel to minimize our financial exposure, savings us thousands of dollars. I highly recommend Griffin Conference Group to anyone planning an event."

Juliet M. Perdichizzi
Operations Manager
MIT/Lean Advancement Initiative

"As a nonprofit client that takes great pride in the annual conference that we host, working with someone as passionate and knowledgeable as Shelley Griffin was great. She helped navigate a host of details and helped us implement some new strategic directions in the way we approached the conference."

Tanya M. Holton
Chair, AFP Massachusetts Conference on Philanthropy

"Each time we work with Griffin Conference Group I am impressed with Shelley's professional and the level of service she provides to her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of meeting management. I look forward to working with Griffin Conference Group for many years to come."

Maria Spears
President, TriVision Productions

"Shelley and the GCG team were a pleasure to work with on the 2nd International Engineering Systems Symposium. They were organized and efficient, but most importantly, they presented a warm and friendly face to our attendees. I have already recommended them to others at MIT."

Renee J. Robins
Director of Special Projects, MIT/Engineering Systems Division

"It was a pleasure working with Griffin Conference Group on the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Annual Meeting. Shelley prides herself on providing ethical and professional meeting management services and brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of event planning and knowledge of new technologies. I look forward to working with her on next year's meeting and for years to come."

Terri R. Comegys, CMP 
President, BostonBased — Global Association and Meeting Management Services

"We had the distinct opportunity to partner with Griffin Conference Group on the AFP Conference on Philanthropy. Shelley's eye for detail, adept negotiating skills, and simply gracious approach brought maximum impact to the conference, our client's attendee experience, and also within our team. We are adding Shelley to our dream team and have already asked her to work with us again this year."

Ally O'Connor
CEO, Founder, NXTevent

"There is no way we could have coordinated almost 200 presentations by scholars from around the world during our three day Congress without Shelley Griffin's expert guidance. So many people wrote us afterward to thank us for such a stimulating and well-run event.  I highly recommend Shelley to anyone planning an academic conference."

Amy Brauer
Chair, XVI International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Harvard University