ConferenceSource takes pride in providing each of our clients with a customized scope of services to meet and exceed their ever-evolving meeting and conference needs. With no task too big or small for us to handle, we are able to offer efficient and detailed communications throughout the planning process and work with our clients step-by-step to ensure complete success and measurable results for each program.
For our biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients, ConferenceSource is dedicated to planning and producing meetings that are compliant with the PhRMA and AdvaMed Codes, Open Payments (formerly the Sunshine Act), and state laws for pharmaceutical, bioscience, medical, and life science companies.
ConferenceSource recognizes the importance of the Investigator Meetings that are held in conjunction with your Clinical Trials and we are skilled in sourcing both domestic and international venues, keeping in mind cost-effectiveness and privacy for these highly confidential meetings.
Every company wants to build invaluable market share and boost revenue, and what better way to influence sales team behavior than by utilizing an incentive program? ConferenceSource has connections in enticing locations all over the world and can build a sales incentive program that is customized towards your company’s unique needs and challenges.
Motivate, engage, and inspire your team to go the distance with your next Sales Kickoff. It’s more than just presentations and some snacks throughout the day – it’s about bringing your team together and taking your sales strategy to the next level. We’ll combine amazing venues with world-class experiences to make your next Sales Kickoff the most impactful one yet.
Over the past 10 years, our corporate clients have discovered that challenge and adventure activities provide an interesting and dynamic method for learning and applying skills. Our experiential team-building programs and adventures provide the opportunity for individuals and groups to reach beyond the typical and celebrate the unique in order to achieve their goals. Click here to see us in action!
Advisory Board Meetings
One of the most frequent meeting types that we handle, ConferenceSource has all of the tools to help make your next advisory board meeting better than the last. We understand what it’s like to work with physicians and can handle all aspects of these meetings, including logistical, travel, and hotel management, invitations, and honoraria management.
Thousands of hours of hard work, strategic thinking, and unending dedication go into creating your product and when you’re ready to share it with the world, you need an event partner like ConferenceSource with big ideas and marketing expertise to add the extra “WOW” factor. Let us do the heavy lifting to make you (and your product) look good.
Frequent conference exhibitors and attendees will agree – it takes A LOT of planning to make all of the pieces come together to attend a conference. We can manage all logistical components for conference registration, housing, ad hoc meetings, investor relations events, and ancillary events – giving you the freedom to take care of business onsite.
Recruiting the right people to your team is paramount, and we understand the need to bring your top candidates to convenient locations quickly. ConferenceSource has held Hiring Forums all over the country and can assist with everything to make your next recruiting event successful, including venue sourcing, travel accommodations, food & beverage, and hotel accommodations.
History of Business
In early 2004 I was taking some time off work to stay home with my third son, who was born October 29, 2003. For the previous ten years I had worked at various hotel companies including Marriott, Vail Resorts and the Brown Palace working with pharmaceutical clients. While at home I had a previous clients asking if I could help with their meeting planning for their upcoming meetings. Originally it started as just site selection for their meetings and then evolved to planning the entire event.
For the first several years I operated out of a spare room in our house, bringing on contractors as needed. In February of 2006 I hired my first full time employee. For the first-year coordinator came to my house every day but we soon grew out of the spare room and got our first office, 2 more full time employees followed shortly thereafter.
In 2009 my largest client was acquired, and I lost 90% of my business overnight. I had to let all the employees go and I moved back into the spare room. For the next 6 years I worked out of my house, eventually hiring 2 more people, building the business back up with a much more diversified client roster.
In 2015 we were ready to move into a new office and bring on 2 more people. 2 offices later,
on March 17, 2020, the mayor of Denver cancelled the St. Patrick’s Day parade. That’s when I knew we were in trouble as most of all in person meetings cancelled and were pivoting to virtual platforms. We spent the next 6 months partnering with production companies to help us understand the process of a virtual meeting and eventually execute on our own. We had to really get creative on why our clients would still use us for a virtual meeting. We ended up turning our warehouse into a gifting area where we were shipping 100’s of boxes of curated boxes of goodies to virtual attendees’ homes.
In mid-January of 2022 it was off to the races again even after another variant of the virus had everyone in fear of traveling. This only impacted January but then those that had complained about flying and staying in hotels couldn’t wait to get back on the road. We hired several new team members and moved into a fabulous new office in May of 2022.
2022 was our best year yet by a long shot and 2023 in already on pace to surpass that. We have a new employee starting next week and our plan is to keep adding staff to take things off my plate so that I can focus on client retention and growing the business.
Kelly Murphy, CMP is an accomplished meeting industry professional with over 30 years of combined experience with hotels and meeting planning. After a successful sales career with Marriott, Vail Resorts, Loews and other luxury hotels, Kelly launched ConferenceSource in December of 2004.
In the 20 years since, ConferenceSource has grown into one of the leading full-service meeting management companies, with a strong focus on the BioTech and Pharmaceutical industries. These industries are unique in their need for compliance, confidentiality and professionalism. Having served over 50 clients worldwide, ConferenceSource has the resources and experience to meet these needs and exceed all expectations.
Kelly’s team of veteran meeting planners can help with all aspects of planning your meeting, including custom meeting planning, site selection, contract negotiation, graphic design, air and ground transportation, custom registration sites, meeting planning, mobile app development, sunshine act compliance, KOL management, audio visual services and much more.
Kelly has 3 (mostly) grown boys scattered around the country and lives in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado with Tom, her husband of 28 years. If you would like to speak with ConferenceSource about your next event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or, you can actually call and speak with one of our lovely humans, who are in the office everyday – 3030-325-8800.