What is the ECG?

The Events Coordination Group (ECG) was formed in the summer of 2020 to serve as an event planning resource to the Amherst College community and to provide a platform for the strategic scheduling of events.

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Virtual Event Planning Guide

We prepared our Virtual Event Planning Guide to serve as a list of best practices and variables to consider as you develop a plan for your virtual event. Read more to learn how to make you next virtual event a success.

ECG Members

The ECG meets monthly and is chaired by Conferences and Special Events with representation from several divisions:



Human Resources

President’s Office

Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Student Affairs

  • Carolyn Coulter, assistant to the chief student affairs officer (ccoulter@amherst.edu)
  • Madison Martin, interim associate director of student engagement & leadership
  • Lupita Mendez, director of race and class equity and engagement (lmendez@amherst.edu)

Contact Us

In the early stages of your event planning, it is recommended that you reach out to the ECG to inquire about any possible scheduling conflicts. The group maintains a wide and ongoing list of events at the College and is an ideal resource to let you know if any events are already scheduled for your choice of dates. The ECG also welcomes information about any confirmed events you are aware of.

Please contact your division representative or email the chair of the ECG, Christina LaDue.

Christina M. LaDue

Christina M. LaDue

Associate Director of Conferences and Special Events