Linda Hurtley

Office: 651-462-4645

Cell: 651-248-4687
Email: linda@linwoodgroupmeetings.com


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Linwood Group Meetings is your Meetings & Events Partner.  We'll work with your team and your vendors to produce a program you'll be proud to call your own.
Linwood Group Meetings -MOCA, Los Angeles
Linwood Group Meetings offers services that save our clients' time and money.  Our clients tell us that the experience and professionalism we bring to their conference or event is appreciated by their executives and attendees, as well as their vendors. 

We are now several years after the Coronavirus pandemic took hold in March of 2020 and the meetings industry is in a seller's market.  Event expenses have increased 40% to 70%, contracts are more complicated, space availability is tight.  We anticipate this will continue well into 2025.  Specific hotel chains have announced they plan to permanently reduce staff  and have started charging unexpected fees.  We're finding the same with other vendors as well.  With the reduction of knowledgeable hotel and vendor staff, increased expenses, and complicated contract clauses, conference owners  need an experienced meeting planner to guide them through the site selection, contract negotiation, budget management, logistics planning, and onsite management of their programs.  

Linwood Group Meetings excels at the management, planning, and logistics of:
  • City and Venue Site Selection
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Budget Management
  • Attendee Registration
  • Vendor Liaison
  • Food & Beverage
  • VIP & Speaker Management
  • Session Content
  • Sponsorship Programs: Development and Management
  • Transportation Services
  • Onsite Management and Staffing


Client Testimonials

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Now that my term is done, I am going to miss working with you, Linda. You put on one heck of a conference. There was not one complaint anyone could have. You spoiled everyone, including us SIG leaders.
~Marilyn West, MNEUG, (outgoing) Revenue Cycle SIG Leader

MNEUG Conference Crowd


Linda, you are great to work with and make my role easy!  I have always appreciated working with you. 
~Jonathan Shoemaker, MNEUG Treasurer, Allina Health, CIO



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Linda and her team were the lead event organizers retained by IIC for our Los Angeles program.  Linda had the triple challenge of a historic building as a venue, a large international audience of 500+ participants, and a complex programme (four social events, learned paper presentations and lectures, trips and tours, break-out meetings, a trade fair and poster displays) all in a five-day period.

Linda excelled at making order out of organizational challenges from, variously, the venue, the participants, and from IIC as the owners of the event.   She always displayed an enthusiastic nature and a ‘can-do’ attitude that meant obstacles were overcome and potential problems were anticipated and resolved.

Linda was professional, efficient, and incredibly well-organized.  Her calm and assured manner and knowledge of event organizing meant the IIC Congress went exactly to plan and was a very well–received and warmly remembered event. We very strongly recommend Linda.
~Graham Voce, ICC, London, UK


Linwood Group Meetings - BEPS Speaker, TorontoLinda has been contracted as our association's conference planner for over 10 years.  I have worked with her for six years.  She  has arranged and managed our meeting with outstanding efficiency and attention to detail.  She effectively manages people with a variety of personality types and a wide range of educational backgrounds throughout the planning process as well as onsite during the conference.

In addition, Linda understands the limited  financial status of the BEPS and has repeatedly organized the conference within or below budget through use of her market knowledge and effective negotiation skills.  She provides exceptional support and is an invaluable resource for me as Treasurer.  As officers of the society, we totally rely on her judgement and expertise.  Linwood Group Meetings-IIC

Linda acts as the "face" of  the BEPS throughout the year and the conference.  Members and attendees receive gracious personal and professional service from the time of membership renewal to conference registration to onsite needs.  I highly recommend Linda Hurtley and Linwood Group Meetings for any of your meeting needs.
~LuAnn E. Rooff, Principal Scientist, Penford Products Co. and Treasurer for BEPS
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The Region 7E Adult Mental Health Initiative has contracted with Linda Hurtley and Linwood Group Meetings since 2006.  Her responsibilities are primarily admin-related, but she has researched and made arrangements for annual meetings and special events.  I have been pleased with the accuracy of her work, and impressed with the degree of understanding she has conveyed for the sometimes difficult and confidential discussions at Board and Local Advisory Council meetings.
~Karyn Hansen, LICSW and Social Service Supervisor, Isanti County on behalf of Region 7E AMHI

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