Julia Rutherford Silvers, CSEP

Certified Special Events Professional

Event Management Authority

Like angels and elephants dancing on the head of a pin, our dreams and responsibilities may have no limits, but must be balanced according to the music of the moment.

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Books and  Workbooks

  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2012). Professional Event Coordination, Second Edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2010). “The role of management in events management.” In D. Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Events Management: A developmental and managerial approach, 3rd edn. Cape Town, South Africa: Juta & Co. Ltd.

  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2008).“EMBOK: a theoretical and practical model for the event world.” In U. Wunsch (Ed.), Facets of Contemporary Event Management – Theory and Practice for Event Success. Bad Honnef, Germany: Verlag K.H. Bock
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2008). Risk Management for Meetings and Events. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2007). The EMBOK Project Curriculum Model. Albuquerque, NM: Silvers
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2007). The EMBOK Project Risk Assessment System. Albuquerque, NM: Silvers
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2006). The EMBOK Project Event Planning System. Albuquerque, NM: Silvers
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford and Kathy Nelson (2005). Introduction to Financial Management for Meetings & Events. Albuquerque, NM: Silvers
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2004). Professional Event Coordination. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2004). CSEP Study Course Workbook. Chicago: International Special Events Society
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (2002). ISES Certified Special Events Professional Exam Preparation Self-Study Guide, 2nd ed. Chicago: The International Special Events Society
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford and Janet Landey (2002). National Certificate in Tourism: Event Support NQF Level 4 Event Management Training Program, Learner Guides & Trainer/Mentor/Assessor Guides. Johannesburg, South Africa: Tourism Learnership Project
  • Waldorf, Josh and Julia Rutherford Silvers (2000). Sport Event Management and Marketing. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Goldblatt, Joe and Julia Rutherford Silvers (1999). Event Administration: Best Practices in Event Management. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Silvers, Conway, Goldblatt (1999). Event Coordination. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Fried, Goldblatt, Silvers (1999). Event Marketing. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Schwartz, Yaffe, Goldblatt, Silvers (1999). Risk Management: Financial, Legal, and Ethical Safeguards. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Preddy, Garland L. and Julia Rutherford Silvers (1999). Government, Civic, and Political Event Management. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Mikolaitis, Phyllis and Julia Rutherford Silvers (1999). Corporate Event Management and Marketing. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Ledoux, Amy A. and Julia Rutherford Silvers (1999). Meetings and Conferences. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Silvers, Yaffe, Higgison (1999). Starting, Growing, and Managing Your Event Business. Washington, DC: The George Washington University
  • Silvers, Julia Rutherford (1998-2004). Writing Effective Special Event Proposals. Albuquerque, NM: Silvers
 

Published Papers

  Silvers, J. R. and Nelson, K. B. (2009). An Application Illustration of the Event Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK) as a Framework for Analysis Using the Design of the 2006 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Event Management an International Journal, Vol. 13 (2), 117-131. Cognizant Communications.  
  Nelson, K. B. and Silvers, J. R. (2009). Event Management Curriculum Development and Positioning:  A Path Toward Professionalization. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 21 (2), 31-39. International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.  
  Silvers, J. R. (2007). Analysis of the International EMBOK Model as a Classification System. In Z. Gu (Ed.), Conference Proceedings, 2007 Las Vegas International Hospitality and Convention Summit. University of Nevada Las Vegas.  
 

Silvers, J. R. (2006). Case Study of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics Using the Design Knowledge Domain of the EMBOK as a Framework for Analysis. In Z. Gu (Ed.), Conference Proceedings, 2006 Las Vegas International Hospitality and Convention Summit. University of Nevada Las Vegas.

 
 

Silvers, J. R., Bowdin, G. A. J., O’Toole, W. J., & Nelson, K. B. (2006). Towards an International Event Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK). Event Management, 9 (4), 185-198. Cognizant Communications.

 
 

Nelson, K. B., Silvers, J. R., and Park, M. (2005). Developing an Event Management Curriculum: An Important Step Towards Professionalization. Conference Proceedings, 2nd International EMBOK Imbizo Global Alignment Summit. Institute of Event Management, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 
 

Silvers, J. R. (2005). The Potential of the EMBOK as a Risk Management Framework For Events. In Z. Gu (Ed.), Conference Proceedings, 2005 Las Vegas International Hospitality and Convention Summit. University of Nevada Las Vegas.

 
 

Silvers, J. R. (2004). Global Knowledge Domain Structure for Event Management. In Z. Gu (Ed.), Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas International Hospitality and Convention Summit, 228-245. University of Nevada Las Vegas.

 
 

Landey, J. and Silvers, J. R. (2004). The Miracle of Training in Event Management. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 6(3), 21-46. The Haworth Hospitality Press.

 

Articles

  Risk Management for Meetings and Events (interview), Corporate Meetings & Incentives, Penton Media Inc., April 2010  
  The 411 on H1N1, Corporate & Incentive Travel, Coastal Communications Corporation, November 2009  
  SWOT Thoughts, Midwest Meetings, Fall 2008  
  Procedures for Medical Emergencies, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Northstar Travel Media, LLC, August 2008  
  Preparing for Medical Emergencies, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Northstar Travel Media, LLC, July 2008  
  Caution: Creativity Ahead, Venue Safety & Security, Spring 2008  
  Occupational Health and Safety in the Events Industry: Keep Your Event Workers Safe!, The Pulse (Newsletter of the Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA), March 2008  
  Event Management: Architecture, Engineering, or Project Management?, Mark Sonder Productions Ezine, Summer 2006  
  Standards: Fear or the Future?, Mark Sonder Productions Ezine, February 2005  
  Safety First, Fabulous Second, Campus Events Professional, November 2004  
  In Times of Change, Make New Friends--But Keep the Old, Campus Events Professional, September 2004  
  Let's Talk Continuing Education--Ours and Our Client's, Campus Events Professional, August 2004  
  Should Flexibility Extend to Pricing, Too?, Campus Events Professional, July 2004  
The Six Dimensions of Event Perfection, Campus Events Professional, February 2004
ISES--The Mark of Industry Excellence, ISES EventWorld, Special Event Magazine, October 2003
Packaging the Destination, CIM—Convention and Incentive Marketing (Australasia), February 2002
The Main Event, CIM—Convention and Incentive Marketing (Australasia), October 2001
  How to Delegate, Motivate, and Avoid Burnout, Various ISES Chapter Newsletters, 2001  
  CSEP Spells Success, ISES EventWorld, Special Event Magazine, March 2001  
  The RFP: Writing One and Responding to One, Event Solutions Magazine, July 2000  
  The Value of Ideas, Event Solutions Magazine, March 2000  
  Cosmic Cowboy Cantina, Event Solutions Magazine, May 1998  
  The Synergy of Society, ISES EventWorld, Special Events Magazine, July 1997  

Videos

The George Washington University Event Management Certificate Program Video Series
  • Event Administration: Best Practices in Event Management, 2001, The George Washington University

  • Event Coordination, 2001, The George Washington University

  • Event Marketing, 2001, The George Washington University

  • Risk Management: Financial, Legal, and Ethical Safeguards, 2001, The George Washington University

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