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About Conference & Event Services

One-Stop Shop Certified Event Planners

University of Cincinnati Conference & Event Services has achieved One-Stop Shop Certification through the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). The University of Cincinnati is the only university in Ohio with One-Stop Shop Certification.

One-Stop Shop Certification is the industry’s premier resource for defining and identifying conforming campus venues. A certified one-stop shop operation provides the most effective planning atmosphere to successfully stage a collegiate conference or event. One-Stop Shop certification recognizes collegiate operations that deliver one contact, one contract, and one bill to external meeting planners. This streamlining of conferencing and events coordination is intended to more closely match the practices of convention facilities and finer hotels.

  • One contact through which a planner may secure all university services
  • One contract that covers all services the planner will receive from the university
  • One bill (itemized) for all services provided by the university.


What Our Clients Say

Meet Our Staff

Jamie Miller

Jamie Miller, CMP

Jamie has been with CES since March 2006. She earned a degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. She started her career in conference and event planning during college, working part-time in University Conferencing. After graduation, she continued marketing and event planning as the marketing manager for a world-wide medical imaging company, where she also planned continuing education conferences and events. Jamie has experience managing conferences and exhibit halls both locally and nationally.

Katy Marston

Katy Marston
Associate Director

Katy has provided conference and event services for seventeen years at the University of Cincinnati. She is the Associate Director and manages a variety of conferences and events, including multipleday conferences, one day meetings, banquets, and many other events. Her responsibilities have grown to include oversite of Summer Programs, Nippert West Pavilion reservations and Conference Management. Katy received a BA in Communications in 1999 from the University of Cincinnati. Katy is also part owner of Chandler's Burger Bistro which is located on the West Side of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ryan Gaerke

Ryan Gaerke
Assistant Director, MainStreet Operations

Ryan began his career at UC in 2002, working as a student employee for the UC Bookstores, MainStreet Operations, and the Campus Recreation Center. Ryan holds a BFA in Electronic Media from the College Conservatory of Music. Ryan began his professional career in operations management for Target from 2007 to 2013. A Bearcat through-and-through, in 2013 he jumped at the opportunity to return to UC to give back to the university community. Ryan enjoys traveling with his wife Melissa, and playing with his son Owen and his dog Haas. Ryan’s hobbies include playing guitar, piano, and drums, as well as spending time outdoors fishing, kayaking, camping, and hiking.

Florine Postell

Florine Postell
Program Director

Florine been at the University of Cincinnati since 2005. She has worked in event planning for MainStreet Operations and has managed the Summer Conferences operations in Housing & Food Services. Her expertise includes: speakers/concurrent sessions management; one-day conference planning; protocol services (domestic and international); unique events and ceremonies; and writing and editing. Florine has previous experience in leadership roles with non-profit organizations and international relations. She earned a BS in International Trade from Texas Tech University and a Certificate in Journalism from University of Cincinnati. She is a national board member for Protocol Diplomacy International-Protocol Officers Association.

Amber Lovett

Amber Lovett
Program Director

Amber is a Program Director at CES.  She started her event career in the University Conferencing department as a student employee at the University of Cincinnati.  In 2011, she earned a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Communication and continued in the event planning field for a Fortune 500 medical device and healthcare company.  She has worked in increasing roles and responsibilities as a meeting coordinator, event specialist and a business partner liaison. Amber has conference management experience in a variety of settings for clients within the education, business, healthcare, marketing and sales fields.

Pat Bevis

Pat Bevis
Coordinator, Building Services & Receiving

Pat has enjoyed working at UC since 1995 and has been with Mainstreet Operations since 2008. He oversees everything from events held in TUC to TUC/ SSLC facilities and the TUC receiving dock. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Northern Kentucky University. When away from work, Pat enjoys spending time with his family. Pat’s hobbies include fishing and golfing; he is also an avid photographer and likes to spend time in his vegetable garden.

Kyle Augustitus


Kyle Augustitus
Program Manager

Kyle Augustitus is our Program Manager. Kyle was employed at Defiance College in Facilities Marketing & Event Management since 2014, spending the last four months as the Interim Director for the department. Kyle has his master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, and interned for a year with the Cleveland Browns. Kyle will strictly be focusing on the scheduling proponent of events being held in the Tangeman University Center. 


More from Our Clients

The UC conferencing staff was OUTSTANDING!!!! They were the difference that made this an outstanding meeting. We are forever grateful. MARC
Using Conference & Event Services made my life so much easier. It was wonderful to only have to focus on the content of the conference and leave the details to someone else!
7th Ohio Summit on First-Year Experience

Absolutely an outstanding job that greatly exceeded all expectations. I'm looking for an excuse to use UC Conferencing again!

I never dreamt this conference could possibly have gone so smoothly. Using University Conferencing made it so easy for us.
Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC)

A conference of this magnitude could not have been done without University Conferencing...period.
Innocence Network Conference

A resource to make your event a success. Always a step ahead, anticipating need and filling.
UC Energy Conference and Expo

Using University Conferencing made my life so much easier. It was wonderful to only have to focus on the content of the conference and leave the details to someone else!
7th Ohio Summit on First-Year Experience

Having done this event for six years now with CES, they can coordinate the whole meeting without help from me. Having CES puts my meeting on autopilot and frees me up to do other things.
CT Symposium

Our experience at UC was absolutely fantastic. Both the kids and coaches loved it and we will be back next year. Everyone treated us great and I couldn’t have asked for better service.
H.S Football Camp

Thanks for all you guys do to make our events all they can be. You are appreciated.
IT@UC Showcase

Overall, I was very very pleased with the level of service we received for this very special event. Their extra work helped ensure that this special event came off without a hitch!
Premiere of the 2012 Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary

Thank you for the great job you did and the wonderful time we had.  Everyone complemented us on a successful Convention and it was in no small part due to UC and it's staff and you.
Swedenborgian Convention