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Andrea Driessen

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Are you a business leader tasked with planning a mission-critical meeting or event? Andrea will save you time, money, and guesswork in the search exceptionally well-suited speakers, entertainers, MCs, and thought leaders. And remove the risk in curating the most well-suited talent and programming to round out your meeting agendas.

Often without adding another line item to your budget.

She’s YOUR agent, not beholden to an exclusive speaker roster. She’ll tap the universe of presenters to arrive at your 100% customized list of recommendations.

And then expertly manage every aspect of the speaker’s participation in your event to save you additional time.

As Founder and Chief Boredom Buster at Seattle, WA-based No More Boring Meetings, Andrea teams with companies, nonprofits, and trade associations that want engaging, relevant, inspiring and actionable meeting programming. The outcome? An unforgettable experience that ensures audiences learn and remember more in less time.

For over 30 years, Andrea has been linking speakers with captive audiences. Raised in a family in which learning was strongly encouraged, by parents who valued self-directed education and discovery, Andrea thrives on connecting experts with audiences. A Professional Convention Management Assn. “Best in Class” speaker, Andrea delivers a wide range of interactive workshops for business audiences.

A member of the Int’l Assn. of Speakers Bureaus and a member of its Ethics Committee, Andrea was given their Pacesetters’ Award in recognition of her efforts to move the Association and the industry forward. She helped organize TEDxSeattle for 7 years, and is a TEDSummit and TEDActive attendee.

She is the author of the multiple award-winning book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning: For Kick-Ass Gatherings that Inspire People, which the International Book Awards named the 2019 winner in the Business: Communications/PR category. The book also named best how-to book by the Independent Press. She contributed The Non-Obvious Guide to Virtual Meetings and Remote Work.

Andrea also writes regularly for the Meeting Professional Magazine.

Believing that we’re all entitled to feeling engaged in the world up til the end, Andrea is a hospice volunteer in Seattle. In 2019, Andrea presented her idea-worth-spreading at TEDxSeattle: “eulogies for the living,” or what Andrea has termed Gracenotes. Explore engaging virtual experiences for your workplace based on the talk in this interactive brochure, and watch the Talk here.

And when not putting an end to boring meetings, Andrea stays un-bored with visits to spas, happy hours, gyms, and other time zones.

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