About eventPower

Tools & Services to POWER-UP Your Events


eventPower serves the meeting and convention industry by providing conference management services and tools that make our clients more efficient. Skilled certified meeting planning professionals combined with state of the art cloud-based collaborative software tools ensure the realization of our client’s vision for their conference. The eventPower team has over 20 years of experience and has produced over 400 conferences. Clients can choose fully managed solutions or software as a service. The eventPower team is committed and engaged throughout the conference production cycle.


Our mission is to help our clients increase efficiencies to produce successful conferences, meetings, expositions and events. It is our mission and focus to make life easier for meeting planners.

It’s All About You

eventPower’s Commitment to You:
  • Make you more efficient
  • Save you an extensive amount of time
  • Implement your vision
  • Provide you the tools you need to succeed
  • Support your efforts with skilled meeting planners

Extension of Your Team

eventPower offers tools and services to help propel your conference, meeting or event to the next level. From full conference support to a la carte services and tools, eventPower is an extension of your conference planning team. eventPower provides a unique combination of tools and services that will save you time and money. Our team is committed to be by your side throughout the production cycle.

Understanding Your Vision

The eventPower staff understands that creating an exceptional program starts with your vision. We will listen and partner with you ensure that we understand your requirements and goals. Whether you are looking for a tool to help manage speakers, create a professional online agenda or you want to create a custom online exhibit sales contract, our staff will develop a cost-effective solution based on your goals and objectives.

Helping You Succeed

The combination of eventPower’s custom-developed cloud-based technologies and our experience in managing large-scale conferences provides us a competitive advantage in helping our clients succeed.


The beginning

Founded in 1996, owner Frank Powell launched eventPower (formerly Technology Forums) to partner with U.S. Military and Federal Government organizations to produce cost effective, education-focused training conferences and expositions. The company focused on the government sector and provided full conference management solutions from beginning to end.

Birth of online conference tools

Throughout the many years of managing conferences, eventPower created online cloud-based tools that addressed the many obstacles that our staff encountered while producing our own internal events. We simply could not find the feature rich software we needed from other companies. While using this software, many organizations approached us about using our system for their events. The eventPower suite of tools became part of our offerings.

By meeting planners, for meeting planners

These tools have been tried and tested by our own staff of experienced meeting planners who helped develop the tools specifically for their needs. The systems has been customized for each new client which has made the product feature rich while keeping it incredibly easy to use. The entire system was produced by meeting planners, for meeting planners.

Tools + full service = a winning team

eventPower has a team of conference and meeting planning professionals who can leverage the system to work to your requirements and get your team running quickly and easily. Unlike many other conference software providers, eventPower helps with the set-up, the implementation and, if desired, we can help augment your team with certified meeting professionals skilled in every aspect of conference production.

Innovation & efficiency

Our company’s driving force is innovation and efficiency. The methods and technology have changed over the years, but our innovative and pioneering attitude has remained the same. Our goal is to share our tools and services to make your conference planning experience an overwhelming success.


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Frank Powell

Frank founded eventPower, formerly Technology Forums, in July of 1996. He has over 25 years of experience in the conference and trade show industry. He started his career in 1990 with National Trade Productions working on FOSE, which at the time was the largest IT conference for the Federal Government. In 1994 Frank moved to IT Direct as Director of Conferences. IT Direct produced over 160 conferences annually.

Frank’s vision for eventPower is to hire an extremely skilled team of meeting planning professionals who bring exceptional customer service to its family of clients. Throughout the past 17 years, Frank has lead the eventPower team in the production of thousands of conferences. The company initially focused on the government sector and has since expanded to include associations, corporate, independent show producers and third party meeting planners.

As the owner of the company, Frank looks forward to taking a personal stake in ensuring the efficiency and success of your conference, meeting or exposition.
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Laurie Powell
Vice President, Business Development

Laurie has over 25 years of sales and management experience in both events and publishing. She started her career at Miller Freeman which was the largest business to business publisher and trade show producer. At Miller Freeman, Laurie was Publisher and Director of Sales of various trade magazines and events. In 2001, Laurie followed the CEO of Miller Freeman to Access Intelligence, another publisher and trade show producer. There she served as a Group Publisher of several magazines, websites and events. In 2010, Laurie joined eventPower as Vice President of Sales.
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Michael McCarthy
Vice President, Information Technology

Michael has been supporting eventPower since 2009 developing and implementing leading-edge technology solutions for conferences and events. Prior to eventPower, Michael worked at CACI where he honed engineering and project management skills working on projects including software engineering and development of an enterprise financial management platform, information management across satellite and terrestrial communication systems, and complex database systems.
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Sharla Warren
CMP, Vice President, Conference Services

Sharla has 17 years of conference management experience and has been part of the eventPower team since 2000. Sharla leads the Conference Services Department where her team is in charge of managing all client relationships. In addition to commercial and association clients, she has managed numerous government contracts.

Prior to eventPower, Sharla worked at Cohn Communications , where she planned and sold exhibit space for PMEXPO, the largest one-day property management and real estate trade show in the nation. Sharla also supported event planning for the Property Management Association (PMA) and the Washington Area Council of Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (WACEL). She managed membership recruitment and retention and exhibited at trade shows promoting the PMA brand. Sharla also worked as the Administrator (Director) for the National Society Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.).

Sharla is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and is a member of MPI and SGMP.