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ABOUT US

The Conference team forms part of the Alumni, Conferences and Events office at UEA. We are committed to enhancing the University’s reputation by facilitating academic conferences and supporting our researchers and their partnerships.

Drawing upon our experience in education, event management and marketing, the Conference team will work closely with you to customise conference and accommodation packages to suit your event objectives.

Our team comprises a conferences manager, two conference coordinators and a conferences finance and systems administrator.

What we do:

  • Bid preparation
  • Budget support
  • Book meeting rooms
  • Coordinate accommodation
  • Coordinate catering

 

For UEA customers we are delighted to offer an online payment and event registration service via the University's online store. Please contact us for more information or refer to the portal for more information and prices.

For more information on Norwich and the local area, please do not hesitate to contact or go to Visit Norwich.

MEET THE TEAM

  • Anna-Marie Moody

    Conferences Manager

    Profile: I have worked at the University for over ten years, many of them in a conference sales and marketing role. I enjoy all aspects of events management but have a passion for meeting customers and getting to understand their event objectives. I have managed the team since 2010 and worked with customers across all sectors, including charity events, language schools, corporate events, association conferences and academic conferences. My previous experience working in the leisure and tourism industry taught me the importance of first impressions and giving great customer service – something the conference team thrives on. One of my biggest achievements in the conference team was to manage BBC’s Antiques Roadshow production in the middle of the busy conference season in July 2013.
  • Kat Downes

    Conference Co-ordinator

    Profile: I work with customers on a day-to-day basis advising on university facilities, budgets and bids, contract management and liaising with operational teams across the campus. I am also responsible for film and photography requests to use the university campus as a location. I started my career in events management as a tourism events coordinator for my local council, managing pop concerts and film festivals, before moving to working with SMEs and marketing roles within the private sector. I have a wide range of event knowledge and really enjoy the operational side of my role. Drawing upon my experience within industry, I also look after specialist conference groups including visiting film festivals, NHS conferences and meetings, leisure groups and Arts and Humanities academic conferences. Always keen to extoll the virtues of the fine city of Norwich, I am happy to make recommendations for social and cultural events that will enhance the visitor's experience at UEA.
  • Nicki Stead

    Conference Co-ordinator

    Profile: I have been working at UEA for 10 years within the conference team organising some fantastic events. Using my extensive events experience I work with customers to ensure their event objectives are met, delegates are happy and the event runs smoothly and within budget. My career started in the financial sector before moving to the leisure and hospitality sector where careful planning and customer satisfaction is key. I enjoy organising the diverse events we have on campus each year from prestigious, corporate conferences to national self-catering groups and visiting schools, and some very technical scientific academic conferences. I am a customer-focused person, so always keep friendly and positive relationships with all my customers.