Microsoft / Redmond
CIIS / California Institute of Integral Studies
ADW Santa Fe
Assistance Dogs of the West
Chaves County CASA Program
Miraval Resort & Spa
Brigam Young University
Forum One Networks
Scala Lift Off
An unConference for Women in STEM
IEEE - Standards Association
Phoenix Zones Initiative
New York University
The Purple Tornado
Experience / Endorsements
Internet Identity Workshop
Co-producer / Facilitator #IIW
"I've worked closely with Heidi on over twenty events. She is a consummate professional, easy to work with and gets things done. ~ Heidi has been the Open Space facilitator at IIW as well as the event producer. She is an expert at Open Space facilitation and I recommend her services to anyone I know looking to run an unConference. She knows how to make an event successful and how to foster participation and community.
Heidi has also been the IIW event producer. In that role, she manages all the pre-event logistics and hires the people who work at the event to do everything from registration to food to workshop proceedings. Heidi is organized and keeps the entire workshop on track. I rely on her to make the workshop a success."
Phil Windley PHD / Co_Founder Internet Identity Workshop
Chairman Sovrin Foundation / Enterprise Architect BYU
"Heidi is an inspiration! Our Open Space event was a resounding success due to her professionalism, enthusiasm and attention to detail. Open Space is entirely unique in its approach. It lends to creative, fun and collaborative discussions that produce serious results. It was a dose of exactly what our program needed to coalesce at the next level. Even the most curmudgeon-liest doubters left enthusiastic and eager to go through the process again. We are excited about continuing to engage Open Space in the years ahead. I am a believer."
Executive Director, Chaves County CASA Program
Assistance Dogs of the West / ADW
Open Space for Discovery Planning & Action
" If you are truly invested in expanding your knowledge of your company or agency and the people who populate it, Open Space is a lens that will give you a clear vision forward. Heidi orchestrated a rich and productive day that helped us think beyond the usual confines of where we are as an organization. We eschew a top-down approach to management in our everyday process, so Open Space was an easy way forward to understand critical challenges and opportunities through a different paradigm."
Executive Director, Assistance Dogs of the West
"Heidi has continued to work with us, helping us put into action the saturated layers of ideas that emerged. By engaging a diverse constituency (including a few of our service dogs) and believing in the freedom of thought that Open Space provides, we took quantum leaps forward. We will continue to use the information gleaned to inform our new strategic plan and have made the commitment to utilize Open Space every other year to invigorate our future. Thank you Heidi. We love working with you, and would gladly recommend your services."
"Heidi is simply amazing. Not only is she a skilled facilitator of Open Space, she really has an eye for the small details that turn a good event into an exceptional event. She is great at timing refreshments, breaks & food in a way that keeps the energy of the event at the right level. She also handles the unexpected with the utmost professionalism. When we lost power at the DC She's Geeky, she turned it into something fun rather than let it be a show stopper. The conference continued as planned! "
Jacqueline Urick / Enterprise eCommerce SEO Director Sears Holdings Corporation
An unConference for Women working in STEAM ~ Since 2007
Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math #ShesGeeky
"I had the fortunate opportunity to work closely with Heidi on the She's Geeky Twin Cities unConference. Heidi is incredibly organized, a great communicator and possesses a real passion for Open Space. It's great to see her in action as she is an incredible facilitator. Our event was an amazing success, so many people left feeling like they had found their space."
Liz Tupper / Director of Strategy & Account Management at Software for Good
"I have worked with Heidi both as a participant in the IIW unConference and as a sponsor of several Open Space events related to education and University API development. In all cases, Heidi worked tirelessly to create an atmosphere that encouraged open communication and creative thinking. Her facilitation skills are exceptional and she brings years of experience to her work, which increases her ability to handle any circumstance in this unique type of gathering. Heidi has my highest recommendation as an Open Space facilitator and event organizer."
VP Information Technology
CIO at Brigham Young University
Dance USA Winter Forum
A day of Open Space as part of a regular 3 Day Conference
"...A thousand thanks for facilitating our Open Space event - great job opening and holding the space, on the pictures everything..."
Program Director, Dance/USA
"The Winter Forum is still resonating with great feedback, in large part because of the Open Space day. Thank you so much for your preparation and presentation"
Andrea E Snyder
Executive Director, Dance/USA
"Heidi, thank you for your great assistance with pulling together our first (‘apportioned’) unconference. In addition to your support before, during and after the Annual Meeting (which far exceeded the contract with you), you helped the attendees and staff in many other ways. It is not very often that I can say that a speaker exceeded expectations but it is true with your services." NAASS - North American Association of Summer Sessions
Jeffrey D. Melin
Executive Director NAASS