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AAE Success Story

University of South Dakota Hosts Leading Mental Health Speaker at Hybrid Event

“We absolutely love working with the AAE team as our go-to for speaker recruitment, year after year, and for all of our clients. Thank you, team!”
AAE Client Addie Graham-Kramer
Addie Graham-Kramer, Founder and CEO at The Event Company

The Event Company is an event design and production company that specializes in corporate, social, and non-profit events. A long-time client of AAE, they worked on this specific event on behalf of The South Dakota Area Health Education Center, an organization within the University of South Dakota. This mission-driven organization collaborates with a network of community, state, health care, and academic partners committed to meeting the healthcare workforce needs of South Dakota.

The Challenge

The client’s biggest logistical challenge was transitioning from a virtual format to a hybrid event approach. This narrowed the client’s usual pool of speakers because of the required travel to the event location. The client needed to find the perfect speaker with knowledge of the subject matter, fees within budget, and a willingness to travel.
Kevin Hines

Speaker Booked:
Kevin Hines
Brain/Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Activist

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AAE's Approach

Because of the long-standing relationship built with The Event Company, AAE's Senior Account Executive, Jasmine Mansfield, was able to quickly and accurately provide the best speaker options for this hybrid event on mental health within the client’s budget. The client knew trust that if a speaker was recommended, then that speaker would meet the needs and exceed expectations for the event.

Once the speaker was booked, Director of Logistics, Edie Boan, managed the speaker's engagement with the client and the hybrid event through to a successful completion. 
“One of the biggest reasons why we continue to make our first call when it comes to talent recruitment to Jasmine at AAE is because of, not only her professionalism, but also the company’s”
AAE Client Addie Graham-Kramer
Addie Graham-Kramer, Founder and CEO at The Event Company

The Results

  • The Event Company was pleased with AAE’s professionalism and knowledge of speakers which made for an efficient booking process.
  • Representatives from 41 states and four countries attended this hybrid event.
  • The client gave their event experience a 5-star rating, noting that their hybrid event went great and that, with All American Entertainment’s help, they plan to do more events in this format in the near future.

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About AAE Speakers Bureau

All American Entertainment (AAE) Speakers Bureau is a full-service speakers bureau and talent agency that exclusively represents the interests of meeting and event professionals to select, book, and execute events with keynote speakers and entertainment to leave a lasting impact on their audiences. We work tirelessly for event professionals as their centralized, trusted, and impartial partner in the talent booking process.

With our expansive industry experience and exceptional customer support, AAE has connected more than 10,000 events around the world with their perfect speaker, host, celebrity, or performer since 2002. We have booked over $300M of celebrity talent on behalf of thousands of the most respected companies and organizations in the world.