Dr. Linda Robson is an Associate Professor at Endicott College in the School of Hospitality Management. She worked as an event planner for over 20 years, planning events in New Zealand, Europe, the United States, and Canada. In 2003 Linda returned to school and has a Master of Tourism Administration and a Ph.D. Linda's combination of experience and education has given her a unique perspective on the events industry. She brings a practical applied knowledge to her classroom, her speaking sessions, and to the events she plans. Linda is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the International Live Events Association (ILEA). She has written articles, case studies, and book chapters, for both industry and academia, about risk management and the events industry. She has spoken at ILEA Live, The Special Event, PCMA's Annual Conference, Eventworld, and MPI's WEC.
University of Waterloo
Doctor of Philosophy in Recreation & Leisure Studies
George Washington University
Master of Tourism Administration, Dual Concentration in Event Management and Destination Management
Awards and Accomplishments
Women of Impact at Endicott College, March 2016
International Live Events Association (ILEA) Boston Chapter, Spirit of ILEA Award, June 2016
Interviewed for Special Events Galore, February 2016
Interviewed for Convene Magazine, February 2014
Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award, Endicott College, 2013-2014
Robson, L. (June 2017). A Creative Approach to Risk Management. Presented at Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress, June 20, 2017 In Las Vegas, NV.
Robson, L. (October 2017). 3 Experts, 3 Perspectives On Security For Music Festivals. Special Events. Retrieved from: tap://www.specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/3-experts-3-perspectives-security-music-festivals