Linda Robson

Associate Professor, Endicott College

Dr. Linda Robson is an associate professor at Endicott College in the School of Hospitality Management. She worked as an event planner for more than 20 years, planning events in New Zealand, Europe, the United States and Canada. She has planned academic conferences, opening ceremonies, sports tournaments and children’s events.

She has a PhD from the University of Waterloo, with research focused on event risk management, as well as a master of tourism administration degree from George Washington University and the special event coordinator designation from Ontario Tourism Education Corporation. Her 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.

She is a member of MPI, the director of students for ILEA Boston and founder of the Endicott Event Management Organization. She received the Spirit of ILEA Awards and Student Connection Award from ILEA Boston, and was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award at Endicott College. 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 The Special Event, ILEA Live, PCMA’s Annual Conference, EventWorld and MPI’s WEC.