When you shine, we shine.

Our Story

…a common problem

After years in the conference-planning world, we recognized scientists and their associations were struggling. Many were trying to manage their societies and conferences off the side of their desks — taking on planning and administrative burden without the tools (or time) to build success.

a global solution…

Podium was created to answer this challenge. With offices in Europe and North America, we partner with societies wherever they are to plan their meetings anywhere in the world.

We make our clients the conference hero and take associations from ‘survival mode’ to strong, sustainable organizations.

Our goal is to be the name shared on the sidelines of outstanding conferences and cited by those who trust us as part of their extended teams.

…why we’re here

We’re real people who love what we do. We never forget why we’re here: to help scientists connect and researchers mobilize knowledge — setting the stage for breakthroughs that change the world.

Our Values

We build TRUST through honesty, transparency, integrity, accountability and reliability.

We have a STRONGLY CONNECTED TEAM because of communication, collaboration, responsibility, and the freedom to take ownership.

Our staff are PROFESSIONALS WITH PERSONALITY — authentic, relaxed, flexible and warm.

We provide QUALITY services because of our care, attention to detail, love of planning, broad range of skills and responsive team.

Our Commitment


YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS
because we identify with our clients, support their goals, treat our network of providers as one team and genuinely enjoy seeing our clients have fun.

WE NURTURE CONNECTIONS between delegates, vendors, sponsors and scientific associations to create stronger communities. Our vision is that these connections result in future scientific breakthroughs.

WE MAKE OUR CLIENTS THE CONFERENCE HERO so they can relax and do what they do best – science and research.

Meet the Team

Marischal De Armond

Marischal De Armond

Founder & CEO

There’s no greater thrill than embracing the confidence of our clients and partnering with them to build success for their society or conference.

Brian Groos

Brian Groos

Conference Manager

I have 30 years of quality experience managing international, national and local events and put it to work helping our clients achieve their conference goals.

Phil MacIntyre

Phil MacIntyre

Technical Support Specialist

I have a passion for new and dynamic technology and take great satisfaction in sharing this with others to make all of our lives better. Through our team and tools, we bring our passion to bear on client projects, helping to make their jobs easier and more rewarding.

Jude Ross

Jude Ross

Senior Conference Manager

I love the challenge of conference management — guiding client projects and keeping things on track from start to finish, culminating in a successful event. I collaborate closely with our clients and aim to be a reassuring presence in our work together.

Pam Prewett

Pam Prewett

Conference Manager

I’m inspired every day by the people I encounter through my work. I love to help our clients determine where they are going and how best to get there.

Bronwyn Proven

Bronwyn Proven

Digital Content Manager

I love using my creative energy and problem-solving skills to support the evolution of scientific communities and their conferences.

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Senior Conference Manager

Working with clients to deliver their vision, I take pride in managing both strategic society initiatives and minute conference logistics. Seeing happy delegates, proud committee and board members, and satisfied sponsors and exhibitors at the end of a conference gives me a sense of accomplishment and delight.

Alaina Laflamme

Alaina Laflamme

Administrative Specialist

I provide support to team members by handling things like email and phone correspondence, preparing for conferences (I’m the name badge queen), and sourcing venues and print services. My favourite part of the job is being on-site at a conference and meeting face to face with the people I’ve been communicating with via email for months.

Cendrine De Vis

Cendrine De Vis

Conference Manager

When it comes to planning and organizing conferences, I’m a master of detail. I love putting all of the pieces together, and strive to create a unique, custom experience for each conference. I enjoy seeing months of hard work pay off at an event — and delegates having a wonderful time.

Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Assistant to the President

With a background in social science, a love of research, and a passion for organization and planning, I identify closely with our clients and take pride in helping them achieve their goals.

"Just wanted to thank you for this very nice meeting: program, location and organization were great!"

– Blaise Yvert, Inserm and Univ Grenoble Alpe

Be the hero. We can help.

Contact us with your planning pain points and we’ll talk you through the solutions.

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Our team is available Monday to Friday:
North American office: 09:00 – 17:30 PST/PDT
European office: 09:00 – 17:30 GMT/BST

E: help@podiumconferences.com
P: 1-888-472-7644