Jeff Hurt DES

Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Jeff Hurt joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting in January 2010 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement. In 2011, he was recognized as the PCMA Educator of the Year and one of BizBash’s top Event Innovators. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the meetings’ industry professional provocateurs and change agents. In 2015, he was listed as one of the top 25 most influential people in the meetings industry. Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional Products Association International, one of the top 50 shows in the industry. He is considered one of the leading authorities in the meetings industry on adult education, conference design, digital events, participant experience and strategy for events and associations. He speaks and blogs frequently about the future of conferences and education, experience and learning design, the neuroscience of conferences, and meeting trends at