Bridget ChisholmBridget Chisholm
Director of Conferences

+1 (202) 470-4818 ext. 103
bchisholm@ila-net.org

Bridget began her conference and event planning career in Richmond, Virginia in the early 90s after working as a travel agent in the late 80s. She planned annual conferences for the National Organization for Women, Midwifery Today, Baxter Healthcare, the United Nations Environment Program, and other environmental and social organizations, NGOs, and privately held corporations. In 1999, Bridget moved to Washington, DC and took the position of Conference & Travel Director at JOI (Joint Oceanographic Institutions, now the Consortium for Ocean Leadership). In 2005, she took a year off to establish a small farm in rural Fauquier County, just outside of Washington, DC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2006, she took the position of Conference Director at the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a nonprofit with virtual offices in North America.

Bridget's leadership in creating sustainability initiatives at the conferences and events she organizes has led to several hotel and convention centers adopting more comprehensive recycling programs and beginning, or improving upon, their composting programs. She is passionate about sourcing food seasonally and locally and she enjoys working with the chefs and caterers to ensure the local farming community is being tapped for these resources.

Bridget studied Business Management at Virginia Commonwealth University and she is a graduate of the Lucas School of Business and Travel Management.