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Are you ready for a revolution?

We are a live event agency that helps disruptive companies produce events that ignite
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  • OUR STORY

    The spark began a decade ago. As an internal corporate planner, Ryan Hanson, CSEP had built a reputation for his bleeding-edge event concepts. His work was seen in publications around the world and he took home numerous coveted awards for innovation and creativity. His authority in the world of events saw him invited to speak at flagship conferences as well as receive his own opinion columns in industry magazines. He soon became a sought after collaborator for other marketing, agency and event professionals, launching his company BeEvents. Since 2008, BeEvents has been an ingenuity lab – his clients giving Ryan and his team the ability to explore and experiment with creative curiosity. What has followed has intensified from a spark into a mighty flame…

  • OUR APPROACH

    COMING SOON

  • OUR MANIFESTO

    CURIOSITY | CONNECTION | INTENTION | ARTISTRY | DISRUPTION | MEANING

    We dream to be the directors of the moments that shape our world. By acting as the architects of experiences, we nurture connections, elicit wonder, and allow the scripting of the stories yet to be written. Our belief is that memorable experiences are formed in the context of imaginatively designed visual environments. Through collaboration with our clients and an audience-driven design process we craft buzz-worthy, meaningful events. We are known to take calculated risks, challenge convention and confidently lead our clients to what’s next.

  • OUR SUCCESSES

    523

    events designed

    43

    industry awards

    31+

    cities

    4

    neon signs kept after parties

    $50m+

    amount raised for NPOs

    250k+

    people influenced, activated & inspired

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What we do for you

BeEvents is an ideas to implementation design agency servicing corporate, private and social events. Our capabilities include strategic event concept + design services, event production management, scenic design, custom décor fabrication + sourcing solutions, entertainment + talent management, social engagement solutions, venue, catering, and vendor partner management. We are moment makers. We are potential creators. We are transformational artists + space shifters. We do events differently. We make events matter, by design.

Slide LIGHTING SOUND Décor + Rentals Lighting is the most theatrical element and our favorite magic tricks. From uplighting to task lighting to projections, we carefully curate light to transform a room and transport guests. The soft notes of a harpist, the excited humming of conversation, the goosebumps inducing high note of an aria or the head-nodding-foot-tapping beats of the band. We strategically layer sound into a space to enhance both the emotional design and goals of your event. Decor serves to add both form and function to an environment. We create custom settings in flowers, fabrics and furniture to build out a theme or concept perfected at every level of detail.

DESIGN THAT MATTERS.

Understanding how people move through and congregate in a space is a science. Engineering these movements is an art. We are experts in the art & science of traffic flow, ensuring your guests optimize their time at your event. TRAFFIC TASTE + SMELL CONTENT Your event has a story to tell. This content is woven throughout the mechanics of your event to ensure guests not only walk away with a clear understanding, but that they felt entertained and engaged while learning it. Food and drink functions to infuse every event space and tickle the senses. How it is served and displayed, what is offered, where it was made all matters.

The surprise and delight of a performance no one expects is why entertainment matters to the design of every project. Guests want to be captivated! And we give them what they want. ENTERTAINMENT

WE’VE CREATED GREAT WORK WITH GREAT BRANDS

"Wow. Just Wow." Kim Grainger, Director of Events, Boston Scientific "An event design visionary." Sam Smith, Managing Director, Interactive Meeting Technology "You are incredible!" Maren Obermeyer, Senior Meeting and Recognition Planner, RBC Wealth Management "Status Quo? Forget it!" Special Events Magazine

OUR CAST OF CHARACTERS

Meet the team behind the scenes.

  • Ryan Hanson
    Ryan Hanson
    Chief Visionary
  • Karen Fenske
    Karen Fenske
    Director of Herding
  • Alissa Bemis
    Alissa Bemis
    Experience Rockstar
  • Libby Silverman
    Libby Silverman
    Bits ’n Bobs Manager
  • Ashli Murschel
    Ashli Murschel
    Office Ranger

CALL ME, MAYBE?

info@beeventsdesign.com
612.360.3180
BeEvents Headquarters
2131 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Photography Credits:
    Steve Allen Photography, Dan Norman Photography, Noah Wolf Photography, Studio Laguna, Lauren B Photography
    Copyright © 2017 BeEvents. All Rights Reserved.
    Ryan Hanson
    Chief Visionary

    He’s been called a rainmaker, a reveller and a storyteller but it’s Ryan’s ability to walk into a blank space and, with his client’s script in mind, paint a vivid vision no one else expects that’s built a tribe of loyal clients. For over a decade Ryan’s been dreaming up and making happen some incredible events. Not to mention he’s won over a dozen International Awards for Event Design, Corporate Event Planning and Event Marketing, secured his own column in an industry publication and has been a sought-after speaker for industry events around the planet.

    Karen Fenske
    Director of Herding

    What do 2 dozen dogs, the cast & crew of Friday Night Lights, the Olympics and Julia Roberts all have in common? Why, Karen, of course. She’s a powerhouse; having spearheaded events for tens of thousands of attendees for the US Olympic Committee, Champions Tours and Heisman Trophy winners. And in her spare time she’s held the title of Mom to 24 rescue dogs over the course of 2 years…one of which was so beautiful & vivacious she aptly named her after the Pretty Woman starlette. She’s the perfect combination of heart, brains and brawn. That’s kind of why we love her as our Director of Events.

    Alissa Bemis
    Experience Rockstar

    For Alissa, music is embedded in her DNA. From when she was a little girl, playing Frosty the Snowman repetitively on her mini vinyl record player, to 12 years of piano lessons to making it one half of her double major in University, music has always been close to her. It’s the emotional connection and significance behind the lyrics and notes that resonate with her the most. That’s why events have been her chosen career path. The parallels between music and events allow her to create a heart-stirring experience, full of meaning, for our clients and their guests.

    We’re also very proud of her for being awarded Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner for Minnesota Meetings + Events’ Hall of Fame. What a rockstar!

    Libby Silverman
    Bits ’n Bobs Manager

    Many years ago, as a part of her degree in Global Business, Libby had the chance to study abroad in London. And it’s there that she fell in love – with the languages, the diversity of foods and the people. She’s re-visited four times, including interning at an Event Planning company, and each time she brings back some very important lessons that have greatly influenced her role as Project Coordinator. Her taste of British work and life culture have opened her eyes to fresh, new concepts that we don’t see here in America, encouraging her to try new things. Tip ‘o the hat to our dear, Libby. It’s those very ideas that allow us to push the boundaries of design and strategy.

    Ashli Murschel
    Office Ranger

    As an Executive Administrator, Ashli’s mission is to make everyone’s lives run as smooth as butter. Perhaps that’s why she’s been in an administrative role for over 10 years. But back to butter. Did you know that Ashli’s favorite past-time is camping? And her favorite thing to cook over an open fire is buttery popcorn? Besides being outdoors, being one with bugs (not) and hearing the sounds of nature, Ashli loves all of the prep work that goes into packing for a weekend in the woods. It’s that finely-tuned craft of staying on budget, never packing too much and thinking through every detail before you arrive that makes her the perfect fit for her role.