Donna Tschiffely


Donna Tschiffely, President and Founder of Conference Incorporated (CI), has over 39 years’ experience in the association, convention, trade show, and special event management arenas. She founded CI in 1986 to help associations, corporations and not-for profit organizations successfully create a new event or elevate an existing event to even greater success.

Since starting her own company, Donna has earned an outstanding reputation from providing an extensive array of consulting and management services such as association management, launching trade shows, special event management, meeting management, development of event-specific marketing, critical path planning and logistics execution, to managing an organization out of financial crisis to becoming financially healthy.

In 2007, CI was awarded the association management contract for the Direct Marketing Association of Washington and Donna serves as their Executive Director.

Her very hands-on approach and her philosophy allow clients to stay focused on their core business while CI handles the planning and details of the conference, special event or tradeshow.

Donna enjoys sharing her extensive experience and knowledge through speaking engagements (most recently at the March 2012 IAEE monthly luncheon), mentoring newcomers to the industry, and by occasional lecturing at a local college. Her article, Budget Boogie, was published in the International Association for Exhibition Management Magazine, Expo Magazine.

Donna is member in good standing with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

To contact Donna Tschiffely, call (703) 766-4900 ext.102 or email her at