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Steph Pfeilsticker is an award-winning innovator with 20 years of event industry experience. From non-profits to associations and corporations, she has spent time in every planning aspect of the industry and understands the dynamics of organizations.

She founded Hybrid Events Authority, LLC to share her hybrid meeting expertise with organizations seeking powerful results. As a hybrid meeting pioneer, Steph has championed the use of virtual technology to exceed her clients’ goals. She has demonstrated that hybrid events will deliver breakthrough results for organizations and events. 

Steph has been named a Top 20 Changemaker by Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine, and has been the recipient of eight awards from MPI, ISES, and industry publications. In addition to being inducted into the Minnesota Events Hall of Fame, Steph has also served as President of her MPI Minnesota chapter.

In addition to several industry designations (CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC), Steph received an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and a MBA from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. 


achievements and awards


  • RISE Award for Best Educational Programming (Hybrid Events), Meeting Professionals International, June 2016
  • Hall of Fame inductee, Minnesota Meetings & Events, 2016
  • 2014 ISES Star Awards, Best Technical Production
  • 2013 ISES Star Awards, Best Corporate Event
  • 2013 ISES Star Awards, Best Technical Production
  • Named 2012 Top 20 Changemaker, CMI, June 2012
  • Best Technical Production award, 2012 ISES Star Awards
  • 2012 Event of the Year, MPI, MN Chapter
  • 2012 Outstanding Planner Member of the Year, MPI, MN Chapter
  • MN's Hospitality Journal's 2012 Vision Award for Innovation

Professional affiliations & achievements

  • Meeting Professionals International, Minnesota Chapter President, July 2016 - June 2017
  • Meeting Professionals International, Vice President/Director of Communications, Board of Directors, July 2008 - June 2010
  • Meeting Professionals International, Active Member, February 2002- present
  • Professional Conference Managers Association, active member


  • Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate (HMCC), March 2016
  • Digital Event Strategist certification (DES), August 2013
  • Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM), February 2011
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, January 2004
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