Going Far Beyond The Expected

O’Design Productions and Consulting is a breakthrough company that provides Audio Visual productions, consulting and training and complete Hybrid Event management and productions to meeting professionals, companies and associations. Headed by Stephen O’Connor, a former Disney employee and VP of Sales and Marketing for various AV and event companies, O’Design brings a fresh approach to conference AV that removes the headache and hassle normally associated with AV and Hybrid Events, and replaces it with a suite of services that can take your event from boring to brilliant.  Based on technical excellence, a prix fixe budget determined by you, and keen insight into the best bells and whistles out there, O’Design transforms a standard event into a memorable and impactful experience.

Our Experience

Hybrid Events
Audio Visual & Technology
Meeting Planning
Venue and AV Contracts
Design | Themed Events
Industry Wide Experience

An Elite Team

O’Design is run by meeting planners who are also AV and Hybrid Event professionals, so instead of talking to an technical gearhead, you’re working with someone with a background like yours, who speaks your language and knows your world.  We work with you from start to finish including a dedicated Event Producer on-site for AV events and a dedicated team for Hybrid Events to ensure a seamless event. We are a full support team taking care of you anywhere and everywhere.

Our Relationships & Partnerships

Jillian C.
Global Event Manager

“It was nice to have O’Design to take care AV and not have to worry about it as the venue presented many other challenges for me. I’m really impressed with their professionalism and confident in AV!”

Heather P.
Satisfied Client (June 2022)

“Our event went very smoothly; the on-site team was extremely helpful adjusting to shifting presentation timelines. We very much look forward to working with O’Design again for 2023!”

Katie R.
Conference Manager

“As a non-profit with a small staff we were nervous going into our first hybrid conference, but O’Design was there every step of the way. As an extension of our team they negotiated the best possible contract, enabled seamless interaction between all vendors, sent an amazing project manager to assist onsite, and flawlessly handled any problems that we encountered along the way. I wouldn’t want to do another event without them! I truly feel O’Design is an essential part of my team now.”

Jessica T.
Executive Administrative Assistant

“Everything was taken care of perfectly, and I’m already scheduling my next year’s event to O’Design again!”

Sandy G.
Senior Director, Global Accounts

“You are now working with two of my clients – they both have nothing but great things to say about working with O’Design!”

Jamie C.
Global Account Executive

“From the very first demo meeting with O’Design and my client it was nothing but an amazing experience. We would definitely use O’Design again!”

Angie B.
Event Planner

“O’Design’s AV presentation was very informative and eye opening. As a Meeting Planner, I know AV can be one of the most expensive aspects of an event especially when dealing with labor pricing. O’Design’s presentation gave helpful tips and items to look out for when dealing with AV pricing. It also gave an update on the state of AV and pricing since the pandemic. Would attend another seminar with O’Design again!”

Melanie B.
Executive Director

“Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Tampa Bay (BOMA GTB) hired O’Design to handle all our AV needs for a 350 person conference.  Their communication before, during and after the conference was consistent and thorough.  The attention to detail and staying in touch was paramount to the success of the event.  There were many components, including a promo video, large monitors in the trade-show area with looping slides, many PPT, and audio. They exceeded all our expectations and the staff was wonderful to work with.  The owner, Stephen O’Connor was on-site with other staff to assure that everything was set-up to our liking.  I would certainly use and recommend O’Design to any conference planner.”

Robin T.
Deputy Director

“I am so glad that I was introduced to O’Design.  The team was super helpful, responsive, and most importantly helped relieve much of the stress and anxiety I was feeling around putting on our first hybrid event.  The team took the time to explain everything to me in a way that makes sense and helped me to get the best team and price that they could find. I would not have made it through the week without their onsite project manager, Corey.  I definitely plan to work with O’Design in the future even if my event needs change.”

Aimee Z.
Executive Director

“Working with O’Design’s team was fantastic. The whole process from sourcing to production was efficient, professional — and friendly! We were grateful for their expertise in so many areas, and I look forward to working with them again.”

Cynthia C.
Project Manager

“I thought everything went great; the O’Design team was very professional. I didn’t see any hiccups or problems of any kind and each interaction I had with the team was excellent! The team felt very experienced.”

Sandy B.
Director, Asset Services

“I was introduced to O’Design during our conference planning process as I wasn’t aware that hotels allowed outside AV firms to provide this service for conferences. O’Design competitively bid our AV services to four (4) vendors allowing us to find the best vendor at a competitive price and they oversaw the AV scope of services from start to finish. This was one of the best decisions we made for our conference and one that I would recommend to anyone seeking to save time, money and resources of volunteer planning committee members. Their service was EXCELLENT and I would hire them again in a heartbeat!”

Black Badger Events
Satisfied Client (August 2022)

“We loved working with O’Design on the NCADV Conference in St Louis. Their team on the ground was top notch, and the custom stage design they created for us truly WOW’d our attendees!”

Valerie J.
Regional Vice President

“I wanted to thank you all for an extremely successful event! There were no glitches at all and everything ran like clockwork.”

Tom A.
Vice President, Conferences & Events

“They specialize in analyzing your audio visual and staging costs for general sessions and keynotes. Think of them as working on your behalf to get the best deal. If you are in need of a makeover of your av and want to reduce costs for your clients or your Company, please call Stephen.”

Kelly M.
Director, Operations & Member Services

“The O’Design team exemplifies extreme competence in the audio visual field and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with them. Stephen, Aimee and Brett are incredibly knowledgeable, organized, thoughtful and professional and working with them made my life as a planner much easier. They guided me through the entire process of AV needs and staging and also went out of their way to go above and beyond to ensure an amazing event. I hope to never have to plan a large event without the assistance of O’Design.”

Kelly J.
Event Specialist

“I was incredibly pleased with O’Design on the first event, and the second one went even smoother!”

Madolynn S.
Events Manager

“O’Design far surpassed my expectations from the very beginning. Having their support throughout the planning process AND on-site at our event was a total game changer. Their team was flexible, supportive and incredibly thorough; All important qualities when working in the event industry. We will definitely be working with O’Design again.”

Deborah B.
VP, Team Director

“My team and our clients learned so much from these sessions, and the O’Design team answered each and every question that was asked. It is can’t miss education!”

Greg W.
Event Organizer

“Sponsors were pleased with Ad placements and opportunities throughout the entire virtual event!”

Scott S.
Director of Administration and Finance

“It feels so good to be working with you guys again!”

Tom S.
Vice President of Global Accounts

“O’Design has expert consultants who provide insight into audio visual best practices, supply the best pricing for AV equipment, and make the experience memorable. Bring your next general session ALIVE with O’Design!!”

Julie K.
Manager, Global Accounts

“O’Design was fabulous to work with and my client appreciated all the experience they brought in navigating their Hybrid AV needs. My client is not huge, but they still provided the support and attention for a successful event. It was not always easy at times with my client trying to understand AV options. O’Design was very patient and continued with professionalism to the very end. My client will continue to use O’Design for their Annual Conference AV needs knowing O’Design will provide the best AV options at the best price.”

Kelli O.
Group Account Manager

“The Event Team is extremely attentive to detail, organized and works very hard on gaining strong relationships and forming partnerships. They are friendly, loyal and respond in a timely manner. I have loved working with O’Design over the years.”

Jennie E.
Alliance Constituent Coordinator

“Working with O’Design took so much more off my plate than I could have imagined! Not only did our event look more professional than we had expected but the team was early, on time, and extremely flexible, not to mention professional. All bumps were dealt with quickly and easily with record responses, it really felt like one big team. Planning went smoothly and helped us set expectations and deal with unforeseen issues (like a flood two weeks before our event!) without panic. Our attendees were blown away and I cannot imagine creating our event without them in the future.”

Robin F.
Director, Global Accounts

“My head is still spinning a bit but I am so appreciative of the education I received yesterday; of the time you took with Gianna and I, and of how wonderful and gracious all of you are. I see success written all over O’Design.”

Garret P.
Director of Operations

“O’Design is an amazing resource, helping us from start to finish for all of our AV needs. They care about our event as much as we do and it shows in their detail oriented approach, helping to make sure our event runs smoothly!”

Earl S.
Director of Education Programming

“Working with the O’Design team to manage our A/V needs for our national convention proved to be one of the best business decision we have made. Their preparation beforehand and on-site team helped make the event run seamlessly and NSAA to deliver a first class conference for our members.”

Audra K.
Director, Trade Shows and Events

“Love the stage design by O’Design! It was the first time we’re doing it, but the LED podium really raise the bar for the event!”

Terri D.
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant

“The La-Z-Boy team enjoyed working with O’Design for our Retail Leadership Summit. The O’Design team was professional, approachable, and responsive. They worked as a well-oiled machine to ensure all our AV needs were met. Overall, everything was great and the event was a success. The O’Design team will be our first call the next time we have any AV needs.”

Katie R.
Conference Manager (2023)

“I am so glad that I have continued my partnership with O’Design. I truly believe that O’Design has had the best interests of my company in mind from the very beginning with contract negotiations, to the very end with onsite coordination. I know that O’Design went to bat for us to get us the best possible rates and discounts in our contract, and I appreciate the communication and thought that went into the planning process for our event. After a couple years of partnering with O’Design during the event dates, I am not sure how I managed to do it without them. Having an extremely competent and thoughtful onsite team to coordinate with our A/V providers, handle any small issues that may arise, work directly with my speakers and moderators, and oversee the A/V aspects of my event completely, has become essential to our success as a meeting. I see them as an extension of my team and look forward to continuing to partner with them in the future.”

Todd R.
Assistant Executive Director

“O’Design was great at resolving issues on the backend if they arose. We had fantastic attendance and involvement thanks to O’Design’s help!”

Savanna C.
Marketing Manager

“Working with O’design was a great experience from start to finish and made my life easier as an event planner. I gave them my vision and they exceeded my expectations while saving us money!”

Kevin T.
Sr. Manager, Education & Events

“O’Design did a great job; we would definitely look to use your services again for our next conference. Meeting the entire O’Design team was a great thing and gave us more comfort.”

Reese A.
Inclusion & Diversity Lead / ERG Project Coordinator

“The O’Design team was stellar to work with; any minor hiccups were immediately corrected by on-site support. We had great communication with O’Design and the on-site team. Hats off to O’Design, they were fantastic!”

Kari B.
Director, Global Accounts
“I truly appreciate working with each of you and know we made the right decision to engage O’Design.”
Tina G.
Executive Director

“O’Design has changed my approach to meeting planning and especially to onsite management. I thought audio visual was an area that had me perpetually trapped; I thought I had no choice but to use the in-house company and to pay whatever fees and follow whatever guidelines they provided. The team at O’Design acts as my personal liaisons and translators between the venue and AV companies, and the assigned event producer becomes my capable, point person onsite. It takes away the stress of the unpredictable and keeps me from having to run from room to room to deal with AV issues.”

Nicole T.
Director of Extradition Services

“Our main room looked amazing and the setup was beautiful! The team was great with making adjustments for our virtual presenters/attendees. O’Design’s provided graphics and video looked fantastic on-site!”

Jennifer B.
Director, Global Accounts

“Appreciate all that you and your team did to help my client with a quick-turn program.  It was great to know my client was in your capable hands”

Pat M.
Satisfied Client (Aug 2022)

“O’Design’s on-site team ensured we were taken care of. We had no issues with audiovisual from pre-conference setup through the end of our conference. Their complimentary scenic was very appreciated and looked good!”

Gina V.
Vice President, Global Accounts

“I have worked with Stephen O’Connor and his experienced and knowledgeable team for a couple of years now. It’s critically important to me that the partners I choose to align with and introduce to my clients emulate the level of professionalism, experience, and service our organization strives to provide. The O’Design team has been an outstanding asset and partner. They add tremendous value to my clients’ event planning process through their knowledge, expertise, and negotiation strength when it comes to all things AV. My clients feel more protected with a partner like O’Design in their court.”

Suzie S.
Senior Education & Training Coordinator

“Our team always loves working with O’Design; their meetings and process work perfectly. Everyone was pleased and everything looked great for our event! We couldn’t have asked for things to be easier – it was just fabulous!”

Jane C.
Director, Events and Programming

“O’Design successfully and seamlessly executed our AV project in an unusually short period, staying in contact with us every step of the way and troubleshooting until the very last minute.  When one of our speakers didn’t arrive in time, the on-site AV team quickly converted his presentation from in-person to virtual with no hesitation or issues.  Our entire team has been very happy with O’Design, and we will be using them for our next big events.

Tara S.
Chief Executive Officer

“O’Design was just who we needed to make our event run smoothly. With their attention to detail, flexibility, and support, our hybrid event was better than we had hoped for.“

Gina D.
Senior Manager, Technical Event Production

“I’m so impressed with O’Design! They were extremely buttoned up and organized.”

Lex Mundi Team Testimonial

“We’ve used O’Design twice now and both times O’Design has made AV a breeze! They are extremely helpful, on top of it, and had everything we needed. O’Design handled last-minute changes with ease and their on-site crew was super adaptable… We can’t tell you how excited we are to continue working with O’Design for our future events!”

Libby I.
Global Conference Director

“We were very happy with the retail forum itself; the content was fantastic and the set up looked clear. It was a big success and we loved working with O’Design; the attention to detail, follow up, and thinking things through were appreciated!”

Beth M.
Director of Global Accounts (2023)

“Stephen, you and your team are amazing! Thank you for your excellent work from start to finish. Your handling of the entirety of AV with our clients – obtaining all of the specs you need, negotiating, your creativity, and then flawless execution is such a breath of fresh air… Super A+ work, thank you!!”

Pat V.

“This is our second year with O’Design. Each year has been spectacular and I cannot imagine doing a convention without them. The onsite AV team was amazing.”

Jan S.
Director of Education

“Wow! O’Design really peeled back the curtain and shared so many tangible tips that every planner and supplier should know… This is information everyone in the meeting professional world should know!”

Greg S.
Associate Director, Education & Training

“The team was fantastic and very accommodating; they showed up on time and were very responsive to active feedback. I can’t think of anything I would have had O’Design do differently.”

Lauren M.
Research Director

“The O’Design team’s RFP process ensured that all potential audio/visual vendors could meet our exact needs and helped us to confidently choose a cost-effective provider. O’Design’s management of our event was incredibly thorough, and communication with the O’Design team was consistent and clear. The vendor we ultimately chose, based on O’Design’s work, was outstanding. I only wish we knew about O’Design sooner!”

Gretchen H.
Administrative Director

“I needed a strong tech team to partner with for my first virtual event.  O’Design took the lead and guided me through the whole process with less than a month to plan the event.  My assigned team was always accessible and answered my copious questions quickly and clearly.  They also were accommodating to meet the needs of my international speakers by holding multiple rehearsals.”

Matt C.
VP, Membership and Marketing

“Our event went unbelievably smooth and our AV team did a great job! The on-site help was the right set of people for our event needs and gave everyone comfort and a sigh of relief.”

Marcia C.
Vice President

“I had a wonderful experience with O’Design! I was able to turn around my in-person conference to virtual in less than 7 weeks with their help, and all the attendees raved about the virtual conference.”

Cindy S.
Director of Global Accounts
“You have definitely opened my eyes to a better way to manage AV planning and execution”
Emily T.
VP, Human Resources

“Working with O’Design, our event was great! Our post-event survey results have been super positive and our attendees were impressed with the enhanced AV experience. Our event was much more professional than years past and the equipment we had onsite was great for our specific event needs. O’Design was great on the fly and adjusted to last-minute changes with ease.”

Joe V.
Vice President & Managing Director

“O’Design has helped tremendously in improving my clients Production & AV needs by lower liabilities/risk and ensuring bottom line cost come in at or under budget. They add value to my full meetings solutions and help further support my client’s needs.”

Nicole S.
Manager, Global Accounts

“O’Design is extremely knowledgeable in their trade and have provided extremely informative and beneficial information when working through AV.”

Vickie C.
Senior Director, Global Accounts

“Their upfront consulting services are at no cost to your budget and they can save you a ton of time, effort and money. They saved my client over $100K!”

Beth M.
Director of Global Accounts

“[My client] is so pleased with O’Design! I am absolutely thrilled to be working with you and seeing how you’re making my client feel so secure and under budget. Looking forward to our next agreement!”

Hillary E.
Events Manager

“Stephen is one of the first vendors I met when starting my new role and his technical expertise and professional, enthusiastic demeanor quickly made me know he was someone I wanted to work with. Stephen has years of experience in the AV world and is willing to share his insights and experience with others, making him a true partner in the event planning and logistics world. I would (and have) highly recommend working with Stephen to any Event Planner looking for someone to help with the technical, and often, overwhelming aspects of AV equipment decision making, contract review and negotiation and day of management of just one more piece in the event planning puzzle.”

Rachel M.
Conference & Event Manager

“Our attendees loved the switch from in-person to virtual this year! Thank you O’Design for your help making it happen.”

Rachel W.
Marketing and Event Manager

“O’Design took away the stress of sourcing and coordinating AV while saving me a lot of money! As a one-person team, I have so many things to coordinate for an event. I love being able to hand over the AV process to them, knowing they will think of all the finer details. Even when I had gaps in my event requirements, they were so accommodating in working through them. O’Design’s communication and follow-up are very organized as well!”

Becky H.
Learning and Development Manager

“We were extremely happy with how our event turned out. O’Design helped us tremendously! Our on-site team was great to work with, communicated clearly, and dealt with minor event hiccups quickly.”

Josephine G.
Chief Science Officer

“O’Design provided organized and exceptional service for our audio visual needs. It was one aspect of our conference that we didn’t have to worry about.”

Sara H.
Executive Vice President

From start to finish, O’Design made the process of our first virtual conference easy!  There is no detail too small that they did not think of, they were always available to answer our questions, and helped us successfully navigate this new world.  Their on-site support was stellar, ensuring all conference attendees had a positive conference experience.  We received numerous compliments and feedback from attendees, too! We could not be happier with our experience; we will use them again for future virtual events.”

We are Excited to Share our Success In Services With You

Stephen O’Connor

Owner/CEO