Peggy Kilburn

Conference Program Manager
Asheboro, NC
Peggy Kilburn founded her own conference development / management company to plan and implement quality adult educational programs ranging from Executive Briefing Sessions to large-scale, multiple-track conferences.

She is currently Program Manager for the Second Annual Conference of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. Peggy also serves as Program Director for the annual Women in Technology Summit produced by Women In Technology International (WITI), and as Managing Director for WITI’s Women in Science and Technology Hall of Fame Awards. Recently, she was Content Director for the Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) conference and the CE365 e-newsletter, both produced by JD Events.

A seasoned director of major conferences such as COMDEX, AppleFest, ComNet, Harvard Computer Graphics Week, and Softcon, Peggy was the founding conference director for Macworld Expo and ran it for 14 years, zestfully growing the program to over 100 sessions with 300+ speakers.

Throughout her career, she has developed and administered more than 2,000 programs for such clients as Boston University, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, CeBIT America, Clasma Events, Digital Equipment Corporation, Harvard University, LRP Publications, pulvermedia, SRI International, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She began her conference career with the American Public Health Association in Washington, DC.

Peggy’s lifelong Lucy-Ricardo-like aspiration to be in show business is finally taking shape in her role on the Advisory Committee for RSVP Community Theatre, as well as serving as RSVP’s Social Media Manager while dabbling as a character actress and voice-over artist. She is also a residential energy customer keenly interested in Smart Grid, and is an imminent champion for Intellectually Gifted Adult Aspergians.

Peggy holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina.