The free event planning template was designed to give planners, their teams and their partners the ability to see what items need attention before they are due. It has been created to be a single event planning visual that illustrates all the major deadlines on a single summary slide. The template should be a useful resource for planners who are managing teams and vendors.

Organizing an event requires meticulous planning and a disciplined focus on details. Often that planning can get lost amongst complicated documents that are difficult to read. Staying on top of the plan by meeting milestones well ahead of their event deadlines is an event planning best practice.

The event planning template creates a timeline visual that is easy to read and understand. Visually presenting the major milestones on an event plan clearly communicates what needs to be done and by when in order to meet the plans goals. An event planning visual that is easily accessible and easily shared also means planners, organizers and contributors will never lose sight of pending milestones.

The free event planning template was created in PowerPoint to communicate event plans on a slide in a professional way. PowerPoint makes impressive visuals, but it is also a familiar tool that can be easily accessed by anyone working on an event plan. Suppliers, vendors and other team members can easily collaborate or update the plan as milestones change or as deliverables are completed.

The event planning template can be manually edited in PowerPoint or automatically with the free Office Timeline plug-in for PowerPoint. Office Timeline will instantly update the event plan template’s placeholders with your specific event plan. The free plug-in also enables quick revisions so your event planning slide can be reused, updated and changed as fast as your plan changes.