Elizabeth Sage

Experience Design Strategist, Design Studio by Maritz Global Events

Elizabeth Sage is an award-winning event strategist whose purpose is to create safe spaces and impactful experiences where humans can connect. Guided by curiosity and the idea of “what if,” she has spent almost two decades in the meeting and hospitality industry designing events and conferences for diverse audiences ranging from 20 to more than 7,000 participants. She believes events belong as part of a multi-channel mix, where influence, content, and connection are built through a strategic channel blend.

In her current role in the Design Studio by Maritz Global Events, Elizabeth provides strategic event consulting direct to clients from all industries looking to elevate, enhance, and create intentional experiences. Elizabeth earned an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, certification in Meeting and Event Planning from San Diego State University, and was recognized as one of Smart Meeting Magazine’s Planners of the Year for 2020 and honored as one of 2021’s Smart Women in Meetings (Innovation). A native of Hawaii, she has made San Diego her home. Her family and friends know her as fitness fanatic, lover of books, podcasts, deep conversation—and most importantly, a positive role model for her two daughters.