You create the vision — We’ll take care of the details

When it’s time to plan your next event or conference, look no further than Central Oregon’s Destination Management Company — Lay It Out Events!

We bring over 40 years of event management experience combined with local expertise that’s second to none. We’ve been producing fundraisers, exclusive donor events, trade shows and business meetings for decades right here in Central Oregon. We have the insider’s connections you need to elevate your event to a unique and unforgettable experience.

Why Central Oregon?

Small town charm with upscale amenities

Welcome to the high desert of Central Oregon. The small towns in this growing region are surrounded by snowcapped peaks and scenic rivers, yet we have all the conveniences of a metropolitan hub. You’ll find world-class hotels and restaurants, top-notch conference centers and event venues, and dozens of first-class vendors ready to deliver everything from specialty cocktails to state-of-the art audio/visual support.

Getting here is easy

With 30 flights arriving daily at RDM and six car rental agencies waiting for you, you’ll zip through the airport and be on your way to sweeping vistas of the Cascades in a matter of minutes.

Who we are

As a boutique DMC, we have a veteran staff of event planners that will be there with you through every stage of your event design. From analyzing the budget and setting goals, to booking venues and marketing your event. Central Oregon’s Destination Management Company is here to make sure the entire process is customized to fit your needs! And why not make the whole process fun and exciting too?

What we offer


Strategic Event Design

Burgers & Brews? or Wine & Hors d’oeuvres?

We understand that every company and industry has its own unique culture and that’s why we custom design meeting experiences that resonate with your guests. There is no one-size-fits-all here!

Event Promotion and Communications

Sold Out!

You’ve invested countless hours booking keynote speakers, planning workshops and finally publishing the schedule. But what lies ahead may be the most daunting task of all: getting people to come! Our DMC has been successfully promoting and marketing events online for years. Leave the email blasts and algorithms to us. We take care of registration and online ticketing for even the most complicated of seating charts.


Event Management and Meeting Logistics

Details, details …

Our project management team has a passion for details and we know how to ensure your fundraiser, gala or trade show runs seamlessly.

Event Production


We have strong partnerships with every vendor in our community. Leave it to us to handle the details like price negotiations, reservations and contracts.

Venue Management

Cozy or Sizeable?

There’s a lot that goes into finding and reserving an event space, especially if you’re not in town to check it out yourself. The staff at Lay It Out Events will be your boots on the ground. We have the connections and the experience to get you into the perfect space that fits your vibe and crowd size. We’ll take care of procurement, permitting, license compliance, catering, beverage service and more.


Budget Review

Trim but Sleek

We work with you right from the beginning to analyze your budget and project the total cost of your event. We find hidden places to cut expenditures and add efficiencies. We use our local connections to form strategic partnerships that will save you money while honoring your business objectives.

Event Marketing

Visual Presence

Our award-winning team of graphic designers and online marketing experts will help you create invitations, “save the date” postcards, thank-you notes and event program materials.

On-Site Event Support

Boots on the Ground

We have a professional team of on-site event staff ready to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to run a flawless event. Whether it’s setting up chairs, helping with registration or sweeping up the confetti after the closing-night celebration, you can count on us to support you every step of the way.

We also help plan the fun!

Once-in-a-lifetime outdoor activities are abundant in Central Oregon with plenty of options for everyone. Exploring the region is not only breathtaking and available year-round, it’s great for bonding with associates and for business!

  • Guided Tours
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Sports
  • Golf
  • Brewery Tours
  • Snow Sports
  • Rock Climbing
  • Music
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Fishing
  • Festivals
  • Kid activities

Some of our Clients and Partners:

  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • First Interstate Bank
  • AT&T
  • Re/Max Properties
  • Subaru
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Chevrolet of Bend
  • Visit Bend
  • Pacific Source Healthcare
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Redmond Camber of Commerce
  • Visit Central Oregon
  • Plus many more…

What our clients are saying…

“Dan has a wealth of experience in the tourism business — having served for 20 years as the Director of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center which produces over 350 events annually, he has extensive experience in handling all types of events. Dan has also been an invaluable member of the Visit Central Oregon Board of Directors, serving as a Director for over 18 years and serving two terms as President of the Board. Dan is a joy to work with — professional, knowledgeable and creative. I can highly recommend Dan and the Lay it Out team for your next event in Central Oregon.”

Julia Theisen, CEO, Central Oregon Visitors Association

“The Redmond Chamber of Commerce and CVB has the pleasure of working with Lay It Out Events (LIOE) on several events every year and it is always a great experience.  We know if we are working with LIOE, the communication will be outstanding, the event will be spectacular and of course it will be profitable!  We are very excited  to have Dan Despotopulos  join the team at Lay it Out Events.  Dan has an extensive background in the tourism industry, including 20 years at the Deschutes Fair and Expo and many years serving on the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB Board of Director.  Dan is easy to work with and gets the job done making him our “go to guy.”   You cannot go wrong with the team at Lay It Out Events.”

Eric Sande, Executive Director, Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB

For more information about event opportunities and Lay It Out Events, contact

Dan Despotopulos, Destination Management Services Director

at or call 541-323-0964 for more information.

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