Shortlist Spirit

The Shortlist Agency, headquartered in New York City, was created by Toni Short to deliver imaginative and forward-thinking EVENT experiences that drive maximum value for clients around the globe.

Our Spirit: The synergy between the SHORTLIST and the AGENCY.




  • Balls, Galas & Fundraisers
  • Conferences, Exhibition & Trade Shows
  • B2B Synthesis
  • Consumer Experiential Events & Pop-Ups
  • Corporate Whispering & Retreats
  • Festivals, Workshops & Parades
  • Guerrilla Marketing & Stunts
  • Opening, Closing & Award Ceremonies
  • Premiere Red Carpet & Screenings
  • Product Launches & Press Tours
  • Upfront Presentation & Parties
  • Weddings & Ceremonies
  • Wrap & After Parties

Creative, Strategy & Logistics

  • Branding & Style Guidance
  • Budget Forecasting & Management
  • Collateral & Content Development
  • Creative/Decor/Art Design & Delivery
  • Data, Information Management, Registration & Check-In
  • Energetic Consulting
  • Full Service Production/Technical & Vendor Relations
  • Property & Guest Experience
  • Strategy, Ideation & Conception
  • Talent/Speaker Media & Management
  • Transportation
  • Venue & Hotel Selection
  • Volunteer Management


Toni Short

Toni Short

Founder + Chief Experience Officer

Leading the charge and inspiring the team is what Toni loves and was born to do.

Toni’s trademark's are her curiosity, her avid love of travel and culture and her charismatic energy and she infuses all of these into everything she does.

Toni’s event career spans over 20 years and over 1000 events.  Kicking things off in Australia, then the United Kingdom, Washington DC and now New York where her agency is headquartered.

She has had the enviable task of holding both agency and in-house roles where she has collaborated with multi-national firms whose brands include Wallpaper*, WWD, Cirque du Soleil, BBC America, Syfy, facebook and Revlon.


Toni’s niche is breaking down large projects with many moving pieces that command a strong presence and integration of design, brand messaging and content and most importantly guest experience.

Toni truly embodies creative global experiences in her personal and professional life and the results are evident when you meet her and in the projects her team and her are part of.


Photo © Ben Everden

Squad Inquiries

What do you love and what makes you tick?
What is it about you that the team can’t live without?
This is your chance to bring your resume to life…

Intern Opportunities

Smart, creative, driven & charismatic?
Love to get your hands dirty?
Passionate about events and making memories?
Learn the ropes with experienced guidance.
No two days will be alike…

Get on the shortlist

Why work with us?
Presence, Laughter, Depth of Experience.
We throw a damn good party.

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