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Well, here we are 8 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the only thing that seems to be clear is this holiday season will be far from normal. Since March we’ve all watched companies adapt and readapt to the ever changing requirements these crazy times continue to thrust upon us – and now, the holiday season has brought more new challenges. As an

When the unimaginable occurs within a week of your event

Ever wonder what REALLY happens when things go wrong at your favourite events? Lessons Learned is a series that I wanted to share about the behind the scenes life of an event planner. Everyone always gets to see the amazing food and Instagram worthy pictures but the reality is, the behind the scenes planning doesn’t always feel quite as flawless. There are inevitably
When it comes to event venues - traditional spaces like convention centres, restaurants and hotels are the norm. They’re reliable and comfortable but they’re also becoming a little stale. Edgy and unconventional is what stands out these days and planners who are willing to take the risk can often see some big rewards. Take Meeting Planners International (MPI) for example. In January I was asked to sit on a panel at one of their
In November I was thrilled to be contacted to contribute to a pretty fantastic publication highlighting the "Top 250 Influential Event Professionals in Canada" - that’s right, I'm officially influential now. BizBash is North America’s #1 source of ideas, news, and resources for event and meeting professionals and for their January 2020 edition they’ve set their sights on Canada. I was given the opportunity to answer a few questions
It’s hard to believe but 2020 is almost upon us and as this year comes to a close it’s so satisfying to remember all the amazing experiences I was fortunate enough to be involved in throughout the past year. I began 2019 at a special events conference in San Diego where I had the chance connect and learn from some of the most successful event professionals in the business. It was a trip full of new ideas and one that inspired me to
Believe it or not it’s almost Stampede time! Yay! Each year The Greatest Show on Earth, takes over our city and we all don our cowboy hats to network, mingle and show off our country roots. Corporate stampede events are some of my favorites! They’re always designed around fun and are full of
When I began my career in event planning, the idea of managing budgets seemed a little overwhelming. It was never covered in any of the event management classes I took and, despite being a vital aspect of every event, it seems to be a bit of an industry secret. So, this week let’s talk about some of the nuances of building an event budget. It’s time to share what no one else seems to talk about! The Framework
Over the past 15 years working as an event planner, I have had the opportunity to produce a number of public events, tradeshows, and fundraisers; outside of my normal corporate social events. It was through these initiatives that I discovered the fascinating effect psychology can play in effectively pricing your events. I’ve recently been invited to a public Opening Gala event here in Calgary for the opening of a large public
Volunteers are the backbone of thousands of successful events every day. They often don’t get a lot of credit but without their tireless efforts some of your favourite festivities just wouldn’t be financially feasible.
Canada Day is right around the corner which means it’s time to start planning the big 151! We are unbelievably fortunate to live in such a diverse country that is practically bursting with regional delicacies from different cultures across the country. Whether you live on one of our breathtaking coastlines or under the big sky of the prairies or up in the rugged north, every corner of our country has something uniquely Canadian
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