‘Tis the Season for Snapping… Photos That Is!

Already mastered your “selfie” game?  Here are a few tips on how to capture the spirit of the season and those special moments with family and friends amidst the frenzy of wrapping paper and twinkling lights. Tip 1: What You Workin’ With? Whether you’re using the latest smart phone or your dad’s old Polaroid, understanding […]

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ILEA Calgary’s Favorite Things 2017

The rush of a very busy holiday event season is nearing its end, so with a bit of extra time on your hands, now’s the time to do some last minute gift buying! We have a few things in mind that we think are just great. This is a list is made by event profs […]

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Registration 101: 5 Tips for a Smooth Running Entrance to Your Event

  You never get a second chance to make a good first impression – so make that impression a good one on event day! As an event attendee, what is your experience on event day?  Do you see smiling faces greeting you warmly? Do you feel an energy in the room? Think about how you […]

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5 Event Technologies That Will Keep Your Event Connected and Engaged

Gone are the days of events with passive attendees. Thanks to the influx of event technology over the last few years, the landscape has changed and both event planners and attendees are expecting more. Let’s have a look at a handful of subtle and not-so-subtle #eventtech that’s making it’s way up and changing the way […]

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Build A Better Resumé in 8 Easy Steps

    Insider Tips with Event Industry Leader, Dustin Westling, CSEP Writing a noteworthy resumé has never been easy. It’s especially difficult in today’s online, tech driven employment scene. This rings true with #eventprofs, as more and more planners are coming into the workforce with years of experience and impressive skills. That’s why it’s crucial […]

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The Future of Waste Management in Calgary & How It Impacts Your Event

Did you know that Calgary businesses and organizations produce one third of all the waste going to City landfills? Believe it or not, about 88% of this isn’t even garbage! It includes paper, cardboard, compostable food and other easily divertable materials. There is a lot of opportunity for Calgary businesses to shape up and take […]

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The Value of Face to Face: The Calgary Foundation on Why Events Matter

The Calgary Foundation works to create a community where citizens are engaged in community building at all levels; a city that is healthy and vibrant, that embraces diversity and supports all its members, and where a strong and sustainable charitable sector serves community needs. But how do they accomplish all of this? We sat down […]

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#Social411

“Dial 411 for information.” Do you remember this? Finding a phone number changed to ‘Dial [area code] 555-1212. Then came smart phones and Google become a source for everything and anything!  The process for finding a phone number may have evolved, but collecting information for event suppliers has trailed behind. It is ingrained in us […]

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Navigating Dietary Restrictions at Events

As event professionals we are responsible to ensure that each guest experience is unique and fulfilling. While each event or conference is different, no element is more important at any gathering than food and beverage. Unlike in years past, guests with dietary restrictions or special needs are no longer avoiding events, thus requiring us to […]

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Breaking into the Event Industry in Four Easy Steps

Getting into an industry – any industry – is hard, and knowing where to begin can be the most challenging of all. That’s why we’ve compiled the following four tips on how you can break into the event world and start your journey to becoming an event professional: Do your Homework Event professionals are, generally […]

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