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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#EventProf Insider Interview: Designer Lea Romanowski

  Lea Romanowski is the owner of Designing on the Edge. She is also an award winning designer and creative event professional whose work has been featured around the world. After over three decades in event design, Romanowski lives in a world where imagination meets art in fantastic floral and sculptural creations. She has used her […]

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5 Tips for Upping Your Holiday Decor this Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means that people everywhere are putting up wreaths and decorating trees for the holidays! While we love a great classic, decorating for the season can be a great opportunity to flex your creativity and play outside of the standard red, white, and green. Whether it’s […]

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5 Ways to Take the Work Out of Networking

  Walking into a room full of strangers can always be intimidating, no matter how many times you attend events. You either cringe at the thought of having to “network” with a room full of people holding stacks of business cards with the sole purpose of handing out as many as those as possible…or, if […]

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