Horseing 101 – Did You Know?

Many of our Canadian cities and communities are known by various nicknames, Calgary, also known as, “Cowtown” or “The Heart of the New West”, is known to have a wild west image, horses and all. In fact, the horse has a long history in our city. From milk delivery to transportation, to the R.C.M.P, horses […]

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Julianne Young’s Top Three Tips to Prepare for Wedding Season

With wedding season around the corner, it’s time to get ourselves set-up for another busy summer of weddings. To talk tips on how to stay on top of the upcoming wedding season, Julianne Young of Julianne Young Weddings shares her top three pieces of wisdom on how to prepare for the 2018 wedding season. Systems […]

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4 Tips to Make Lasting Impressions at your Trade Show Booth

So you want to exhibit at a trade show….flights are booked, space is reserved, business cards are ready to be handed out like candy. But how do you make a lasting impression and create a unique connection between your company and the outside world? There are dozens of other booths, so how do you cut […]

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Hiding In Plain Sight: Unusual Inspiration

“Think outside the box” – the cliché saying we all know well. As professionals in the live event industry we are constantly tasked to be on trend while still being innovative. Be it for collateral, stage, décor, or the entire event, clients want unique ideas but also love what happened at the [insert whichever high […]

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Creative Food Presentation

Foodies rejoice! The days of uninteresting and bland food choices at your events are over – or at least moving more and more in the direction of food being presented in a creative way. As we continue to increase our focus on guest experience and overall “WOW” of our events, we must increase our awareness […]

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Earning that 4 Letter Designation in 5 Steps – Your CSEP How-To Guide

Earning your Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) designation is no small feat. Those 4 letters behind your name signify to your colleagues and clients in the event industry that you are among the elite in your profession and are committed to elevating industry practices. With that said, you need to earn that reputation. Below are 5 […]

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Top 8 Food & Beverage Predictions for 2018

  Mushroom coffee. Cannabis snacks. And super powders. These are just a few of the culinary delights that might just be on the menu this year. Now that we’re full swing into 2018, we can expect to see some new culinary experimentations coming out of the kitchen. Below are 8 predications for what’s to start […]

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‘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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