Fall 2023 Design Trends

Textiles, silhouettes, colours, objects… Here’s what to expect for fall design trends so that we can start to think of how to weave them into our event designs and decor …

State of Events -March 2022 Update

Goodbye (almost all) pandemic mandates and hello event attendee apprehension! After many, many months of physical distancing, QR codes and other mandates, many provinces are  finally lifting their mandatory COVID-19 …

The Rise of Micro Events

Over the past year we have seen a rise in ‘micro events’, and while they have been around for longer, this sudden rise can be attributed to the capacity and …

The Free-Fall of 2021

Remember that time I jumped out of an airplane and plummeted to the ground at 200 km/h? That’s how I felt about 2021. But let me explain why.

Lessons Learned, Virtually!

With our last few virtual events in the rearview mirror, we’re reflecting back on many lessons learned. Here are, among the many, our top 5 areas of tips and tricks to set your next virtual event up for success.

How to ensure your event is LGBTQIA2S+ inclusive

Ensuring that your event is inclusive to members of the LBTQIA2S+ community is so important! There are a number of measures that should be considered when planning your event, most that can be applied to virtual, hybrid or in-person formats.

State of Events – June 2021 Update

With the recent provincial Open for Summer Plan announcement, and in-person events well on their way, we explore the best ways to ensure guests are comfortable, feel welcome, and that identifiers and communications are clear.

The State of Events – May 6, 2021 Updates

Planners are beginning to eagerly edge their way out of virtual events, as their desire for in-person events prevails. But is it too early and does this conflict with our ethical duties? Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should!

The State of Events – April 7, 2021 Updates

The event industry may be seeing a bit of progress in terms of more events turning to virtual platforms instead of flat out cancelling, but Alberta, with the recent change to go back to Step 1 may have another hold placed on events.

Virtual Event Budgets: Expenses to Expect

There is a lot of uncertainty around what to expect when budgeting for a virtual event and where to start. Here are our recommendations for the four main expense buckets that are quite typical for most virtual events.

Solar Show 2021 Event Recap

Hosted by Solar Alberta, this four-day virtual conference offered all types of content and covered a wide variety of topics, advancing the awareness and understanding of energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, alternative forms of transportation, and Alberta’s role in the energy transition.

The State of Events – March 11, 2021 Updates

To give us the current happenings of the industry we turned to Caitlin McElhone, the founder of CM Events and Government and Media Relations with the Alberta Live Events Coalition (ALEC) board. Here’s our mini-interview.