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 …
In our line of work, we often have clients that come to us with their event date set for a year in advance, 6 months in advance, or 3 months away. The past two years are another story!
Event Planners vs. Boundaries As event planners, we consider ourselves problem solvers. No challenge too big, no hill too steep. There is always a solution to every problem, and with …
A successful event is a work of art and we’re not talking about the ones that have been “pulled off”. We’re referring to meaningful gatherings where every detail has been …
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 …
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 …
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.
The success of any event featuring speakers is very much contingent on them being set up for success. Read on for our tips on how to support speakers for a virtual event.
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.
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.
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.
Virtual events have event planners thinking about inclusivity and accessibility in a completely different way. Here are some ways to be more inclusive before, during and after events.
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!
We’re hearing it over and over again “the future is hybrid”. Before the pandemic, hybrid events were not that common. But for the foreseeable future, they won’t only be common, they’ll be necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want to get personal and tell you exactly what the State of Events are; what you can expect from your local planners, vendors and providers as restrictions lessen or change.
Poor customer service. Nothing kills a good product or brand faster. Based on a poor experience, people will just spend their money elsewhere. Why invest in a brand that doesn’t want to invest in you? So why the exception when it comes to the virtual event space?