I’m fresh off my first experience at World Education Congress, an event industry conference put on by Meeting Professionals International. As a member of MPI and a board member of my local chapter, I’m an active and involved contributor. After seeing the global reach and impact of the organization at WEC 2019, I care about our community more than ever. This comes down to more than just my learnings over the past week.
Music Under the Dome is happening tomorrow, October 11 in the newly renovated Zeidler Dome at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton! This evening will feature a live concert by Letters from Pluto paired with breathtaking visuals and lasers. I’m excited to see all the pieces of this epic concert puzzle come together tomorrow. And I have good news for you: tickets are still on sale, so you can be there too.
I had a client with an idea: a restaurant crawl. Planning a reunion party for old friends, he wanted to bring them together to share a meal at several restaurants, one course at a time. As someone who loves to work on new and interesting projects, I of course jumped at the chance to make an event like this one happen. Check out the gallery below for a recap of the YEG restaurant crawl I was able to put together!
I get it. I love planning events, and for many people, their wedding is one of few opportunities they will have to put a day like this together. I count myself lucky that this is what I do for a living, but it can be incredibly stressful. If you want to do your own planning, it’s still important that you enjoy your big day. The best way to ensure this happens is to hire a Day of Wedding Coordinator.
My best friend turned 30 recently, so obviously I threw her an awesome party. Her birthday is in October and is typically overshadowed by Halloween, but I decided to use the time of year to my advantage. Myself, along with her mom and a couple other family members, put together a fun Fortune Telling party to celebrate this big milestone.
I was lucky enough recently to help plan and coordinate a spring community event at Salisbury Village in Sherwood Park. I’ve worked with my friends at Avillia Developments for a few years now, and in that time I have been able to get to know Salisbury Village well. This area is a beautiful residential and commercial development just south of Wye Road in Sherwood Park, and it’s always a pleasure to spend time here.
2016 was a whirlwind year, and one of the most exciting projects I worked on was Live in Space!, a concert planned in conjunction with Edmonton musician Letters from Pluto. Presented by Lexus of Edmonton, this event was an OUT OF THIS WORLD experience incorporating a live concert by Letters from Pluto paired with a laser show and projections from outer space. Today I am sharing a gallery of some of my favourite photos from that evening.
As an event planner, I appreciate that my friends and family can be some of my greatest supporters, helping me to build my portfolio and gain experience, and backing me in all of my small business endeavours. But I find far too often that people I know are pretty clueless about the type of work that I do and what it encompasses. And if my close friends and family aren’t really sure about what I can do to help, how am I supposed to convince other people to hire me? In order to combat this issue, I’m going to shed some light on this topic. What exactly does an event planner do?
Last Thursday wrapped up a whirlwind month during which Letters from Pluto and I planned an amazing concert experience. Live in Space! finally happened and it was a smashing success. If you want to know more about this epic evening of live music, lasers, and awesome visual effects taking place at the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre, you can check out my pre-event post titled I’m Planning an OUT OF THIS WORLD Concert in Edmonton.