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Join us for affordable, accessible, and applicable learning perfect for in-house and do-it-yourself event planners in Calgary and area. Review and choose your learning experience below! 

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Let’s Talk EVENT MANAGEMENT

A FREE Candy Academy Lunch+Learn Series

Second Wednesday of each month this Fall from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Learning + Discussion Runs From Noon-1 PM

The Bank & Baron P.U.B. • 125 Stephen Ave SW

Appies, Entrees, and Drinks Available for Purchase. Take a look at your menu choices here: http://www.bankandbaronpub.com/#block-quicktabs-menu

 
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Choose one or all of our 4 energizing monthly sessions below!

Seats are limited to 15 guests per session so be sure to register early! If the session you wish to choose is full add your name to the waiting list and we’ll let you know when a seat becomes available.

Wednesday, September 12 • Managing Your Target

Ready, aim, fire! That sounds great but sometimes our event planning goals feel like a moving target. But do you know what your target  really is? And once you know, how do you manage all the small steps along the way to be sure you hit that target? Let’s talk! 

Wednesday, October 10 • Managing Your Team

Team work makes the dream work! Your team might be small or large, volunteer or paid, new to event planning or ready to roll. No matter the make up, it can be a challenge to managing your unique team toward success … before, during, and after the event! But how? Let’s talk!

Wednesday, November 14 • Managing Your Time

Time waits for no one! And no one knows this more than those planning and promoting events for their business, organization, or group. A successful event depends on all the tasks done by the right people at the right time. But how do you keep everything moving forward on task and on time? Let’s talk! 

Wednesday, December 12 • Managing The Trends

Trends come and go but true style is ageless! It’s temping to follow the monthly, seasonal or even yearly trends, but is the latest event trend reallly best the best approach or addition to your event? We take in an overload of information these days. How do you sift through and find just the right trends to adopt? Let’s talk! 

 
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MARKETING SECRETS FOR EVENT SUCCESS : A Candy Crash Course in Being Seen : Watch for Future Dates 

MARKETING SECRETS FOR EVENT SUCCESS : A CANDY CRASH COURSE IN BEING SEEN

Is this workshop for you?

• Are you planning and promoting events for your business, organization, or group?

• Do you need to let people know about your event and motivate them to participate?

• Could you use some new ideas to make the job of marketing your event easier?

• Do you need help finding the resources – and encouragement – you need for event success?

• Would you like to connect with like-minded event planning peers in Calgary?

Learn to inform and engage your audience and experience true success as you promote your next event. For this exciting September 20th session we will help you identify, write, and practice verbalizing your event pitch on camera! Join us in this safe and fun environment as you learn how to communicate your event story effectively. Welcome to our special guests … storytellers and videographers, Cora + Derek Selinger!

MARKETING SECRETS FOR EVENT SUCCESS

September 20  •  6:30 – 9:30 PM

Loft 112 East Village • #112-535, 8 Ave SE • Calgary, Alberta

What your evening will look like:

6:30 – 7:00 • Welcome + Introductions

7:00 – 7:30 • Marketing Warm Up Activity

7:30 – 8:30 • Candy Crash Course in Marketing

8:30 – 9:00 • Wrap up Discussion & Q+A 

• Your registration includes coffee or tea, light snacks, workshop materials, and great conversation with your planning peers and the Candy Team

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5 KEYS OF EVENT PLANNING : Watch for Future Dates 

We know you are working hard to plan and promote events for your business, organization, or group – now you can come together with your planning peers to learn more, get connected, and have some fun discussing 5 important keys to event planning. Doing it yourself doesn’t mean you have to do it alone … Join us!

5 Keys of Event Planning

A Candy Academy Lunch+Learn Series

September 24-28 • Daily 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Learning + Discussion Runs From Noon-1 PM

The Bank & Baron P.U.B. • 125 Stephen Ave SW

Appies, Entrees, and Drinks Available for Purchase. Take a look at your menu choices here: http://www.bankandbaronpub.com/#block-quicktabs-menu

Welcome to our Special Industry Guests:

Crystal Reynolds• Crystal Ink Custom Day Planners • CrystalInk.ca

Sharon Barwick, CSEP• Simply Elegant • SimplyElegantCorp.com

Kari Watson• SpaceFinder / Calgary Arts Development • Alberta.SpaceFinder.org

Peter Maher• PSAV Presentation Services • Canada.PSAV.com

Choose one or all of our energizing 5 Keys sessions below!

Seats are limited to 15 guests per session so be sure to register early! If the session you wish to choose is full add your name to the waiting list and we’ll let you know when a seat becomes available.

Monday, September 24 • Purpose+Plan

You will gain confidence as you learn to clarify the purpose of your event, communicate a clear vision, and develop a workable plan to keep the whole team on track.

Welcome to our Special Industry Guest:

Crystal Reynolds• Crystal Ink Custom Day Planners • CrystalInk.ca

Tuesday, September 25 • Design+Decor

Whatever your purpose, plan, or budget you will learn to develop cohesive promotional materials, eye catching invitations, and creative onsite decor elements that resonate with your guests.

Welcome to our Special Industry Guest:

Sharon Barwick, CSEP• Simply Elegant • SimplyElegantCorp.com

Wednesday, September 26 • Space+Time

Choosing a great venue helps to create an engaging atmosphere for guests and sets the tone for an effective corporate meeting, special occasion, or a fun community fundraiser. Learn how to choose the best for your event!

Welcome to our Special Industry Guest:

Kari Watson• SpaceFinder / Calgary Arts Development • Alberta.SpaceFinder.org

Thursday, September 27 • Sound+Light

Seasoned producers, stage managers, and techies will help you manage the music, video, sound, and lights for your event – you will learn to set the stage for a great experience.

Welcome to our Special Industry Guest:

Peter Maher• PSAV Presentation Services • Canada.PSAV.com

Friday, September 28 • Food+Drink

Sharing our inspiration, you’ll learn it’s easy to entertain a crowd, small or large, with fresh food choices, delish delicacies, or funky and fun dishes and drinks.

Welcome to our Special Industry Guest: TBD

 

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Join with your creative event planning peers as we discuss how to move a good idea through the creative process so it can truly make a big impact in the world. 

Creative Conversations : From Idea to Impact

BRANDING YOUR EVENT

Thursday, October 18 •  6:30 – 9:30 PM

Loft 112 East Village • #112-535, 8 Ave SE • Calgary, Alberta

Workshop Pass: $24 + Fees •  Workshop + Coaching Session: $84 + Fees 
 

Welcome to Special Guest:

Michelle Clayton,

Brand Designer & Strategist

Let Her Fly • 

WeLetHerFly.com 

 
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You’ll enjoy this evening if you are crazy about pushing the limits on your creativity and want to make a living doing what you love best. Topics will vary every session – as will our special guests – so don’t miss this injection of creative ideas, practical support, and time with other creative event professionals.

Join us for an evening of discussion and networking:

6:30  –  Registration + Mingle

7:00  –  Welcome + Introduction

7:15  –  Presentation + Interaction

7:30  –  Creative Conversation

8:30  –  Q & A + Candy Give-away

9:00  –  Wrap Up + Thank Yous

*Candy Coaching Session will be booked at a time most convienient for you.

 
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PLANNING WITH VISION : A Planners Vision Board Workshop

Thursday, November 22 •  6:30 – 9:30 PM

Loft 112 East Village • #112-535, 8 Ave SE • Calgary, Alberta

Workshop Pass: $24 + Fees •  Workshop + Coaching Session: $84 + Fees 
We provide everything you need to create your very own vision board! 
 
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Effective planning starts with a clear vision.

Join your event planning peers as we use the vision boarding process to help clarify, concentrate, and focus on specific goals for your planning work and life. A vision board is your chance to curate and display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life. Planning with vision can make all the difference. Join us!

We’ll explore four key bands to becoming a strong, focused, vision-driven planner:

#1 : Body + Health + Movement

#2 : Soul + Spirit + Happiness

#3 : Relationship + Connection

#4 : Business + Work + Contribution

 

What your evening will look like: 

6:30 – 7:00 : Mingle + Introductions

7:00 – 7:30 : Get a Clear Vision : Get Prepared

7:30 – 9:00 : Dig In! Create Your Vision Board

9:00 – 9:30 : Wrap Up + Candy Gift Basket Give-away

 

Thank you to our venue partner LOFT 112!

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