Wedding planners, caterers and talent booking agents will contribute insights into the events industry and will share their tips, tricks and horror stories to help you host your next event.
Fundraising and Flexibility – Carrie McManus
Kris speaks with Carrie McManus, Director of Programs with Sagesse. Carrie tells us about their Annual Eat Play Love event and enlightens us about the ins and outs of coordinating this fundraising event of indulgence which pampers its guests with wine, food, spa services and more. She outlines her strategy …
Connecting with a Brand – Jenn Egroff Delconte
Kris speaks with Jenn Egroff Delconte, an Event Producer and Marketing Strategist with Catalystica. In this episode she takes us through her marketing background and recalls how she discovered a passion for event production through that work. Delconte places a special focus on connecting people with a brand in a unique …
Growth and Security for Pride – Jason Kingsley
Kris speaks with Jason Kingsley, who is the Program Lead for Event Management at Bow Valley College as well as the President of Calgary Pride. Kris asks about the technical audiovisual facets of providing event production to Pride Festival, and Jason delves into financing strategies for this steadily growing event. Their conversation branches …
Tempory Art Exhibition Events – Caitlind Brown
Today I met with Caitlind Brown from Wreck City to discuss the in’s and out’s of hosting an art showing in a venue set for demolishing. We also touch on the logistics of touring her complex work of art Incandescent Cloud. Listen to episode 18 here
Talent buying and event management – Pat McGannon
Today I met with Pat McGannon from PM Gigs to discuss talent buying, advancing shows, event management details and his experiences with his band the Dino Martini’s. Listen to episode 17 here
Alberta Ballet – The importance of the arts
Today I met with Ryan Corry to discuss his recent productions with the Alberta Ballet. We spoke about the importance of the arts, how to attract the right event sponsors, and how to create a successful event by leveraging the help of others. Listen to episode 16 here
Excellent Resource for Running a Successful Event!
This Podcast series is a wonderful and concise overview on many of the aspects, which individuals and groups may come across when organizing events.
Each episode is a fresh and lively discussion between the host and the interviewees. It's interesting and entertaining to hear the personal accounts of each Guest. The challenges they've faced, and all the details they had to learn and go through to put on a successful and properly executed event.
Every Guest is very insightful and brings up valuable points I may never have considered before attempting to put something together. I came away with some great suggestions to consider implementing when I next plan an event. Some insightful lessons from people in many different roles and levels of the Event Planning, Promotions, and Production Management Industries, and great tips from others from a more Grassroots and smaller scale.
Well produced and keeps you engaged throughout. Great work! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to organize an event. There are things to take away from it no matter what scale of event you are producing.
Concise and informative
I am happy to produce for you The Event Planning Podcast. I am an avid podcast listener myself and I hope that this content is beneficial to you. I love meeting our interviewees and trust that you will enjoy the episodes!