Keeping the spirit of giving year-round


There is one thing about this time of year that I think universally unites us, and no, it’s not shopping. It seems that most people are just nicer this time of year. More generous. ‘Tis the season of giving after all, and whether it’s canned goods or monetary donations, the holidays are the one time of year where everyone seems to dig a little deeper into their pockets and cupboards to contribute to a greater … Continue reading

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Navigating a career in event management as a Millennial


Well hello there! It’s a pleasure to be back. I hope you’ve been well since we last connected! This week I’d like to focus on The Children, because The Children are our future. Who I’m referring to is that group of young’uns known as Millennials (AKA Gen Y). I should preface that I’m allowed to call this cohort The Children because, according to the year I was born and much to my dismay, I am … Continue reading

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How to engage and retain amazing event volunteers


It’s fall in the bustling metropolis of Toronto and for us here at the Centre, we’re in the thick of a busy event season. As the seasons change, I can’t help but reflect on the past summer. I had the privilege to be one of 20,000-something volunteers helping to make the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games a reality. For 16 days in July, I donated my time to the Games, something I … Continue reading

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6 ways you must use social media for your event


In my line of work, I do a lot of creeping researching. When you’re the Social Community Specialist for a venue as large and as busy as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you know your role will require you to stay abreast of what’s happening at all times. That said, my attention is always split among the various events we have in the building and the many more we have coming up. Following each event’s … Continue reading

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5 things your post-con Wi-Fi data can reveal


It’s never too early to plan your next event, and just as your post-con meeting can uncover insights on everything from your food and beverage selection to your speakers lineup, what you can learn about bandwidth usage can translate to an invaluable resource in future planning. Earlier this summer we hosted a congress for the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), and our Technology Services team produced a package of analytics that shed light … Continue reading

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