Meetings + Conventions Calgary has partnered with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and its Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to offer the first-ever Digital Event Strategist (DES) boot camp. This is an extension to Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s ongoing collaboration with the DEI.
The boot camp begins in late April with an online course orientation and concludes with a three-day boot camp in Calgary, Canada, July 26-29, 2018. While in Calgary, attendees will explore the DES course, participate in knowledge retention exercises, and experience the city’s renowned hospitality.
Scholarship applications are being accepted until March 30. Interested planners can apply HERE.
“The speed of innovation in our industry is truly remarkable. A few years ago, it was uncommon to see digital components incorporated into events, whereas today, the majority of conferences integrate a degree of digital or live streaming into their program,” says Dave Sclanders, executive director, Meetings + Conventions Calgary. “We believe that educating our colleagues to leverage growth and engagement in face to face audiences through the creative use of digital will propel our whole industry forward.”
Investing in the future of the business events industry, Calgary will sponsor 15 planners to attend the boot camp. Scholarship applications are being accepted until March 30. Interested planners can apply HERE.
These scholarships are a part of the 175 meeting planners supported by Meetings + Conventions Calgary to obtain their Digital Event Strategist certification.