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Goal Setting For Great Events – Join us April 24!

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Tuesday, April 24 • 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Loft 112 535 8 Avenue SE

East Village • Calgary, Alberta






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.

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.


Here are some fellow creatives you’ll meet at this energizing workshop:

Event Planners, Event Producers, Decor Specialists, Graphic Designers, Marketing and Communications Professionals, Writers, Artists, Social Media Experts, Floral Artists, Sketch Artists, Photographers, Videographers, Entertainers, Speakers, Musicians, Product Sylists, and others.

Your evening will be hosted by Candy Academy Founder, Lisa Gareau and will feature a panel of Goal Setting Experts*! We will discuss how to make your event vision a reality through effective goal setting.


Join us for an inspiring evening of discussion and networking:

6:30 – Registration + Mingle

7:00 – Welcome + Introduction

7:15 – Presentation + Interaction

7:30 – Creative Conversations Panel

8:30 – Q & A + Candy Gift Give-away

9:00 – Wrap Up + Thank Yous + Mingle

*Personal Creative Consultations will be booked at a time most convienient for you.



Shawn Barrie : Owner & 15 Year Event Expert

Shawn has been in the event world for over 15 years in a variety of roles. From setting up tents in the middle of a field for an event, holding the door for former French President Jacques Chirac during the G-8 Summit, to planning and executing all inclusive, white-gloved incentive trips for some 2400 guests from across Canada. Shawn has also been a member of both MPI and ILEA as the owner of where he lives and breathes event goal setting every day.


Cynthia J Lamont, CMP, CMM : Membership + Events Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources & Teacher, MRU Events Management program

With 20 years of events industry experience Cynthia holds two significant meetings industry designations, was named 2012 President of MPI’s Greater Calgary Chapter and the Mentor/Coach of the year, 2013 MPI International RISE Award recipient, 2018 Calgary Event Awards’ Best Industry Professional, teaches in the MRU Events Management program, and holds the position of Membership + Events Manager for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources.


Crystal Reynolds : Principal Creative Director & Planning Committee Creative Mornings

In her creative studio, Crystal Ink, super creative Crystal Reynolds creates event promotional materials and practical goal setting tools to help any planning keener lay out their goals in a clear, concise, and practical way. Putting her planning, organizing, and creative expertise to work, Crystal has assisted a variety of organizations including Volleyball Alberta, Emerald Expositions, and currently sits on the organizing committee for the CreativeMornings Calgary Chapter.


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