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Technology Trends for 2017

  • FMAV 14737 123 Ave NW Edmonton Canada (map)

Leave the binder at home! Technology is a huge part of events, but it's not just for guests and delegates to utilize, the right technology can also assist planners and suppliers coordinate and execute events without all the paperwork!  Come learn about the top event Apps that can help you increase productivity, connect with clients and staff easily and look like a rock-star onsite at your events.  Bring your smart phone or tablet so you can experience a few Apps live at the event.

The event will be hosted at FMAV's office where you will have the opportunity to tour their space and have a look inside their MediaLab, where all the magic happens.  The FMAV team will also be on hand to talk about and provide examples of emerging event technology that can be used to improve your attendee's experiences.  Some of the highlights include AR, VR, Projection Mapping, Audience Response Systems, RFID and even Telepresence Robots.

Light refreshments (including wine!) graciously provided by FMAV.

Cost: MPI members $20 (cash) Non-members $35 (cash)


To be put on the Wait List, please contact Chantal at or 587-986-9023


Caitlin McElhone, Bsc., CMP

Owner and lead planner, Caitlin McElhone, is passionate about lifestyle, urban living and executing exciting events for her clients.  Born and raised in Edmonton, Caitlin has been planning corporate events full time since 2006 - that's over 100 events and counting!

Caitlin studied Marketing and Clothing & Textile Design at the University of Alberta where her passion for design grew and she was exposed to the event planning industry for the first time. From there she worked full time with one of Edmonton's leading event planning companies, ComLinks Events, where she was fortunate to be involved with and lead planner on many incredible projects locally, Nationally and Internationally.  Some events Caitlin has managed and executed since opening CM Events in 2011 are: Global TV Woman of Vision Luncheon, Parkland School Division Milestone and Merits, Henry Singer Awards, Homes for the Holidays, Rotary Roast, Black Tie Bingo, CASA Carnival and the Brian Webb Dance Company Art Auction just to name a few. Caitlin has also developed four courses for the NAIT Event Management program and enjoys teaching and sharing her experiences with students and industry professionals.                                                         

Passionate about Edmonton and getting involved with the community, Caitlin is an active supporter of local arts, not-for-profit groups, festivals and the farmers market. She lives, works and plays in downtown Edmonton with her husband Scott and son Mason.  

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