HIRE THE COLLECTIVE
Great events start with a great team.
The Spark Event Collective brings together a community of talented, independent event professionals to provide clients with event management services for their live, virtual or hybrid event.
We pride ourselves on our ability to match clients with high-caliber event management professionals within the collective who understand what it takes to deliver your event. Each independent planner within the Spark Event Collective possesses a unique set of skills and extensive experience, which are carefully vetted and paired with your event to ensure a custom fit tailored to your specific needs.
By hiring an event professional from the Spark Event Collective to manage your event, you are not only adding a skilled event manager to your team, but you also get access to an extensive network of talent and resources to power your event.
We design events with purpose. What does your organization stand for? What are your unique objectives? What are your challenges? What are the issues that your members or clients are dealing with? We spend time gaining a thorough understanding of your company and audience, so we are able to identify how an event fits with your long term strategic plans and fulfills stakeholder needs.
REGISTRATION MANAGEMENT & ATTENDEE SUPPORT
Form and functionality. Accounting for ease of use and aesthetics, we create a seamless process for your guests and registrants. From preparing user-friendly registration forms, to fielding inquiries by phone and email, to welcoming and supporting attendees at the event, we take care of your guests from start to finish.
PROJECT ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL
We map out a tactical plan to move the event from strategy to implementation. With established templates, proven SOPs, and a wealth of experience, we navigate milestones and ensure the project stays on-track and within budget. We pride ourselves on our diligent fiscal responsibility and creative approaches to managing costs without sacrificing quality or innovation.
LOGISTICS COORDINATION &
This is where our event expertise makes you shine. We tap into a network of preferred vendors, industry connections, and years of experience to deliver your event experience. We are methodical and meticulous in sourcing vendors and communicating with them. On event day, you can rest easy, enjoy the program, and interact with your clients and guests, knowing that every last detail is looked after.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & SPEAKER SUPPORT
A motivating speaker at a convention, a key lesson in a meeting, a moment of education that changes thinking. These things can change the course of a person's life or a business. We assist clients with designing a program, agenda, content, structure and themes to create lasting impact. We work with each speaker to ensure they are prepared for their presentations and details are seamlessly integrated into the final delivery of the event.
EVENT BRANDING, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Creating a compelling story for your event is a critical part of the event design and management process. In a marketplace that is saturated with event offerings, how you market, position, and communicate your event's value proposition will determine the success of your event. We work with you to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy that will allow you to attain and surpass your attendance targets.
VIRTUAL EVENT PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS
Our team has fully embraced the shift to online, virtual events. Designing and creating virtual events is about more than just taking your program and putting it on Zoom. We bring design thinking, planning, and management skills to ensure your virtual event is engaging and delivered seamlessly. With experience working with several platforms, our team takes away the stress of virtual events so you can focus on delivering impact.
SPONSORSHIP & TRADESHOW MANAGEMENT
Show me the money! If your event relies on funding from sponsors and exhibitors, you need to know that there is a team of experts helping you design your sponsorship strategy, managing sponsorship contracts, and ensuring sponsor benefits are delivered as promised. These relationships are critical and we work with you to ensure sponsors see a clear return on their investment.
"Alone we can do little.
we can do so much."
- Helen Keller
JOIN THE COLLECTIVE
You do what you love. Let us do the rest.
At the Spark Event Collective, we believe that a community is better than going at it alone. We know, first-hand, how challenging it can be to balance the demands of work, life, and family, while trying to pursue a professional passion. You shouldn't have to do it alone.
Founded on the principles of diversity, community, independence, and equality, we have created a forum where independent planners like you can design your "work" to fit your life - without the challenges of starting up an entrepreneurial pursuit of your own.
Are you a boss at planning and organizing an event, but groan at the thought of all the administrative and mundane business tasks associated with running your own business. Let us handle the business side (selling, contracts, insurance, billings, taxes, and accounting are our jam!), while you dazzle your client with what you love doing most - creating amazing event experiences!
We are seeking the best, brightest and most talented independent planners out there, so if this is you, get started by completing our planner application and we'll be in touch.
We can't wait to meet you!
The Spark Event Collective was founded by Anh Nguyen, the Principal and Owner of Spark Event Management.
We set out to build a community of talented, independent event professionals who can manage and support a broad array of clients. Through the Collective, our planners receive administrative support while they focus on what they do best - manage events!
The Collective is run by a team of female industry leaders including Stephanie Barkley and Kyla Arneson, who have learned first-hand the challenges of running a small business and hope to support other women in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
The goal of the Collective is to perfectly match independent event professionals with clients and projects, while providing operational support to these planners so they can focus on project work instead of business administration.
Founded on the principles of diversity, community, independence, and equality, we have created a forum where independent planners can thrive without the challenges of starting up an entrepreneurial pursuit of their own.
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
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#72148 1600 90 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2V 5G9