Event planners assume a lead role in the creative design, planning, and execution of special events – from weddings and conferences, to outdoor festivals, black-tie galas, and rock concerts. Event managers hold key roles supervising décor teams, lighting and audio technicians, and volunteers, as well as responsibilities for budgets and financial management, resource planning, contracts and negotiations, and human resources management. Event planners are also responsible for the delivery of successful and spectacular indoor and outdoor events – large or small.
The Event Planner program introduces students to all aspects of the special events industry and covers the tasks and processes related to successful event production and management. Student membership with the local chapter of the International Live Events Association of Canada (ILEA) is also included.