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Professional Convention Management Association

August 12 2015

Virtual Edge Institute Announces New Digital Event Strategist Scholarship Opportunities From Meetings + Conventions Calgary



Contact: Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES
Direct: 312.423.7273
Email: jkush@virtualedge.org


As part of their commitment to the hybrid and digital event discipline and their VEI partnership, Meetings + Conventions Calgary is funding new scholarship opportunities for professionals seeking to obtain their DES certification.

CHICAGO, IL, August 10 The Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] and Meetings + Conventions announced today fall scholarship applications are now being accepted for their Digital Event Strategist [DES] course and certification exam.

The scholarships support meeting professionals seeking to further their education for digital and hybrid events. Meetings + Conventions Calgary is the exclusive sponsor of these scholarships - supporting the application, online course and exam fees, a $1000+ USD value. The scholarship winners will participate in the next DES LIVE Online course starting October 7. To learn more about the DES certification program and scholarship application click here.

The DES certification is designed to help individuals and organizations develop a means to effectively plan, produce and measure the results of their digital engagement practices. The DES program is already globally recognized with graduates spanning from the US, Canada, England, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Israel and Singapore.

“Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s is the leading supporter for the hybrid/digital event community,” said VEI’s Carolyn Clark. “Together we are delivering quality educational and the ensuring the advancement of the virtual discipline. These DES scholarship opportunities will assist those that have current budget constraints, but require this education to advance the future digital events of their organizations.”

“Meetings + Conventions Calgary embraces all efforts relating to education, communication, engagement and collaboration.  We are proud to partner with PCMA on the DES course and certification”, notes Dave Sclanders, Executive Director Meetings + Conventions Calgary.  “People learn from using different techniques and through innovative ways.  We recognize that all forms of education are valuable and serve a purpose.”

The fall scholarship application deadline is August 25, with recipients to be notified the week of August 31. Those awarded with scholarships will be eligible to participate in the DES LIVE online 8-week course starting October 7, taking place online each Wednesdays and Fridays at noon EST.  

Find out more about Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s Digital Event Strategist Certification Scholarship and apply online here.

About Virtual Edge Institute®

The Virtual Edge Institute® (VEI) is an international organization dedicated to advancing engagement around events, meetings, learning and marketing programs through technology. VEI supports and contributes to research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking. VEI also produces the Digital Event Strategist® educational program and accompanying DES Certification designation. For more information, visit virtualedgeinstitute.com.

About Meetings + Conventions Calgary

Meetings + Conventions Calgary operates as a sales and marketing organization with a mandate to assist meeting planners, corporate clients and association executives interested in Calgary as a prime location for their meetings, conventions and incentive programs.


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