PCMA’s Virtual Edge Institute Announces Digital Event Strategist Scholarship Opportunity From Meetings + Conventions Calgary


CHICAGO, IL, August 24 – The Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] and Meetings + Conventions Calgary announced today fall scholarship applications are now being accepted for VEI’s Digital Event Strategist [DES] newly updated course and certification exam.

The scholarships support business event organizers seeking to further their education in digital extensions and live streams of events. Meetings + Conventions Calgary is the exclusive sponsor of these scholarships which support the application, online course and exam fees – a $1000+ USD value. The scholarship winners will participate in the next DES LIVE Online course October 5-November 18. To learn more about the DES certification program 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 digital experience event community,” said VEI’s Jennifer Kingen Kush. “PCMA and VEI are delivering quality education and providing a platform for leaders to connect and share knowledge. These scholarship opportunities will assist those that have current budget constraints, but require this education to advance the future digital events of their organizations.”

The fall scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, August 31. Those awarded with scholarships will be eligible to participate in the DES LIVE online 7-week course starting October 5, 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 PCMA’s Virtual Edge Institute®

PCMA’s Virtual Edge Institute® (VEI), the definitive authority for digital and hybrid meeting strategy and production, is a global organization dedicated to advancing engagement around digital events, meetings and learning. VEI supports and contributes to research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and the digital events community. VEI also produces and supports the Digital Event Strategist® Online Course and accompanying DES Certification designation.

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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About PCMA

PCMA educates, inspires, and listens, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

About PCMA Foundation

The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $900K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.