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Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look of Virtual Events and Studios

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

PCMA Canada East Presents:

Title: Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look of Virtual Events and Studios

Date: May 06, 2021

Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM EST

Fee: Members – Complimentary | Non-Members – $25.00CAD

Description: A year of virtual events has caused more than a little Zoom fatigue for participants. One of the ways to increase the engagement factor for your events is to create a broadcast quality experience with your speaker’s content. But when all your speakers are in remote locations, how can you create a consistent broadcast quality experience?

Join us to walk through the actual environment and equipment that goes into creating a truly engaging presenter experience.  The team from Encore Canada will bring you through the curtain to explore behind the scenes of producing virtual events.  You will learn about virtual studios that use leading edge technology for flawless production.  The team will share tips to help you choose a virtual event partner and ways to set up your organization for success.


Julie Calvert, CMP, CMM, DES
Manager, Program & Event Management
The Canadian Payroll Association

Julie Calvert has more than 25 years’ experience in the Events industry and has a passion for planning. She has enjoyed the variety of organizing incentive travel on land and sea, high profile corporate meetings and engaging trade shows. Julie has created and finalized master service agreements to support strategic meeting management initiatives, standardized RFP templates and developed best practices manuals. Julie was proudly inducted into the Meetings + Incentive Hall of Fame as Planner of the Year in 2014.

In 2020, in response to the pivot to the online domain, Julie successfully pursued her DES certification through PCMA and looks forward to expanding hybrid event delivery in the coming years, offering inclusive access to both remote and in person delegates.

Julie says that her journey through this wonderful profession has connected her with some amazing  mentors and great business partners, and that she continues to be inspired by the resiliency of her industry peers.

Krista Cameron
National Director of Business Development & Industry Relations
Encore Canada

Krista is a proud Newfoundlander who made Toronto her home two years ago when she excitedly joined the Encore Canada team.  Her previous experience includes teaching in South Korea, Station Chairman for the American Red Cross in Germany, Event Manager for the U.S. Air Force in Europe and Corporate Events Manager for a Fortune 100 company in California.  When Krista returned to Canada, she joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Group Sales and following this was the Director of Sales with Destination St. John’s.

Some of Krista’s current industry involvement includes serving on PCMA Canada East Chapter’s Board of Directors as President-elect, serving on the MMBC Board of Directors, serving on the CSAE Trillium Council, chairing the CSAE Pan-Canadian Awards program, serving on the CanSPEP Partner Advisory Council and being an active member of MPI’s Toronto Chapter.  In 2015, Krista was inducted into M&IT’s Hall of Fame as Industry Mentor.

Chuck Corrigan
Senior Director of Production
Encore Canada

With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Chuck is skilled at working with clients from concept to close. Whether he is providing on-site technical direction, product evaluation, or national training and mentorship, clients are assured they are always receiving top-notch service. Creating memorable experiences is his area of expertise, and he uses the collaborative resources of the Encore enterprise to ensure an unforgettable client experience.

His areas of expertise are crew and project management, and he leads with a “get it done” attitude. Working closely with his Encore team, Chuck stops challenges before they become obstacles, ensuring a smooth-running event. Chuck continually updates his event staging and technology skills, making him an industry leader. He has provided his expertise on events like the International AIDS Conference, the Summit of the Americas, the Commonwealth Summit and of course PCMA Canada East’s Canadian Innovation Conference every year since its inception.


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May 6
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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