Reinventing Panel Discussions

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Redstone is looking forward to learning more about panel formats and education sessions at IncentiveWorks and the Connect Marketplace Conference which we will be attending this month. We have been experimenting with, and seeing new formats over the past few months that have discussed how to reinvent the way panel discussions …

Olivia Weir Named 40 Under 40

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Redstone event manager, Olivia Weir, recognized as a ’40 under 40’ by Connect Association magazine. Connect Association Magazine has announced this year’s 40 under 40 and our event manager, Olivia Weir, has been recognized as one of the 2018 honourees! Nominated by industry peers, this honour highlights the top young …

How to Help Your Event Newbs: Tips for Helping First-time Attendees Build Relationships Before an Event

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in September 2016. Most of us can relate to being the new person in some form or another. A first-time attendee, a new member, being the only staffer from your company attending an event, etc. awkwardly sipping your drink while you look around the …

Planning Large Events 101

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On the heels of a successful conference and event season, we had the opportunity to work with many different groups on a variety of events that ranged in size (250 – 1200+) and types (conferences, galas, workshops, socials) of events. Now that the dust has settled (a little bit), we’d …

Celebrating Pride Month

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June 1st kicks off Pride Month, a commemorative month that seeks to recognize the impact of LGBT individuals, advocates and allies. We had the pleasure of helping recognize one such individual just last week. Redstone supports  Egale Canada  and their longstanding pursuit of equality, inclusion, and the overall improvement in the …

Planning an Efficient and Stimulating AGM

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The Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) requires that Annual General Meetings (AGM) be held within six months of a not-for-profit organization’s fiscal year-end. As planners, the #REDSQUAD is intrigued by any opportunity to strategize creative methods to evolve while simultaneously ensuring that the associations we manage are effectively guided according …

Succession Planning for Small Organizations on a Budget

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This article was originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in July 2016. Whether you’re working for a small association or startup business, you may be facing some difficult choices (read: limitations) when it comes to financially investing in your organization’s future. However, succession planning is a critical component to any organization …