The Event Management students involved with Spring Events embarked on the trip of a lifetime to Canada in the summer of 2019. Flying into Calgary, the road trip took the team all the way to Vancouver through the Rocky Mountains. Throughout the two week journey the team volunteered their time at several different events –
- Banff World Media Festival
- Golden 24 Mountain Bike Event
- Scotiabank Half Marathon
While in Vancouver the students got the unique opportunity to tour the Vancouver International Convention Centre with an extremely special guest. Janet McCartney, who is Director of Events for TED conferences, kindly showed the group around while discussing the operation side of planning and delivering TED conferences in the venue. With the TED Summit Edinburgh just around the corner the students successfully interviewed for roles within this event while in Vancouver. A few of the team returned to Scotland and worked on the TED Summit in a variety of paid capacities.