Hello, my name is Spring!
I’ve resurfaced, finally, after completing a long contract. Now there are IOU lunches to plan and vacation photos to edit, and after criss-crossing Canada, it’s a must-do to get back into the swing of professional development.
They say to carry a pocketful of business cards and memorize your elevator pitch. You just never know what can become of a networking opportunity. This week I scored four professional events happening in downtown Vancouver. It’s always instructive to observe, even better to hone the pitch, and totally awesome when your card is pulled for a door prize.
|Offerings||Agile Vancouver||Editors’ Association of Canada||International Association of Business Communicators||STC Canada West Coast|
|Event Name||Domain Driven Design Practices||Plain Language Certification||How to Network Effectively||H.A.T. Tricks|
|Presenter||Eric Evans, author Domain-Driven Design, Addison-Wesley 2004, thought leader in software design and domain modeling||Katherine McManus, Director of SFU Writing & Communications Program||Karen Lee, IABC Canada – Master Communicator, teaches for the University of Victoria in the Public Relations diploma program||Neil Perlin, internationally-known online content consultant|
|Date||March 18, 2013||March 20, 2013||March 21, 2013||March 19, 2013|
|Time||6:00-9:00 pm||7:00-9:00 pm||5:30-7:00 pm||6:00-8:30 pm|
|Topic||Exploring and Distilling the Core Domain: An Anonymized Case Study||SFU’s role in grant-funded project to launch international certification in plain language||Industry expert advises how to effectively network your way through an event||Overview of help authoring tools and history|
|Format||Standup presentation, slides||Standup presentation, slides, voice recorded, photographed||Instructor led presentation (no slides) and networking practice||Webinar, remote presentation|
|Networking||Before and after||Pre meeting dinner, before and after||Before and after, and during as an activity||Before and after|
|Venue||Renaissance Harbourside Hotel||YWCA||Harbour Centre, SFU||YWCA|
|Freebies||Coffee and tea||Door prizes, fruit, homemade cookies||Door prizes, donuts, juice||Tea, cookies, grapes|
|Registration||Online thru Eventbrite, at door||Online, at door||Online, at door, by phone||Online, at door|
|Seats Filled||80||33||20||12 (+9 remote)|