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2024 Meet Week Education

February 8, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Miranda Boyer


AI In The Afternoon: How #EventProfs Should Be Leveraging AI

By now, we all know that AI has crashed the party and we are starting to see the impacts of AI on the event planning industry. Using AI to speed up administrative tasks, leveraging generative AI to augment photographs, and tapping into AI to compile and analyze data are just a few of the ways that #eventprofs are getting more efficient.

From the first fully AI planned event, to emerging technologies that promise to streamline planning or augment engagement, any event professional who wants to stay competitive needs to not only use AI, but understand its implications on every facet of event planning. But where do you start? What are the important tools?  and how do you work with AI to make you more effective before it makes you redundant?

Join Anh Nguyen, a seasoned event professional who is living the same AI rollercoaster as you, as she demystifies the jargon and complexity around AI from the perspective of an event planner. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the basics of generative AI, a list of use cases where you can start using AI immediately in your jobs, and a set of tools that you can start experimenting with right away.


Anh Nguyen is also the founder of Spark Event Management, an award-winning, full-service event management firm and the Spark Event Collective, a network of independent planners collaborating to deliver event experiences.

 Anh is a seasoned business event professional who possesses over 18 years of event design, production, and management experience. She has managed a vast array of events including intimate corporate functions, awards and fundraising galas, large conference, virtual events, conventions and tradeshows, and international hospitality events and is known for her keen eye for detail while being able to lead, inspire and manage large, global teams.

She has served on the board of directors for many industry associations including the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Anh successfully lead 50 leading event professionals to coordinate the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Goes Virtual initiative and was recently named a Meetings Today Trendsetter.

Members - $60
Non-Members - $75
Students - $45

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Shaw Centre
Room 206/208


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