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Scholarships available to support digital event community

Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) and Meetings + Conventions announced fall scholarship applications are now being accepted for its Digital Event Strategist (DES) course and certification exam.

The scholarships support meeting professionals seeking to further their education for digital and hybrid events. Meetings + Conventions Calgary is the exclusive sponsor of these scholarships – supporting the application, online course and exam fees, a $1,000+ USD value. The scholarship winners will participate in the next DES LIVE Online course starting Oct. 7. To learn more about the DES certification program and scholarship application click here.

The DES certification is designed to help individuals and organizations develop a means to effectively plan, produce and measure the results of their digital engagement practices. The DES program is already globally recognized with graduates spanning from the U.S., Canada, England, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Israel and Singapore.

“Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s is the leading supporter for the hybrid/digital event community,” said VEI’s Carolyn Clark. “Together we are delivering quality educational and the ensuring the advancement of the virtual discipline. These DES scholarship opportunities will assist those that have current budget constraints, but require this education to advance the future digital events of their organizations.”

“Meetings + Conventions Calgary embraces all efforts relating to education, communication, engagement and collaboration. We are proud to partner with PCMA on the DES course and certification”, noted Dave Sclanders, executive director, Meetings + Conventions Calgary. “People learn from using different techniques and through innovative ways. We recognize that all forms of education are valuable and serve a purpose.”

The fall scholarship application deadline is Aug. 25, with recipients to be notified the week of Aug. 31. Those awarded with scholarships will be eligible to participate in the DES LIVE online eight-week course starting Oct. 7, taking place online each Wednesdays and Fridays at noon EST.

Find out more about Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s Digital Event Strategist Certification Scholarship and apply online here.

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