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Taking Events to the Next Level with Tech: How to Think like an Event Manager

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Price: CA$5.00 /per person
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Do you plan conferences, fundraising events, workshops, or other program events at your nonprofit? Do you also have 1,000 other things on your plate? If so, this Toronto Net Tuesday is for you! We’re going to look at how technology can improve your event and reduce your stress.

Fanny Martin (Art of Festivals (, an experienced event planner, and Ben Raffi, the CEO of Uniiverse, will share their insider tips on using technology for events.

At this session, you will learn:
• The areas (e.g. ticketing, promotion, scheduling, communications) where technology can play a role in your event
• Free and low cost tools that will help you in each of these areas
• How to decide which tool is right for your event

Who should attend?
• Staff & volunteers at nonprofits, charities and social enterprises who organize events as part of their role. This event is especially created for people who are involved with events but aren’t professional event managers/specialists. You might be a fundraiser, admin staff, program staff, or anyone who works on events!

Live streaming
This event will be live streamed, so you can attend no matter where you are! Joining is easy as there is no need to RSVP; just go to around 5:30pm Eastern Time.


Fanny Martin (Art of Festivals (
Fanny is General Manager of Subtle Technologies (, a Toronto-based art & science festival, and concurrently runs Art of Festivals (, an independent consultancy providing event, marketing and research services to a range of clients in Canada, France and the UK. For the past 10 years, she has been creating events for the public, private and nonprofit sectors, on topics ranging from education, tourism and arts & culture to community engagement.

Benjamin Raffi (Uniiverse (
Ben Raffi is a passionate freediver and spearfisher. He is the President & CEO of Uniiverse ( - the world's social marketplace for events. Prior to Uniiverse, Raffi worked as an Associate Consultant at BCG in Toronto where he focused on an assessment of venture capital players within the context of TMT investments, and the North American digital landscapes. He began his career in marketing with Allergan in France, and as a teenager, Raffi was a diving instructor in Spain. After growing up in France, Raffi earned his BESc in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management from McGill.

Donation price
$5.00 (Pay in cash at the door. Receipts available.)

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