keynotes, awards & recognition


Festivals and Events Ontario – Seminar Co-Presenter with Rogers Cable - Media and Why They Need to be Invited, A look at the Event side of Media and the Media Side of being at an Event and building those relationships

Canadian Special Events and Meeting Expo. Seminar presenter. Presented topic: The Art of the Pitch – Keys to Closing the Deal

Canadian Special Events and Meeting Expo. Panel Moderator. Topic: Event Marketing, PR and Sponsorship Masters Track Workshop.

Sales and Marketing in Challenging Times
– Seminars for Entrepreneurs and business professionals. Seminar presenter. Presented topics: Presentations 101: How to Understand and Read Your Audience
– The Art of the Pitch – Keys to Closing the Deal.

Canadian Special Events and Meeting Expo. Seminar presenter. Presented topic: Media, Why You Need Them at Your Event.

CFCRA LAUNCH – Coverings Magazine publication. Article written on launch of Canadian Floor Cleaning & Restoration Association in Las Vegas at restoration industry event. Publication June 2015.


    CO-HOST Best in Events click here to go to YouTube channel


2013 Star Awards (Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo) – Nomination in the category of Best Conference for 6th Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit, Nashville, Tennessee.

2010 CPRS-Hamilton Pinnacle Awards – Award of Merit – Special Events Category – International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - An Afternoon at African Lion Safari.

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Working with Deirdra, the first thing you will notice is her infectious positive energy. She also has a knack for innately knowing when to speed up or slow down her communication style to match her audience. Instantly putting everyone at ease. I relied on Deirdra's ability to finesse messaging to our diverse client audience many times.
A consummate project manager and event planner, you can count on her to anticipate every last detail, plan it out and communicate to every team member what their part on the journey entails.
As a manager, Deirdra is able to find the line between being sincerely empathetic to the challenges of employees, while also keeping in mind what's best for the company with respect to projects, HR and budgetary requirements.
Angie Thomson, Accommodations Officer, Federal Economic Development of Southern Ontario