A two day event drawing creative entrepreneurs from all levels of experience, PARKFORUM is an educational weekend focused on teaching attendees how to grow and sustain their businesses in the creative industry.

Sessions include art and fashion-specific topics, networking opportunities with industry and government professionals, as well as broader topics that are valuable to any business owner in the creative industry. The information and insights offered, as well as workshop activities and take-home materials provided, will ensure that every FORUM attendee concludes the event feeling informed and thoroughly inspired to apply what they have learned within their own practices.

See below for our speaker lineup and the weekend schedule!



Saturday October 13, 2018


8:00am - Attendee Check-In, Weekend Welcome & ice Breakers

9:00 - 10:00am: Alison Geskin -The Art of Strategy:

Course: Be Smarter, Better, Faster

10:15 - 11:15am: Jenn Delconte - Startup Calgary 

Course: How to Leverage Calgary’s Vibrant Startup Community to Get Your Entrepreneurial Venture Off the Ground

11:30 - 12:30pm: BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Quan Ly: McRally - Accounting for Your Life: Cash Flow and Accounting Tools (Advanced Session)

Kevin Langman: Finovo - Managing Cash Flow for your Business and your Life (Beginner Session) 

12:30 - 1:30pm: LUNCH

1:30 - 2:30pm: Janis Galloway - Publicity Room

Course: PR Powered Instagram: Using the 'gram Like a Publicist 

2:45 - 3:45pm: Laura MacFarlane, Predrag Tomic, Kelly Starrak & Alex Remondini - Field Law

Course: Trademark Law, IP Protection, Corporate Registration &  Business Succession Planning

4:00pm - 5:00pm: HEADLINING SPEAKER - Miriam Alden - Brunette Showroom, Brunette the Label, The Babe List

Course: Babes Supporting Babes - The Importance of Living Your Values in Business


5:30 - 7:00pm: Networking Cocktail Mixer Presented by Field Law



Sunday October 14, 2018

8:00am - Attendee Check-In, Weekend Welcome & ice Breakers

9:00 - 10:00am: Kofi Oteng - Coutu Kitsch & The Livery Shop

Course: How to Maximize sales and Master the Art of Customer Service

10:15 - 11:45am: Linda Maslechko - Triple Flip

Course: Building a Brand and Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Times

11:45 - 12:45pm - LUNCH

12:45 - 2:15pm - Glenn Street - Street Characters

Course: My Problems Are Unique, Nobody Would Understand

2:30 - 3:30pm - Leah Wilson - Fashion Designer Labs

Course: Building Spec Sheets and Tech Packs to advance your Ethical, Sustainable Impact in the Fashion Industry




October 13 - 14, 2018

Location: cSPACE King Edward

Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Please note that times are tentative and subject to change


Weekend Pass - $125

Includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday

Early Bird Weekend Pass - $110

Includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday

*Early Bird tickets are available until August 30th, while supplies last


The Speakers


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