Wednesday, October 12, 2011


What is an event?  If I posed this simple question to a classroom, all hands would go up, eagerly waving at me with multiple answers, all which would be right of course! So why ask the question? Well, simply because in order to be able to plan and execute an event properly and purposefully, we should understand the basics.

So what is an event? describes an event as:

something that happens or is regarded as happening; anoccurrence, especially one of some importance.

the outcome, issue, or result of anything: The venture hadno successful event.
something that occurs in a certain place during a particularinterval of time.
Physics in relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localizedat a single point in space and instant of time. Compare world point.
Sports any of the contests in a program made up of onesport or of a number of sports: The broad jump eventfollowed the pole vault. 

I would prefer to define it a bit differently. An event can:

 Be a celebration of something

photo credit: my own photo

 Bring light to a cause

                                                                         Source: via Erika on Pinterest

 Be a gathering of people with similar interests

photo credit: my own photo

Who runs events? Again, all hands would be flying up! But really, who does run events? Most of the time it is friends and family, but when it comes to professionally run events, one must have certain qualifications. I will divulge those when we start to learn about the different types of events and who specifically they are run by.
Any ideas as to how many types of events there are and what categories they might fall into?
Which type of event is your favourite?

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