Our Managing Director, Martina, was delighted to take part in the SideStage conference for future event professionals in November 2015.

SideStage was organised by our good friends over in Cuckoo Events, and took place in Draíocht in Blanchardstown.

It was free to attend, and featured contributions from industry professionals, including event management company-owners, lecturers, freelancers, social media professionals, in-house event staff, venue managers, experiential agency-owners, production and operational crew, and more.

Advice for Future Event Professionals

At SideStage, Martina participated in the ‘CV A&E’ sessions, providing CV feedback and general career progression advice to attendees in a speed-dating style format.

This was really popular with the aspiring event professionals in attendance, and was really interesting and enjoyable for the industry participants leading the sessions.

Cuckoo Events put together a really useful eBook to coincide with SideStage, and Martina also contributed to that.  Check it out here for lots of useful tips and insights from event industry professionals.

PR Campaign

In addition to Martina’s direct involvement in the event, Alice PR & Events provided PR support for SideStage 2015, including organising a lovely rooftop photocall in The Liberties to launch the programme for the event.  Here are some photographs from the launch.

To top all of this off, Martina participated in a radio interview on Dublin City FM, promoting SideStage – alongside Cuckoo Events co-founder Mark Breen and fellow SideStage participant Ruth McDonagh.  You can listen back to that interview here.

What Next for Future Event Professionals?

Thanks to the hard work of the Cuckoo Events team – and all involved – SideStage 2015 was a great success, attended by 130 aspiring event professionals.

Since then, Cuckoo have organised a number of smaller-scale events for up-and-coming industry professionals at their new premises on Francis Street.  Keep an eye on their website and social media profiles for details of upcoming events, or subscribe to their newsletter to get event industry news and tips on a regular basis!