Students & Volunteering

Canadian special events support and encourage event education and recognize the valuable asset we have in future generations of event planners. You don’t have to be a student to volunteer, but if you are you are welcome to sign up and participate.

While CSE Live is not designed to be a career fair or student based event, we have several amazing ways you can get involved and gain valuable experience at the events. We offer the following unique options.

A Guided Tour of the CSE Live Trade Show

Event planning students who are currently enrolled in full-time or part-time studies are eligible to pre-register for a guided tour of the show. You will have a chance to see exhibitor booths, the trade show floor, ask questions of your host and more. The guided student tour is free but pre-registration and student ID are required. Sorry, we do not offer class tours or allow “field trips, however, if you are a professor and want to discuss a CSE Experience project, please call and lets chat.

Volunteer to be Part of CSE Live

These opportunities allow new planners to take part in the event production and gain valuable insight into the special events industry. Many of these positions extend beyond the show days. If it makes a difference to the way you interpret this page or our policies, make note that ALL of our full-time CSE staff started as volunteers at the show. Space is limited, we suggest you apply early.

Power Shifts

An event is made up of tiny parts that together create one amazing experience. We believe that the best planners are the ones willing to get there early and stay until the clients are long gone; willing to do whatever job needs to be done and do it with a smile, whether it’s greeting a VIP or introducing a speaker, managing a move in schedule or making sure the guests all get on the bus. No job is too small and no job is less important. At CSE we want to invest our energy into training those most excited and committed to becoming professional planners.  That’s why we created Power Shifts. A Power Shift starts when our event team arrives at 7 am and ends when the last guest is gone or the final badge is stuffed. If you are ready to jump in with both feet and you want the event experience that comes with being “all in” then apply below for a Power Shift and join our management team at CSE Live. Limited spots available, 

Register for Student Rates

We offer great student rates and school group rates for the conference. These rates are exclusive to full-time students who are currently enrolled in a event management related post-secondary programs. Proof of enrollment and student number will be required to qualify for the student rates.

Voluteer Sign Up