Tahira is a curious event producer, passionate about intentional event design and the integration of now ubiquitous technology to enhance the human experience at events and everyday. This knowledge is shared in her book and in ongoing blog posts and industry contributions, including several sections in the 9th edition of the CIC Manual which provides the framework for the CMP studies and frequent speaker.
Tahira is committed to the industry and has been recognized for a range of contributions, including a Top 20 Trendsetters by MeetingsToday (2018) and honored as MPI BC Chapter Mentor of the Year. In 2016, she was named a MeetingsNet Changemaker, In 2015 she was named one of the “ Top 5 Women in Event Technology ” and inducted into the Meetings Canada Hall of Fame in the Big Idea category.
Driven by a fascination with what we are learning about neuroscience and the power of the five senses to enhance memory, knowledge retention and improve connections, she is continually seeking appropriate ways to design the most relevant meeting and event environments. An instructor at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) she instructs both Special Event Planning and Sustainable Event Management. Tahira also loves travel, cooking, time with her family, and anything with bubbles!