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EDC June 2021 Online

June 2021

Dear CED candidate,

Welcome to the EDC Level 3 program. Delighted you will be joining us. This is going to be an exciting learning experience together and we are keen to get you started.

To stay in touch in the next weeks and months have created a Whatsapp group to which you will be invited.

Questions to think about:

Below a snippet of the questions, we typically ask participants to consider prior to the first official day of the program. You have some time to think about this and we ask you to please prepare your answers for the introduction session on the first day :

  1. What you are working on these days? (Briefly describe your current job or projects)
  2. Why have you decided to join the EDC program? (Please be brief and informative)
  3. After obtaining your EDC, what would be your ideal outcome one year from now? (In an ideal world, when I am a CED-Certified Event Designer I will have achieved …………)
  4. What Event Design Project would you like to work on for EDC? (please prepare a 2-minute pitch of the project you would like to design for EDC)
  5. Is there anything else we should know about your coming to EDC?

We would be delighted if you would create your “Experience Journey” to EDC for this program. We leave it up to you (and your creative mind) to present that in an original way to your fellow participants.


Who is coming and what is the schedule?

We will be using Zoom to connect so please have a well lit working space on a desktop or laptop computer with audio and video ready to go. We ask for all participants to join this session from a laptop or desktop (no phone line participation or mobile devices please) using a modern browser (we recommend to use Chrome) so we can all see each other and work collaboratively together. If you would like some practice to discover more about Zoom and Mural be sure to reach out to your coach for further instructions and practice.

We will be collaborating visually on Mural in our classes, and also for your project work in the six months after the program.

We have created the first mural with the program outline as well your fellow participants, coaches and trainer’s LinkedIn profiles.

You can check it out by clicking on this link or on the Mural below.

EDC June 2021  by Ruud Janssen

You will be able to edit this mural.

Suggested Pre-reading 

If you haven’t already gotten your hands on a copy of the Event Design Handbook you will receive one as part of your registration. You can get started reading the first 100 pages (for free) whilst you wait for the full Event Design Handbook 204-page copy to arrive in your mailbox. It will certainly come in handy in your future life as an Event Designer.




EDC Program

Check back here during the Cohort and after to see videos and contributions from the team.


17 June 2021 – Get to know each other call at 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET / 17:00 CET Central Europe  Time

Pre-event welcome call on 17 June 2021 and you will find the recording included below for your review.


On 24-26 January 2021 we will meet up at 07:00 AM PT / 10:00 ET / 16:00 CET sharp on Zoom.

You will receive the calendar invite soon. If you have not received it yet, or can not find it, please contact


24-26 January 2021 – EDC program – Session blocks on the Live Online program days are currently planned to be taking place from:

16:00-18:00 + 19:00 – 21:00 + 21:30 – 22:30 CET Central European Time.

10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00 + 15:30-16:30 EDT Eastern Daylight Time

07:00-09:00 + 10:00-12:00 + 12:30-13:30 PDT Pacific Daylight Time

(Click here to check your time zone equivalent )

Time converter at


Session Videos

– The videos are password protected. The password is the name of the event we did as a dry run.

Day 1



Day 2



Day 3


18 Jan 2021 – Q&A & Offboarding call

27 Jan 2021 – 17:00 – 18:00 CET First coaching call

11 Feb 2021 – 17:00 – 18:00 CET – Second coaching call

22 Mar 2021 – 17:00 – 18:00 CET – Second coaching call

7 Jun 2021 – Final Project submission date

21 Jun 2021 – 17:00 – 18:00 CET – Graduation Ceremony for new CED’ers.

Once you’re ready to submit your project (especially if it’s earlier than the official submission date, go through this form here.


Here you will find some pointers on how to make the most of your attendance: EDC How to Attend online

Curious to see what the last class was up to?


View this post on Instagram


“Great design is a smile in the mind.” What an incredible cohort and intensely bonding experience it has become. Congratulations to the 19 EDC Level 3 class Live Online of 25-37 June 2020 graduates. Claudine Roussel , Marylène Roy , Christine Mack, DES , Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES , Tara Marsh , Miek – Maria Arnolda Egberts, CITP CMP CMM DMCP , Jessica Toro , Mary Ann Linder, CMP , Barbara Reed , Michaela Andersen , Meryl Trick, DMCP , Benjamin Cummins , Fabian Seewald , Will Curran , Ryan Hanson Marc-André Brazeau . And a special congratulations to the very first CED+ Online Facilitator graduates 🎓 Stefanie Pettigrew Simmons, CQIA, CTA , Patti Spaniola, CMP, CED and Alana Seiders, CED . This 22nd edition of the EDC Level 3 program was designed and delivered by Roel Frissen and Ruud Janssen, DES, CMM of the Event Design Collective GmbH in partnership with Meeting Professionals International with the support of Caesars Entertainment Corporation . #eventdesign #eventcanvas #certifiedeventdesigner

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Please let us know if you have any questions by clicking on your coach or trainer’s name below, don’t hesitate to call us if you have any queries.

See you soon,

Your  EDC Level 3 Trainers

Roel Frissen (mobile = +31 655192323) &  Ruud Janssen (mobile = +41792910623 )



The EDC Level 3 Program is brought to you by:

Event Design Collective  in partnership with MPI .