Saskatchewan Music Conference
Benchmark Public Relations has been chosen as the event organizer for five Saskatchewan Music Conferences (two in Saskatoon and two in Regina). This event is hosted by the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, Saskatchewan Band Association, Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, and the Saskatchewan Music Festivals Association. This three-day conference features more than 30 workshops with presenters from across Canada and the United States, a luncheon concert, tradeshow, and evening awards banquet. Approximately 300 people attend the conference each year, and Benchmark administers all aspects of the conference on behalf of a volunteer working group of the five organizations.
This is an extremely challenging undertaking as our team is responsible for securing sponsorships, managing the trade show, making arrangements for all presenters, administering the registration, and ensuring that all music equipment (choral, band, and orchestra) are in the designated rooms at the appropriate times. Benchmark develops a detailed questionnaire and comprehensive final report after the event. Our staff also attends a conference debriefing session the day after the conference to make recommendations for the following year.