Lauren Reid is the Partnership Coordinator at CDL-Rockies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria and is an active member of the International Live Events Association of Canada (ILEA).
Lauren’s career started in agriculture working for the Alberta Barley Commission and found a natural segway into the craft beer industry. As Manager of Marketing and Events for the Alberta Small Brewers Association, she co-launched the Alberta Craft Brewing Convention and Alberta Beer Awards.
With six years of experience in event management, marketing, and stakeholder relations she found her way into the startup community through the beer industry. Working in the exploding craft beer ecosystem in Alberta meant Lauren was working with many new businesses attempting to scale-up and increase market share. By utilizing her past experience and strong interpersonal skills, Lauren is passionate about driving CDL partnerships and executing events that connect and strengthen Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.