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About Foundry

After 15 years of offering event management services through Incite, Foundry Conferences & Events was established in 2014 to become Alberta’s award-winning, leading creator of effective and meaningful professional events. From intimate gatherings to large-scale, multi-day conferences and festivals, Foundry provides expertise throughout each step of the event process, including strategy and pre-production considerations, event execution and post-event review and evaluation. Foundry prides itself on creating the best environments and one-of-a-kind opportunities to foster inspirational moments between innovative leaders, thinkers, artists, and event audiences.

The Foundry members are craftsmen of meaningful experiences. Their focus is on bringing the right people together to strengthen the relationships that build the business and events of tomorrow.


The services Foundry offers fall under three event-related categories: strategy and pre-production, logistics management, and execution. Every client and event Foundry works with is different but no matter the size or scale, attention to detail and achieving success is the highest priority.



  • Objectives for success
  • Focus on brand and values
  • Planning, budget and timeline



  • Contract negotiations
  • Advance
  • Event site planning



  • On site management, from set-up through teardown
  • Event evaluation and success review
  • Recommendations

Project Team


With over 15 years of experience in event design, creation, and management, Erin is the master behind Foundry’s biggest events. Through the course of her career, she has played an instrumental role in creating and executing remarkable experiences across Alberta and the world, including the first projection animation in Edmonton for YESS brand launch; the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Festival of Light inception; Dentons’ All IN community impact event; Grande Prairie’s Guitars & Wagons festival; We Stand youth leadership summits; and Northern Alberta’s leading business conference, 55 North.
As a fierce negotiator with a mind for strategy, Erin ensures each and every event is not only well-planned but executed with precision. Her favourite events create space for meaningful interactions to happen where guests create memories and are inspired. Daily, Erin oversees numerous little details while walking clients through the process of planning and executing all levels of events: small, internally focused brand launches to multi-day off-site conferences and festivals.

Erin Clyde

Director of Events

After years of coordinating and competing in business case competitions globally and throughout Canada, Kristiann has developed a distinctive ability to think on her feet, spot the root of a problem, and make a big impact in a short amount of time. A master of logistics and artist, attendee, and volunteer coordination, Kristiann puts these skills to use everywhere from the stage, to box office, to volunteer management.
Before joining Foundry, Kristiann was part of the team who produced the St. Albert SMART City Symposium—a conference that brought together international experts to discuss the future of SMART cities in Alberta. Kristiann also brings an extensive understanding of the marketing world. She has spent time at both a local management consulting firm and a branding and advertising agency in Sydney, Australia, where she was able to work with accounts like Canon. Kristiann’s understanding of staying on-brand throughout every aspect of event production results in seamless, positive and effective communication with guests, exhibitors, and vendors.
Kristiann’s organizational skills, big-picture perspective, and fierce problem-solving skills make her nearly unstoppable when she’s on a mission. Trust us, you want her on your side.

Kristiann McCool

Logistics Manager

Founding Partners


Jared uses his expertise in business development, communications, and growth strategy to provide the executive oversight that drives Foundry forward. Since 1999, Jared has used his expert understanding of relationship-based marketing to build Incite into an industry leading strategic growth partner for organizations across Alberta.

Jared Smith

Ted Kouri color

As the Principal and co-founder of Incite, Ted brings over 20 years of marketing and strategic consulting experience to guide Foundry’s operations. His expertise in market positioning, brand strategy, and strategic relationship development are invaluable to creating memorable, engaging experiences for executives from across the province.

Ted Kouri


Ryan is the CEO of CompuVision Systems Inc, one of Canada’s largest IT managed service providers. He brings over 20 years of industry experience to the Foundry team, and uses his innate ability to understand people to create instant relationships with clients and peers alike. His big-picture approach and sky’s-the-limit attitude push Foundry to create greater events and more authentic connections every day.

Ryan Vestby




  • Edmonton’s Own Foundry Conferences & Events won big at the high-profile annual ILEA ESPRIT® Awards Edmonton, AB, Canada: Foundry Conferences & Events (Foundry) was up against numerous applicants to become a finalist for the ILEA ESPRIT®





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