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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



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

Managing Partner & Creative Director

With over 15 years of strategic marketing and business development experience in the tourism and event industry across North America, Tyler has worked with some of the largest globally-recognizable brands and events to develop and oversee their strategic vision and implementation initiatives.

As Managing Partner and Director of Strategy, Tyler is responsible for elevating Foundry’s profile and business growth opportunities. Through his service on numerous advisory boards, Tyler understands that a key component to event success lies in cultivating strong, diverse networks while finding meaning ways to activate them. Tyler strives daily to push out-of-the-box thinking and dynamic approaches to event challenges by fostering collaboration and engagement with stakeholders and audiences.

Tyler believes the foundation for success is rooted in strong and diverse communities. He spends his volunteer time in and around the Edmonton area with local sporting organizations and community based organizations like the Rotary Club of Edmonton Glenora.

Tyler Riopel

Managing Partner & Director of Strategy

Additional Partners

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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