Fashion retailing, Event planning and management, Visual display, Visual merchandising
John MacBride is a professor and a special event industry professional who has worked on events ranging from international press conferences to private weddings to large fundraising galas. He has also worked freelance as a photographer, curator, publicist, interior decorator and colour consultant, and regularly exhibits his art at galleries across Toronto. He is also a member of the International Special Event Society, and has judged previous Canadian Event Industry Awards and International Special Event Society awards. MacBride was instrumental in the development of the College’s Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design graduate certificate, a program in which he now teaches and co-ordinates. He has worked with his students on a number of events and projects across the city including Bloor Street Entertains, the Design Exchange Gala, the World AIDS Conference, and the opening of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Crystal Addition.