Leading a NEM event has never been easier! We took the guess-work out of planning and created comprehensive toolkits that support you throughout the process. Check out the following links to get some helpful tips and tricks for making your event incredible.


NEM Presentation Template

Searching for a blueprint to use for your event?  Look no further. This branded presentation template takes the guesswork out of creating a professional presentation so you can focus on the content. get the NEM Presentation Template (Google Slides) here. NOTE: you will need to download the file before it can be modified.

Event Leader Deck

Event leaders can use this deck to prepare themselves and their teams for holding a great NEM event. Get the Event Leader Deck (Google Slides).

NEM Logo

We’ve provided the NEM Ontario logo for you to use. You will find a black, white and colour version available. This logo is best suited for online applications. Here is the link to download the NEM logo.

NEM Zoom Backgrounds

We’ve created some NEM branded backgrounds that will take your presentation to the next level.

Run of Show

Keeping a live event on track can be tricky. This run of show template will help you to lay out the timing, program and content for each moment of your event. This will help your event stay on track and on time. Here is the link to the Run of Show Template (Google Sheets)

Networking Toolkit

Networking events promote meaningful connections among students and/or professionals and encourage the development of valuable relationships.

Panel Discussion Toolkit

A panel discussion gathers diverse perspectives to consider a (hopefully) engaging topic, often facilitated by a moderator. It’s not all about the panelists, audience members are encouraged to ask questions and share perspectives as well!

Event Promotion Toolkit

This toolkit will provide you with the tools to help you increase the engagement with your audience and broaden the visibility of your event!

Networking Prep Checklist

Networking is a skill, so we’ve put together a checklist to help spark meaningful connections at your event.

Ice Breaker Activities

An ice breaker is an activity, game, or event that is used to welcome and warm up the conversation among event participants. Check out our great list of activities.

Facilitator Training Guide

Facilitators! this is your guide during the design challenge process. As a facilitator, your participation is critical to the event. You will lead participants as they journey creatively through the challenge.

Event Follow-Up

The event is over, but nothing happens unless you follow up. Following up with connections after an event is extremely important. To make it easer, we’ve outlined some tactics that will make following up a breeze!

In-Kind Donations

Asking for money can be difficult. One way to engage partners is to ask for support in the form of in-kind donations: products or services donated without receiving payment in return. We’ve put together a few tips on how to find and approach businesses with confidence.

Design Challenge Toolkit

Running a design challenge should be fun! To help things run smoothly, we developed resources and tools to help you along the way. With the design challenge toolkit, we’ll walk you through every step of running an incredible event.