“BUKSA is not your typical meeting planning company. Not only are they expert at managing the logistics associated with conferences; but I can attest to the high level of professional, tactful and intelligent interaction with committee members, speakers, delegates, poster submitters, and sponsors. As a result, all feel welcome, important, respected and valued.”
Dr. J. M. Davies, Professor of Anesthesia, University of Calgary
“Our project team had the good fortune and privilege to work with [BUKSA] as they provided the leadership and guidance in planning and directing this event. The experience of working with Jewel and her team was truly amazing. This team is professional, thoughtful, highly skilled, effective problem-solvers and immediately responsive. They think of everything and then some.”
Dr. D. McConnell, Chair, Setting the Direction for Special Education in Alberta
“The success of these conferences could not be overstated and were reputed as setting a new standard of excellence in [our] educational conferences. I attribute much of our success to the services provided by BUKSA and especially their skills in project management … their aptitude in communication is consistent with that expected in professional environments...”
K. McLeod , Chair, Environmental Health Conferences
“I have appreciated the excellent support provided to me by the BUKSA team. BUKSA staff work closely with our committee to recommend details that should be included in the Call for Abstracts, and to suggest improvements to the review and scoring processes…and keep our committee members well informed and gently reminded. Their worksheets for electronic scoring are easy to read, and the ensuing reports are useful and clear.
Overall, I have found BUKSA to be competent, efficient, able to meet deadlines and budget requirements, provide prompt feedback and are easily accessible. The staff that they provide to meetings are always smartly turned out, professional in their manner and friendly (attendees frequently comment that they are efficient, friendly and helpful). It is a pleasure to work with this group.”
Dr. Roger Bland, Program Chair, Mental Health Research Showcase
“I have had the opportunity to work with many conference organizers, from across North America, over the last 20 years in my leadership roles with Edmonton, Canada and World Gastroenterology organizations. There is no doubt that Jewel Buksa and her team at BUKSA are at the very top of the conference organizer strata. BUKSA’s attention to every detail, for the conference itself, the speakers and the delegates, is outstanding. The team works closely with the organizers and is extremely cognizant of staying on budget. They are enormously helpful in finding resources and strategies to ensure every meeting is a success.
Overall, they care about your meetings and conference as if it were their own. I can sum up by saying that BUKSA has a meeting organizer track record with the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta that is second to none. We have used them for the past decade and will continue to use them for all our meeting and conference needs, however large or small.”
Dr. R.N. Fedorak, Associate Vice-President (Research) and Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta Director
“BUKSA does an excellent job in all respects. Perhaps most important, BUKSA becomes a partner in the organization and delivery of the conference. I know of no other organizer that meets the standards of Jewel Buksa and her staff.”
Dr. T. Theman, Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta