President, BUKSA Associates Inc.
Jewel Buksa, an accomplished strategist, communicator and program developer, has worked in conference management and communications for more than 25 years. Jewel started her career in communications and education at the former Alberta Healthcare Association and Health Unit Association of Alberta. In 1995 she founded BUKSA Strategic Conference services, a boutique firm with 15 team members now for planning high-value, impactful meetings across Canada.
Jewel was honoured at the 2018 Edmonton Event Awards with the coveted award of “Event Industry Professional 2018”, for her leadership and commitment to the meeting and events industry in Alberta. In 2015 she was a nominee of the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs “Celebration of Achievement Award”. She is an active member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), having served as an EO Accelerator mentor. Currently she serves as Past-Chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, Northern Alberta Chapter.