Katie Schaeffers Executive Director
Entrepreneur-at-heart, strategic thinker, translator, producer, creator, activator – Katie has that unique mix of right-brain creative vision and left brain tactical know-how.
A graduate of McGill University and the London School of Economics, Katie’s experience + travels cross the spectrum from fast-paced political environments to high-end galas to outdoor music festivals.
A seasoned event producer and communicator, Katie has produced events and multi-media experiences locally and internationally for over 8 years.
As the Executive Director of the Projecting Change Film Festival she has developed a compelling annual film and speaker program that explores big, bold questions and inspires change in the community.
Katie’s specialty lies at the intersection between great ideas and flawless execution. Beyond her work with Projecting Change, she is currently developing projects that support emerging artists, uncover hidden potential, make the City of Vancouver more fun to live in, and inspire dialogue around important issues.