Crave Culture Events is committed to helping organizations and individuals celebrate difference and to creating meaningful opportunities for these differences to be celebrated.
We do this through impactul and culturally rich events that immerse attendees into an atmosphere of mutual respect and awareness.
Our events help companies and associations change intent to outcome and ultimately create a more inclusive company culture.
Our events help individuals honor their heritage and share their culture by incorporating cultural and traditional elements.
Our events expose people to what may have been unfamiliar and give them opportunities to learn, raise awareness and find common ground.
Our logo isn’t about a love for pretty birds (although that’s true too!)
It’s about paying tribute to the African principle of Sankofa; respecting your past as you move forward.
The symbol of a bird flying forward, with its head backwards emphasizes the importance of embracing your roots, heritage and unique differences to realize a better future.
We understand that not everyone fits into the world the same way. We want to help tell the stories that need to be told and create authentic experiences.
About Tricia Clarke, CED, CED, DES – Owner/Chief Event Officer
Tricia Clarke has coordinated many high-level events in the Baltimore and DMV area including the Associated Black Charities Gala, International Association of Firefighters Gala and Baltimore’s African American Festival as well as coordinating meetings for companies like CareFirst Bluecross Blueshield, Johns Hopkins University and the Chesapeake Human Resources Association. She has also managed and executed large, multi-day conferences for several national professional associations and is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Tricia is Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a Certified Event Designer (CED) and a Digital Event Strategist (DES). She is also a graduate of the Event and Wedding Planning Professional program at QC Event School and the Eventagious Planning Intensive Business Course through The Planners Suite University.
As a former journalist and British native Tricia’s international background brings a unique perspective to her work and strengthens her ability to deliver content in an engaging and concise way.
I see myself as a global citizen and culture junkie which isn’t surprising since I was born in Guyana, South America, lived in London, England most of my life and have traveled to over 15 countries. As an ex-journalist with the BBC (London) and NPR (Washington DC) I loved telling diverse stories but it was relocating to a small American town in 2005 and feeling starved of diversity that really made me want to make a career out of celebrating it! Organized is my middle name. I’m the kind of person who makes lists about making lists and gets anxious over an unread email in my inbox. I’m obsessed with the details and only truly fulfilled when helping others feel more included and connected.