Time: 8:00am – 8:45am: (Invite Only)
Exclusive Breakfast for INITIATIVE Partners and Planner Recipients who have benefited by their generous contributions.  
LOCATION: Valleybrook Room

Foodery Opening Times:
Breakfast: 8:00am – 9:00am
AM Break: 10:00am – 10:15am
Lunch: 12:15pm -1:00pm
Location: Crown Room
Stay Fueled up in the FOODERY!   A well fed body = a mind ready for learning.


Time: 8:00am-12:15pm
Location: Le Continental
Braindates are about sharing knowledge. They are one-on-one or group conversations that you book with other participants while you’re at the EVENT 2020!
It’s simple:
– Log in:
– Create your topic – think about what you came to talk about? What do you want to share with the community?
– Book your braindates
– Once you get to the EVENT 2019, you’ll meet your braindates in person at the Braindate Lounge. Our learning concierges will be ready to greet you!
Braindating will be running all day but we thought you might like some dedicated time for P2P Learning.  So take advantage of a little break in the action and plan on learning from other attendees.
Time: 9:00am-10:00am:   
Location: Prince Ballroom
Opening Remarks 
Opening Keynote Storyteller – Reinvention: How to be a Step Ahead

There isn’t a stage Erica doesn’t like. Three decades of performing. Thousands of hours of live television. Thirty years of speaking. Hundreds of fascinating interviews conducted. Scads of interesting panels moderated. Years of running profitable businesses. Shelves of awards won. Erica has stories and strategies to light up your stage and challenge your audience to think differently.

As the founder of niche publishing brand, and digital agency Ehm & Co, Erica has deep experience creating content and community. Under Erica’s leadership, her companies have earned a dozen prestigious marketing and publishing awards.

Originally a MuchMusic television host, for the past thirteen years Erica has partnered with some of the world’s top brands to build community through content marketing and social media. Her collaborations with research scientists to mobilize knowledge are considered ground breaking.

Erica has built a multimedia portfolio which includes credits as an author, songwriter and journalist and keynote speaker. Her remarkable ability to reinvent, influence, and lead is chronicled in her eagerly anticipated book Bold Face.


It’s the final day of the EVENT 2020 but no time to waste as our Storytellers continue DARE TO SHARE their stories and insights.
Its a packed morning but be sure to maximize your educational experiences in our sponsored Storyteller Session rooms to ensure that your EVENT 2020 was all that it could be!


Time: 10:00am – 12:15pm
Location: Duncan Room
Topic: Community Giveback
Session Description: 613 Casual Choir

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Ontario Room
Topic: Workplace Mental Health: building individual and organizational resiliency – Dr. Katy Kamkar, PhD, C.Psych
Session Description:
Engaging and interactive. The audience will create their own individualized mental health package in addition to learning tools and workplace protective factors to help their organization.

Trust in leadership, mental health disabilities, organizational stressors, disability management depending on time will also be included.

Learning Objectives:
 – Create individualized mental health package
 – Better understanding of workplace mental health, organizational stressors and barriers to care and recovery
 – Modifiable factors or protective factors that make individuals and organizations more resilient in addition to learning practical resiliency skills


Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Location: Ontario Room
Releasing Fears from the Mental Body – Tiffany Tin
Session Description: The session goal is to expand and deepen each participants’ self-awareness and consciousness in order to release mental limitations, ego-based fears so they can cultivate confidence, self-trust and inner peace.

Tiffany will start with a short teaching, explaining how to use the following techniques to calm the mind, release negative thoughts and enforce positive mindset. The teaching will cover why is connecting with the inner child an important ingredient to personal growth and success, how to use the OCA technique to calm the mind and body within minutes even if they are not good at meditation and how to recognize the ego’s fears and transform them. Participants will then be guided to get into groups of three for a group exercise followed by a partner discussion exercise and finally a guided meditation lead by Tiffany

Learning objectives:
 – Be able to use the OCA technique for mental clarity, calmness and positive mindset
 – Be able to recognize when the ego’s fear is triggered and how to regain balance and empowerment from these blockages
 – Be able to empathize with self and others and apply compassionate communication skills to improve team spirit

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: North York Room
Topic: Crack the Code on Deception – Pamela Barnum
Session Description: 

DECODE: Accurately assess others using body language. Discover and learn insider techniques developed to build trust quickly and easily with anyone; including demanding clients, difficult customers, and challenging vendors.

DISPLAY: Behave in a way that communicates confidence and trustworthiness in every situation. Meaningful things happen when we give others our full and undivided attention. Learn simple body language techniques that make people feel validated and appreciated.

DETECT: Uncover the secret second language that helps law enforcement detect deception by identifying nonverbal cues:  allowing you to make informed decisions founded on truth. 


Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Location: North York
Topic: Mastering Your Memory – Tyler Enslin
Session Description:
The human brain possesses an incredible amount of power to store and recall information.  Unfortunately, most people are never taught how to fully access this ability. In this fun and  highly engaging training program you will learn unique and exciting methods to increase your  memory skills to extraordinary levels. Most importantly, discover how to use these new skills in daily life.

Instantly recalling people’s names, giving presentations without notes, and improved mental organization are just a few of the practical benefits from this intriguing  program. Tyler delivers the training in energetic fashion with no notes or PowerPoint to  encourage maximum audience participation and to impart as much value as possible to all  who attend.

Learning Objectives:
 – Instantly recall names and lists in order
 – Lead meetings and give presentations without written notes
 – Improve credibility and remember company information

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Princess Room
Topic:Beyond the Cockpit: How to Improve your Mindset – Pierre-Henri Chuet
Learning Objectives:
 – Discover what “exponential” really means – how fast the world is changing and how fighter pilots methods can help you keep up.
 – Switch to a continuous improvement mindset.
 – Take control of your mindset and apply the step by step methodology.


Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Location: Princess Room
Topic: Comment organiser un évènement eco-responsable – Montreal Storyteller Panel: Anjali Caillat & Caroline Voyer
Session Description:
En donnant des exemples concrets d’évènements québécois éco-responsables récompensés et d’autres exemples d’évènements internationaux. Démystifier les coûts reliés à des choix plus responsables. Proposer une marche à suivre aux organisateurs. Responsabiliser les acteur.

Objectifs d’apprentissage 
 – Éveiller une conscience environnemental
 – ObjectifFaire réaliser à l’organisateur que c’est à lui d’agir
 – ObjectifGestes concrets prioritaires facilement applicables

Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm – repeated at 11:15am – 12:15pm
Prince Ballroom
Topic: Inclusive and Accessible Events Using AI – Roberta Dexter Robidoux
Session Description:
Artificial Intelligence is making its way into the event world in the form of chatbots, robots, avatars and much more. These tools are powered by incredible software platforms that learn as we use them, so they get to know us better over time improving our experience.

How can we harness the world of AI to ensure our events are more accessible and inclusive, more sustainable and while at the same time attracting new participants? What if being hearing or visually impaired was no longer a barrier to active participation in a meeting or event? What if we had the power to communicate with people around the world on demand without onsite infrastructure or exorbitant costs using traditional methods

Roberta will explore topics related to AI and how using tools built on cutting edge AI technology can help us achieve all the metrics of success in the meetings and events we produce.

Learning Objectives:
 – Introduce new AI software never seen before by meeting professionals
 – Review ways to use AI to make events more inclusive and accessible
 – How to grow your attendance by adding AI to your attendee experience
Time: 12:45pm- 2:15pm:    
Prince Ballroom
Closing Remarks 
Closing Keynote Storyteller – Community Keynotes
Melissa Majors. CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting, is an innovator and optimizer of education, inclusion, & events strategies.

This crowd-pleasing speaker and coach has mastered the art of delivering brain-friendly talks that engage her audiences and spark not just inspiration, but action as well

Melissa’s belief that inspiration awaits in the audience, led to the creation of Community Keynotes. A TED-style experience that prepares and features community members as keynote speakers

Melissa has been featured in publications such as Forbes Magazine, Smart Meetings, The Meeting Professional, NorthStar Meetings Group’s Eventful Podcast, The Event DR, and on the keynote stage at events such as Meeting professional’s International’s WEC, The Northwest Event Show, Catalyst Events, HD Vest’s Connect, and many more.