SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2019

Time: 7:30am
Location: Saint-Laurent 1/2
Foodery MC Trevor Lui
Foodery Session Times: 7:30am – 8:15am & 11:15am – 12:00pm (Repeat Sessions)
Topic:
Food for Thought – Sensory Learning at “The Kitchen Counter”
Session Description:
Imagine an educational and interactive stage built like a kitchen counter; surrounded by the delectable senses triggered by food? This year at The Event, Trevor Lui will be providing open discussions in an immersive, sensory environment pushing the boundaries of how we view food in our events. Enjoy your Foodery experiences while Trevor shares his journey of “Soulful Food Stories” through his years in events and brand building. Jump in and learn about disrupting the norm addressing potential topics like:
– How We Fuel our Events
– You Are What You Waste
– F&B, The Forgotten & Expensive Child
– When Food Helps Give Back
– a Delectable Event Experience
An open opportunity for hands-on learning through a combination of two-way dialogue and live culinary lessons led by Trevor concurrently. You can enjoy your event food like never before.
Time: 9:45 – 10:15am
Location: Saint-Laurent 1/2
Topic:
Tasty Tips for Matching Food and Wine Heather Lockwood, CMP
Session Description:
Finding the perfect match of food and wine enhances the flavour of both. You have probably heard of the rule of pairing white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat. However, this is only a guideline, not a definite rule. In this session we will discuss general guidelines when matching food and wine, while experimenting with some wine and food samples!

Heather enhances her knowledge of the Food and Wine Industry through her participation at various Food and Wine Events throughout Canada. In addition, she has visited numerous wineries throughout Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Washington, California, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Along with her extensive experience in the meetings and events industry, Heather has proven experience managing numerous and varied Food and Wine Events for Government, Corporate, Associations and Non for Profit Organizations.
Stay Fueled up all day in the FOODERY!   A well fed body = a mind ready for learning.

 

Time: 7:15am – 8:15am: (Invite Only)
Location: Ville Marie
Exclusive Braindate Breakfast for INITIATIVE Partners and Planner Recipients who have benefited by their generous contributions. 

Time: 8:15am-9:45am
Location: Sal De Bal De Montreal Rm 4/5
“USING CURIOSITY TO MAKE FEAR DISAPPEAR”
George Kourounis is an award-winning explorer, one of the world’s most active storm chasers, television presenter, and freshly-minted Explorer-in-Residence with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Based in Toronto, his efforts to document nature’s most extreme conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from. Whether it’s a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in Alberta or Australia, or descending deep inside an active volcano in the Congo, he’s typically in the middle of the action.
Learning Outcomes:
 – Experience, training, and surrounding yourself with a great team dramatically reduces risk.
 – Curiosity is the opposite of fear. It’s OK to have fear, as it can be a driving force at times, but panic is what causes us to get into trouble.
 – Using pattern recognition as a risk management tool. Overcoming fear and making decisions.

MORNING SENSORY LABS: 9:45am – 10:45am: 
Get ready to explore your senses.  Each one of our Labs will focus on different senses strategically chosen to help you learn and connect in different ways than you have in the past.

 

 

 
 
 
Time: 9:45am – 10:45am
Location: Sal De Bal De Montreal 4/5
Topic: HindSIGHT Crowdsourced Meeting Industry Wisdom:
Sparks: Janet Sperstad, Flavia St. Clair & Greg Plazek
Moderator: Adrian Segar
Session Description:
This highly interactive session will use stories from our collective experience and wisdom to uncover important meeting industry lessons learned. After brief contributions from our three Sparks, all of us will have an opportunity to share and discuss stories that illustrate lesson learned with real value to other participants. Come and learn from your meeting industry peers — and bring your own stories and insights for us to learn from you!
Target Audience: Suppliers, planners, partners — in fact, everyone working in the meeting industry!

 

Time: 10:00am -10:45am
Location: Outremont 1
Topic: Let Edmonton Improv(e) Your Events
Session Description:
This workshop will entertain and educate. Participants will hone their active listening and body awareness skills through improv that will focus on collaboration through acceptance in an environment of positivity.  This interactive presentation is equal part improv entertainment and workshop which means that no two sessions will ever be the same. The goal of “Let Edmonton Improv(e) Your Events” is to encourage attendees to go “all in” on their own ideas when faced with new situations and fun challenges.   

 


Time:
9:45-10:45am
Location: Saint-Laurent 5/6
Topic: Embracing Disequilibrium (English Session) – Julie Gouin, M.Ed, CHRA – Boostalab
Session Description:
The world of work is constantly evolving and finding the space to learn and grow in increasingly unpredictable environments can be challenging. Fortunately, disequilibrium is the foundation of development, and those of us who are able to reframe disruptors as learning opportunities, will find in these experiences incredible sources of personal and professional growth. How do you use disequilibrium to accelerate your development? What risks have you taken in the past year to learn and grow? Here’s your opportunity to take a step back and build your own personal destabilization plan! Participants in this lab will challenge their relationship with disequilibrium – physically and intellectually – and leave with:
– a new outlook on their personal and professional growth
– concrete tools to accelerate their development

 

 
 
 
Time: 9:45am-10:45am
Location: Saint-Laurent 7/8
Topic:
I’m a Sponsor for a National Brand: Ask Me AnythingKrissy Murphy, The T1 Agency
Session Description:
T1 Consulting has been the sponsorship agency of record for brands and properties for 20 years. Using expert knowledge in the development of both brand and property sponsorship strategies, T1 will facilitate a conversation with the attendees of the EVENT and one of their national brand clients. In this ‘ask me anything’, we’ll cover various topics in a facilitated conversation as dictated by attendees. Topics that will likely be included will be:
– The role of a sponsorship agency
– The role of a sponsorship manager
– What does a sponsorship manager need to know to consider your sponsorship
– What are things other properties have done to get a sponsorship manager’s attention
– Proactive versus reactive sponsorships and the role for each
Things you can do to make the sponsorship manager’s job easier and to get sponsorship of your event approved internally.
Learning Outcomes:
1: First-hand account of how people can get noticed by, and effectively engage with a sponsor.
2: First-hand understanding of how major national brands (with significant sponsor budgets) allocate funds to accomplish their objectives and what that means for event planners.
3: First-hand account of the role of sponsorship teams, sponsorship agencies – and how your event gets approved internally at a major brand.

 

Time: 10:45am- 11:15 am:

This pause in traditional learning isn’t meant to check on work emails.  Make the most of your break time by getting some more braindates in before it’s too late.

 

 

Adrian Segar Book Signing
Time: 11:00 – 11:45am
Location: Near the Reg Desk
You heard him speak and moderate at The EVENT, now is your opportunity to purchase one of his innovative books on meeting design. Adrian will be on site to sign your copy and answer any questions you have about his sessions or meeting design in general. A rare opportunity to pick the mind of one our industry’s most respected disrupters.
Cash or Cheques Only Please!

 

 

MORNING SENSORY LABS: 11:15-12:00pm
We’re on the home stretch, the bottom of the ninth, the final push for what the EVENT stands for, your final opportunity to check out the Sensory Labs.

 

 
 

 

Time: 11:15-12:00pm
Location: Saint-Laurent 3/4
Topic: What’s Trending in the 7 Senses  – David Adler, CEO BizBash|
Session Description: Join the CEO of one of Canada’s largest events magazine; BizBash to hear what is trending in the events industry and how they relate to our senses. At the end of the session, delegates will understand:
1: Event organizers are collaboration artists
2: The new dynamics of events including breaking the fourth wall
3: Why great tasting restaurants are where experiences are now born
4: It’s not a i it’s I h (intentional humanism) 

 

 
 
 
Time: 11:15-12:00pm
Location: Saint Laurent 7/8
Topic: Tap into the Senses to Amplify your Attendee EngagementAlexis Kereluk & Emma Parston, 
(REPEAT SESSION)
Session Description: Your audience attends multiple conferences, meetings and events each year with the purpose of growing themselves and/or their organizations. But their level of active engagement varies each time.  Learn how to make your event the one that maximizes activation through a lasting impression, deeper learning, and more memorable connections. By tapping into their senses and creating a story that hits your attendees on an emotional level, your event will leave a deeper impression and be the one attendees reap the benefits from for years to come.
Learning Outcomes:
– Recognize how tapping into your attendees’ senses and emotions boosts engagement and activation.
 – Evaluate your event design from a multisensory point of view
 – Implement multisensory design effectively into your brand experiences

 


Time:
11
:30-12:15pm
Location: Outremont 1
Topic: Let Edmonton Improv(e) Your Events
Session Description:
This workshop will entertain and educate. Participants will hone their active listening and body awareness skills through improv that will focus on collaboration through acceptance in an environment of positivity.  This interactive presentation is equal part improv entertainment and workshop which means that no two sessions will ever be the same. The goal of “Let Edmonton Improv(e) Your Events” is to encourage attendees to go “all in” on their own ideas when faced with new situations and fun challenges. 

 

Time: 12:15pm- 2:30pm:    
Location: Sale De Bal De Montreal Rm 4/5
Topic: Group Spective: What was great about the EVENT — and what can we do to make it better?
Moderator: Adrian Segar
Session Description:
Adrian will facilitate many rapid audience contributions to quickly create a collective vision of the EVENT: what was great about our time together and what we might do to make future meetings even better. Attend this session to experience, strengthen, and join the community we have built, and to contribute your perspective and ideas for the EVENTs to come.
THE MISSION: A PURPOSE DRIVEN LEADERSHIP STORY”
Sébastien Sasseville empowers leaders to lead with purpose and inspires organizations to embrace change. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments — which include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada — are made even more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes. Having held diverse sales roles in several Fortune 500 companies, Sébastien marries his extensive business experience with his inspirational achievements to deliver dynamic messaging on change management, leadership, and teamwork.
Learning Outcomes:
– Understand the principles of purpose driven leadership
– Learn the personality traits of inspiring leaders
– Help the leaders to generate engagement to create performance

2:30pm- DEPART FOR HOME

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