Friday April 3, 2020

REGISTRATION RE-OPENS AT 7:00AM

Foodery Opening Times:
Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:45am
AM Break: 10:15am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
PM Break: 2:55pm – 3:45pm
Location: Crown Room
Stay Fueled up in the FOODERY!   A well fed body = a mind ready for learning.

 


 
Time: 8:45am-10:15am:   
Location: Prince Ballroom
Opening Remarks 
Opening Keynote Storyteller – The Future of Work & Learning 

“Toys are the new textbooks,” says designer and social entrepreneur Ilana Ben-Ari. “If we’re going to be ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, we need to value play and emotional intelligence, in our schools and our offices.” Ilana is the inventor of The Empathy Toy, an award-winning toy being used in over 1,000 schools and companies that teaches communication, collaboration, and creativity. Her new product, The Failure Toy, helps players develop healthier, more productive relationships with failure. In fun, interactive keynotes and workshops, Ilana gives audiences a visceral understanding of the power of empathy and the importance of failure, and how these skills and experiences can help us succeed.

 

 

 

TOURISM WINNIPEG BRAINDATE LOUNGE
Time: 10:30am-5:00pm
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: theevent.braindate.com
– 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.

MORNING STORYTELLING SESSIONS: 11:00am – Noon

Pick your path to enlightenment as each of our Storytellers DARE TO SHARE their experiences and insights.
Each of our sponsored Storyteller Sessions will allow you to experience a different type of learning environment to maximize your time at the EVENT 2020.
 

Time: 11:00am – Noon
Location: Prince Ballroom
Topic: Challenging Conversations & Feedback – Mark R. Thompson
Session Description:
Challenging conversations are those everyday interactions that significantly affect your life. They differ from ordinary dialogue because the opinions of the participants may vary, the emotions are high, and the stakes are significant. The way in which you deal with these important discussions can have a positive or negative result and can change the course of your life.

At the heart of mastering challenging conversations is the ability to engage in dialogue. Masters of dialogue create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe about adding his or her own views to the “shared pool” of ideas being expressed. One of the more difficult elements of being a leader and even a team member for that matter is feedback, yet it is a critical component of trust, productivity and effective service excellence.

Effective feedback begins with effective listening, such that you build trust and work toward achieving insight through a step by step process. You will learn the active listening model and how it is part of the learning and development process that is so important to not only the new generation in the workplace but all generations. Participants will increase their awareness of the crucial conversations and tips and techniques on how to manage them effectively.

Learning Objectives:
 – To create a common understanding of what communications and feedback means to the foundation for evaluation and supervision
 – To understand the integral elements of communication
 – To learn how to listen using the elements of a typical effective conversation and feedback dialogue model such as being present, recognizing and working with interdependence, suspending judgment, inquiry – asking questions and reflection to gain insight
 – To understand and be able to use an effective conversation and feedback dialogue model for crucial leadership conversations
 – To understand the different types of feedback and when they should be used.

Time: 11:00am – Noon
Location: Duncan Room
Topic: Community Experience
Session Description:  613 Casual Choir
Time: 11:00am – Noon
Location: Princess Room
Topic: Shot to the Heart: Injecting New Life into Events –
Danielle Lamothe, CAE, CTDP
Session Description: Just ‘cause it ain’t broke, don’t mean you shouldn’t fix it. Join Danielle as she uses the CSAE Conference as a springboard for a discussion on how to continuously improve long-standing conferences and events. She’ll discuss the various motivators that prompted CSAE to rethink everything from their approach to developing the education program, to the trade show and through to our marketing strategy.

Through ongoing consultation with stakeholders, they rethought every “we’ve always done it this way” to deliver the type of experience members actually valued.  Find out how they’re continuing to evolve and share your own strategies. They’ll reserve time for group discussions so you can benefit from the brain trust in the room

Learning Objectives:
 – Assessing the need for change
 – Selecting change priorities
 – Evaluating the success of change

Time: 11:00am – Noon
Location: North York Room
Topic: Influencing the Influencer or NOT? – Laura Cannone
Session Description:
Target is Marketing and PR professionals looking to with online influencers, bloggers, content creators. During the discussion, Laura from The GG Media Group will share what to look for in an influencer, how to ensure their following is authentic and how to create a collaboration that works for both parties.

During the discussion, Laura from The GG Media Group will share what to look for in an influencer, how to ensure their following is authentic and how to create a collaboration that works for both parties.

Learning Objectives
 – How to work with influencers
 – Quality or Quantity of influencers
 – Ways to create a unique social media collaboration

Time: 11:00am – Noon
Location: Ontario Room
Topic: Always be Working – Ottawa Storytellers Panel:  Ashley Craven & Anthony Vasconcelos

Session Description: This will be a conversation style presentation between Ashley and Anthony on how we manage our time, how we want to be managed by our employers and how that same mindset carries over into our entire lives. The goal here isn’t to find the job that suits you, but more about being in the mindset that allows you to be more productive when you are at any point of your ‘life’. This will help with best practices to take back to your lives. This includes, workplace, home life & social opportunities you experience.

We plan to use some shock statements as well, backed with data & facts that show real ways to be optimistic about your, but to equip you with a mentality to ensure you succeed

Learning Objectives
 – Management of resources, including time
 – Work life balance and well-being
 – Professional development

AFTERNOON STORYTELLING SESSIONS:  2:00pm – 4:45pm: 
Ready for More? Afternoon sessions begin here as more Storytellers DARE TO SHARE their experiences and insights.
Each of our sponsored Storyteller Sessions will allow you to experience a different type of learning environment to maximize your time at the EVENT 2020.

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Duncan Room
Topic: Community Experience

Session Description: 613 Casual Choir

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Princess Room
Topic: The Etiquette of being Ethical – Toronto Storytellers Panel: Arianna McLaughlin, Joe Nishi, Katherine Wright, CMP, CMM, & Vicki Zeppa, CMP

Session Description: TBC
Learning Objectives TBC

SECOND SESSION:

Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm – Repeat Session
Location: Princess Room
Topic: Challenging Conversations & Feedback – Mark R. Thompson
Session Description:
Challenging conversations are those everyday interactions that significantly affect your life. They differ from ordinary dialogue because the opinions of the participants may vary, the emotions are high, and the stakes are significant. The way in which you deal with these important discussions can have a positive or negative result and can change the course of your life.

At the heart of mastering challenging conversations is the ability to engage in dialogue. Masters of dialogue create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe about adding his or her own views to the “shared pool” of ideas being expressed. One of the more difficult elements of being a leader and even a team member for that matter is feedback, yet it is a critical component of trust, productivity and effective service excellence.

Effective feedback begins with effective listening, such that you build trust and work toward achieving insight through a step by step process. You will learn the active listening model and how it is part of the learning and development process that is so important to not only the new generation in the workplace but all generations. Participants will increase their awareness of the crucial conversations and tips and techniques on how to manage them effectively.

Learning Objectives:
 – To create a common understanding of what communications and feedback means to the foundation for evaluation and supervision
 – To understand the integral elements of communication
 – To learn how to listen using the elements of a typical effective conversation and feedback dialogue model such as being present, recognizing and working with interdependence, suspending judgment, inquiry – asking questions and reflection to gain insight
 – To understand and be able to use an effective conversation and feedback dialogue model for crucial leadership conversations
 – To understand the different types of feedback and when they should be used.

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Ontario Room
Topic: Stop Telling Yourself you’re not Creative! – Janice Cardinale and Hailey O’Bright
Session Description: Huntresses, Janice and Hailey will take you through real corporate event inquiries they receive and how they come up with their creative ideas. From a client request to brainstorm to concept to creation, learn how they are developing ideas that are setting the trends when it comes to event entertainment, décor and interactive experiences. Don’t get too comfortable though because you will have a chance to test your creative skills, when these ladies put your learning to the test.    

Open the boundaries: How can we deliver meaningful experiences? Most events ignore the most basic rules of engagement and how attendees evaluate events. In this section you will get a powerful strategic approach and practical examples from the most successful events and activations.

Save or Splurge: With increasing attention on budgets, the pressure to find efficiencies is on. You will quickly learn how The Idea Hunter assesses budgets and how they work within the parameters of what they’ve been given   

Ready, Set, Go: Expectations are rising, events are changing, and trying to use the same idea as last year is not going to cut it.  The audience is different, younger and has a shorter attention span.  Their vision is different and refreshing. The Idea Hunter teaches you how your team can share and collaborate on ideas that benefit the CEO down to the intrapreneur in your organization.     

Pull up your sleeves for this session.

Learning Objectives
 – Open the boundaries
 – Save or Splurge
 – Ready Set Go

SECOND SESSION:

Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Location: Ontario Room
Topic: Simple ways to add Inclusive Food and Beverage at Events – Rachel Klar, CMP
Session Description:
Allergies and dietary restrictions have been steadily increasing since the early 2000s. Today, someone requires hospitalization every three minutes for a severe allergic reaction. With both legal and ADA implications association with allergens, event professionals need to adapt and adopt an inclusion mindset. Creating an inclusive environment starting with F&B is a critical component to elevating the attendee experience and enhancing participant performance. Join this session to learn three simple tips on building inclusion into your event F&B.

Learning Objectives:
 – Learn about the top 5 most common food allergens and how to avoid them in your menu planning
 – Understand how to communicate about food as a key element of the event structure
 – Create a comprehensive inclusive menu that you can use at your next event
 

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Repeat session
Location: North York Room
Topic: Influencing the Influencer or NOT? – Laura Cannone
Session Description:
Target is Marketing and PR professionals looking to with online influencers, bloggers, content creators. During the discussion, Laura from The GG Media Group will share what to look for in an influencer, how to ensure their following is authentic and how to create a collaboration that works for both parties.

During the discussion, Laura from The GG Media Group will share what to look for in an influencer, how to ensure their following is authentic and how to create a collaboration that works for both parties.

Learning Objectives
 – How to work with influencers
 – Quality or Quantity of influencers
 – Ways to create a unique social media collaboration

SECOND SESSION:

Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Location: North York Room
Topic: Emotional Freedom Technique: A Fast and Effective Tool to “Tap” into your Stress Free Self – Alexandra Fullgraf

Session Description: Whoopi Goldberg used this tool to cure her fear of flying. Bill Clinton used it before his speeches. Jack Canfield used it to build his Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, and track athletes were spotted using it at the Olympics. What is this magical tool? It’s called EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique.

EFT is acupuncture meets psychology with no needles or Freudian theory. It involves using your own fingers and voice to tap away stress and anxiety, increase performance and enhance creativity. Guests will learn to use their fingertips to tap on certain meridian points on the body while focusing on a specific issue such as stress, worry or nervousness. EFT is similar to acupuncture, only it uses tapping instead of needles to apply acupressure.

Alexandra’s goal is to teach guests how to be the “calm in the storm” so they can continue to do what they love and be seen as a leader through this innovative technique.

Learning Objectives
 – Learn how to use EFT in various situations from stress to enhancing performance
 – Learn how to teach the technique to colleagues to create a calmer work culture
 – Learn to be a better problem solver and bring better ideas to the table when you unlock creativity with EFT
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm:
Location: Lobby Bar ” The Saskatoon Saloon”
Topic: The Best Conversations Happen at the Bar- Jennifer Spear
Session Description: TBC
Learning Outcomes: TBC

THE INITIATIVE RECEPTION
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm: (Invite Only)
Exclusive Reception for INITIATIVE  Partners  and Planner Recipients who have benefited by their generous contributions.  Light Appetizers and Beverage will be provided.
LOCATION: Valleybrook Room


Unwind Reception sponsored by Pan Pacific Toronto

Location: Pan Pacific Toronto
Time: 6:00-8:00pm