Friday April 5, 2019

Foodery Opens: 7:30am:
Location: Saint-Laurent 1/2
Foodery MC –  Trevor Lui
Foodery Session Times: 10:30am – 11:15am & 12:15pm – 1:00pm (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.
Stay Fueled up all day in the FOODERY!   A well fed body = a mind ready for learning.

 

 

 


Time: 8:30am-10:00am:   
Location: Sal De Bal De Montreal Rm 4/5
“NEUROCOMMUNICATION: THE SCIENCE OF INFLUENCE”
So many of us struggle with some aspect of communication in our work – presenting in front of groups, being heard in meetings and conference calls, or even navigating difficult conversations. Gregor Jeffrey knows all about this because he struggled too. He studied everything he could find on communication and cognitive psychology – and discovered that the key to communicating successfully and achieving influence is found in neuroscience.
Learning Outcomes: 
– Learn how your audience processes information in completely different ways
– Recognize how your cognitive bias drives your communication
– Understand exactly what your audience needs in meetings, talks, conference call and one-on-one interactions.


Time: 10:00 – 10:30am

This pause in traditional learning isn’t just so you can stock up on cookies.  Make the most of your break time by visiting our ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES and keep the learning going.

 

 

MORNING SENSORY LABS: 10:30am – 1:00pm

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: 10:30am – 12:15pm
Location: Sal De Bal De Montreal Rm 4/5
Topic: Participate! LabAdrian Segar
Session Description:
We’ve known for a long time that lectures are terrible ways to learn. Today’s attendees are no longer satisfied to sit and listen to people talking at them. If you want to design conferences where effective learning, connection, and engagement take place, you need to build in authentic and relevant participation.
Learning Objectives:
 – Discover the importance of learning through direct experience
 – Experience participatory meeting techniques
 – Learn the environments that support participation

 

 

 


Time: 10:30am – 11:15am  & 12:15pm – 1:00pm 
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: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Saint-Laurent 5/6
Topic: Et si le déséquilibre était une bonne chose? – Julie Gouin, M,Ed, CRHA – Boostalab

Session Description: Nous évoluons dans un monde où le travail change constamment, où les défis sont imprévisibles et la compétition s’intensifie. Savez-vous rapidement repérer des apprentissages significatifs de vos expériences? Bien que parfois difficiles, les moments de déséquilibre sont à la base de notre développement et ceux et celles qui savent transformer l’inconfort en apprentissage y voient/trouvent des sources de croissance incroyables!
Les participants à cet atelier seront confrontés à leur relation avec le déséquilibre – physiquement et intellectuellement – et repartiront avec:
– un regard transformé sur leur propre développement
– un plan de déstabilisation personnalisé pour accélérer leur développement


Time: 10:30am – 11:30am  &  12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Saint-Laurent 3/4
Topic: Tap into the Senses to Amplify your Attendee EngagementAlexis Kereluk & Emma Parston
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
Topic: Designing Team Building Activities with Purpose, Possibilities and Potential Dennis Stever, Eventology
Session Description:
An introduction to the value of including team building into your event. Design activities based on the three P’s: Purpose, Possibilities and Potential. Who is your audience? What is possible? Why should you be doing this? After discussing locations, content and delivery, the group will be divided into 2 subgroups to participate in what they’ve just learned! One group will participate in a digital scavenger hunt, the other via paper. Teams will participate in three different challenges/ checkpoints and will re convene to discuss the pros and cons of each.
Learning Outcomes:
– Why should you incorporate team building into your events
– Creating engaging challenges
– Considerations while selecting a venue

 

 

 

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Saint-Laurent 7/8
Topic:
The Power of 5 Senses Site InspectionFlavia St. Clair
Session Description: Our 5 senses have amazing power to influence our everyday decisions, both consciously and unconsciously. As site inspections are a critical part of the decision making process for planners looking for that ideal destination and venue, we will highlight ways that the senses impact the potential buyer in both positive and negative ways. There will be opportunity for both planners and suppliers to share your experiences.
Learning Outcomes:
 – Review of the importance of the 5 senses at the various stages of a site inspection
 – Highligting how the senses impact the potenial buyer in both positive and negative ways
 – Discover unique ways of making destinations or venues stand out from the crowd

 

 

 

 

 


Time: 1:15pm-1:45pm
Location: Outremont 4/5

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.

AFTERNOON SENSORY LABS:  1:45am – 4:00pm: 
Did you overload on a certain sense in the Morning?  Explore some different ones and  alternative ways of information intake in the afternoon labs.

 


Time: 1:45pm – 4:15pm
Location: Sal De Bal De Montreal Rm 4/5
Topic: Communication Speaking SkillsPierre Pilon
Session Description: The workshop combines both theory and practice. It is designed to improve the public Speaking skills of the participants through understanding and mastering strengths and weaknesses. The content applies to a variety of situations: presentations, interviews, business pitches, power point presentations, board meeting exposes, one-on-one exchanges, etc. Some participants will volunteer to perform an exercise of their choice on camera while the trainer acts as a coach. The trainer points out areas requiring improvement and provides tips on how to communicate more effectively. 
Learning Outcomes:
 – How to prepare a good presentation
 – the challenge of organizing your ideas…
 – Familiarize yourself with the art of story telling


 

 


Time: 1:45pm – 2:30pm  &  2:45pm – 3:15pm –  (REPEAT SESSION)
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: 1:45pm – 2:45pm & 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Location: Saint-Laurent 5/6
Topic: Participate! LabAdrian Segar
Session Description:
We’ve known for a long time that lectures are terrible ways to learn. Today’s attendees are no longer satisfied to sit and listen to people talking at them. If you want to design conferences where effective learning, connection, and engagement take place, you need to build in authentic and relevant participation.
Learning Objectives:
 – Discover the importance of learning through direct experience
 – Experience participatory meeting techniques
 – Learn the environments that support participation
Topic: Event Design Through the SensesJanet Sperstad
Session Description:
Our physical environments have a profound impact us: on our thoughts, emotions, state of being, and ultimately our behavior. Sperstad draws upon her 25 years as event professional and her Executive Masters in Neuroleadership to share how the brain shapes what we experience and the events’ environment impacts how we think. This session uncovers how the brain reacts in social situations like a meeting and impacts our attendees’ experience.  Infuse social neuroscience principles into your next meeting to deliver better meeting experiences for all stakeholders.
Learning Outcomes:
– Discover how the brain filters information to maximize the attendee experience.
– Explore meeting room designs that are brain friendly and create more engaging experiences.
– Uncover how our senses drive our attention and decision making

Time: 1:45pm – 2:45pm & 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Location: Saint-Laurent 3/4
Topic: Deja Vu L’Odorat – la mémoire du visiteur (entre science cognitive et marketing expérientiel) /  A journey from your nose to your memory (a crossroad between cognitive science and experiential marketing)Audrey Bernard
Session Description:
What if your nose remembered your next trip? The sense of smell is one of the most dominant and powerful senses that connects with people on an emotional level. Olfactory memory has a very high retention capacity meaning that attendees are more likely to associate new learnings with a specific smell. Discover connected olfactory and sensory strategies combining cognitive science to apply to your events. Join Audrey Bernard of Stimulation Déjà-Vu in a sensory experience at the Déjà-Vu lab and experience first hand how a smell can transport you and affect your learning.
Learning Outcomes: 
 – The power of smell
 – The different applications in practice
 – How to think about an olfactory strategy
Topic: Elevating your Event through Social MediaHeidi Lasi & Zainab Muse
Session Description:
The “events and trending on social media” workshop is designed for meeting planners who would like to support their clients and attendees who want to use social media marketing in the lead up to their event and on the day of their event to “trend” on social media. It is ideal for organizations involved in marketing, hosting, organizing or planning a meeting or event for themselves or others. “Events and trending on social media” is applicable to any public meeting from music concerts to conventions and from conferences to speaking events. It allows people from a much larger area to know about the event if they are not able to attend, to help build brand, and to raise awareness (especially if it’s an annual or recurring event).
Learning Outcomes: Using case studies and small group work, the learning outcomes for this workshop are:
– What it means to “trend” on social media
– The benefits of trending for meeting outcomes and business objectives
– Case studies: TEDxKanata
– How to successfully incorporate attendees and volunteers
– A “how to trend” roadmap
You will leave the workshop with a plan for how to get your next event to trend.


 

 


Time: 1:45pm – 2:45pm  &  3:15pm – 4:15pm 
Location: Saint-Laurent 7/8
Topic: TBA

 

 

 


Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm:
Location: Le Kube (Lobby Bar)
Topic: UnScripted – Real Conversations Happen Here with Tourism SaskatoonJennifer Spear
Session Description:
Ever notice how all the best conversations at conferences happen in the bar…? Well why don’t we just start there. What if we could design a session that sparked those real conversations; the ones that help you solve problems, spark new ideas and collaborations. Conversations that move the industry forward, your company forward, or your career forward.Join your peers in the Saskatoon Saloon and enjoy a free drink compliments of Tourism Saskatoon while you experience a facilitated UnScripted Conversation. Find UnExpected Discoveries and witness UnMatched Engagement.
Learning Outcomes::
– Connect & Collaborate – Connect with Colleagues in a Meaningful way    
– Give & Get – You will Give your Insights and Share Your Experience. You will Get Advice and Gain Perspectives to solve your Unique Challenge
– Discuss & Debrief – Appreciate the Impact of the Environment on Conversations and Learning


Time: 4:15pm-5:00pm:
Location: Outremont 4/5

While Braindating does not stop at the EVENT, we have left some more dedicated time for you to hit the Tourism Winnipeg Braindate Lounge to learn from each other.  Experts are all around you!

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm: (Invite Only)

Exclusive Reception for INITIATIVE 1:1 Partners  and Planner Recipients who have benefited by their generous contributions.  Light Appetizers and Beverage will be provided.
LOCATION:  TBA



Time: 7:00pm:
Soirée Inspiration MTL
Location:
Offsite (transportation to and from the event will be provided)
Our Hosts at Business Events Montréal have planned an evening of inspiration and exhilaration with the Cirque Éloize.  Get ready for and Amazing night of Entertainment, Food, and Drink all included in your EVENT registration.
**Heavy Hors D’oeuvres to be served (you won’t go hungry)