Talks From Our 2020 Session Don Sagarese from 10tation Event Catering discusses the state of the events industry with StartWell Founder/CEO Qasim Virjee. In the session, Don touched on what he sees as a new way to work through the pandemic and its economic effects – Collaboration, Communication and Confirmation are key, he says, to seeing the industry continue to survive and grow again. Orlando Carreira shares the hybrid case study of his company which produces virtual cocktail workshops called the HappyHour Academy. Renowned Futurist Nikolas Badminton joined StartWell Founder/CEO Qasim Virjee on stage to discuss the Future of Events – where people coming together can be facilitated in fantastic ways thanks to emerging technology. From portable systems to instantly broadcast quality video to audiences around the world liberating speakers from stages to hybrid formats facilitating new interactivity as in the 2020 Virtual Tour De France, Nik believes we are in a brave new world. Lauralee Sheehan and Kaila Simoneau from Toronto creative agency Digital55 took to stage to discuss their how ‘digital’ allows for more Participatory Audiences at events.