Week #2 Schedule at a Glance


Tuesday, February 9th.

11:00 AM (EST)

Tuesday Talks

Speaker: Charlie Johnstone

Duration: 60 Minutes

Topic: New Realities and the Future of Festivals and events

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Thursday, February 11th.

Join FEO's CEO Dave MacNeil hosting Thursday Sessions with the following speakers and panelists:

9:00 AM (EST)

The Way We See It


Panelists: Anita Gaffney, Myles Rusak, Erin Benjamin, Marie Zimmerman and Mark Monahan


Duration: 45 minutes


Topic: Join a group of leaders from our “Festivals of Distinction” to discuss the 2020 pandemic, their digital and virtual transformation’s, plans for 2021 and what they think the “New Normal” will be.

9:45 AM (EST)


Working with Suppliers and Platform Developers

Panelists: Matt Sobhy, Mark Bingeman, Michael Bacon and Tala Kassar


Duration: 45 minutes


Topic: Panelists present and discuss specific tactical changes, new developments, new processes, new requirements, that their municipality/agency created since COVID.

10:30 AM (EST)


1 on 1 with the Honourable Lisa MacLeod


Duration: 30 minutes


Topic: FEO CEO Dave MacNeil sits down for a one on one chat with the Honourable Lisa MacLeod - Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. They will chat about the COVID-19 Pandemic, the effects it has had on our industry and what the Provincial plan is moving forward..

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