Tuesday Talks with FEO

Festivals and Events Ontario presents: Tuesday Talks with FEO. This weekly online gathering is meant to be educational and fun and features a guest speaker(s), our moderator Debbie Mann and YOU. We share industry insights, learn about adapting to the ever-changing landscape of live events and festivals, expose new technologies, introduce suppliers, and so much more for 2021 and beyond, 

The first 30 – 40 minutes will be dedicated to the speaker and questions from our moderator, and then we will open up for Q & A from the audience for the last part of the hour.

The first year for Tuesday Talks was a huge success and we averaged between 50-75 people in the ZOOM audience each Tuesday morning. This year we want to up the ante...so...we are thrilled to announce that starting in September 2021 we will have two special guest moderators a couple of times each month. Kyle Sipkens from Incirque will talk specifically to and about Suppliers, while Louise Jackson will teach us about her new Re:Connect plan for festival and event planners.

Click on the link to register, and once you do, the Zoom link and password will be forwarded to you.  These Tuesday Talk sessions are FREE to attend and will be recorded each week and placed on the FEO Youtube channel in case you ever miss one.


Schedule with Debbie Mann

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Session Title: Leading with Creativity
Guest: Kerri King - Kerri King Consulting

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Guest: Helen Chimirri-Russell - Region of Waterloo

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Guest: Dan Di Ruscio, City of Richmond Hill




As Ontario reopens, so are festivals & events - some with a much shorter lead time! But what's changed in the world for your suppliers? How prepared are they to meet a quick return? 

Join us for a series of panel discussions with suppliers representing different areas of the festival & events industry to discover what you'll need to know when planning your event in 2021 and into 2022. And how we can work together to rebuild Ontario’s diverse festival landscape.


Schedule with Kyle Sipkens

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

Panel of Guests from: Brant Matthews - Dispatch Talent, Ryan McLeod - CosmoPro, and Jeff Clarmo - Northstar Fireworks

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel of Guests from: Higgins Event Rentals and Modu-Loc




Many of us have felt disconnected in an industry that connects us, and it is time that we all ReConnect.
We are stronger as a community, and when we work together, incredible things can happen.

Join us for a series of discussions with various professionals from the event industry and learn what they did to ReConnect with their audiences and what their plans are for the future.

We know that together we can rebuild and come back stronger than ever. Festivals and Events Ontario gives us the platform to make this happen, so make sure you register for the next Tuesday Talks.


Schedule with Louise Jackson

11:00am - 12:00pm
Session Title: Coming Soon
Guests: Coming Soon

Session Description: Coming Soon





In Case You Missed It

Our Most Recent Tuesday Talks Session was:


September 21, 2021
Kathleen Trainer from Tourism Barrie and Iain Moggach of Theatre By The Bay

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Session Title: Collaboration and Innovation Are A Recipe For Success

Session Description: When faced with obstacles and restrictions these two organizations knew that coming together was the way to create a new experience. Reconnecting with the audience and their partners was something that had to be done to keep their theatre and their destination thriving.



Watch These If You Missed Them Live 

All of our previous Tuesday Talks sessions have been recorded and now live on Youtube. If you missed any session, or just want to watch one again, please click here to be taken to the archive.