Tuesday Talks with FEO

Festivals and Events Ontario is planning Tuesday Talks with FEO. This weekly online gathering is envisioned to be a round table discussion, with guest speaker, you and our moderator, Debbie Mann, to share industry insights, adapting to the ever-changing landscape of live events and festivals in 2020 and beyond, and how new ideas and technology may help.

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

Click on the link to register for each the event, and once you do, the Zoom link and password will be forwarded to you.  These Tuesday Talk sessions will be FREE to start. Please note that these will be recorded for future use.












Here is the line up for the next few weeks









September 15, 2020 @ 11:00am
Louise Jackson from Louise Jackson Media

Session Title: How To Stay Connected With Your Guests When You Are Inable To Host Your Event In Person

Session Description: Festivals and events are the backbone of our communities. We all need each other more than ever before. What can you do to make this happen without blowing the budget? 

BIO: Louise is a seasoned event professional from hosting large scale sporting events to a festival with over 250,000 guests. She is a graduate of Tourism Management from Georgian College. Louise understands what people need and goes above and beyond to enhance the guest and sponsor experience. Louise is a strategic thinker and prides herself on integrity and innovation. Partnerships and relationship building is the key to Louise's success.

CLICK HERE To Watch The Sept 15 Roundtable If You Missed It













September 22, 2020 @ 11:00am
Landon Logie from the Culinary Tourism Alliance

Session Title: Making Your Virtual Event Seamless, Engaging, and well...a Little Less Virtual

Session Description: After flipping two large-scale and world-class events to virtual platforms, Landon shares virtual platform recommendations, logistics insights, and ways to bring that in-person event feeling to your attendees at home. 

BIO: Landon Logie is currently the Event Manager for both the Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). Landon specializes in the design of culinary events and more recently, virtual events. Through her role at the CTA she spearheads planning and logistics for Canada’s leading hospitality symposium, the Terroir Symposium, as well as numerous Feast OnⓇ events across the province.

As an active member of the hospitality industry, Landon currently serves on the Board of Directors for Festivals & Events Ontario, an association devoted to the growth and stability of the festival and event industry in Ontario, as well as speaks at workshops and conferences across the province.

Landon’s experience includes event curation and execution for brands such as Amazon, Oxford Properties, and Destination Canada, and as a 2019 Kostuch Media Ltd Top 30 Under 30 honouree, Landon is celebrated for the passion, social consciousness, and meticulous attention to detail that she brings to every project. 













September 29, 2020 @ 11:00am
Mary Beth Kyer from Sponsor Circle and Brian Wylie from Connected Interactive

Session Title: Uncovering Valuable Digital Assets for Festivals and Events

Session Description: In an instant, the world has changed. In-real-life events are delayed....for now. But their audiences have not disappeared.  Join Mary Beth as she discusses how to uncover ways to leverage digital assets to continue engagement for sponsors and the audiences they want to connect with.

BIO: Sponsor Circle helps festivals and events to connect brands with events and the consumers that love them. Mary Beth and her team have extensive knowledge in building technology to solve problems. She has experience working with Fortune 500, festivals and events to achieve their desired goals founded in rigorous analysis and measurement.


BIO: Brian is a well respected leader of the media industry with over 25 years of experience.  Having worked at agencies, with publishers and on the client side of the business, he brings a very well-balanced view of the media landscape.  Brian is part of the group that started Connected Interactive nearly 10 years ago, and has lead the data focused approach they use today.  Being frustrated by how data is utilized in the digital ecosystem, he forged a new transparent approach with big brand data partners like Mastercard and Environics.  The result is a future-ready solution that is cookie free, transparent, scalable, fraud sheltered, privacy compliant and 100% Canadian data driven.