Agenda at a Glance
Monday, September 26, 2022
Opening Night Party at Arcane
The hottest ticket in town. Come ready to mix, eat, drink, mingle and get to know your NEW event industry. Make sure you purchase early; this event always sells out. (ticketed event)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Coffee & Conversations
Check-in at the Boho Coffee Bar, network and meet your fellow event attendees, grab a morning snack and head over to Main Stage for a morning of engaging education.
Experience an engaging and inspiring morning of facilitated conversations on the business of events in today's complex economic and political landscape. Come ready to participate in lively discussions on everything from the new risks in event safety and liability to what's new in experience marketing, virtual events in a post-pandemic world, the event client of the future, mental health and events, the great resignation and so much more.
EventFest Opens for Admission
EventFest is a festival of innovation bursting with interactive vendors and experiences designed to get you plugged into the latest trends, newest event technologies and most cutting-edge event concepts. Discover fresh ideas and participate in hands-on learning experiences, visit the luxury Gifting Lounge, listen to brilliant event profs, test your skills in the event midway, sample amazing event food or chill out with an artisan juice in the wellness lounge. It's a day full of surprises.
Flavours of the Six Street Food Lunch
Experience the eclectic flavours of some of Toronto's most popular food trucks and pop-up eateries. This mini dine-around experience is complimentary for paid Pass holders and for purchase for General Admission ticket holders and all other guests.
Icons & Influencer Power Talks
A series of 20-minute power talks by the most extraordinary people in events. Listen to their stories, discover their drivers, and get real-world insights and actionable IDEA you can use to skyrocket your event creative AND your business success. These are 20-minute keynotes running three in a row with no breaks. Best of all - you can watch them from anywhere in the building.
EventFest Show Closes
The EventFest show closes at 5:30PM. The official show app will feature all vendors, sponsors and featured products. Be sure to download the app when you arrive at the show and keep it on your device to help you find the best event suppliers for your next project.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Business of Events
This morning educational program is divided into two powerful tracks. Breakfast and lunch are together. Both programs offer a certificate of completion.
The Business of Events
- Contracts, Risk Management, Staffing, Leadership, Finance, Grants, Bill 27, Mental Health, Generational management, marketing, strategy, metrics & more. This is a facilitated round- table style educational program designed to foster problem vs solution dialogue.
The BluePrint of Events
- The fundamentals of planning from A-Z. Concept development, creativity, proposals, RFPs, risk management, vendors, design, production, content, technical, safety, inclusion and more. This is a fast paced morning packed with content, templates, case studies and more.
Keynote Closing Luncheon
Finish off your CSE Live 2022 education experience with an inspiring closing luncheon with your new friends and industry colleagues, plus a special surprise guest.
Canadian Event Awards Gala Dinner & Show
Join Canada's event community to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Event Awards and honour the best events in Canadian events at this black-tie gala dinner and celebration. Ticketed event with reserved seating.