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Gathering / 2023

A conference for people who bring teams together.

As the workplace becomes digitised and staff more distributed, its getting harder to develop and support teams. Let’s talk about solutions.

Embracing new realities, this conference will be hybrid in format – with live talks in front of in-person audiences streamed globally from StartWell’s campus in downtown Toronto.

Attend In Person

Register Now – In Person Ticket

$500 CAD / ticket: We have a limited number of IRL tickets for this amazing 2 day event in Toronto at StartWell. Registration gives you unlimited access to other attendees plus speakers and facilitators leading keynotes, round-tables, workshops and social events.

Virtual Attendance

Free until Dec 1 2022: We have opened up early (virtual) ticket registration!

Meet some of our speakers through our Podcast
Leading up to the event we will be publishing and sharing a new podcast series addressing some of the larger topics that will be on stage at Gathering/2023 – sign up for a free virtual ticket and stay in the loop when we drop episodes.

[iTunes] [Spotify] [YouTube]

Reza from Wave Apps at StartWell

Reza Rahimi on how team culture can survive a pandemic [Video]

Hear how Wave, a Canadian software company providing money management solutions for SMBs, kept culture alive in 2020-2021
Max Chen from Sonder in the StartWell Podcast Studio

Max Chen on global identity and distributed teams in hospitality [Video]

With hospitality training and experience managing data in the sector, Max brings unique talent to Sonder as its Manager of eComm Performance.
Cheli Nolan from Relay at StartWell

Cheli Nolan on experimenting with making offices fun again [Video]

Relay grew its office footprint through the pandemic and tried to make it a place where staff could enjoy themselves.
Sylvia Shultz from Zulu Alpha Kilo at StartWell

Sylvia Smiley on the power of relationships for talent attraction [Video]

Zulu Alpha Kilo is a growing Canadian creative agency attracting talent across the country and in New York.
Amanda Cupido from Lead Podcasting at StartWell

Amanda Cupido on internal podcasting & how it can help teams communicate [Video]

Amanda Cupido is an award-winning podcast producer, radio executive, university instructor, author, and entrepreneur.
Ashley Proctor (ED, Coworking Canada & Partnerships/Growth at Deskpass) at StartWell

Ashley Proctor shares learning from the indie coworking movement in Canada [Video]

Hear from one of the founders of Canada's coworking movement as we discuss a range of topics relating coworking values to today's workplaces.
Sean Huynh from devTalent on StartWell's Gathering Podcast

The role of technical recruiters w/Sean Huynh – cofounder of devTalent [Video]

Hear why Sean cofounded his company, what top tech talent is looking for and some tips on how companies can manage HR churn + more.
Deon Blyan, the Vice President of Global Talent Development at Sunwing, joins us in studio for the first episode of 'Gathering' - a series for people who bring teams together.

Deon Blyan on how Sunwing’s corporate values unite 20,000 staff [Video]

Deon joined us in studio for StartWell's Gathering podcast to relate his role and how he came to work in People/Culture at Sunwing.


Our full agenda will be released in November 2022 and is expected to include talks from a diverse array of companies to present experiences and lessons from Human Resource Managers, Directors of People and Culture, Technologists, Academics, Wellness Practitioners, Medical Experts and more.

Topics you can expect to be explored include:

  • Software tools for empowering culture
  • Redefining productivity – exploring unique skills and personal feelings of efficacy as discreet contributions to collective corporate goals
  • Wellness at work – encouraging healthy practices for positive attitudes towards work whilst transforming the experience of work to enable healthier lifestyles
  • Managing attrition – analysing what degree of commitment workers have towards their workplace and exploring ways to engage and reward participatory culture
  • Building trust – how to enable pride in belonging and activate the creative potential of teams to personify brands
  • The question of how teams relate to your customers – getting intimate with the problems your products and services solve, and activating virtue by introducing staff to customers
  • + Many many more….

Where is this happening?

We’ll be hosting the conference live in Toronto Canada at StartWell – Toronto’s independent innovation campus for flexible workspace and media production.

Leveraging the wealth of meeting and media production spaces on campus, we are hosting simultaneous sessions in multiple rooms; bringing virtual audiences into intimate roundtable discussions as well as large venue theatre settings.

StartWell's Hybrid Event Studio in downtown Toronto offers a turn-key micro-conference and large meeting space solution

StartWell’s Event Studio

StartWell's Event Studio is a unique meeting and event venue in downtown Toronto - with flexible furniture and turn-key theatrical AV
The Offsite Venue at StartWell - The perfect rental venue for large meetings, presentations, socials and more with space for large teams

Dedicated Offsite Venue

Bring your team together for a day, week or longer. Our dedicated offsite venue is perfect for working sessions, meetings, creative content production & more.
StartWell's Video Podcast Studio in downtown Toronto is a turnkey production environment for rent with producer

StartWell’s Video Podcast & Live Stream Studio

Our revolutionary purpose-built broadcast studio can accelerate production workflows to save headaches, time and money.
Board Rooms For Rent at StartWell in downtown Toronto

Level Up

Our Level Up! boardroom seats 13+ in a large & prestigious space with exposed brick & an amazing view of our Atrium Cafe and King Street below.
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