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Jody Kezar & Sonia Yarkhani, Event Hosts (Elevated Stylist Retreat)

October 16, 2020

In this film the Co-Founders of Evolve Salon & the Elevated Stylist Retreat share their motivation for embracing a hybrid approach to produce this year’s event from StartWell with a main stage broadcasting talks and wellness demonstrations, all managed and live-mixed by our in-house production team.

For the first time, the Elevated Stylist Retreat went digital on September 20th & 21st 2020, using our main-stage to broadcast live and MC/co-ordinate from StartWell’s Hybrid Event Studio on King Street West in Toronto.

Over the two days, the event brought wellness practitioners and hair styling practitioners together virtually using Hopin, a video conferencing platform for digital events that features virtual breakout rooms, chat, video networking sessions and more.



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The 2020 Elevated Stylist Retreat broadcasting from StartWell

Highlights from the 2020 Elevated Stylist Retreat

A showreel of live-broadcasted footage from the first virtual version of this retreat for hair stylists which was produced at StartWell.
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Digital55 at the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference

Participatory Audiences Through Digital

At the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference, Toronto studio Digital55 discussed how online allows for participatory audiences to engage.
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Nikolas Badminton at the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference in Toronto

A Futurist’s Take on The Event Industry

At the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference Nikolas Badminton discussed new ways for events to engage people online, citing the 2020 Tour de France.
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Don Sagarese from 10tation Event Catering discusses the state of the events industry (2020 Hybrid Event Conference)

Discussing The State of the Events Industry

At the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference, Don touched on a new way to work through the pandemic - Collaboration, Communication and Confirmation.
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The HappyHour Academy (Case Study - 2020 Hybrid Event Conference, Orlando Carreira)

HappyHour Academy as a Hybrid Event Case Study

At the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference, Orlando Carreira shares the hybrid case study of his company which produces virtual cocktail workshops.
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To Gather - Ep 2, w/Phil Telio from StartupFest (Hybrid Event)

To Gather, Episode 2

In 2020, StartupFest faced tough decisions considering hosting their 10th Festival - in this session we learn how they embraced a hybrid event format.
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To Gather Podcast - Episode 1

To Gather, Episode 1

To kick things off, Qasim and Orlando discuss some topics they'd like to explore in the series which examines the Hospitality, Meetings & Events industries.
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‘Getting in the Room’ - How Hybrid Events Relate Togetherness

‘Getting in the Room’ – How Hybrid Events Relate Togetherness

We need to use video creatively by considering the depth of what is on camera - making it accessible and able to be interacted with.
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In Conversation With Digital 55: “Hybrid Events”

In Conversation: Digital 55 on “Hybrid Events”

Award winning StartWell member studio Digital 55 join us on stage for this conversation about bringing people together through online learning experiences.