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GMID: Tackling Events in a Hybrid World

April 11 @ 9:00 am12:30 pm EDT

Celebrate #GMID2024 in style as PCMA Canada East partners with MPI Toronto Chapter for an inclusive cross-industry event that will get you face-to-face with industry peers for food, networking, learning and a day to remember.

The theme is “Tackling the Industry in a Hybrid World”, where you will learn how to strengthen your effectiveness professionally and personally in both virtual and in-person scenarios in the post pandemic landscape. You won’t want to miss the hands-on breakout sessions and a truly innovative and engaging Keynote Speaker Shawn Boothe!

Location: Arcadian Court & Loft
401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor (Bay & Queen)
Toronto, ON
Accessible via public transit (TTC & GO Train), with limited paid parking at Toronto City Hall (Nathan Phillips Square) Carpark 036 – Green P Parking

9:00 am – 12:30 pm


8:00 am to 9:30 am – Breakfast and networking
9:45 am to 10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
10:00 am to 11:00 am – Keynote Speaker: Shaun Boothe from Spoken Artists
11:00 am to 11:15 pm – Break
11:15 am to 12:15 pm – 3 “Specialized Education Sessions” (15 to 20min each )

      • How to better present yourself virtually (tech setup, protocols, etc.)
        Connie Cay-SantosQuest AV
        Senior Director of Growth & Engagement
      • Speaking 102: For in-person and virtual
        Jason ThompsonSpeak up Get Results
      • The Art of Virtual Interaction: Techniques for Captivating Audiences
        Chris Cummins
        Cummins Media

12:15pm – GMID programming finishes
12:30pm to 2:00pm Student Program – this program is for students only

ConnectUP Panel

    • Nicola Kastner – The Event Strategist
    • Prasad Jayasekera PMP, CSM, MBA – Manager, Industry Partnerships, Seneca Polytechnical
    • Chris Dudley (He/Him) – Director – Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurship Initiatives – Seneca Works

Keynote Speaker Bio:

Shaun Boothe is an award-winning hip-hop artist and world-renowned speaker who has gained recognition for his ‘Unauthorized Biography Series’, a critically-acclaimed music project designed as a unique celebration of some of the world’s most influential cultural icons. Featuring iconic figures such as Bob Marley, Terry Fox, Chris Hadfield, Malala Yousafzai, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., among others, Shaun educates and inspires through a series of biographical hip-hop tracks, revitalizing their stories and legacy in a way that is one of a kind. Thank you for the support of @spokenartists for sponsoring this Keynote Speaker session.

About PCMA CE’s Speaker:

Chris Cummins, 7-time TEDx Speaker, Author, Inspiring Keynote Speaker, TV Host of upcoming “Charged-Up Show”

The world needs Chris’ energy and messaging more than ever. He is the Founder & CEO of Cummins Media Inc, a boutique consulting firm for 19 years working with some of the largest organizations in for-profit and not-for-profit in Canada to improve their leadership & communication. These include BMW, FED-EX, Microsoft, The Calgary Stampede Board of Directors, Rideau Hall’s Governor General’s Office, Manulife Bank, the Canadian Olympic Committee leadership team, Alamos Gold Mines, and CIBC to name a few.

  • Corporate tables of 6: $650-$700 (half rounds for keynote and TED Talks)
  • Member: $95/115 (PCMA, CanSPEP, and SITE members can take advantage of this rate)
  • Non-member: $115/135
  • Students: $55 early and $65 regular.

Early Bird Registration ends on April 5th!

Click Here to Register and for More Information


April 11
9:00 am– 12:30 pm
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