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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Joel OlandescaCEO & Co-FounderSOS Charging Solutions & Simpl.AR

Joel is the creator and co-founder of SOS Charging Solutions and Simpl.AR. SOS is known for providing mobile device charging at events across the globe, but for them it's more than just charging. In addition to keeping events #chargedup and providing a unique way for brands to reach attendees, their solutions are well known to bring people together. With their web augmented reality, Simpl.AR is helping events and brands enhance events and experiential marketing by combining digital elements with the real world - effectively and simply.
Joel's background includes extensive experience in mobile technology, marketing, and finances. He is a passionate advocate for the events industry and the impact it has on the global economy and culture. He served as the President of the International Live Events Association - Calgary Chapter for the 2018/2019 chapter year and was Chair for ILEA Canada for the 2021/2022 chapter year. Being involved and volunteering directly in the industry allows him to continue on his path as an evolving event professional.
In addition to being an entrepreneur, innovator, and educator, he is also a firm believer of giving back to others. Joel is an avid volunteer who loves to support causes that are close to his heart.