Bringing people together in person and online
Laurel is a passionate community activator with over a decade of experience delivering events in-person and online. She designs, facilitates, and produces gatherings with intension and care. Approaching event producing as a curatorial partner who provides logistical and technical support, Laurel works collaboratively to create opportunities for engagement.
Bringing a wealth of experience creating and producing both in-person and online events, Laurel has designed and activated conferences, festivals, and working groups. Her clients include local government, public funders, arts companies, and community organizations across Canada. She is known for delivering events that are rigorously playful, thoughtfully structured, and that empower the voices of all who participate.
Contact Laurel to talk about your next event.
CRD Arts Champions Summit: Growing Together
May 17, 2023, Victoria BC
Event Planner: Laurel Green
An opportunity for the arts sector to come together across the region to celebrate accomplishments, share innovations, and plan for the future, hosted by the Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts & Culture Division. This highly participatory and fully hybrid event blended presentations from local arts companies with active engagement activities. Hosted by Mayor Marianne Alto, the Summit was attended by over 100 participants in-person and online using Zoom and Miro.
Our Hybrid Future Symposium, Crimson Coast Dance
September 9, 16 and 23, 2021
Designers & Producers:
Laurel Green & Rebecca Ballarin
What does hybridity (blending live and digital performance and/or creations) mean to the performing arts sector? Programming explored the impact and opportunity of digital technologies through virtual field trips, case studies, group conversation, and workshops on audacious digital innovations, including performative or engaged AR, VR and MR software, animation, and an eight-year-old’s experimentation with Google Cardboard.
Cultural Leadership Commons, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
September - December, 2021
Creative Producer: Laurel Green
Creative Director: Lee Cookson
Delivered on Mighty Networks, the Cultural Leadership Commons pilot project amplified the diverse regional voices of cultural leaders from across the country through curated content that was co-created with a faculty ensemble including: video series, panel discussions, embodied practices, essays, and poetic invitations.
Young Leader’s Spring Forum, Canadian Cattle Association
June 1 - 3, 2021
Event Design & Delivery: Laurel Green
The Cattleman’s annual Spring Forum re-designed for online participation and bringing young leaders together for industry training with mentors in the Canadian Beef Industry. Three day event featured sessions on Marketing and Advocacy, Sponsorship Mixer, ‘High Steaks’ Bingo, and a dynamic Taste & Terroir Event with live cooking demonstration.
The StartUp Series @ FOLDA
May 12 - June 8, 2021
Associate Producers: Laurel Green & Rebecca Ballarin
A five-week professional development and industry series that accompanied the Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA). Programming included live and on-demand workshops (including: Introduction to Unity, Livestream 101, Enthusiastic Contracting), Artist Talk Show, Mixed Reality Atelier, and an alpha-stage presentation in Altspace VR.
March 8 - 20, 2021
Festival Design & Digital Catalyst: Laurel Green & Rebecca Ballarin
Femme Folks Fest (FFF) creates space for the community to come together and watch performances, engage in conversation, and celebrate the incredible work of femme-identifying artists in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. The heart of FFF Online was a daily bulletin newsletter and a custom venue built in Gather where play readings, workshops, and artist residencies took place.
September - December, 2020
Event Design & Consultant: Laurel Green
A multidisciplinary community working group convened with the objective of building a vision for the future of the arts sector in Kingston, expanding on identified priorities, and materializing what implementing this vision could look like. The Thinking Group connected local artists with visiting speakers who shared case studies in three themed discussions: Artists making a living: How to move towards a just economy, Collectivity and abundance: Can the arts reframe our relationships? And Artists are essential: A discussion around collective well-being. The final public presentation Artists Are Essential: Voices from Kingston’s Arts Community shared the Group’s vision.
November 12, 19 & 26, 2020
Conference Design & Host: Laurel Green
Launched during pandemic lockdown, this conference explored the ecology of touring theatre in the North, noticing opportunities for intersection. Tailored to its rural participants, events were designed with accessibility in mind, including phone-in options for those without access to reliable WiFi. Programming focused on building community through panel discussions with regional artists, and created space for artists to share their work.
2018 - 2021
Young Adult Peer Support & Event Host: Laurel Green
Wellspring provides resources and programs to anyone living with cancer and the people who care for them. Online programs increase access for participants, and build meaningful connections during isolation. Events delivered include weekly registered classes, performances, special events and presentations by health professionals. Programming for Young Adults living with cancer include: Board Game Nights, HIIT Exercise Classes, Expressive Arts Classes, Cooking & Gardening Demos, and a Holiday Party.