November 30, 2020 RISE UP Relaunch Lunches Are you someone working in the arts or the hospitality industry who is looking for creative ways to collaborate amid the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for future recovery? Are you interested in conversations exploring the live experience economy and how to get audiences out and artists back to work in safe and meaningful ways? Then join us for one of RISE UP’s upcoming Relaunch Lunches! RISE UP Calgary is a local initiative created to kick start economic recovery for Calgary’s arts sector. It is an open-source campaign that unites arts, hospitality and tourism partners to develop a comprehensive array of initiatives and plans for relaunch by building the best possible conditions for success for audiences and artists. Together, we will RISE UP and move forward. As part of our programming, we are planning a series of relaunch lunches to connect industry professionals and give them an opportunity to network, share ideas, and look for ways to collaborate on COVID recovery planning. Register today for these two free and online lunches this December. RISE UP Relaunch Lunch #2 December 3, 2020, 12:00pm Register at zoom.us On December 3, 2020 we will discuss micro festivals and how smaller, scalable events could be created and taken to different communities throughout Calgary. Hear about what this model could look like, how artists and organizations can work with communities and BRZs, and be inspired to look at new ways to create a safe arts experience for artists and audiences alike. Our panelists include, Patti Pon, CEO Calgary Arts Development, Jennifer Rempel, General Manager of Calgary Downtown Association, and Teresa Byrne, Special Projects Manager – Festivals & Events for The City of Calgary. The event is free and will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) with a live English transcription available. RISE UP Relaunch Lunch #3 December 17, 2020, 12:00pm Register at zoom.us On December 17, 2020 we will discuss the concept behind the Hotels Live Balcony Concert Series, how that project came to fruition, what hotel partnerships could look like, and how others in the arts community may be able to use the concept and space for new programming in the future. Our panelists include, Rob Cyrynowski, President & CEO of Live Star Entertainment, Christine Dairon, Director, Sales & Marketing at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South, and Jonathan Love, Performer with The Heebee-jeebees. The event is free and will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) with a live English transcription available. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to email@example.com.