Podcast: The Art of Planning Citywide Festivals (Episode 152)

Luminato Festival C.E.O. Anthony Sargent takes us behind the scenes at the international arts festival.

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Photo: Phillip Van Nostrand

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter
Guest: Anthony Sargent

In the first Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Anthony Sargent, C.E.O. of the Luminato Festival, an international arts event that wrapped up this weekend in Toronto. Sargent dives into the planning and strategy behind the festival, how he starts with a blank slate every year, why the festival no longer hosts a gala, the impression he wants to leave on guests, and much more. 

Download or subscribe to the show at bizbash.com/gathergeeks. Running time: 45:38

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: why festivals are uniquely positioned to spark unexpected relationships; why he celebrates the “unhinged” quality of festivals; how Luminato is tackling climate change next year; why people crave authenticity

Further Reading:
Event Innovators 2017: Anthony Sargent https://bit.ly/2WPuM53

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