Industry News: Register for BizBash's Toronto Virtual Discussion, Leadercast 2020 Conference Goes Virtual, Las Vegas Lands the 87th Annual NFL Draft, and More

NATIONAL: On May 7, Leadercast 2020: Positive Disruption will take place—virtually, of course. The virtual leadership development experience includes speakers such as Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Andy Stanley, and Amy Jo Martin, to name a few. 

LAS VEGAS: The 87th annual NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas in 2022. The city had previously planned to host the 2020 draft events, which were canceled due to COVID-19.

LOS ANGELES: EventLA, a new nonprofit aimed at supporting the event and live entertainment industry, has organized a food bank for industry pros and small businesses affected financially by COVID-19. 

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PORTLAND, OREGON: Travel Portland has launched a refreshed website for meeting planners. New features include updated venue finder tools, a variety of content for planners, and more.

TORONTO: On Thursday, April 30 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and senior editor Ashton Pike will co-host a virtual discussion, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside: Ideas, Insights, and Resources for Toronto Amid COVID-19." Adler and Pike will chat with industry leaders—including Qasim Virjee of StartWell and Anthony Vade of FMAV, among others—about the impact of coronavirus in the Toronto market, new strategies moving forward, and more. Register here!

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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