Preview: The Gathering Summit and Music Festival in Banff

Dec 19 2017, 11:04 am

Every February in Banff, Alberta, 1000 people come together to attend The Gathering. Unlike any other marketing conference, The Gathering was conceived to recognize and reward brands that build amazing cultures and connect with consumers in ways that don’t just get them to buy, but to buy in.

Much like the coveted brands the conference celebrates, The Gathering doesn’t belong to a single entity. It is the exclusive domain for those who wish to study, honor and celebrate the world’s best brands. This intimate series of talks, workshops, parties, and meals is for people who are aware that they don’t know it all.

Image: The Gathering

Image: The Gathering

The Gathering Keynote Speakers:

  • Rodney Rambo from Converse
  • Adam Garone from the November Foundation
  • Tyler Williams from Zappos
  • Dave Freeman from MLSE
  • Author and Speaker Brian Solis
  • Comedian Gerry Dee
  • Al Perkinson from Costa
  • Brian Walker from SAP Hybris
  • Richard Mumby from PAX Labs
  • Chris Kneeland from CULT
  • Eric Vardon from Arcane
  • Al Ford from Rogers
  • Dave Mowat from ATB Financial
  • Rodney Perry from XAXIS
  • Mike Germano from Vice
  • Jonathan Mildenhall from Airbnb
  • Jackie Poridjian
  • Paul DeLong from Car2go
  • Luc Robitaille from the LA Kings and AEG
  • John Moore from Brains on Fire
  • Wade Allen from Chili’s
  • Jim Ferolo from Maui Jim
  • Mark Porto from Maui Jim
  • Robert (Bob) Sartor from Big Rock Brewery
  • James Connell from Roots Canada
  • Speaker and Author Noah Fleming
  • Jasmine Thompson from Travel Alberta
  • Doug Brooks from the Canadian Marketing Association
  • Scott Goldman from The Grammy Foundation Musicales Foundation
  • Eric Petersen from Lululemon
  • Tony L. Ambroza from Carhartt
  • Scott Cooper from Molson Canadian
  • Jamie Herbert from Spotify
  • Afdhel Aziz from Absolute Labs
  • Mitch Lee from Beat Drop
Image: The Gathering

Image: The Gathering

The Gathering Musical Line-Up:

  • Kid Koala
  • Humans
  • In-Flight Safety
  • Double Fuzz
  • Tom MacDonald
  • Dilemmanade
  • Yung Nino
  • High Kicks
  • 36?

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The Gathering Summit and Music Festival

Where: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Conference Centre – 405 Spray Ave, Banff

When: February 3-5

Time: All day

Cost: The Summit is now sold out but limited Music tickets are available for $39 online

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