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Wednesday, June 23
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chatroom: Creating a healthier and more inclusive industry

Wednesday, June 23
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chatroom: Creating a healthier and more inclusive industry

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Diversify our workforce: Explore what you need to put into practice to ensure you are helping to create a more inclusive workforce.

Host: Kadon Douglas

Authentic representation: Representation matters. Here’s what you need to know to get it right from script to screen.

Host: Melanie Hadley

Accessible Content: Explore how to earn podcasting revenue by making your TV shows accessible. 

Host: Andrew Morris

Mental health: Learn how you can better support the mental health and well-being of your staff and yourself, both on and off set.

Host: Naomi Harvey

Meaningful mentorship: How to find that racially diverse talent and commit to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry.

Host: Tonya Williams

Inclusive storytelling: Equity and inclusion start from leadership. Here's how to ensure inclusive storytelling at every level.

Host: Alia J Daniels

Finding funding: Explore how diverse creators find the funding to get their projects made.

Host: Maria Kennedy

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)


Alia J Daniels

Co-Founder and COO

Revry, Inc.


Kadon Douglas

Executive Director



Melanie Nepinak Hadley

Executive Director, Equity and Inclusion-Canada



Naomi Harvey

Freelance Producer/Psychotherapist

Golden Possum Productions/Team Human


Maria Kennedy

Owner, Executive Producer

Little Engine Moving Pictures


Andrew Morris

President & Executive Producer

Accessible Media Inc.


Tonya Williams

Founder & Executive Director

Access Reelworld



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