Anthony Vade


Born and raised in Australia, Anthony now calls Toronto, Canada home. Proudly known as an instigator, creator and change agent, for over 20 years he has helped event stakeholders create meaningful and memorable connections with attendees. He has worked with the largest audiovisual, event tech and event production companies in the industry. Designing and executing large scale conferences, corporate and entertainment events in virtual, hybrid and live scenarios.

Anthony is a true innovator; he loves to push the bar and bravely challenges the status quo. Actively reinventing and redefining collaboration, co-creation, and experience design in the live events world. His team-based approach embraces and encourages an elevated way of thinking. Grounded by human-centric design methodologies and a zealous focus on outcome-focused idea generation. He builds on this focus in his role as Event Experience Strategy Director part of the Event Strategy Team at Encore. In this role he consults and trains industry professionals on design innovation and design frameworks like the EventCanvas Methodology.

Empowering #Eventprofs with tools and a mindset to create impactful event experiences with intention and purpose while maximising their return on investment. Anthony”s consultative and collaborative approach to customer engagement has resulted in thousands of successful events traversing four continents. He has contributed to many award-winning productions, received many accolades for his involvement with industry associations on a local, national and global level. He is recognized throughout the industry for his advocacy and in 2020 was named one of the top event professionals in Canada by BizBash magazine.

A tech nerd at heart he loves to talk about how modern human experience is intrinsically linked by technology. He passionately promotes his belief that event design teams must first understand human experience, exercise empathy, collaborate and co-create to articulate the value that live events create; it is a combination of smart, purposeful technology and strategic design that creates experiences that connect, inspire and deliver the key