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Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being (+ Concert!)

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Phoenix Concert Theatre

410 Sherbourne Street North of Carlton St, South of Wellesley St,, East of Yonge St. · Toronto, ON

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The Phoenix Concert Theatre is located North of Carlton Street, South of Wellesley Street, East of Yonge Street, in Toronto. The address is 410 Sherbourne Street.

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Hey Music Geeks and Tech Freaks! We are excited to announce our next Music Tech MeetUp event, happening at the legendary Phoenix Concert Theatre on November 21, 2018.

"Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being"

The networking and panel discussion will be followed by a Music Technology concert in partnership with MusiCounts and Yorkville Sound.

And it gets better: If you RSVP through the Music Technology MeetUp, you will receive a wristband to let you in the concert---for free!

As always, the event is 100% free to attend! And like all our previous events, we will offer free drinks, beer, snacks, and pizza (you can't network on an empty stomach, right?).

Our own Alan Cross will be moderating the panel discussion (scroll down for panelists bios).

**We are thrilled to announce that the first Canadian to walk in space, Chris Hadfield, has officially joined our event! Our own Alan Cross will sit in on drums and join Hadfield on stage (after the panel discussion)!**

The Agenda:
Date: Wednesday November 21 , 2018
Location: The Phoenix Concert Theatre 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto.

— 5:15pm - Doors open for the Music Tech event.
— 5:30-6:15pm - Networking.
— 6:15pm - Panel discussion, "Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being" Moderated by Alan Cross (scroll down for panel lineup).
— 6:45pm - Q&A
— 7:00pm - Doors Open for the Music Tech in partnership with Leaders Concert Series in support of MusiCounts concert.
— 7:00-7:45pm - Social mixer and demo on impact of music on education.
— 8:30-10:45pm - Live music, including Bucket List, a collective of musical executives from Toronto’s tech sector with award-winning special guests!

Our panelists (taking the stage at 6:15pm) are:

Alan Cross - Multi-Award winning Broadcaster, Music Journalist, and Music Technology Groups' founder.
Taymoore Balbaa - Strategic Development at SUBPAC
Dr. Dan Bosnyak - Technical Director at McMaster LIVELab
Tom Ladd - Managing Director, Business Dev. & Sales at Cognixion
Jeff Wolpert - Director Music Technology & Digital Media Program at UofT
Michael H. Thaut PhD - Director, Music and Health Sciences Graduate Programs at UofT & Professor of Music and Neuroscience.

RSVP now, as space is limited! See you there!

If you have any questions, please email Nathalia Ribeiro at nathalia (at)

About MusiCounts: MusiCounts is a national music education charity associated with CARAS and The JUNO Awards. They believe that having access to a musical instrument at a young age provides life-changing benefits that will positively impact children throughout their development. This is why MusiCounts provides musical instruments and equipment to schools and after-school programs all across Canada.