Phase One Showcase

HearVue began Phase One of its movement in September 2019 with the launch of this website.

The five-month period from October 2019 through to March 2020 introduced captioning to dozens of live events that had never experienced it before, a few of which are included below. It was wonderful to be associated with such outstanding organizations, all deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. Thousands of attendees were wowed, buzz was generated, and a cultural shift was taking place.

COVID-19 provides the unexpected occasion to reflect on the gains made by HearVue during Phase One. The greater the challenge, the greater the opportunity and we are excitedly planning Phase Two.

Our First Event – Michelle Obama

HearVue’s first event was “An Evening With Former First Lady Michelle Obama” in October 2019 in the Founder’s hometown of Hamilton, ON. Due to the short notice, this was a trial display of Live Event Captioning on one monitor only. Security restrictions did not permit HearVue to take any photos of the captioning, but it was great to increase accessibility for some of the attendees who raved about the captioning!

Archangel Summit

This full-day event is an annual gathering of mission-driven entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals who want to do well by doing good. In their words, it is a mix between a business show and a rock concert. HearVue was delighted to provide captioning for the event across all monitors.

Live Captioning of a Slide Presentation
Live Captioning of a Video Presentation

CNIB Foundation Events

The CNIB Foundation hosts many events and like HearVue, recognizes and respects the value of inclusion and accessibility. HearVue was pleased to sponsor their 2019 Opening Doors to Opportunity Reception and Guide Dog Graduation.

CNIB Brand Ambassador Ben Mulroney
of eTalk and CTV’s Your Morning

Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO)
100th Anniversary Gala

The WLAO is a vibrant, active voice for women in the profession and a vital resource to members in their pursuit of fulfilling and successful careers in law. They celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2019, and HearVue was there to capture every moment!

Madame Justice Andromache Karakatsanis
of the Supreme Court of Canada

#movethedial Events

The mission of #movethedial is to increase the participation and leadership of all women in tech. From the start, Jodi Kovitz, its Founder & CEO, has been HearVue’s most vocal champion, which we have greatly appreciated. We are pleased to continue our partnership with #movethedial to make their events even more accessible and inclusive!

Global Summit Welcome Dinner
Toronto Mayor John Tory | Photo by Photagonist.ca
Just a few of the great moments at the Global Summit 2019
Photo by Photagonist.ca
Stories: In Honour of Black History Month
#movethedial/Elevate Joint Event
International Women’s Day Celebration
Photo by Photagonist.ca

Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
Top 100 Leadership Summit

WXN, a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. They deliver this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs. They believe equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. WXN has been an ardent supporter of HearVue’s mission, as it dovetails with their own beliefs.

Melissa Grelo, The Social and CTV’s Your Morning

Women’s College Hospital Foundation
Women for Women’s Luncheon

Over 1,000 women and their allies gathered at the 9th annual Women for Women’s Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s annual signature gala luncheon to celebrate empowered women and the global impact of Women’s College Hospital. HearVue was proud to be a supporter.

Canadian Women’s Foundation
International Women’s Day Luncheon

In March of 2020, the Canadian Women’s Foundation celebrated International Women’s Day with The Exchange: Conversations to Inspire Change. This signature fundraising event featured keynote speaker Samantha Bee, one of late night’s funniest voices. The event raised $350,000 for programs that empower diverse women and girls. HearVue was proud to be a partner.

Keynote Speaker Samantha Bee of “Full Frontal”

SheEO Global Summit

SheEO is a radically redesigned ecosystem that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators, and is emerging as a leading global model. As a female-led social enterprise, HearVue was pleased to support SheEO with the provision of Live Event Captioning for their first-ever Global Summit.

Panel Discussion with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

MUCH GRATITUDE

To all of the Phase One participants who increased accessibility and inclusion at their events. The pilot was wildly successful!

HearVue is enthusiastically developing Phase Two – stayed tuned!