Friday, November 13 - Friday, November 20
Set-up private appointments, check out the latest resources and videos, or leave a chat message with sponsors in our virtual showcase. Vendors your used to seeing at ASDA conferences will be ready to meet with you one-one-one to support you as you navigate the new normal of our industry. Attendees who visit the most vendors in our showcase will be entered in to win prizes!
Sponsored by Aspen Dental
Friday, November 13
Gloyo: Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga
8-9 p.m. CST
Wear your brightest neon workout clothes, crack some glow sticks and turn down the lights at home to learn yoga while you recharge after a day of sessions. Three lucky yogis will be entered in to win at-home yoga gear from lululemon and a 12-month subscription to CorePower OnDemand.
Saturday, November 14
Sponsored by Great-West Financial
BYOB: Build Your Own Brunch
11:45-12:45 p.m. CST
Join celebrity chef Matt Basile as he hosts a live demonstration of how to create two brunch classics with a twist; California Benny and OG Buttermilk Pancakes! Since we’re cooking more at home than ever, this is your chance to master a few breakfast fundamentals, learn how to make a new dish, experience the talents of a chef firsthand and get your cooking questions answered! Join us and be entered to win one of three signed cookbooks by Chef Matt and a $150 Crate & Barrel gift card!
Founder, Fidel Gastro’s
Matt Basile believes food should be fun, and that in the food business you have to do things differently to be memorable. The creator of the Toronto-based street food brand Fidel Gastro’s, Basile started his career in advertising as a copywriter, but when he was just 26 years old, he left it all to host his first underground popup in Toronto. Now, Fidel Gastro’s has grown from a fold-up table to a food empire receiving national and international attention.
Under the Fidel Gastro’s brand, Basile operates one of Canada’s most recognizable food trucks and for six phenomenal years ran the gastro pub, Lisa Marie. It was featured on various TV series, including You Gotta Eat Here! and Chef In The City, and was also ranked as the ninth best brunch spot in Canada by OpenTable magazine.
In addition, Basile hosted the reality television show Rebel Without a Kitchen, which aired on Netflix, Travel and Escape Channel, the Cooking Channel, and the Asian Food Channel. He also hosts original cooking shows on YouTube that include Chefs In Cars Getting Takeout, Date Night with Grandma, YAAAA Brunch, and much more!
Basile and his partner, Kyla Zanardi, are the bestselling authors of two cookbooks: Street Food Diaries and, most recently, Brunch Life. He is also a food writer for both The Huffington Post and Vice, and a regular guest on programs such as Global Morning and Breakfast Television.
In 2015, Basile was nominated for a coveted Canadian Screen Award for Best Host of a Canadian Reality Series.
Alumni Practice Options Hangout
2-3 p.m. CST
Learn about a variety of practice settings from ASDA alumni and have the opportunity to ask questions in a small-group setting.
Sponsored by Pacific Dental Services
You Can’t Handle the Tooth Trivia
3-4 p.m. CST
Get ready to show off your trivia skills! Test your knowledge in everything from movies, music, geography, pop culture, sports to even some dental questions thrown into the mix, as you join ASDA in a fun-filled, high energy trivia game. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive the following prizes:
1st Place – Apple Watch series 6 (value = $400)
2nd Place – Yeti Hooper Flip 12 Soft Cooler (value = $250)
3rd Place – Amazon Gift Card (value = $150)
Bingo with the Board
7-8 p.m. CST
Spend your evening networking with the Board of Trustees and competing in several rounds of high-stakes bingo play!
Sponsored by Treloar & Heisel
Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15
Instagram Photo Contest
How to play?
Step One: Post a photo according to the specifications below:
- Day 1 – Where will you be watching VLC from? Show us your virtual desk space!
- Day 2 – Show us your set-up for tonight’s networking events – how are you preparing for a night of conversation and celebration with fellow attendees?
- Day 3 – School pride and biggest VLC takeaway time. You and your classmates are desperate for some school spirit – show some love by dressing in your most spirited ensemble.
Step Two: Tag Treloar & Heisel’s @treloarheisel and your ASDA District’s Instagram. Remember to include #ASDVLC in your comments.
How to win?
Post a photo each day of the conference (don’t forget to tag T&H Instagram page & your ASDA District along with adding #ASDAVLC in the comments). By following these directions you have entered to win the following:
- Each day, the top three winners for the best photo will receive $150 (first place), $100 (second place) and $50 (third place).
- Each day, the District with the most photo submissions will receive $500.