Getting the most out of the Festival


  • The conference will use Zoom as the platform for all conference sessions, meetings and socials.

  • To connect, make sure you have Zoom downloaded on your computer or mobile device.  You will also need to create an account.

  • The Zoom Support Quick Start Guide for New Users is helpful if you are new to Zoom.

  • Ensure that your connection and operating system meets the Zoom requirements – find them here.

  • After downloading and setting up your account, customize your Zoom profile by adding a photo (it will appear when your camera is off). Be sure that your Zoom name also represents how you’d like to be identified in the session.

  • Important note: If you are unable to attend a session, or if the session fills up, you will be able to watch the session recordings afterwards. We will be recording them and saving them on our YouTube page. The link will be made available on the Resilience Festival website.

Woman ready at computer for Virtual Resilience Festival
Man participating in online Resilience Festival workshop


  • Find the festival schedule online on our Programs page. Follow the link to the sessions you are interested in, and find the registration form for these sessions on an Eventbrite page.

  • You will be able to ask questions in different ways depending on the format of the session.  You will always be able to ask through the chat or Q&A function, but in some sessions you can choose to ask your question through your video and/or microphone.  The session facilitator will go over these details at the start of each session.



  • While we can’t all be together in person, it would be fun to see how the Community is participating in the 2021 virtual Resilience Festival.  Take a photo of you and your family/friends participating in the festival throughout the week and post it to Instagram tagging us @transitionguelph. 

  • All appropriate posts will be entered into a draw for a special prize and some of the best ones (as determined by a TG Board member) will be shared on TG’s Instagram story.


Many thanks to the EFAO for inspiring our 2021 virtual festival, and providing us with some tools and ideas to get this years’ event off the ground!


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