Futures of Entertainment Destinations

This presentation builds on crisis and disaster management literature by examining possible post-COVID strategies for select North American Entertainment Destinations, whose vitality depends on a thriving entertainment scene. Drawing from industry experts’ responses to four alternative “images” of the future, Dubois discusses how existing strategies appear limited in this particular instance, and highlights practical implications for destinations.

This lecture was part of Ontario Culture Days symposium, Now, into the Future: Cultural Tourism in Ontario, held June 16-17, 2021.

Speaker bio

Louis-Etienne Dubois,
School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University

Louis-Etienne Dubois is Associate Professor of creative industries management at Ryerson University’s School of Creative Industries, as well as associate researcher at MINES ParisTech’s Center for Scientific Management. He is the director of the Future of Live Entertainment lab, a research partnership between Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. Louis-Etienne has previously consulted and delivered corporate training for a range of organizations in the creative, associative, aerospace and banking sectors, and has been involved in different Executive education programs since 2012 at HEC Montreal and Ryerson University.

We acknowledge and thank the Province of Ontario and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of this project.