A media professional with more than 20 years’ experience, Alex writes the CityAge Newsletter, which you can subscribe to here! She studied journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), and has written for many magazines, including Reader’s Digest Canada, Report on Business Magazine, Broadview, and The Walrus. And she has worked as an editor at such publications as Today’s Parent and Canadian Business. Alex calls Toronto home, and is fascinated with the possibilities in cities, especially ones that create spaces where everyone is cared for and has what they need to thrive. When not at work, she can usually be found poking around her garden or with her nose in a book (her to-read pile is ridiculous).
Alon leads the CityAge team as its Managing Director. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, sales leadership and digital media across multiple industries, he weaves together each facet of CityAge to deliver its impact globally.
As a multi-award winning media professional, Alon ran his own consulting business before joining CityAge, working with businesses and not-for-profits on wide-ranging issues including brand-building, business strategy, sales leadership, human resource planning, digital media and much more.
Prior to that, Alon led global marketing and consumer sales for the world’s leading small group adventure travel company, quite a pivot from his preceding stint as VP of Consumer Sales and Marketing and the Globe and Mail. He’s worked at the NBA in New York City, and held leadership roles at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBC Olympics, and the Florida Panthers, before becoming CMO of the Toronto Board of Trade, and subsequently being EVP of CTVglobemedia (now Bell Media).
Alon studied Gerontology and Economics at McMaster University, before his professional journey began. He has been a director of multiple Boards and continues to volunteer his time with wide-ranging non-profit organizations across North America. Originally from Israel, he has been to all seven continents, lived in the USA and Canada, and calls Toronto home.
After enjoying an accomplished musical career, Darryl moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to study creative writing in the acclaimed Writers’ Program at UCLA. Two years later, he found himself traveling the world for his first book, a best-selling memoir titled, Pride in Travel. After the book he began working in film and television, helping to adapt foreign projects for North American audiences. In 2019 he found his way back to music releasing a solo album under the name Old Kid with Hamilton, Ontario record label, Maisonneuve Music. He has also combined his love of music and film by providing original compositions for multiple films and television series. Darryl currently runs his own Creative Consulting agency helping clients tell their stories across myriad genres and platforms. At City age, Darryl helps produce our bi-weekly podcast series. In his spare time he is a hockey coach in Toronto’s GTHL, avid golfer, and a pub enthusiast who values nothing more than time spent with close friends and family.
Edlyn, one of CityAge’s first employees, is the company’s lead researcher. She connects the team with potential speakers, sponsors, and attendees, in addition to helping with daily administrative tasks.
Before joining the CityAge team, she was a Customer Relations Officer at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
All the way from the Philippines, she’s been dedicated to CityAge’s success for almost 10 years.
Heather handles all the logistics and production for CityAge events, as event lead. With 20+ years of conference planning and execution experience, she has produced conferences, programs and events for a range of clients from large multinational corporations to associations as well as smaller non-profit agencies, across Canada, internationally and of course, digitally.
Prior to joining the CityAge team, she was responsible for the end-to-end planning of multi-day, multi-track international software development conferences for four years. She also built her own small consultancy managing complex conference logistics and program production, as well as spent 15 years as a project manager with some of Canada’s leading event management firms.
Her success in being adaptable and dynamic….as well as her sense of humour...has proven valuable in forging new territory in the evolving world of digital events.
As CityAge's head content programmer, Isabelle strives to unite individuals and catalyzes transformative initiatives that uplift society. She has a passion for the news, Canadian and international affairs, an insatiable curiosity, and a natural inclination to problem solve efficiently. Her master’s degree in media communication and hands-on experience in journalism and documentary production has taken her from the academic world, to behind the scenes of Canada's national broadcasting corporation, to documenting a refugee crisis in a war zone. When she’s not working or thinking about world issues, she’s most likely planning her next travels or experimenting in the kitchen.
Jennifer is a a lifelong communications professional who built her career in a variety of roles and sectors, intentionally seeking opportunities to contribute to exciting organizations in bold and meaningful ways.
Khushboo as CityAge's digital marketing coordinator leverages digital platforms to drive impactful results. With her trusty laptop and a cup of coffee by her side, Khushboo dives into the world of social media and digital platforms, crafting powerful strategies that leave a lasting impression. With two postgraduate certificates, in Digital Media Marketing and International Business Management, she effortlessly navigates through different platforms and marketing techniques, ensuring CityAge's online presence shines brighter than ever.O ff-duty, you might catch her strumming away on her ukulele, filling the streets of Toronto or parks with her arguably melodious tunes. She is passionate about food and is always trying to explore different cultures through their cuisines.
Lauren, CityAge employee No. 1, leads all aspects of CityAge's marketing and helps bring the CityAge brand, and its thought leaders, to markets around the world. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she earned a degree in Marketing and Digital Marketing. She began her career in advertising and sales in Toronto, Ontario. Lauren is also active in the philanthropy community and is dedicated to contributing towards the healthy development of children and youth across Canada. She also has a wicked shot, which she developed as captain of her university's Division I field hockey team.
Max is CityAge's resident design guru and has been helping shape the company's brand over the last several years as the website and graphics designer. He built CityAge's current website and designs assets for its live and digital events, including social media graphics, event programs and email newsletters. A Vancouver-based designer, Max's clients include Logitech, Engineers Canada, and AmaZix. He has a Diploma in Digital and Print Publishing from Langara College.
Sarah nurtures and develops CityAge’s partnerships. She’s been doing that for over 20 years in many sectors, bringing together organizations in mutually synergistic partnerships. At CityAge, she develops and manages our highly collaborative relationships with leaders in both the public and private sectors. Sarah is experienced in creating value-added, relationship-based partnerships for organizations — from technology start-ups to multinational businesses in the medical, pharmaceutical, government, non-profit, education, tourism, and renewable energy sectors. And that means we look after our partners. Her forte is creating integrated partnerships offering turnkey sponsorship and bespoke solutions for clients across North America and internationally. Travel in all its forms and learning about cultures is a passion for Sarah. Based in Vancouver, BC, she has lived in Canada, Italy, and Ireland and traveled to 38 countries (and counting).
Marc is the Co-Founder of CityAge Media, launched in 2011 to connect interesting people and ideas. In 10 years, CityAge has built dozens of purpose-specific communities to drive business, technology and economic results across the United States, Canada and around the world.
Prior to CityAge Marc was Chief of Staff to the Finance Minister in British Columbia, where he helped deliver three provincial budgets, North America's first carbon tax, BC's host duties of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and many other projects and policies.
Marc has written for The Economist Group in London, worked on trade policy between Canada and the European Union in Brussels, and is a graduate of UBC and the London School of Economics.
Miro is the co-founder of CityAge, which he helped start after a long career in journalism, where he covered Asia from Beijing and the United States, from New York City, for The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. His written work has also appeared in publications such as The Economist, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and People.
Miro is also the director and writer of ten documentary films, which have been broadcast around the world on networks such as the BBC, CBC, National Geographic/Discovery and many more. His subjects include U.S. presidents, international leaders, climate change, the Arctic and many others.
He lives in Vancouver, Canada.