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BlogPodium is Canada’s Conference for Lifestyle and Design Influencers. On this interactive schedule, you will find a listing of the speakers, sponsors, and attendees of the conference. Use this site to create your own personalized schedule.

NOTE: Sessions marked Limited Capacity require pre-registration. To register for these sessions, add the class to your personal schedule. If capacity has been reached, you will be put on the Wait List. All other sessions are open seating and do not require pre-registration.
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Alyssa Garrison

Random Acts Of Pastel
Random Acts of Pastel (or RAOP for short) started out as a street art concept to make the world a happier place. Fresh out of Journalism school, Alyssa began feeling jaded by the click-driven, advertising-fuelled industry. She felt blocked, stuck, and totally unable to move forward. Finding inspiration in Toronto seemed next to impossible.

In search of a new creative outlet, Alyssa decided to paint everyday objects around Toronto pastel colours to brighten things up a bit, to do away with all the grey and gloom in the concrete jungle. After a few pink fire hydrants, she switched her Instagram name over from a personal account to RAOP, and from that moment on Alyssa began “pastel hunting”.

Over the years RAOP has grown from a fun personal project that treasures delight and celebrates everyday magic, to a lifestyle brand that strives to do the same. With a focus on fashion, beauty, and design, RAOP puts the party in your daily routine, and shows readers there is no such thing as too much colour!