creating moments that matter PODCAST


This podcast is the first step towards creating a documentary, Moments That Matter, that will follow explore & reveal stories about life-changing moments, moments of transformation, and moments that have created communities.

Our aim is to create a global community to share ideas, knowledge, research, and perspectives – all with the goal of promoting the understanding that events and hospitality foster human connection.

What Exactly Are Moments That Matter?


Moments that Matter is a project that reveals extraordinary stories of change and transformation. These stories can be traced back to specific gatherings that have had profound impacts on the lives of many.

Moments that Matter invites us to go behind the scenes and follow these impacts to uncover the effect they have on specific people. These are individuals who were able to directly or indirectly reap the benefits that these events have provided.

Events bring people together and when they gather amazing things happen; scientific breakthroughs, discoveries, innovations, successful companies are formed and individuals are inspired to overcome personal challenges.

We are actively searching for these stories because we feel that by telling these stories and feeling the emotions through the characters we will reveal the immense power of events in a far more subtle yet powerful way than any facts or statistics.

Help us spread the word and find these moments of impact.

Share Your Moments That Matter With Us

We want to hear from you! You can respond with your story through email.

Share your story or stories of the impact of the event(s) you attended on your life, and you may be featured on our podcast Creating Moments That Matter.



Our lives are shaped by impactful events

Planned human gatherings where we compete, celebrate, and commiserate. We also learn, do business, admire artistic expressions and, most important of all, connect with each other.

Events and the stories they teach us, move us forward, both as individuals and as a whole species.


These stories are fictional. These are shown here as examples to help showcase the different ways events can affect and shape people.

Julian has been in love with his partner for Eric for 20 years, for most of that time living secretly, in shame. His family and friends did not know that he is gay until he recently came out.

He was inspired by Dillon, whom he met at a business conference. An acquaintance who has unknowingly played a crucial role in Julian’s life. Dillon was not on stage or running a session, however, he was bravely sharing his own experience in coming out in an intimate group discussion.

In doing so Dillon was able to give Julian the confidence he needed to be true to himself and reveal this heavy secret to his family who has since embraced him for who he is.

Ellie never knew what she wanted to be when she was growing up. She was shy and smart, but not comfortable in front of other people. Computers began to fascinate her in high school and coding came naturally to her.

By the time she was supposed to be off to college, she was making a six-figure salary coding in her spare time. She hit the scene in Silicon Valley.

At the Girls That Code 2015 event, she met Billie and the pair chatted about that app idea she had. They quickly got to work the following days and from sketch to prototype went fast.

The following month at the Valley Pitch competition they pitched their prototype. They immediately had interest from various investors and made it to the app store in time for Christmas.

Karen, like many people worldwide, tests her blood sugar at least twice a day. She carries her kit with her everywhere she goes. Until recently, insulin was also part of her daily life.

Karen joined a trial for a vaccine developed by a joint effort by multiple medical teams who met regularly for eight years. Her doctor was part of a team of specialists who researched this particular field.

Their findings were first discussed at the IAFTD 2008 meeting held in Plano, Texas. After 40 years, Karen was one of the first patients in the world to be cured of diabetes.