Open Academy Training & Events Director, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe Sharon is a creative, accomplished and exacting event management professional whose passion is to design and deliver interactive events and training programmes that motivate and connect participants and provide platforms for genuine exchange and learning. The arc of her 20+ year career spans conferences, capacity-building workshops, symposia, weddings, award ceremonies and fundraising gala dinners of all sizes in North America, Europe and beyond. Sharon has worked in the non-profit and association markets for the past 13 years and has experience delivering online, hybrid and in-person events with measurable deliverables and proven return on investment. She recently completed a certification programme in online meetings from the Meeting Design Institute. Sharon is an Expert Contributor to AMI magazine and founder of Eventualise, an eLearning solution for non-profits and associations looking to create impactful large- scale events.