Date Change – Burnout – Up Close & Personal

Let’s Get Uncomfortable is advising that its Up Close & Personal with Burnout — the second session of its three-part series on mental health — has been rescheduled to Dec. 8 from 11 am to 12 pm.

BURNOUT: Up Close & Personal – Confronting the Tourism Industry’s Mental Health Crisis will see LGU’s Maria Ines speaking with Julie Smigadis of Flight Centre Travel Group, Shalene Dudley of Latitude Concierge Travels Ltd. and Tim Chan, PR pro who spent a decade in the tourism industry, about their personal experiences balancing mental health with demanding careers in travel, particularly as they’ve navigated the impacts of COVID-19.

Exploring the real-life impacts of mental distress, this event will be an up-close look at the role mental health plays in our day-to-day, how it hides in plain sight, and ways we can support each other moving forward.

Proceeds from this event will go toward compensating the panelists for their time, energy and expertise. Ticket prices are on a sliding scale, with three options to choose from:

  • Free, for individuals in a restrictive financial position
  • $15, for individuals looking to contribute to the cause
  • $50, for individuals and organizations able to make a more substantial contribution

The rescheduled session takes place on Dec. 8 from 11 am to 12 pm. and a Zoom, link will be emailed to ticketholders 24 hours prior to the event.

To get tickets, CLLICK HERE.

Let’s Get Uncomfortable is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to offering a safe space for travel industry professionals to have difficult conversations, for the sake of effecting positive change.

From gender equity, to race and representation, to responsible tourism practices, we want to address the issues that are too often overlooked and offer participants a platform to express their positions.

We ensure industry thought leaders and subject matter experts are on-hand to weigh-in on each topic and make a point of establishing action items at the end of each session so attendees feel empowered to make a difference within their own organizations.

For more, go to or email — [email protected]