My good friend Ashton Owens hosted Welby Altidor, the executive creative director of creation at Cirque Du Soleil... and shot these incredible behind-the-scenes photos of him at STORY.
Our emcee David Wenzel catching up with Welby before he introduced him.
Affixing the microphone backstage.
Consulting with Sherri Meyer, our amazing line producer.
On stage at the event.
Welby asked us the day before the event what he should talk about. =)
Meet and greet with some of our STORY attendees after his main stage talk.
We booked Welby through a speaker's bureau. When we first invited him through his agent, he said no. But I found his email address by trying various combinations of his name at @cirque. One got through. I shared my heart and more about STORY, expressed how much we'd love to have him... and he said yes.