Dan Campana is a barista of sorts.
He will serve up an energizing mental jolt each morning of Emergency Nursing 2021 – A Virtual Xperience as the host of “Morning Brew.”
The talk show is entertaining and informative as it sets the tone for the day, explained Campana, who is also ENA’s director of communications and public relations.
“‘Morning Brew’ has always been about starting the day with some energy, keeping it light with conversation and a little bit of laughter, and really giving people an idea of what they can expect for the day ahead,” he said.
The show debuted in 2020, when social distancing and travel restrictions stemming from COVID-19 spurred ENA to reimagine Emergency Nursing 2020 as EN20X – A Virtual Xperience.
“We were looking for something that was truly a kickoff to each day because everybody was starting their day in a different circumstance,” Campana said, noting that attendees logged on to the virtual conference from all over the world.
“We wanted something that was essentially the opening statement for the day, and the concept for ‘Morning Brew’ came up as a way to have a little fun. It got people energized for however they were going to spend their virtual day with us.”
Building on the success of “Morning Brew” at EN20, the show was incorporated into other virtual ENA events and scheduled for a set of encore performances at EN21.
The “Brew” will air at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 and 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 and 24.
The audience can expect to see Emergency Nursing Conference Education Planning Committee members and other familiar faces outlining the days’ can’t-miss sessions and sharing highlights from the previous day’s activities and celebrations.
“It’s fun to draw out what they’re excited about and to have them share that with our audiences,” Campana said.
If “Morning Brew” helps attendees begin each day of EN21 with a positive outlook, Campana will consider his mission accomplished.
“There are so many great things happening over the course of the week, and ‘Morning Brew’ gets to be that one little moment that hopefully people will take advantage of to hear what’s going on and to get their day started on a good note,” he said. “If we can help with that, then we’ll have done our jobs.”