Participants in the United States and Canada attended the 2021 Virtual Summer Summit, an all-day educational event featuring industry speakers and professional development programming. The program kicked off with a welcome from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and GEI co-founder Ryan Reynolds. Panelists for the event ranged from talent agents and managers to filmmakers, actors, and entertainment executives from company partners such as United Talent Agency, ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and more. The event also featured a resume workshop, mental health presentation, and an introduction to career coaching.