Risha Grant

Risha Grant, Diversity, Inclusion speaker, virtual keynote speaker

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates.

Dr. Gillian Mandich

Virtual Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science, specializing in Health Promotion. Her primary areas of research are happiness and health, and her work combines the latest research, practical wisdom, and an engaging style to help people live happier, healthier lives.

Warren MacDonald

Warren MacDonald, Adventure Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Profile Image

Warren Macdonald’s life’s boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland’s (Australia) Hinchinbrook Island. Climbing to the Island’s tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh.

Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Astronaut, Profile Image

Dr. Roberta Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can adapt to constantly-changing business environments here on Earth. With innovative ideas about how to navigate in uncharted territory, she offers her abilities as a leader and visionary to corporations and organizations throughout North America. Dr. Bondar demonstrates the adaptive thinking necessary for changing perspectives in our contemporary world.

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, Business and Economy Speaker, Asia Correspondent, Profile Image

Patrick Brown, a giant in Canadian journalism, was appointed as Global TV’s Beijing-based Asia Correspondent in the fall of 2011. He possesses a sharp mind, originality and a remarkable sensitivity.

Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow, Environmental Speaker, Blue Planet Project, Profile Image

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest citizen’s advocacy organization, as well as the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works to stop commodification of the world’s water. She is a Director with the International Forum on Globalization, a San Francisco based research and education institution opposed to economic globalization.

Mark Terry

Mark Terry, Environmental Speaker, Producer, Profile Image

Documentary filmmaker Mark Terry has been producing award-winning films in Canada for more than 20 years. With his film, The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning (2009), he achieved the rare feat of setting foot on all seven continents, and his latest film, The Polar Explorer, was the only film invited to screen at the 2011 UN conference in Cancun. Mark is an expert in the environmental issues affecting fragile eco-systems and, by extension, the world.

Kristina Groves

A native of Ottawa, Kristina started skating when she was 11 because she wanted to distinguish herself from her ski-crazed family. Good news for Canada. Twenty-years later, in 2007-08, she produced a season to remember collecting World Cup medals culminating in her first of three overall titles in the 1500m, a World All-round Championship bronze medal, and an historic five-medal performance at the World Single Distance Championships including gold in the 3000m.

Julia Moulden

Julia Moulden, Change Speaker, New Radicals, Profile Image

A powerful new idea is sweeping North America: that "doing good" can mean more than volunteering and philanthropy. That how we earn our living can become the way we give back. We’ve all heard about the rich and powerful doing good works. Julia Moulden presents a new group of role models – ordinary men and women who have reinvented what they do for a living. They’re people who want their work to reflect their values, and help them make a difference in the world

Jim Harris

Jim Harris, Disruptive Innovation Keynote Speaker, Profile Image

Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends and mitigating risk. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation’s top ten speakers and consultants. He works internationally conducting strategic planning sessions with executive teams.