After a 30-year career in radio and television, Neil Hedley launched Dadditudes.com in 2012 as a magazine, community and resource for men who have brains and aren’t afraid to use them. Dadditudes helps give voices to dads across North America who are passionate about life, legacy, and loving their families.
A veteran of print and radio writing, Mike Tennant is known to thousands of CBC Radio listeners for his work as Ad Columnist on Definitely Not the Opera the creator/voice of syndicated “explainer” pieces on topical events, and more recently as producer, co-writer, and co-creator (with Terry O’Reilly) of The Age of Persuasion.
Mike Lipkin is a Toronto-based speaker, author, motivator and persuasion coach who has worked in twenty-two countries with over 1,000,000 people. He is also the President of Environics/Lipkin, the specialist motivation and persuasion company in the Environics Research Group, one of Canada’s largest and most sophisticated research houses.
Stuart Knight is an award winning entrepreneur, critically acclaimed author, and hit producer. He has written, produced and starred in live presentations that have been seen by over one million people and each year speaks internationally helping some of the world’s biggest companies reach new levels of success.
Scott Stratten is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing: positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have a need, they choose you.
Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran his “UnAgency” for nearly a decade before focusing exclusively on speaking. He has helped companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil and Fidelity Investments find their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape. He now has over 124,000 people follow his daily rantings on Twitter and was voted one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on Forbes.com. It’s the only time he’s felt comfortable being compared to Ashton Kutcher, P Diddy and Justin Bieber.
Before founding Wee Welcome, a business devoted to giving new parents the tools to have a baby and a life, Maureen spent seven years with Famous Players, where she started and managed special audience programming like Famous Babies, Popcorn Parties and Large ‘N’ Live WWE and concert/sports satellite broadcast events.
Kevin Knebl is recognized as a LinkedIn expert and has trained hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals on the most effective uses of LinkedIn since 2003. Kevin also has more Recommendations (1200+) on his LinkedIn profile than anyone else in the world among over 150,000,000 LinkedIn users.
No one has built a larger digital media business in Canada than Kerry Munro. Having a keen sense as to how best connect consumers with technology Kerry is widely regarded as having turned Yahoo Canada into the most dominant digital business in the country and one of the best performing internet franchises on the planet. Through his innovation and leadership he created a model that is now being replicated by many of his competitors and peers in Canada and around the world.
Over the past 40 years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, financial, and workforce implications of the age wave.
Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker and best-selling author of 16 books on longevity and aging-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave, New Directions in Eldercare Services, Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old, Workforce Crisis, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He is currently writing two new books – Financial Caregiving: Where Love, Honor and Money Converge and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. He was the executive producer and host of the twenty-part medical education series Caring for an Aging Society, as well as executive producer and host of the highly acclaimed PBS documentary The Boomer Century:1946–2046 which aired nationally over 2,000 times.
At the age of 21, Jon Duschinsky co-founded the Cascaid agency in the UK. He later became head of fundraising for France’s largest AIDS organisation (Sidaction), then took on the challenge of being the first ever Director of the French Institute of Fundraising. For much of the last decade Jon has been involved in pushing the social innovation agenda and envelope across Europe.