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Joseph Boyden

Internationally Renowned Novelist

Joseph Boyden is a national and international literary superstar. Shooting to fame with his first novel, the multi-award winning Three Day Road, Boyden has repeated his triumphs in his subsequent novels, Through Black Spruce and The Orenda. Exploring...

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Dr. Gary Bradt

Change and Leadership Expert

“Adapt, ignite, and win,” is Dr. Gary Bradt’s rallying cry for success in a world that moves fast and doesn’t wait for stragglers. Bradt increases the capacity of people and organizations to rise to the challenge of change by deliveri...

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Mark Brand

Social Entrepreneur | Restaurateur

“There is nothing more invigorating than understanding how flawed you are and still believing you can do good,” says Mark Brand, one of Vancouver’s most recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs. A restaurateur and retailer, Brand is best known f...

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Ian Bremmer

Global Political Risk Expert

Specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk, Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading global political risk researchers and consultants. Renowned for merging the study of political science with current financ...

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Leonard Brody

Business and Technology Visionary

Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order” by BC Business magazine. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary who is consistently...

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Jesse Brown

Digital Media Expert | Disruptive Journalist | Futurist

What does the future hold for Canada? Are our institutions and economy at odds with rapid technological and cultural change? Are we keeping up? From business to government to media, disruption is here. Technology and media expert Jesse Brown explains...

Measha Brueggergosman

Celebrated Soprano

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman is one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities in the world. With more than 3.2 billion people witnessing her mesmerizing performance in the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paral...

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Michael Bryant

Former Attorney General | Bestselling Author of 28 Seconds

A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his twelfth wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant―the Former Attorney General―when he was charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. Spea...

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Todd Buchholz

Global Economic Commentator and Policymaker

The Associated Press has said that Todd Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit.” A former associate director for economic policy at The White House and advisor to such investment firms as the Soros Fund, Goldman Sachs...

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Marcus Buckingham

Expert on Outstanding Leadership and Management Practices

In a workplace ruled by efficiency and competency, where do personal strengths fit in? Using his nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, Marcus Buckingham challenges entrenched preconceptions about achievement ...

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Ron Buist

Marketing Expert | Inventor of “Roll Up The Rim To Win”

If you’ve ever won a free coffee, a donut, or even a television because you “rolled up the rim to win,” you have Ron Buist to thank. The former marketing director for Tim Hortons for 24 years, Buist helped turn a once little-known donut sho...

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Brent Butt

Celebrated Comedian

Brent Butt is best known in television for his hilarious role on CTV’s Corner Gas, which portrayed life in small town Saskatchewan and the mayhem that ensued there each week. Bringing a similar style of humour to his onstage performances, Brent is ...

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Guy Cabana

Negotiation and Communication Expert

Today’s business world demands that employees at all levels know how to negotiate effectively. For over 30 years, communications expert Guy Cabana has been teaching the art of negotiation―in both English and French― in a captivating, humor...

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Susan Cain

Bestselling Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts

Susan Cain believes society overvalues the gregariousness of extroverts and dramatically undervalues the talents of introverts. In her bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and in her record-smashi...

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Michael Campbell

Business Analyst | Broadcaster | Author

Michael Campbell shows audiences how to survive and thrive in today’s tumultuous financial and economic environment. Michael is best known as the host of Canada’s top rated business show – Money Talks. Each week Michael and his guests track mar...

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Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Former Captain of the Canadian Women's Hockey Team

Cassie Campbell-Pascall laced up her first pair of skates when she was five years old. Today, she is a heroine of Canadian sport. A passionate and dynamic speaker, Campbell-Pascall draws on her accomplishments as the captain of the gold-medal winnin...

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Rick Campanelli

Co-Host, Entertainment Tonight Canada

Rick Campanelli is one of Canada’s most recognizable TV personalities. After spending nearly a decade with MuchMusic as one of their most popular hosts, he made the leap from the “nation’s music station” to Entertainment Tonight Canada. Wheth...

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Zane Caplansky

Deli King, Caplansky’s Deli | Food Television Personality

Zane Caplansky was born to own a deli. Now one of Canada’s most successful and well-known restaurateurs, Zane’s path to smoked-meat success was a haphazard one. With jobs along the way that included acting as a political assistant, becoming a bus...

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Lorne Cardinal

Gemini-Winning Actor and Director

Lorne Cardinal is undeniably one of the funniest men on the stage and in the small screen. As an entertainer, speaker, or event host, Cardinal effortlessly taps into his gift for comedic timing and his quick wit to ensure that audiences roll in the a...

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Candace Carnahan

Workplace Safety Advocate | Culture Change Agent | Inspirational Speaker

Lauded as one of the “Faces of the Future” by Maclean’s magazine, Candace Carnahan uses her unique life lessons to inspire us to dismantle the roadblocks that hinder efficiency, while celebrating the attitudes and behaviors that promote success...

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Bill Carr

Communication Expert | Award-Winning Humourist

For over thirty years, Bill Carr has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and offers his audiences a fresh perspective on what they fa...

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Jim Carroll

Futurist, Trends, and Innovation Expert

Jim Carroll is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists on trends and innovation. Possessing a massive global blue-chip client list, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes....

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Dave Carroll

Singer-Songwriter | Author of United Breaks Guitars

Musician Dave Carroll’s United Airlines flight had just landed when a fellow passenger looked out the aircraft’s window at the baggage handlers and exclaimed, “My god they’re throwing guitars out there!” When nine months of ...

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Ben Casnocha

Entrepreneur | Co-Author of The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. BusinessWeek named him”one of America’s top young entrepreneurs,” while PoliticsOnline called him one of the “25 most influential people in the worl...

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Timothy Caulfield

Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivaled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector—from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine—for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is...

Health & Wellness Speaker

Michelle Cederberg

Health and Productivity Expert

Michelle Cederberg galvanizes people to blaze their own path and live a bigger life. An author, health expert, and life coach, she transports delighted audiences on a journey to optimal health and energy habits, to find better work-life balance, and ...

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Bob Chapman

Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies

Spend just five minutes with Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, and you’ll discover two things: His optimism is infectious and his passion for providing a fulfilling work environment for his employees is palpable. These two...

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Ram Charan

Strategy Execution Expert

Ram Charan is known for his practical, real world perspective on matters such as growth, leadership, governance, and succession. Having worked for more than 35 years behind the scenes at companies such as General Electric, DuPont, and Verizon, Charan...

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Michel Chikwanine

Former Child Soldier | Inspirational Speaker on the Ability to Create Change

Michel Chikwanine has overcome unimaginable pain and struggles. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel grew up amid the terror of the Great War of Africa. He witnessed the torture of his father, the rape of his mother, and endured torture o...

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David Chilton

Former “Dragon” on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den | Bestselling Author of The Wealthy Barber

Whether it’s helping millions of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, David Chilton has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures, a skill he leveraged as a “dragon” on CBC television’s #1 hi...

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Graham Chittenden

Comedian | Emcee | Host

Fresh and clean…but still relentlessly funny, Graham Chittenden is one of Canada’s most exciting comedic performers. A familiar face at the Just For Laughs festival, on television and on the radio in programs such as Match Game and The Debate...

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Clayton Christensen

Innovation Management Guru | Bestselling Author

Clayton Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership, or worse, disappear completely, when launching a new and innovative product. Having spent his career developing his “disruption innovatio...

Clayton Christensen Innovation Speaker

Scott Christopher

Co-Author of The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up

Scott Christopher travels the world entertaining and motivating thousands of people through his laugh-a-minute lectures, sharing how levity, humor, and becoming more of a “people person” can help you excel in business and at home. Practis...

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The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark

Former Canadian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

Canada’s 16th Prime Minister―The Right Honourable Joe Clark―is one of the most widely respected Canadians in history. A leader in fighting apartheid and promoting human rights, and the architect of significant Canadian initiatives in the Mi...

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Tom Clark

Host of Global TV's The West Block with Tom Clark

One of Canada’s premier broadcast journalists, Tom Clark has reported on the local, national, and international stories that have shaped Canada for the past 25 years. Witness to many of the history-making events during this time, Clark brings h...

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Wendel Clark

Former Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Wendel Clark was one of the most beloved players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. The former team captain, his rambunctious playing style and exceptional talent on the ice endeared him to fans. Now an ambassador for the team and a spokesp...

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David Coletto

Marketing Research Leader and Expert on Canadian Millennials

As a founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, David Coletto and his team deliver strategic advice and research design expertise to many of Canada’s foremost corporations, advocacy groups, and political leaders. A leader in online research methodolo...

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Carla Collins

Entertainment and Comedy Diva

Hailed the “Queen of Comedy” and “Canada’s Tina Fey” by The Canadian Press, Carla Collins is an award-winning bilingual comedian, actress, television host and author who brings her unique mix of wit and professionalism to every even...

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Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine

Millions of eyes and ears count on―and respect―Geoff Colvin’s insights on the key issues driving change in business, politics, and the economy. The senior editor of Fortune magazine, and named by Directorship magazine as one of the “100 Most ...

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Tom Connellan

New York Times Bestselling Author | Expert on Building Traction and Momentum with Customers and Teams

Tom Connellan energizes and inspires audiences with actionable ideas that quickly build traction and momentum in teams or with customers. Founded on research and his experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author, Tom’s p...

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Anderson Cooper

Award-Winning CNN Anchor and Journalist

Anderson Cooper untangles the complex webs surrounding today’s biggest news stories and engages audiences with his world view of the latest hot spots and global issues. The anchor of Anderson Cooper 360, a provocative weekday program on CNN tha...

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Donald Cooper

Business Management, Marketing, and Customer Service Expert

Drawing from his unique experience as both a world-class manufacturer and award-winning retailer, Donald Cooper delivers the “straight goods” on how to sell more, manage smarter, grow your bottom line…and have a life. With wisdom, h...

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Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

Dubbed the “megawatt celebrity economist” by Report on Business magazine, Dr. Sherry Cooper rose to international prominence because of her uncanny ability to shed light on the oft-murky waters of global economics and personal finance. Making eve...

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Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Entrepreneur | Branding Expert | Shark Tank “Shark”

Barbara Corcoran’s got straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. But it was her 21st job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country–she borrowed $1,000 and quit her job...

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Simon B. Cotter

Award-Winning Corporate Comedian

A humourless workplace is nothing to laugh at. Much more than the “knock knock” jokes of your childhood, humour is an effective tool for enhancing relationships, calming conflict, and increasing workplace happiness. Whether entertaining audiences...

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Stephen M.R. Covey

Leading at the Speed of Trust

What is the one thing that can make your organization more profitable and more promotable? The answer may surprise you―it’s trust. Stephen M. R. Covey, the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling, ground-breaking, paradigm-shifting book,...

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Andrew Coyne

Nationally Syndicated Political Journalist

Andrew Coyne delivers insightful, provocative commentary on political and economic issues to Canadians across the country. The former national editor of Maclean’s, and currently a nationally syndicated columnist with Postmedia, Coyne’s t...

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