Education 2016

Spotlight On: Incredible Speakers for Educator Events & Conferences

A great teacher can change a student’s life. Our phenomenal speakers inspire educators to do just that. From dynamic talks by world-class athletes and adventurers, to those who are destroying the stigma surrounding mental health issues, to leaders in science and technology (and much more), our diverse range of subject-matter experts, emcees, and entertainers captivate, motivate, and create ever-lasting experiences.

Inspiration & Motivation

John Herdman Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team; Rick Hansen Man In Motion | Champion for Accessibility and Inclusion; Chris Hadfield Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013); Neil Pasricha Happiness Expert | Author of The Happiness Equation; Bruce Kirkby Award-Winning Explorer | Writer | Photographer; and Ray Zahab Ultra-Marathon Runner and Adventurer.


Technology & Innovation

Jesse Brown Digital Media Expert; Leonard Brody Technology Visionary; Nora Young Host of CBC Radio’s Spark; Max Valiquette Innovation and Trends Expert; Michele Romanow “Dragon”, CBC Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder, Snap By Groupon; Nicole Verkindt “Dragon”, Next Gen Den | Founder, OMX; and David Usher Juno Award-Winning Musician | Creativity Expert.


Mental HealthMargaret Trudeau Celebrated Canadian | Mental Health Advocate; Clara Hughes Six-Time Olympic Medalist | Mental Health Advocate; Clint Malarchuk Former NHL Goaltender | Mental Health Advocate; Jessica Holmes Celebrated Comedian | Bestselling Author; and Silken Laumann Olympic Hero | Mental Health Advocate.



Mark Tewksbury Olympic Gold Medalist | Humanitarian; Lawrence Hill Bestselling Author, The Book of Negroes; and Sabrina Jalees Comedic Star.


Environment and Sustainability

Sheila Watt-Cloutier Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate; and Simon Jackson Founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition.


Social Change and Global Issues

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci Co-Founders of Living on One | Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers; Alexandre Trudeau Documentary Filmmaker | Journalist; Micah White The Future of Protest | Social Change | Social Movements; and Ilona Dougherty Youth Engagement Expert | Co-founder of Apathy is Boring.


Health and wellness

Dr. Shimi Kang Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Author of #1 National Bestseller, The Dolphin Way; Timothy Caulfield Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?; Brian Thwaits Brain Trainer; and Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry Leadership and Performance Expert.


Spoken Word PoetsMarshall Jones Custom Spoken-Word Poetry Expert; Sarah Kay Spoken-Word Poet; and Clint Smith Award-Winning Teacher | Acclaimed Spoken-Word Poet.