November 15, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight
Spotlight On: Making Sense of the Election, New Speakers, Business Resolutions, Holiday Tips and Important Travel Visa Info!
The results of the US Election came as a surprise to much of the world, including much of America itself. These journalists provide unparalleled analysis on president-elect Donald Trump’s win, and how his upcoming term as Commander-in-Chief will affect Canada and beyond.
Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne delivers insightful, provocative commentary on political and economic issues to Canadians across the country. Andrew spoke to The Financial Post about whether Trump can deliver on his promises as President of the United States.
Katty Kay, lead anchor for BBC’s World News America and a frequent co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and NBC’s Meet the Press. Here, Katty offers her thoughts on President Obama’s contribution to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wished he’d recruited Bob Woodward into the CIA. A journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the news of the Watergate scandal, today Woodward continues to pull back the curtain on Washington. Read what Woodward wrote on what Trump is about to learn about American foreign policy.
We’re pleased to have added these terrific new speakers from the worlds of business, communication, and adventure!
If crisis were to strike your company tomorrow, would you be ready? Melissa Agnes helps organizations prevent and manage their issues before they become catastrophic, with the aim of never having them become catastrophic at all.
Porter Gale has over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising. She was awarded the Changing The Game Award by The Advertising Women of New York, was on AdAge’s Digital Hotlist, iMedia’s Top 25-Digital Marketers list, and named a Digital Passionista by The Huffington Post. Porter explains why strategically building a network improves happiness, productivity, and return.
More people have walked on the moon than have visited many of the places that Jill Heinerth has seen on Earth. From the most dangerous technical dives to searching for never-before-seen ecosystems, Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. Jill draws on her extraordinary experiences when it comes to sharing lessons on risk management, discovery learning, failure, and collaboration strategies.
We asked five of our top business leaders what their biggest challenge or challenges will be in 2017, and how they will approach it. They’ll get you thinking about your own business resolution in 2017! See what Bluecat’s Michael Hyatt, OMX’s Nicole Verkindt, Tangerine’s Peter Aceto, ClearBanc’s Michele Romanow, and the Tite Group’s Ron Tite had to say.
Award-Winning Design and Renovation Expert Karen Sealy, and Culinary Master Anna Olson share their tips for holiday decorating without hurting the environment, along with a tasty gingerbread recipe, here.
As of on November 10th, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) may be required to fly to or transit through Canada. US Citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa are exempt from the eTA requirement, but it is required for almost everyone else. See more details here.