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Melissa Leong

Personal Finance Expert | National Media Personality | Bestselling Author

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Chris Hadfield

Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

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The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

Former Member of Parliament | Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

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Clara Hughes

Six-Time Olympic Medalist | Mental Health Advocate

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Masai Ujiri

President and Vice-Chairman, Toronto Raptors | Founder, Giants of Africa

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John Herdman

Head Coach, Toronto FC

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Timely, thought-provoking, and inspiring, our speakers are leading conversations on today’s crucial topics.

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation

New technologies are changing our world as we know it. From AI, ChatGPT, and machine learning to blockchain and virtual reality, our expert speakers break down today’s biggest tech trends to decode the future and help businesses thrive in our tech-centric world.

  • Shawn Kanungo

    Shawn Kanungo

    As a globally recognized innovation strategist and bestselling author, Shawn Kanungo works at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders

  • Amber Mac

    Amber Mac

    Considered by many to be the go-to expert on anything to do with technology, Amber Mac helps companies and audiences stay ahead of the curve. She is an industry veteran,

  • Sinead Bovell

    Sinead Bovell

    Sinead Bovell is a futurist and the founder of WAYE, an organization that helps prepare the next generation of business leaders for a world radically transformed by technology with a

Mental Health and Wellness

Our mental health experts provide practical strategies based on lived experience and professional expertise. Their presentations make a difference and change lives in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

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    Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

    Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor. She specializes

  • Anthony McLean

    Anthony McLean

    Called a “master storyteller”, Anthony McLean delivers lively, actionable presentations on mental health, diversity & inclusion, and the intersection between them. He’s worked with such leading organizations as PepsiCo, Intel,

  • Dr. Greg Wells

    Dr. Greg Wells

    Dr. Greg Wells is a renowned health and high-performance expert. He has dedicated his career to studying the science of human limits and developing practical strategies to help individuals and

Future of Work

The global pandemic fast-forwarded our world 10 years. Succeeding in the next normal requires new ways of thinking and working. These experts help organizations meet the demands of our rapidly changing workplace.

  • Eric Termuende

    Eric Termuende

    A globally recognized thought leader, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Eric Termuende brings a fresh perspective to the future of work, leadership, workplace culture, and talent management. He has spent

  • Hamza Khan

    Hamza Khan

    Hamza Khan believes the future of work is more human, not less. He’s on a mission to help organizations achieve inclusive and sustainable growth by rehumanizing the workplace. Rather than

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    Heather E. McGowan

    The pandemic completely upended who, what, where, why, and how we work. Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for this new world of work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues is stronger than ever, however, many organizations struggle with how to make real and lasting change. These speakers not only inspire audiences but move the conversation forward with effective strategies and policies.

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a diaspora writer, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate. Her powerful TED talk, “What Does My Headscarf Mean to You” has more than 2.5 million views and was

  • Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

    Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

    One of Time magazine’s “2021 Next Generational Leaders”, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa is a medical trailblazer spearheading change in healthcare and beyond. She is an accomplished physician, spoken word poet, and advocate

  • Michael Bach

    Michael Bach

    If diversity is our strength, inclusion is our superpower. Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity,

Geopolitics and Global Issues

We are living in unprecedented times. War. Climate change. Energy prices. Economic issues. Our geopolitical experts help connect the dots and make sense of how the current instability may affect your business or industry.

  • Janice Stein

    Janice Gross Stein

    Few people have a better understanding of global issues than Professor Janice Gross Stein. Her dynamic presentations provide a unique perspective into what’s really happening around the world — from

  • Dominic Barton

    Dominic Barton

    For more than 30 years, Dominic Barton was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, spending nine years as their global managing partner. In 2019, he was appointed Canada’s Ambassador

  • Ian Bremmer

    Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading political scientists. He is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO


Here’s what we’re reading! The latest bestsellers written by our speakers.

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    Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes

    Everyone wants to see the future. Few are good at it. From business to economics, politics to...

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    The Bittlemores

    On mean Harp Bittlemore’s blighted farm, hidden away in the Backhills, nothing has gone right...

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  • Mind Over Matter by Jordin Tootoo
    Mind Over Matter: Hard-Won Battles on the Road to Hope

    Following the bestselling success of the inspiring All the Way, pioneering Inuit NHLer Jordin...

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    Ignite: Unlock the Hidden Potential Within

    Not only is Andre De Grasse blazingly fast on the track, he’s also incredibly popular with his...

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  • Funny You Should Say That by Gerry Dee
    Funny You Should Say That

    In his new book of essays, Gerry Dee writes about his life—being a kid in suburban Toronto,...

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  • The Defector by Chris Hadfield
    The Defector

    Israel, October 1973. As the Yom Kippur War flares into life, a state-of-the-art Soviet MiG...

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  • The 5 Tensions to Manage for High-Performance Teams
    Next-Level Teamwork: The 5 Tensions to Manage for High-Performance Teams

    Are you tired of dreading Monday morning? Does working in a dysfunctional team drain your energy...

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  • Speak-Up Culture by Stephen Shedletzky
    Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up

    We know the impacts of poor leadership: lackluster performance, missed opportunities,...

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  • Unapologetic Leadership: Finding The Moral Courage To Do The Right Thing
    Unapologetic Leadership: Finding The Moral Courage To Do The Right Thing

    Unapologetic Leadership, explores the principles of moral courage and shows readers how to make...

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  • Everyday Dharma by Suneel Gupta
    Everyday Dharma: 8 Essential Practices for Finding Success and Joy in What You Do

    We’ve been conditioned, from an early age, to believe that one day we’ll reach a moment of...

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  • Be Better Than Your BS by Risha Grant
    Be Better Than Your BS: How Radical Acceptance Empowers Authenticity and Creates a Workplace Culture of Inclusion

    DEI consultant and corporate speaker, Risha Grant, shares her practice of learning how to...

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  • Never Lose an Employee Again by Joey Coleman
    Never Lose an Employee Again

    Finding and keeping quality employees is one of the greatest challenges facing businesses today....

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  • Stress Wisely by Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
    Stress Wisely: How to Be Well in an Unwell World

    Life is not only hard as hell but also joy-filled, complicated, and messy. Its pace has...

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  • We've Got This by Ritu Bhasin
    We've Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of Belonging

    Many of us feel constant pressure to mask and curate who we are—to perform as someone we’re...

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  • The Power Code by Katty Kay
    The Power Code: More Joy. Less Ego. Maximum Impact for Women (and Everyone)

    We are living in a moment of unprecedented transformation for women. Despite recent setbacks,...

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