Tim Brodhead

Senior Fellow (SiG National) · Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

A non-profit pioneer who continues working to create a more resilient society by enhancing inclusion, sustainability, and social innovation

Philanthropy Non-Profit Management Social Innovation Social Finance Sustainability

Alfred Poor

America's Success Mentor for Young Employees · Alfred Poor, Speaker and Writer

Career Skills Success Expert for College and Corporate Audiences

College Next-Gen

Tom Rand

Managing Director at MaRS Cleantech Fund I, L.P. · MaRS Cleantech

Experienced, bare-knucked approach to cleantech, finance, policy, climate science and associated global economic opportunities and risks.

Carbon and Climate Science: Industrial Endgame? Cleantech Climate Change Clean Energy Economics

Jeannette Hanna

Founder & Vice-President · Trajectory Brands Inc.

... and their brand became a global leader! Discover why stories and design strategies cause some brands to forge an unforgettable identity

Brand Development and Management Brand Design Design Narratives and Storytelling Place Branding

Simon Raybould

Speaker - emotional resilience · Simon Raybould Speaking

Speaker on emotional resilience and personal robustness... and stress, obviously!

Emotional Resilience and Emotional Robustness Stress and Stress Management Anxiety Issues Confidence and Happiness

Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP

Chief Entertainment Officer, SVP Entertainment/Programs, VP Entertainment · Mark Sonder Productions, Inc.

So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star: Unleash Your Inner Rock Star!

Talent Management Event Production Event Management Contract Negotiations Entertainment Booking

Sue McGill

Executive Director & Co-founder · JOLT Accelerator at MaRS Discovery District

The Kickstarter! Moving from idea through to planning and then on to successful implementation, Jolt's Executive Director makes it happen

Digital Media Mobile Technology Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Lisa de Wilde

CEO · TVO

CEO of Ontario's public educational media organization believes in the power of media to engage, to inform and to serve the public good

Telecommunications in Canada Public Broadcasting Education and the Media Mulit-Platform Educational Content Public Television and the Media Landscape

Joanne Thomsen

VP, Talent · MaRS Discovery District

The MaRS Chiropractor: Gifted in aligning people strategy with business strategy while charming the organization with a can-do attitude!

Human Resources Best Practices Human Resource Management Organizational Change Employee Development and Leadership

Daniel J. Sawaya

Co-Founder & Chairman · Trajectory Brands Inc.

Can-Do, And How! Domestic & international business experience ensures the trajectory is always toward business innovation and brand success

Brand Development and Management Marketing Strategies Ecommerce Venture Capital & Private Equity Investing

Graham Rayman

Staff Writer, The Village Voice · Movable Type Management

This Just In! Breaking news is your event will hit the papers when award-winning investigative journalist for The Village Voice is on stage

Journalism Investigative Reporting

Ryan Poissant

Senior Advisor: IT, Communications & Entertainment Practice · MaRS Discovery District

When it's time for your growth-oriented, technology-focused company to get in the game, you can rely on the Tech Start-up Coach from MaRS

Entrepreneurship Ecommerce Wireless Technologies Marketing and Business Development

Mark Zimmerman

Advisor: IT, Communications and Entertainment · MaRS Discovery District

The Entrepreneurs Lifeguard! Experienced advisor who has successfully steered many start-ups through the rough seas of business development

Start-Ups Product Strategy Software as A Service Entrepreneurship Product Management

Dr. Marty Makary

Physician, Researcher, Author, Medical Commentator · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

This won't hurt a bit! In fact, your audience will say "Ahh" when a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician and author is at the podium

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Health Services Research Cancer Therapy Health Policy Access to Healthcare

Shawn Basler

Principal · Perkins Eastman

Internationally recognized design authority, speaker whose unique vision translates business objectives into luxurious guest experiences

Hospitality Design Guest Experience Hotels and Resorts

Kashef Majid

Assistant Professor of Business · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Majid is an expert on reputation management and marketing strategy.

Sustainability Marketing Strategy International Marketing

Debra Osburn

Vice President · University of Saskatchewan

Debra Osburn leads institutional strategies to enhance reputation, build effective relationships, and accrue public resources.

Strategic Communications Media Relations Creative Direction Government Relations Web Development

Professor Richard Wiseman

Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology · University of Hertfordshire

Richard has gained an international reputation for his research into the psychology of luck, deception, persuasion and magic.

Persuasion Magic Luck Psychology Deception

Dr. Toni Miles

Professor in the Department of Epidemiology · University of Georgia

Toni Miles has a national reputation in the field of minority aging, chronic disease, and health care policy.

Bereavement Chronic Disease Epidemiology Minority Aging Health Care Policy