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Incredible Speakers With Hot Topics ! Inspirational Leadership - The Keys To Success Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean: Canada’s Governor General, 2005-2010 She captured the hearts of Canadians with her compassion, her grace, and her representation of our vast and diverse land. Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean remains a shining example of the impact of connecting with one another in meaningful ways. An eloquent and natural speaker, Jean contributes proceeds from her engagements towards supporting her legacy, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation. The Foundation supports art-focused programs and initiatives for at-risk youth in rural, urban and northern communities across Canada.

Dave Williams: Record-Breaking Astronaut and Aquanaut

Dave Williams is one of NASA space program’s most accomplished astronauts, setting the record for the highest number of spacewalks ever performed in a single mission. The ability to complete these missions takes mental stamina, commitment and effective risk management. Having also lived and worked on the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory, he became Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut. His imagery from space is compelling and his story encourages us all to work at our peak performance.

Business Minded - Tales From Dragons’ Den Dianne Buckner: Writer, Reporter, Producer and Dragons’ Den, Host

Articulate, straightforward and funny, Dianne Buckner is best-known to Canadians as the host of CBC Television’s hit reality program Dragons’ Den, where eager entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a group of self-made Canadian millionaire investors. In addition to her specialty in business, Buckner maintains a perspective on world events, as a news anchor for the CBC News Network.

Robert Herjavec: CEO, Herjavec Group, Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank

From delivering newspapers to waiting on tables to launching a computer company from his basement, Robert Herjavec applies his immense energy and ambition to create outstanding success. The firms he created proved so outstanding in their operation that they attracted companies such as AT&T and Nokia, who purchased them from Herjavec to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. A business chameleon, Herjavec published his first book, Driven: How To Succeed In Business and Life, an immediate best-seller. Meanwhile, Herjavec’s celebrity has expanded with leading roles in CBC’s Dragons’ Den and on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. HEAD OFFICE

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Making A Difference - Inspirational Messages from World-Renowned Humanitarians LGen The Hon. Roméo Dallaire (Ret): Humanitarian Champion

Named in 2010 as a planner’s top favourite keynoter by North America’s Meetings & Conventions Magazine, General Roméo Dallaire is a true Canadian leader. His first book Shake Hands with the Devil, became a bestseller, translated into both an Emmy-winning documentary and a feature film. Recognized internationally as a hero for his efforts during the Rwandan genocide, Dallaire now focuses his attention on the plight of child soldiers. His latest book, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, ensures we consider our leadership, our opportunities and our place as Canadians in the world, to help others.

Dr. Samantha Nutt: Founder of War Child Canada

Named one of 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail in 2010, Samantha Nutt is a medical doctor with more than 10 years of experience working in war zones. Committed to peace, human rights, and social justice, Nutt has helped children in some of the world’s most violent flashpoints, working with War Child Canada, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations across the globe. Leveraging her positions and affiliations, Nutt works hard to create greater awareness in Canada concerning the rights of children everywhere.

Issues at Hand - Topics Affecting Canadians Today Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish: “The Gaza Doctor” & Human Rights Activist

Known as “the Gaza Doctor,” Izzeldin Abuelaish is the author of the bestselling book I Shall Not Hate, that chronicles his life growing up in Gaza and the development of his outlook on life and peace in Israel and Palestine. Dr. Abuelaish’s three daughters were killed during the War on Gaza in January 2009, minutes before he was to speak live on an Israeli TV program. That raw and painful cry of a parent was heard around the world and may have contributed to ending the military invasion.

Jowi Taylor: Six String Nation Project Lead

Jowi Taylor owns the coolest guitar in Canada that tells stories about our heritage, our culture and our shared experiences. Embedded in the guitar and his presentations are pieces of Pierre Trudeau’s canoe paddle, a Stanley Cup ring, and the oldest rock in the world, found here in Canada. Taylor is also a multiple award-winning writer and broadcaster known for his long-running CBC Radio program, Global Village, The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music.

Kerry Munro: Digital Leader, Social Marketing Expert & COO, Syncapse

A technology leader and visionary, Kerry Munro has been leading and advising brands on how to create meaningful and long standing connections with consumers for over 20 years. As the head of Yahoo Canada he created the largest digital franchise in Canadian history. He has advised global companies like Live Nation on how to integrate digital and social media into their marketing mix, developed the Canadian strategy for LinkedIn, and helped guide numerous business executives and their teams through the ever-changing world of social media.

Dr. Brian Goldman: Host of the CBC show White Coat, Black Art

Millions of Canadians know Brian Goldman as CBC Radio One’s on-the-air “house doctor”, serving up medical information and advice to 20 afternoon shows across Canada. In addition, he is the creator and host of the CBC Radio One’s White Coat, Black Art. For more than 20 years, he’s been a highly regarded emergency physician at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. He’s also parlayed his medical expertise into an award-winning career in medical journalism and is the author of the 2010 book, The Night Shift: Real Life in the Heart of the ER. HEAD OFFICE

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Top10 in 2011  

The following is a sampling of the top speakers at NSB for 2011.