Fire chief Darby Allen shot to global acclaim when he guided the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life during 2016’s catastrophic Alberta wildfires – the largest evacuation in Canadian history. As a firefighter, Allen is an exemplar of selfless courage and level-headedness under pressure; as a speaker, he shows us how to overcome emergencies and crises in our own lives.
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
Dr. Laurence C. Smith is one of the world’s leading climate scientists, and his award-winning debut book The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future, based on his ground-breaking research, has been translated into 14 languages since it was published in 2012. In sweeping talks covering demographics, climate science, and economics, Smith outlines the changes our world will face in both the distant and immediate future.
As Canada’s High Commissioner to the UK from 2011 to 2016, Gordon Campbell holds a unique understanding of what Brexit means for our economy. Previously, Campbell was mayor of Vancouver during its ascent to one of the world’s most livable cities, and was the highly regarded Premier of BC for 10 years. In keynotes, he reminds us that we live in “one of the most open, democratic, striving countries in the world.”
One of Canada’s most high-profile women in business, Kirstine Stewart has held leadership roles with the CBC, Alliance Atlantis, and Twitter. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Diply, a successful web content platform. Stewart is also a bestselling author and a powerful speaker; she talks about how modern workplaces need a new kind of leader – one who values partnership, collaboration, and empathy.
The Caverners Beatles Tribute
The Caverners debuted in 1994 and have since been exciting audiences with their note for note perfect portrayal of The Beatles in concert. With authentic instruments, costumes and stellar vocals this all Canadian cast recreates an incredible performance night after night leaving audience screaming, stamping their feet and shouting for more. All the great songs are there too, everything from She Loves You to Day Tripper, from Yesterday, Help, and A Hard Days Night to Get Back and Hey Jude.