Conference Program at a Glance

Conference Keynote Speaker –  Frank O'Dea

 As a young man, Frank O’Dea was a homeless person, living on the streets, panhandling for nickels and dimes. Today, he is a celebrated business person. Best known as a founder of The Second Cup, he also was involved in founding a number of other successful international businesses and not-for-profits. These include Proshred Security, War Child Canada, Street Kids International and the Canadian Landmine Foundation. Mr. O’Dea’s most recent projects include developing sustainably affordable housing in Brazil. Click here to read Frank O'Dea's bio.

Conference Closing Keynote Speaker - Michelle Ray

Leadership expert Michelle Ray helps people and organizations of every description to take the lead, get out of their comfort zones, and develop the willingness to risk. Delivering her powerful message on self-leadership with insight, humour, and passion, Michelle’s engaging, interactive, presentations resonate with a diverse clientele who are seeking to inspire their teams and take personal responsibility for creating their own reality at work, in business and in life. Click here to read Michelle Ray's bio.

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