Speakers

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Darren Weissman

Dr. Darren R. Weissman is an internationally renowned holistic physician for nearly 20 years, speaker, educator, developer of The LifeLine Technique®, and best-selling author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude  and Awakening to the Secret Code of Your Mind, as well as a children’s book, The Daily Lessons of Infinite Love & Gratitude. Read More

Anthony Melman

Anthony Melman

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Anthony Melman, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineer from the University of the Witwatersrand, a M.B.A. degree from the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand. Currently the President and CEO of Acasta Capital, Melman’s career reads like Read More

Louis Francescutti

Louis Francescutti

Over the course of his career, Dr. Louis Francescutti has made it his mission to raise awareness of public safety and to promote injury prevention.  Born in Montréal, Francescutti received his combined Doctor of Philosophy (Immunology) and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alberta and his Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University Read More

Domenic Pilla

Domenic Pilla

A graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Domenic Pilla held a number of senior positions during his 18-year tenure with Petro Canada.  Pilla became President of Canadian Operations for RNG Group Inc. before transitioning to McKesson Canada, going from Executive Vice-President & CEO to President, until his appointment as President & Read More

Libby Znaimer

Libby Znaimer

Libby Znaimer is a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in health, the arts, and lifestyle issues.  After working in television broadcasting, covering business and politics for two decades, she joined Zoomer Media in 2006. As Vice-President of News & Information for both Classical 96.3FM and AM740, she produces and hosts The Zoomer Report and The Zoomer Read More

Marina Adshade

Marina Adshade

Marina Adshade is a faculty member at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia and is the author of Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love (Harper Collins). In 2008, Dr. Adshade launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex Read More

Hannaford Street Silver Band

Hannaford Street Silver Band

Formed in 1983 by professional musicians with a love of the brass band, the Hannaford Street Silver Band has been reinvigorating the brass band tradition to critical and popular acclaim.  Its mission is to honour the traditions of this art form while at the same time place it in a contemporary context with a unique Read More

Michael Van Hevel

Michael Van Hevel

Michael Vanhevel is a 21 year old “Crooner” from Grand Bend, Ontario. During his two years at Sheridan College, Michael was traveling between school and his hometown singing Jazz and Big Band at various venues in southern Ontario. He has performed in several different theatre and concert venues around Southwestern Ontario such as the Huron Read More

John Bootsma

John Bootsma

John Bootsma provides spiritual leadership to Catch The Fire, Toronto Airport Campus, home to a phenomenon that swept the globe as the ‘Toronto Blessing’ and has attracted several million seekers from across the globe since 1994. As a University of Western Ontario alumni and former banker of seven years, John’s passion resides in investing in Read More

Moses Znaimer

Moses Znaimer

Moses is best known for his outstanding achievements in television, his contributions to the Canadian music industry, and now, for his newest and ongoing role as a Champion for Canada’s 15.1 million 45plus.   In the 1970s, long before Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, Moses anticipated the popularity of user-generated content.  His groundbreaking television concepts, notably Read More

Adam Leith Gollner

Adam Leith Gollner

Adam Leith Gollner is the author of The Book of Immortality and The Fruit Hunters.  He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Saveur, Good, andLucky Peach, among others.   He used to be Editor of Vice Magazine and also played in a number of bands. He lives in Montreal.

Alex Zhavoronkov

Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, is the director and a trustee of the Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based think tank supporting aging research worldwide and is the founder of the International Aging Research Portfolio, a curated knowledge management system for aging research. He heads the laboratory of regenerative medicine at the Clinical Research Center for Pediatric Hematology, Read More

Colette Baron-Reid

Colette Baron-Reid is an internationally acclaimed intuition expert, best selling inspirational author published in 27 languages, key note speaker, artist, entrepreneur and visionary.  Voted into the Watkins list as one of the top 100 most spiritually influential people in 2013, Baron-Reid delivers her message of perspective and hope with her trademarked compassionate candour and hilarious Read More

Tosca Reno

Tosca Reno has a B.Sc., B.Ed. is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, an author, fitness model, motivational speaker, and has her own Gemini award-winning reality show Tosca: Flexing at 49.  She is the New York Times best-selling author of Your Best Body Now and the Eat-Clean Diet® series. At the age of 40, Tosca took Read More

Marc Saltzman

Marc Saltzman is one of North America’s most recognizable and trusted tech experts, specializing in consumer electronics, Internet trends and interactive entertainment. Marc has authored 15 books since 1996 and currently contributes to nearly 50 high-profile publications in North America, including Toronto Star, USA Today, AARP, MSN, Yahoo!, Costco Connection, Postmedia, Media Planet, The Loop, Read More

Howard Cable

Howard Reid Cable is a Toronto born, conductor, arranger, music director, composer and radio and television producer.  He received an Associate diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in conducting and mastership and is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge.  He has studied Read More

Marcus Laux

Marcus Laux

Dr. Marcus Laux is a licensed naturopathic physician, with a doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). He has served as clinical professor at NCNM and is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. Dr Laux is a recognized natural health pioneer with decades of private family practice, a scientific advisory board chairman for leading Read More

Michael Kaeshammer

Among the brightest stars on the Canadian jazz scene is Michael Kaeshammer, award-winning singer, songwriter and piano player. Kaeshammer trained as a classical pianist in his native Germany before turning to boogie-woogie piano, the style for which he has become famous. While Kaeshammer’s fiery style incorporates elements of his early influences – the New Orleans Read More

Andre Picard

André Picard is The Globe and Mail’s health columnist and the author of four books. Among his accolades, he was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association and the top health reporter in the Americas by the Pan-American Health Organization. André is a seven-time finalist for the National Newspaper Awards, Read More

Susan Eng

Susan Eng is Vice President for Advocacy at CARP, where she has helped to shape the public discourse on issues such as pension reform, investor protection, mandatory retirement, workplace age discrimination, home care and age friendly cities. As former Chair of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board during the early 90’s, Eng tackled sensitive issues Read More

Tesh

Tesh

Ken Nateshvar Scott (Tesh) is recognized as a pioneer, leader and innovator in the field of yoga and dance. Beginning as a young award-winning gymnast, and then as a performer in dance and theatre companies, Tesh is the founder of Canada’s first Dancersizer studio, during the dance-aerobics trend of the ‘80s. He is the creator Read More