Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Rick HansenRick Hansen
Man In Motion | Champion for Accessibility and Inclusion

Rick is currently CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities in Canada and around the world. As well as being a celebrated Paralympic athlete, Rick is best known for the Man In Motion World Tour, his epic two-year wheelchair around the globe.

Since the completion of the tour in 1987, he has dedicated his life to creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all. In addition to leading a team of passionate difference makers at the Rick Hansen Foundation, he provides support to people with disabilities, spreads hope and inspiration through public speaking engagements and advises leaders on issues such as accessibility and inclusivity.

 


 

Steven PageJim Carroll
Futurist, Trends, and Innovation Expert

Jim Carroll is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists on trends and innovation. Possessing a massive global blue-chip client list, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes. He was named by Business Week magazine as a leading source for innovation and creativity insight, while his observations are frequently covered in Fortune magazine. Praised by clients, like the Disney World Corporation, he is guaranteed to help you start preparing for tomorrow, today.

Jim is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, whose focus is on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. Jim’s books include Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation. In the media, he has appeared as an innovation expert on CNBC, and shared his insights with ABC News, INC.

Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of associations, professions, companies, individuals, and industries, including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking, and countless others.