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When you book a celebrity speaker with us, you get someone who is well known, sure. But what you also get—on top of a big draw, a recognizable face, and a load of buzz—is someone with a very real, very human, story to tell.

 

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John Cusack

Award-winning Actor and Writer | Outspoken Activist | Early Supporter of the Freedom of the Press Foundation

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Not only has he built a successful Hollywood career, but he’s become one of the most outspoken, politically astute artists of his g...

Anderson Cooper

Host of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and #1 NYT Bestselling Author

Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360, a provocative alternative on CNN/U.S. each weekday to the typical network evening newscast, going beyond the headlines to tell stories in-depth and from mu...

Patti Smith

Punk Rock Legend and Author of Just Kids, winner of The National Book Award

Named one of the most influential people in the world in TIME Magazine’s TIME 100, Patti Smith is a poet, singer, songwriter, photographer, and fine artist. A seminal American artist, Smith has produc...

Spike Lee

Director of Do the Right Thing and When the Levees Broke

Spike Lee needs no introduction. In person, the provocateur and media icon is never at a loss for words. As one of the most outspoken African American voices, he talks candidly, and with authority, ab...

Kal Penn

Actor and Former Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement

Called “the world’s most famous Indian actor” by New York Magazine, Kal Penn is a rising Hollywood star. But what sets him apart is his off-screen eloquence, his passion for the intersection of pop cu...

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple Computers

Considered by most to be the real “brains” behind Apple, Steve Wozniak is not just a first class engineer with three decades of world-famous credentials, he’s also a really nice guy. Personally invest...

Eddie Huang

Bestselling Author of Fresh Off the Boat, & Host for Vice and MTV

Eddie Huang is the bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat, the memoir ABC adapted into one of the most talked-about new TV shows in recent years. On stage, this hyper-opinionated diversity speaker s...

Colm Feore

One of Canada’s Best Actors

One of Canada’s best actors, Colm Feore is known for his iconic roles in theatre, television, and film. Ranging from Shakespearian leads to unforgettable portrayals of Canadian legends to roles in maj...

Sir Bob Geldof

Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, and Nobel Man of Peace

Sir Bob Geldof is one of the most fascinating public figures of our time. He’s both an astute business mogul and one of the greatest humanitarians the world has ever known. In his talks, he distills l...

Maulik Pancholy

Co-Star of Sanjay and Craig, 30 Rock, Weeds | Anti-Bullying Advocate

MAULIK PANCHOLY is changing the character, face, and political voice of Hollywood. Besides indelible (and SAG Award-nominated) turns on shows like 30 Rock and Weeds, Pancholy speaks out against injust...

Claudia Schiffer

Super-model, entrepreneurial businesswoman and UNICEF Ambassador

Recognized the world over as a model, businesswoman, and icon, and named as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Claudia Schiffer was the first model ever to appear on the cover of Rolling St...

Mike Rowe

Former Host of Dirty Jobs on The Discovery Channel

Recounting his adventures in the field of skilled labor—which make for great entertainment—Mike Rowe produces a vibrant portrait comprising the daily experiences of thousands of regular, happy America...

Rick Mercer

Host of The Rick Mercer Report

Rick Mercer chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. Known as “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is our most popular comic, a politic...

Ron MacLean

Co-Host, Coach's Corner and Host, Hometown Hockey

Speaker Ron MacLean is one of our country’s most beloved sportscasters. As the co-host of Coach’s Corner and host of new series Hometown Hockey, MacLean is arguably the game’s most eloquent ambassador...

Kevin O’Leary

Judge on ABC’s Shark Tank

Frank and opinionated, speaker Kevin O’Leary is one of North America’s leading business moguls. On Shark Tank, he invests in entrepreneurs who have potential, while dutifully deflating those who don’t...

Debbie Travis

Design Superstar and Entrepreneur Behind the Largest Celebrity Brand in Canada

“Dream it, do it, live it,” says Debbie Travis, the entrepreneur behind the largest celebrity brand in Canada. In her talks—delivered with great humour and optimism—she shares her keen sense of brandi...

Vikram Vij

Restaurateur | Author | Former Judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

“Everything we do is about a love and passion for Indian food,” says Vikram Vij. But how did one of Canada’s most successful restaurateurs take that passion and turn it into a thriving business? In fu...

Elle Macpherson

Entrepreneur, Supermodel, Actress and UNICEF Ambassador

Elle Macpherson is one of the most prominent figures in the world of fashion, and has made serious inroads into film, television, and business. A hugely successful businesswoman, Macpherson talks with...

Steven Page

Singer, Songwriter, and Canadian Icon

An articulate and mesmerizing speaker, Steven Page is utterly at home on the stage. Page—singer, songwriter, host of The Illegal Eater, and Canadian icon—has made an indelible mark on our country’s mu...

Arlene Dickinson

Business Speaker, CEO of Venture Communications, Star of Dragons' Den

Keynote speaker Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned entrepreneurs and investors. Her keynotes draw on her experience as a judge on Dragons’ Den and CEO of powerhouse marketing firm Ventu...

Lynda Obst

One of Hollywood’s Most Successful Film and Television Producers

Lynda Obst is a Hollywood super-producer behind hits like Interstellar, Sleepless in Seattle, and Contact, and now the new critically acclaimed series Good Girls Revolt. She offers insights on the dra...

Jon Montgomery

Host of The Amazing Race Canada and Olympic Gold Medalist

Jon Montgomery delighted Canadians by winning Gold in Men’s Skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Now, as host of The Amazing Race Canada, he is a charming ambassador for our country’s most beautif...

Joe Mimran

Founder, Joe Fresh and Co-Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Joe Mimran is a retail, fashion, and business pioneer who has helped build some of our best-known brands: Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung, Caban. He’s now a Dragon on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. ...

R.A. Dickey

Cy Young Award-Winning Knuckleball Pitcher

“R.A. Dickey is one of the coolest athletes I've ever met,” writes New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey, “a great mixture of soul and intellect ... This is an athlete worth knowing better.” T...

Jessi Cruickshank

eTalk Daily L.A. Host, Producer, and Global Ambassador

Whip-smart with a sense of humor to match, Jessi Cruickshank is undeniably at the top of her game. A highly sought-after host and emcee, Cruickshank became a household name on MTV Canada’s hit series,...

Ken Burns

One of America’s Greatest Filmmakers

Ken Burns is without a doubt one of America’s most exceptional filmmakers. But he is also one of our great public speakers—a passionate and insightful auteur who reminds us of the timeless lessons of ...

Gavin Crawford

This Hour Has 22 Minutes Comedian and Actor

Gavin Crawford is one of Canada’s brightest comedic and dramatic performers—best known for star turns on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, on CBC, and his eponymous The Gavin Crawford Show on the Comedy Netwo...

Brent Butt

Creator, Executive Producer and Star of Hiccups and Corner Gas

Long before he created CTV’s Corner Gas—the most successful Canadian sitcom in historyand Hiccups, Brent Butt developed a unique brand of stand-up humour and garnered a legion of devoted fans. A huge...