There is no conference in Edmonton like E-Town. That's probably why they call it a festival, not a conference. It's two days at Shaw Conference Centre that celebrates and encourages creativity, innovation, and disruptive thinking.
Last year's festival was very inspiring for all the entrepreneurs, creative minds, and business professionals that attended. This year, we can only expect more inspiration and creative thinking from the great lineup of speakers so far:
- Peter Diamandis - The definition of a big thinker, he'll be sharing some insight into his world of private space flight and scientific competitions.
- Tom Peters - An unconventional thinker who is redefining how people approach management and leadership.
- Hayley Wickenheiser - One of the best female hockey players in the world, four time Olympic gold medallist, and Flag Bearer in the last Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony.
- Estelle Metayer - an expert in the field of competitive intelligence, she'll be wowing the crowd with her strategic prowess and public speaking skills.
- Bob Nicholson - He's the Vice Chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group, having a long history in the hockey world (previously President & CEO of Hockey Canada).
- Raine Maida - Besides being the lead singer of Our Lady Peace, he's regarded as a great songwriter, creative thinker, and humanitarian. He'll be talking about how to start your creative journey and making a difference in today's global community.
- Shane Koyczan - best known for his spoken word poetry, Shane is refreshing the image of poet with his viral videos and critically acclaimed performances.
In addition to the day and a half of speakers, Raine Maida and Chantel Kreviazuk (his wife) will be performing together in a rare concert on Thursday evening. There are a limited number of concert-only tickets if you can't make it to the festival.