Executive Leadership Forum

Executive Leadership Forum

Event Information


Jun 07, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017 Eastern


Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5

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Access Pass Points: 22

Survival in business requires perseverance, creativity, and focus. Explore how this plays out in leadership and executive management at the Executive Leadership Forum, a thought-provoking executive learning experience for those seeking intellectually demanding, creative, open-ended, and higher order learning.

Over the course of two days, you’ll be inspired and challenged by engaging thought leaders—leadership visionaries and role models from a variety of professions and backgrounds. The Forum leverages peer- engagement to increase synthesis and application of advanced concepts.

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 3L5 604-691-1991
Room rate: $259 single/double (CAD)
Cutoff: May 23, 2017
Reservations can be made online at this link or by calling the Global Reservation Center at 1-800-441-1414.

  • Speakers

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      Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D., FASAE, CAE

      Arlene Pietranton, Ph.D., CAE, is CEO of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the professional scientific and credentialing association for 150,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

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      Don Neal

      Don Neal is founder and CEO of 360 Live Media, a marketing and communications firm specializing in experience design. Previously, Don served as the managing director and chief marketing officer at Marsh & McLennan, president of Echelon Marketing Group, and senior vice president of Omnicom’s Rapp Collins Worldwide office in New York, and he cofounded the Hallmark Cards Loyalty Group. Don bring his Madison Avenue experience to his work with global brands such as Mercedes Benz, Hershey’s, Marriott, and Microsoft and is an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University.

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      Libby Gill

      Libby Gill, award-winning author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow, is the former head of communications and public relations for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting. She was also the “branding brain” behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. Libby is now CEO of Libby Gill & Company, an executive coaching and consulting firm. She helps companies like Disney-ABC, eBay, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Royal Caribbean, Safeway, Warner Bros., and Wells Fargo create highly engaged cultures of innovation, inspiration, and bold leadership.

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      John DeHart

      John DeHart is cofounder of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services, which has grown under his leadership into one of Canada’s most successful healthcare brands, with more than 140 locations in North America and set to double in the next two years. John also cofounded Live Well Exercise Clinics, an emerging healthcare brand that is a pioneer in the physician-prescribed exercise movement, and Hartify Brands, a boutique consulting and investment company.

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      Joshua Gans

      Joshua Gans is a professor of strategic management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with a cross-appointment in the Department of Economics). Since 2013, he has also been area coordinator of strategic management. Joshua is also chief economist of the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab, the startup Revlo, and a research affiliate at the Center for Digital Business at MIT.

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      Jia Jiang

      Jia Jiang, best-selling author of Rejection Proof, is the founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, a company that trains organizations and employees to become fearless. Jia came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. This became the catalyst that set Jia on the path to his true calling, starting with a video blog to face 100 Days of Rejection. Jiang took his message to the stage, and his story has been profiled in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Yahoo News, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.

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      Welby Altidor

      Influenced by the magical surrealism of his childhood, Welby Altidor studied theater and communications while also pursuing philosophy, design, political science, cinema, literature, sports, and public relations. He joined Cirque du Soleil’s casting department in the late 1990s and traveled the world recruiting hundreds of artists. As director of strategic relations, arts, circus, and sports, he developed strategic partnerships in more than a dozen countries. Welby was also creative director of the Las Vegas hit show Michael Jackson ONE. He is passionate about challenging the status quo, bringing meaning to projects, and aligning teams with their distinct genius while developing groundbreaking projects at Cirque du Soleil.

  • Sponsors & Partners

    • Thank you to our Strategic Partner, Business Events Canada and its partners.

  • Policies