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February 2019

From Basement Gamer to Multi-Millionaire – a Mother’s Perspective – Helen Georgallidis

February 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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George Georgallidis (HotshotGG), a 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 delegate, started gaming in his London basement as a teenager, shocking his mother, when she realized that thousands of viewers from around the world were watching her son play computer games. At that point she knew gaming was his passion and she worked with him in achieving his dream. In 2010, George dropped out of college to pursue a career as a League of Legends pro gamer, starting what has become…

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March 2019

Peter Edwards, Author and Journalist – An Inside Look into the Canadian Organized Crime Scene

March 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Peter Edwards attended Central Secondary in London and UWO before becoming the organized crime reporter for The Toronto Star. He’s written 15 non-fiction books and a young adult novel. Most of his books are on organized crime, including The Bandido Massacre: A True Story of Bikers, Brotherhood and Betrayal, which took place west of London. He was an executive producer on the mini-series Bad Blood, based on the non-fiction book of the same name about Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, which…

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April 2019

Shyra and Rye Barberstock – Okwaho Equal Source

April 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Sponsored by: Okwaho Equal Source is proudly 100% Indigenous owned and operated and is a highly sought-after global leader and change agent in Indigenous inspired social innovation, social enterprise, social finance, and social procurement models in Canada and Australia. Their mission is to fuel social, economic, and environmental impact via the Indigenous empowerment and inclusion of diverse entrepreneurs and Indigenous-owned enterprises. Learn more from Shyra Barberstock, President (North America) and Global Chairperson and Ryan Barberstock, Vice President & COO.

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May 2019

Alex Kopacz – Olympian, Gold Medal Winner – Engineered for Gold

May 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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GoodLife Fitness is proud to sponsor Olympian Alex Kopacz. In his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018, Alex Kopacz won gold in the two-man Bob Sleigh event with pilot Justin Kripps. They were part of just the second ever tie for an Olympic bobsleigh gold medal, matching the four-run total time of Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis. In the months leading up to the Games, Kripps and Kopacz earned four World Cup podiums together in the two-man event, including one…

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June 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Noakes, Canadian War Museum – 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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On June 6th, 1944, Allied forces invaded Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops,14,000 were Canadians. Although the Allies encountered German defenses bristling with artillery, machine guns, mines, and booby-traps, the invasion was a success. However, this success came with a big cost. On D-Day, Canadians suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed. Join us in reflecting on one of the most pivotal battles of all time, with Dr. Jeff Noakes, Second World War Historian.

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September 2019

The Future of Education in London

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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This event is sponsored by the City of London. Join panelists Dr. Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University, and Peter Devlin, President of Fanshawe College, to hear about the Future of Education and how these two organizations compliment each other. This session will be moderated by Mayor Ed Holder.

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October 2019

Legalization of Cannabis – One Year Later

October 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Keith Merker, CEO of WEEDMD, a federally licensed producer and distributor of cannabis products with two local facilities, will provide insight into this evolving and rapidly expanding industry. In April of this year, the first retail location opened in London: Central Cannabis. A representative from Ontario Cannabis Holdinigs will speak about how they aligned with Central Cannabis to open, manage and operate this location.

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November 2019

Operation Medusa – War in Afghanistan – Maj. Gen’l (Ret’d) David Fraser

November 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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On September 3, 2006, Canada as lead nation engaged in its largest battle since Korea. “Operation Medusa” was tasked with re-establishing government control over an area of Kandahar Province. Commanded by then Brigadier-General David Fraser, they achieved what Afghan history said was impossible. “Operation Medusa” The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban” was co-authored with Brian Hanington. David will draw from experiences in his book for an insightful look into the many contributions made by the men and…

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January 2020

Dr. Pamela Cushing: Disabilities and Difference: Speaking the Unspeakable at the Jean Vanier Research Centre

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Proudly sponsored by Kings' University College. Professor Cushing launched a Research Centre in April 2019, with King's University College and the Jean Vanier Association in France to mobilize and evolve core insights of Canadian Jean Vanier - the world renowned philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. As founder of the L'Arche communities, Jean Vanier was a genuine community builder - he built relationships across difference and shared stories that illuminated the value and dignity of his disabled friends. By lifting up people's gifts instead of their deficits, he taught millions…

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February 2020

Locally Grown, Globally Known

February 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada

London has been home to a number of companies that have found substantial success not just in our city, but around the Globe!  We will honour three of those impressive businesses:  Voices.com, Hudson Boat Works and Pulse Infoframe Inc.  Come hear their stories of a London start to a global finish, sharing in their success and learning from it. Confirmed speakers: Stephanie Ciccarelli, Chief Branding Officer and Co-Founder - Voices.com Glen Burston, Operations Manager - Hudson Boat Works Roger Witteveen,…

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