Keynotes

Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder WE Organizations: WE Charity, WE Day, Me to We; New York Times Best-Selling Author, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur

Craig Kielburger is a NY Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make ‘doing good, doable’.

Since the age of 12, Craig has been inspiring people to make a difference and helping them connect with their purpose. His incredible life journey starts in his parents’ living room, and take him to slums around the world, to Oprah’s couch, to building a global organization that has helped millions lift themselves out of poverty.

Over the past two decades, he along with his co-founder and brother Marc Kielburger, have grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service, including 250,000 who annually earn their ticket through volunteerism to attend WE Day celebrations filling stadiums.

Their pioneering social enterprise model, Me to We, sustains the work of their charitable mission with socially-conscious products purchased by millions of consumers. Their work has resulted in a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty.

A powerful, internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author and author of 12 books, including his newest book WEconomy: You can find meaning, make a living, and change the world.

Craig is the youngest ever graduate from Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. He has received 16 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.

Craig inspires and empowers everyone to take steps towards making a meaningful impact right now. Audience members walk away with a road map of tips that they can implement at work and in their personal lives. A blueprint for living by their personal values, achieving career success, and changing the world – making doing good, doable.


Melody Adhami, COO – Havas & Co-Founder of Plastic Mobile

Melody Adhami started her career working at Unilever on brands such as Dove, Hellmann’s and Lipton. She reached a fork in the road as she watched from her cubicle while the new mobile age appeared. Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, unleashing a world where mobile phones could do more than just make phone calls. Adhami made up her mind and quit her steady job to launch a company called Plastic Mobile that would focus on the emerging world of mobile apps.

Today, Plastic Mobile is a top player in the world of mobile. Its clients are some of the biggest names in the business including: Rogers, RBC, Cineplex, Ontario Lottery, Realtor, Pizza Pizza among others. The work was recognized by Forrester Research as being the “poster child” for apps. The Globe and Mail even dubbed Adhami as the “Queen of Apps.” In 2015, Plastic was acquired by the 6th largest global communications company, Havas, where she’s recently been named COO and has been tasked with helping reinvigorate and reposition the Toronto Havas office.