Engage Speaker Talks

What is Engage Speaker Talks?

Engage is NSB’s annual speaker series. It’s is an opportunity for Event Professionals to LEARN, CONNECT and BE INSPIRED by some of the top speakers in North America.

The talks occur in the fall and takes place in various cities across Canada. The half-day morning event has had audiences learning from the experiences of an Astronaut, Former Prime Minister, Military General, Business ‘Dragons’, Rocket Scientist and more. 

Our 2017 Talks

When: Friday September 8

Where: Metropolitan Centre

When: Wednesday October 4

Where: Scotiabank Theatre


The Reviews:

“I want to thank you again for inviting me today. The speakers you selected were each brilliant in their fields; we took lessons away from everyone. And we were entertained! Pay yourselves on the back for a job well done”
Canadian Public Relations Society
“All of the speakers were so talented and inspiring; I walked away with new information and learned so much about Canada’s great icons! It was a pleasure meeting the NSB team, you were very welcoming and I can see that you love what you do!”
Canadian Health Information Management Association

I was moved, inspired, entertained and I left feeling a little bit smarter and very proud to be Canadian. You have wonderful speakers and a terrific team. Great event! Thanks for inviting me.”

Bank of Montreal

The History

Our first Engage event was held in Toronto in 2010, we then added a Vancouver event to give meeting planners in 2 major cities from coast-to-coast an opportunity to experience some of NSB’s headliner speakers for consideration for their upcoming events. In 2016, Calgary audiences joined our event. 

Featured Speakers


Olympian & Amazing Race host Jon Montgomery, Canadian Business Innovator of the Year Jennifer Moss, Pop Culture Critic Jesse Wente, ‘The Social’ advisor Nova Browning Rutherford, Leadership expert Bobby Umar, Host/MC: Orlando Bowen


Current events commentator Rex Murphy, Workplace Trends bestseller Eric Termuende, Multiple entrepreneur Peter van Stolk, Anthropologist Carin Bondar, Host/MC: Bobby Umar


Kidnap survivor & bestselling author Amanda Lindhout, Workplace Trends bestseller Eric Termuende

Featured Speakers

Toronto – Business, Politics, Indigenous affairs, Technology trends with: 

Wab Kinew, Matthew Corrin, Natalie Panek, Bob Rae, Ramona Pringle, Host/MC: Deborah Kimmett

Vancouver – Olympic Gold, Business, Education, ‘Dragon’ and Inspiration with:

Adam Kreek, Matthew Corrin, Ken Coates, Michael Hyatt, Lesra Martin, Host/MC:Dawn Chubai

Featured Speakers


Jennifer Jones, Kelsey Ramsden, Dave Meslin, Ann Dowsett Johnston, Mark Henick, Rona Maynard, Paula Todd, Tim Magwood, Host/MC: Jessi Cruickshank


Amanda Lindhout, Tod Maffin, Kelsey Ramsden, Doug Keeley, John DeHart

Featured Speakers


Bruce Poon Tip, Randy Cass, Amanda Lindhout, Patrick Moore, Host/MC: Doug Keeley


Ian Hanonmansing, Jesse Hirsh, Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Bruce Poon Tip, Roman Danylo, Roslyn Kunin, Host/MC: Zain Meghji 

Featured Speakers


Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire (Ret), Dave Williams, Sunjay Nath, Jowi TaylorHost/MC: Dini Petty,