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George Stroumboulopoulos

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Host, Apple Music & Ambassador, World Food Programme

George is one of North America’s most popular and respected broadcasters. He is the host of STROMBO on Apple Music’s global radio station, AppleMusic Hits, and curator for Apple’s book club; Strombo’s Lit.  He can also be heard on the Sunday-night radio program, The Strombo Show, on CBC Radio 2. Over the course of his career, George has interviewed a who’s who of entertainment icons, sports stars, world leaders and respected thinkers, to share the human experience and see the good in each other. 

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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On Storytelling, Conversations & Connections

Over the course of his career, George Stroumboulopoulos has spoken to a fascinating array of personalities including: Prime Ministers, a President, military generals, astronauts, Oprah, Maya Angelou, u2, Kanye, Tom Cruise, Beyonce and so many more. We’ve all seen his amazing ability to draw out information from even the hardest interview subject, and now, in this talk or interactive Q&A format, he shares some of those insights with your audience. George will shed light on his approaches and techniques to active listening, creating space for others, engaging in conversation, being curious, and building connections.

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Q&A / In-Conversation: Fireside Chat
George sits down for a Q&A/In-Conversation on the hot-button issues of the day. His fresh, thought-provoking style fuses big ideas, with art, pop culture, politics, news, sports, and celebrity. As someone who is genuinely interested in a wide range of topics, his interviews and discussions are extremely informative and entertaining explorations of the topic at hand.
Q&A / In-Conversation: Pursue Your Passion
George’s career path has been like no other. In this Q&A/In-Conversation, he sits down for an intimate discussion on careers. He shares the highs and lows of his personal career along with some insights he’s gathered interviewing individuals who have reached the top of their chosen field. This discussion will leave audiences inspired to seek their true passion.
Event Moderator
As one of Canada’s most acclaimed interviewer’s George thrives when interacting with guests. He gets audiences what they really want to know, in a way that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking. George will help you rediscover the power of the authentic interview.
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Audience reviews:

  • All went well and George was certainly a big draw and we think may have been one of the reasons we sold out the event this year! Loved his keynote presentation and I am very impressed by his demeanor and the incredible ability to connect. We heard tons of positive comments. - Program & Content Manager, Financial Management Institute of Canada
  • George Stroumboulopoulos was the Surrey Board of Trade's keynote speaker in May 2023 for the Surrey Top 25 under 25 Awards in front of a 300-person audience. This event featured and recognized youth leadership in the community and youth entrepreneurship to 25 individuals under the age of 25.

    George was on fire on stage resonating with our youth audience and their parents - plus our business community. He spoke about his start in life - his trials and tribulations. The way that he spoke resonated with the audience - he wasn't an adult on stage speaking and inspiring - he transitioned himself to be attune to his audience and what they needed to learn and move forward with. Life isn't always perfect - success is a journey not a destination. We absolutely loved George and would recommend him for any inspirational and leadership oriented speaking engagement. - President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade
  • We were absolutely delighted to have George present to our students. George did an amazing job sharing his professional and personal life experiences, along with his opinions on a number of topics ranging from politics, pop culture and the music industry with our students. Our audience hung on every word and walked out raving about how awesome it was. George is an incredible presenter who is honest, informative and funny. We would be honoured to have George visit us again!

    - Students' Association of Grant MacEwan College
  • Thank you so much for suggesting George for our campus - he absolutely rocked!! He was so calm and cool, his talk was incredible. We had quite possibly the largest student turn-out ever to see him. George is one of the most intelligent, educated speakers I have ever seen. He knows his music and he knows the world around him.

    - SAMRC

Speaker Biography

George Stromboulopoulos doesn’t just ask questions – he creates space for his guests to share their human experiences.  His fresh, thought-provoking style fuses big ideas, with art, pop culture, politics, news, sports, and celebrity. A six-time Gemini Award and Canadian Screen Award winner for best host in a talk series, George is known for having an unrivaled presence to all that he does. He brings an authenticity and genuine curiosity to each and every interaction – be it on screen or on stage. George’s interviewing skills are first rate, allowing audiences a deeper more meaningful look at his guests.

He can be heard on CBC Radio 2 where he hosts The Strombo Show, a syndicated weekly music and talk radio show, and on AppleMusic Hits where he hosts STROMBO, a daily music and talk radio show of the same caliber as the former. George recently partnered with Apple Books to launch the Strombo’s Lit book club with ‘gripping books and great conversations.’

He is Canada’s first Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization that won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace. George is deeply involved in issues of global food security and the interconnections with climate change. His role often takes him to regions grappling with these pressing challenges, reflecting his commitment to understanding and addressing these issues firsthand.

His other charitable work includes Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund (Canada), the Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP AIDS), War Child Canada, and Make Poverty History. Stroumboulopoulos currently sits on the auxiliary board for The David Suzuki Foundation, as well as Artists for Peace and Justice Canada (APJ). In addition, he has strong ties with the Canadian Music Therapy Fund through supporting The George Stroumboulopoulos Music Therapy Scholarship.

Along the way, George has interviewed Hollywood legends such as Oprah, Tom Cruise, Michael J. Fox, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Samuel L. Jackson; political leaders such as Hillary Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Sarah Palin, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter; critically acclaimed authors including Christopher Hitchens, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Peter C. Newman and Gore Vidal; renowned directors including Spike Lee, James Cameron, Deepa Mehta, Brian DePalma, and Paul Haggis, just to name a few.

George began his television career with MuchMusic as the producer and host of NewMusic and MuchNews. He then moved on to CBC where he received critical acclaim as the host and co-executive producer of the award-winning shows George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, which wrapped after 10-seasons on air at the CBC, and The Hour. In 2014 George became the face of Hockey Night in Canada & the NHL on Sportsnet.

George is a three-time Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) award-winner for Speaker of the Year on campuses across the country. In addition to his role as a broadcaster, Stroumboulopoulos is active in many social and environmental issues. In January 2010, he brought together actors, artists and athletes for Haiti relief efforts as the executive producer and co-host of Canada for Haiti, a live benefit that raised more than 27 million dollars for Haitian earthquake victims.