Danny Hooper is enjoying a remarkable ride. Born in Edmonton and raised on a cattle ranch near the tiny hamlet of Tomahawk, Alberta, Danny knew at an early age that his passion was in the entertainment world. In the decades since, he has parlayed his unique personality and off-beat sense of humour into an award-winning career and thousands of on-stage performances as a recording artist, motivational speaker, comedic emcee, and celebrity benefit auctioneer.
Award-winning professor and expert in business-brain sciences
The Brain Science of Engagement and Influence: Creating Impactful Events
The human brain controls everything about how we each perceive, receive, process, think, react, relate, engage with, and understand all of our experiences. The experiences that we remember, that stick with us, that take on meaning for us, and are ultimately impactful in our lives have something in common: they activate our brains on multiple levels, specifically, the emotional, social, and subconscious levels.
Educators, corporate meeting planners, and event organizers strive to serve a constituency, organization, or group by curating content that will be impactful, meaningful, educational, informative, advancing in the hopes that people will walk away inspired, determined, and ready to tackle their next big project. The challenge often is, however, that sometimes these experiences don’t always tickle the right parts of their audiences’ brains—we need to ensure the right parts of the brain are activated (and the wrong parts aren’t) in order that participants can experience maximum learning and enjoyment.
Dr. Brynn Winegard will walk audiences through how the brain really functions, especially as it relates to influence, engagement, and impact by dispelling some of the common myths and exciting audiences with new and neat brain facts, as well as cutting-edge research.
This custom program combines insights from Dr. Winegard’s top keynotes and will highlight the importance of activating the subconscious, social, and emotional brains, especially in the meetings and events industry, so that PCMA audience members will feel better equipped to plan and curate more engaging, influencing, impactful event experiences.
Dr. Winegard unites disparate audiences by delving into something we all have and require a better understanding of—our human brain! Through a fast-paced, practical, and insight-rich program, you will leave with a better understanding of the human brain and how it functions: ready to newly engage, educate, influence, and entertain your audiences.
Back by popular demand, join us in the morning general session where we offer you a taste of three awesome keynote presentations. Three great speakers each giving a mini version or taste, if you will, of what their full keynote sessions include. After the morning break, you will have the opportunity to choose one of the three that suits your needs and then following lunch you can choose a second speaker to deliver their full keynote for your edification and enjoyment.
Award winning entrepreneur, critically acclaimed author, and hit producer.
Four Conversations for Success
How do you feel when the guy behind the counter remembers your name? Why do people work hard for some managers and not others? Do your clients look forward to seeing you? What do you know about your customers that your competition doesn’t? Do you see them? They’re everywhere. That’s right, they are called people and if you don’t really know them, you’re just another company trying to survive. Let Stuart Knight help you distinguish yourself in business by teaching your audience how to build powerful human relationships one powerful conversation at a time. In our technological world companies are quickly forgetting the value of connecting with the people that drive their business. In this hilarious and high energy presentation, Stuart Knight will show you how to positively influence others through meaningful human exchanges that can last a lifetime. It’s time to bring some life to your business life.
Energy Shifter, pioneer in energy healing techniques
Shift Your Energy to Shift your Results
What is this energy thing anyway? Learn how to feel energy – yours and other people’s energy. Understand how your energy is impacted by others. Learn practical techniques to manage yourself and shift your energy. Now imagine how you could be an Energy Shifter for Your Events. We’ve all be in those rooms that set-up is challenging if not impossible or something goes wrong and participants are impacted. You can overcome these challenges using Energy Techniques to manage participants’ experience.
Co-Founder of NoW Innovations and Author of Rethink Work
The Evolution of the Workplace
In a world that is moving faster than we’ve ever experienced, how are we considering the Future of Work, while still balancing more traditional best practices to not only attract and retain talent, but build strong teams that are effective and efficient. With work being something more than a transactional 9-5 experience, understanding not just ‘what’ we do, but ‘how’, ‘why’, and ‘who with’ has never been more important. In this session, Eric will talk about the evolution of work and dive into specifics about what each delegate can do to build a meaningful and impactful workplace in an ever-noisy world.
Corporate Hypnotist & Performance Coach on Positive Programming
Set Your GPS for Success through mindfulness – An Interactive Keynote
These days, if you want to get someplace fast, with no wrong turns, you just program your car’s GPS and follow the commands. You choose a destination, then your GPS calculates the route from where you are to where you want to go and then it guides you to get there. Your brain works the exact same way: choose where you want to go and your subconscious takes over from there. Trouble is… your subconscious is also a storage area for habits and beliefs that either keep you on track or throw you off course. If you don’t program it for success, you’ll never reach your destination. Wayne Lee helps you access and harness the power of your GPS for optimal performance at work and at home. This presentation opens your mind to melt away stress and negative interference. This presentation helps reveal what’s possible when you program your GPS for success. Deeply engaging, always down-to-earth, he delivers life-changing content and an exhilarating, one-of-a kind experience.
Canadian National Sport-Climbing and Paragliding Champion
Risky Business: Balancing Risk & Reward
Will speaks on the topics he lives daily: Resiliency, seizing opportunity, risk and reward, high performance outcomes and success in hazardous environments. His always entertaining presentations are based on his successful career as an athlete, director, author, and dad. He goes deeper into questions about the value of adventure, why not taking risks is a much bigger hazard than taking them, and how to recognize the “unknown unknowns” that often trip us up professionally. Will will demonstrates how to overcome obstacles, face danger, and be ready for anything that comes your way – whether it be in business, work, or life – not just on a frozen waterfall. You’ll leave this session ready to take on more risk, and live your life with more passion!
The Canadian Innovation Conference Program committee has developed a program, filled with outstanding education for all attendees.