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We’re happy to announce that Dr Jen Frahm will be making the trek from Australia for Spark Toronto 2019! Jen is the author of Change Nuggets and Conversations of Change as well as an IABC Recommended Speaker and has been listed in the Change Management Review’s 5 Next Generation Thought Leaders and Change Source’s the Top 20 Change Visionaries You Need to Know .
We're Looking for Speakers!
Types of Sessions Available
Openers and Closers: You set the stage, or close down the day. In the past, strong openers have paved the way for the days’ speakers and closers have left people inspired and ready to take action. We prefer if openers and closers stick around for the full two-days and historically have not accepted seagull speakers for these spots.
Storytellers: We love stories. So does our audience. We want real stories, successes, failures, and learnings, and preferences are given to real employees!
Data Givers: Think of this category as the opportunity to share good ideas.
Emerging Speaker: We want to give someone the opportunity to do what they love. We will offer you advice (if you want it) for those who are passionate about speaking but only have 1 or 2 public speaking experiences.
Fun and Inspirational: Spark isn’t your usual conference. We’ve had people sing, dance, play with lego, play drums and more. The more interactive the better!
How We Decide
This year we’re using Papercall and we usually invite speakers who fit with the theme. This year our theme is Nudging Change Forward and preference is always given to those who do interactive sessions. That doesn’t mean a workshop, that means those who involve the audience have a better shot at acceptance.
Spark is not your typical stuffy, beige, vendor-laden conference. We don’t accept sponsors, keep it to 120 max and encourage wild and crazy things.
Call for sessions close on Dec 31, 2018
Program will be finalized by the end of February, 2019 and we will likely be announcing speakers starting in early January.
You can check out previous Sparks here: