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One Full Day of Inspiration, Motivation and Entertainment that will ignite your Spirit! For the first time ever under one roof see six of the most prolific communicators of our time. Live and In Person! You will learn from real-world experts who are the best-of-the-best, in an incredibly entertaining environment that empowers you to take action immediately to transform your life forever.

Sir Richard Branson
CEO of the Virgin Group
Richard Branson was born in 1950, and educated at Stowe School, where he established a national magazine called Student at the age of sixteen. He started a Student Advisory Centre at age 17 to help young people. In 1970 he founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer and shortly thereafter opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. During 1972 a recording studio was built in Oxfordshire where the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded "Tubular Bells" which was released in 1973. The first album of the newly created Virgin Records went on to sell over 5 million copies and over the years many household names, including, Belinda Carlisle, Genesis, Phil Collins, Janet Jackson and The Rolling Stones helped make Virgin Music one of the top six record companies in the world. The equity of Virgin Music Group - record labels, music publishing, and recording studios was sold to THORN EMI in 1992 in a US$1Bn deal. The interests of Virgin Group have now expanded into international "Megastore" music retailing, air travel, mobile, financial, retail, music, internet, drinks, rail, resorts and leisure, through around 200 companies in over 30 countries. In December 1999 Richard Branson was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's millennium New Years honours list for "services to entrepreneurship".

Michael D. Eisner
CEO, Walt Disney Company (1984 – 2005)
Michael D. Eisner joined The Walt Disney Company as Chairman and CEO in 1984. In twenty-one years at its helm, he revitalized and reinvented Disney into a full spectrum entertainment enterprise. Under his leadership, the company began implementation of a continuing series of creative growth strategies that resulted in its annual revenues rising from $1.7 billion to more than $30 billion. During his stewardship, Disney animation experienced a renaissance with hits including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Disney also became a leader in live-action films with pictures such as Pretty Woman, Sixth Sense and Pirates of the Caribbean. Mr. Eisner has been a leader in the entertainment industry for nearly forty years helping to shape this key area of the American economy. Eisner is the author of two books, Work in Progress, which he co-authored with Tony Schwartz, about his involvement in the entertainment industry, and Camp about the life lessons that come from leading a canoe expedition or sitting around a campfire. Mr. Eisner graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 1960 and Denison University in 1964 with a Bachelor's of Arts in English literature and theater.

Politics of Success
Honourable Belinda Stronach, PC, MP Newmarket-Aurora
Former President and CEO of Magna International Inc.
The Honourable Belinda Stronach is a community, business and public leader who cares deeply about Canada and the broader issues of quality of life. In 2004, TIME Magazine ranked Belinda as one of the world's 100 most influential. In 2005, the Women's Executive acclaimed Belinda a "trailblazer" and one of Canada's top 100 most powerful women. Belinda is the former President and CEO of Magna International Inc., one of the largest global suppliers of automotive systems and components in the world with 82,000 employees in 22 countries. Under her corporate leadership, Magna International had record sales and profits in each year and its stock price nearly doubled in value. Belinda jumped feet first into public life in 2004, ran for the leadership of a national political party, has been elected by her peers twice as a Member of Parliament, and has been a senior Cabinet minister in government. She is now a leading member of the Liberal Party of Canada and Chair of the national caucus of women Liberal MPs.

John Wood
Room to Read
John Wood spent most of his career running significant parts of Microsoft’s international business, including the worldwide launch of the billion dollar Office 95 campaign. At age 35, he left his job as director of business development for Microsoft Corp.’s Greater China region to form Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in impoverished parts of the world. Room to Read, founded in 2000, has sponsored the opening of a network of over 2,500 libraries and 200 schools across Asia, with a goal of increasing the network to 20,000 serving at least 10 million children. In 2006, the organization will expand into Africa, starting with Ethiopia. Wood’s many honors include being the only non-Asian chosen for Time Magazine’s Asian Heroes Award. He was selected for the inaugural group of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum and is a three-time winner of the Fast Company magazine and Monitor Group Social Capitalist Award. A native of Connecticut, John Wood holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado, awarded magna cum laude, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Les Brown
Author “Live Your Dreams” and “It's Not Over Until You Win.”
Les Brown is one of the nation's leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential. As a renowned professional speaker, author and television personality, Les Brown has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. In 1989, Les Brown was the recipient of the National Speakers Association's highest honor: The Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE). In addition, he was selected one of the World's Top Five Speakers for 1992 by Toastmasters international and recipient of the Golden Gavel Award. In 1990, Les recorded his first in a series of speech presentations entitled You Deserve, which was awarded a Chicago-area Emmy. Les is the former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions rather than problems. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful books, “Live Your Dreams” and “It's Not Over Until You Win.”

Tim Sanders
The New York Times and international bestseller Love Is the Killer App.
Tim Sanders is the author of The New York Times and international bestseller Love Is the Killer App. His sophomore book The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L Factor & Achieve Your Life’s Dreams published in April 2005, is the basis for PBS special and numerous national TV appearances including The Today Show. Tim is a former Yahoo! Executive and leadership coach and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs around the country. As an irrepressible advocate for good values in the business world, Tim is one of the most sought after speakers in America.

Jessica Holmes
Jessica Holmes, star of Royal Canadian Air Farce, has received Gemini and Canadian Comedy Award nominations for her performances at Just For Laughs and the Second City. She won the Platinum Award at Houston's International Comedy Festival for her comedy special Holmes Alone. She brought to life hilarious characters and edgy impressions on her sketch series The Holmes Show, and was thrilled to join the cast of CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce two years ago. She has appeared in such films as Welcome to Mooseport and the upcoming Citizen Duane. She recently opened for her longtime comedy heroes; Jerry Seinfeld and Leslie Nielsen.

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