2017 ONWARD Summit

2017 ONWARD Summit

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SW

Discover cutting-edge ideas that will move your business forward and keep you one step ahead.

The ONWARD Summit is two half-day sessions that bring together some of the smartest minds in business, innovation, technology and global trends.

Learn how to adapt your business to the changing economy by applying leading strategies in productivity, innovation and new market expansion.

Get ready to challenge everything.


Monday, June 5, 2017 (1:00 pm – 6:25 pm)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Registration & networking
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Opening keynote: Ryan Holiday, International Marketing Juggernaut
3:00 pm – 3:40 pm Refresh & energize break
3:40 pm – 5:30 pm The pure potential of alternative futures

What is an alternative future? In this block of sessions, we’ll cover innovation in energy, nanotechnology, the future of food, and Hyperloop transportation.

You'll hear from:

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Power hour: Thought download

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (7:15 am – 12:00 pm)

7:15 am – 8:00 am Registration & networking
8:00 am – 9:45 am Disruption IRL: What's happening, right now

Disruption is happening all around us, in real life, right now. In this block of sessions, you’ll hear about AI immunity systems, cognitive computing, and fintech from speakers like:

  • Dave Masson, Country Manager for Canada, Darktrace
  • Debbie Landers, VP Cognitive Solutions, IBM Canada
  • Ray DePaul, Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MRU
9:45 am – 10:30 am Refresh & energize break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm The final keynote: Salim Ismail


  • Tier 1 ticket: $199.00
    This is the first batch of tickets available (and the cheapest). Go ahead, be an early adopter.
  • Tier 2 ticket: $299.00
    Tier 2 tickets are available when Tier 1 sells out. PS: The only difference between the two is price.