Thank you for expressing interest in CIRQUE! To become a delegate, you must complete the general application. The application will consist of three short answer questions and some general information about yourself.
Early bird applications to apply for CIRQUE will be available on Thursday November 10th and will close on December 6th. By applying early you will receive a discounted price of only $60. A second round of applications will be released in January. Once all applications are received the applications will be reviewed and final list of delegates will be confirmed.
The application will be posted here, as well as on the Facebook Page!
If you refer a friend to apply for the conference, you will be entered in a draw to win 50% off of your conference ticket!
In the application there will be a section for your friend to add your name to the draw. The more people you refer the greater chances you have to win!
|4:00||Delegate Sign In|
|9:45||Delegate Social (Location TBD)|
|2:15||Panel Q&A Period|
|5:30||Saturday Keynote Speaker|
|9:45||Delegate Social (Location TBD)|
Martha van Berkel
Martha van Berkel graduated from Applied Math, Mech Option in 2000. After graduation Martha spent 14 years at Cisco. From her time with the networking giant, she is most proud of creating solutions to hairy problems, leading teams of passionate "troublemakers". Martha left Cisco in 2014 to start her own company with her husband. Their product, called Schema App (https://www.schemaapp.com), is a suite of tools designed to help digital marketers translate their webpages into the language of search engines. Their product is unique in the world, and is defining how marketing agencies should adopt this new search engine optimization to be productive and gain business insight. It is all very geeky, just like Apple Math, and Martha loves it! Martha lives in Guelph, has two young kids, and is on the advisory council to the Queen's Young Engineering Alumni of Toronto.
Tom Kennedy is the founder of Kensington Capital Partners and Chair of the Investment Committee. Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of several private equity funds and private companies. He is active on the Board of the CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the RPSM Foundation and Alberta Innovates Center for Machine Learning (AICML). His public service and philanthropic work has been a longstanding, and focused on education and healthcare.
Tom’s previous experience includes 10 years in operational and management positions with Consolidation Coal Co. and Alberta Energy Company. He has investment banking experience as a senior executive with Bunting Warburg, Lancaster and TD Securities.
Tom holds a B.Sc.Eng. (Mining) from Queen’s University and a D.B.A. from the University of Edinburgh and is a professional engineer.
Kamal Hassan is the founder and CEO of IncMind and director of the Founder's Institute. His passion is entrepreneurship: creating world-leading companies, with purpose and urgency. IncMind is the distillation of his 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, angel investor and student of microfinance and entrepreneurial ecosystems. His specialty is start-up ventures, taking companies from 'prototype' stage to successful businesses. Kamal graduated from Queen's Engineering Physics in 1988. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, from which he was awarded the Ford Prize for being the top graduating student. Kamal is a guest lecturer at various post-secondary institutions around the world. He enjoys music, and is skilled playing the piano and violin. He is an avid traveller, and has visited 99 countries across the world!
Dr. Ryan Kobrick is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Space Operations in the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach where he teaches and does research. He completed his Ph.D. on research in lunar dust abrasion and spacecraft design and operations. Ryan is the Chairman of the Board and President of Yuri's Night, a non-profit organization with the aim of connecting hundreds of thousands of people around the world to celebrate and honor the past of human spaceflight, while building a stairway to the future. Ryan graduated from Queen's University with a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in 2002. He holds a master of space studies, master of science and PhD in aerospace engineering, and has worked for Space Florida, X PRIZE and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ryan's passion is bringing space to the public, and helped re-start and restabilize the CU-Boulder chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. In his free time he plays ice hockey and sails/races as much as possible, enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, hiking, photography, and film making.
Mike Gerbis is the CEO of the GLOBE™ Series where he oversees the overall direction and program of the GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo, which is North America’s largest and longest-running sustainability event. He is also CEO of The Delphi Group, a strategic consultancy providing solutions and support in the areas of corporate sustainability and climate change. For more than two decades, Mike has advised corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value through innovation and by addressing environmental, social and economic risks and opportunities.
Julie is the founder of Breakthrough Learning Associates, facilitating transformative learning and social systems innovation for the past 30 years with individuals, teams, and organizations in Canada, Europe and Asia in roles as executive coach, conscious change strategist with senior leadership teams, meeting designer and facilitator, and conflict evolution catalyst. She has worked in diverse contexts including global corporations, complex multi-stakeholder health and community development initiatives, international development, organizations transforming the retail and housing development and global textile industries towards social and environmental sustainability and the Nobel Women’s Initiative . Keenly aware of the limitations of the 20th century industrial revolution mechanical paradigm guiding organizational, leadership, educational, and power dynamics, she passionately invests in bringing a living systems perspective to life in any context she works. She is a past recipient of Ottawa’s 40 under 40 for business and community leadership.
CIRQUE is looking for sponsors! Please click on the link below for a detailed outline of the conference, as well as the tiers of sponsorship we offer, and their associated benefits.
As outlined in the sponsorship package, CIRQUE offers sponsors involvement in our conference beyond brand promotion.
Sponsors are also encouraged to send representatives to address the delegates, participate in our Sponsorship Networking EXPO, and will receive a package of delegate resumes prior to the conference.
If you have any inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We are very open to accommodating any requests you may have to make this experience as beneficial as possible.