Application Information

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.

When to apply?

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 revieve 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.

How to apply?

The application will be posted here, as well as on the Facebook Page!

Referral Program

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!

Rough Itinerary


Time Event
4:00 Delegate Sign In
4:30 Sponsorship Expo/Mixer
5:30 Opening Remarks
5:45 Opening Speaker
6:45 Dinner
8:00 Keynote Speaker
9:15 Closing Remarks
9:45 Delegate Social (Location TBD)


Time Event
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Speaker 1
10:30 Morning Break
10:45 Workshop 1
11:30 Workshop 2
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Speaker 3
2:15 Panel Q&A Period
3:15 Afternoon Break
3:30 Workshop 3
4:30 Dynamic Workshop
5:30 Saturday Keynote Speaker
6:45 Dinner
6:45 Dinner
8:00 Closing Speaker
9:15 Closing Remarks
9:45 Delegate Social (Location TBD)

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2017 Speaker Information


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 (, 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

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

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!

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Sponsorship Information

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.

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Our Team

Matthew Marcoccia - Co-Chair
Matthew Marcoccia
Anna Harman - Co-Chair
Anna Harman
Connor Donovan - Sponsorship Coordinator
Connor Donovan
Sponsorship Coordinator
Laura Di Monte - Sponsorship Coordinator
Laura Di Monte
Sponsorship Coordinator
Sean Monteiro - Sponsorship Coordinator
Sean Monteiro
Sponsorship Coordinator
Haley Miller - Logistics Coordinator
Haley Miller
Logistics Coordinator
Brent Fallis - Workshop Coordinator
Brent Fallis
Workshop Coordinator
Adam Hardy - Speaker Coordinator
Adam Hardy
Speaker Coordinator
Benigna Ahsan - Speaker Coordinator
Benigna Ahsan
Speaker Coordinator
Keith O'Halloran - Speaker Coordinator
Keith O'Halloran
Speaker Coordinator
Andrew Dunsmoor - Treasurer
Andrew Dunsmoor
Kevin Xu - Marketing
Kevin Xu
Ted Bursey - Marketing
Ted Bursey
Leanne Dube - Events Coordinator
Leanne Dube
Events Coordinator
Cam Principi - Events Coordinator
Cam Principi
Events Coordinator
Allie Clement - Delegates Coordinator
Allie Clement
Delegates Coordinator