Seventh annual Xcelerate Summit goes virtual

The seventh annual Xcelerate Summit – will be a virtual event available to a global audience Oct. 20 to 23. The four-day conference brings together the area’s most prominent business leaders and features a host of stellar speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.  It will offer 36 hours of practical, actionable business advice, real-world knowledge, inspiration and one-degree networking.

There will be two keynote speakers this year. Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. She will be speaking on diversity, inclusivity and resiliency on Oct. 21.

The second keynote on Oct. 22 will feature technology and media expert Jesse Brown.

Brown, the author of Canadaland and creator of Bitmoji and Bitstrips, will provide a glimpse into the future of Canada’s institutions with respect to rapid technological and cultural change. From business to government to media, disruption is here and Brown explains how to stay on top of the challenging shifts ahead.

“COVID has changed almost everything – and it’s also spurred innovation,” Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said. “While we’ve all had to cope with a new reality, the changes many businesses and entrepreneurs have had to make can ultimately bring increased capacity and sustainability.”

Tickets for the virtual conference are $50 and can be purchased online at New this year is a special VIP Xperience package for $125. It’s full of creative and interactive items giving attendees full access to an additional array of Xperience virtual sessions, including tastings, meditation, yoga, and a social night.

Photo: Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will be speaking on diversity, inclusivity and resiliency on Oct. 21

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