CEEC’s speakers are leaders at the forefront of the green movement. The passion and expertise that speakers bring to the conference from their respective fields has engages and inspires future leaders in the sustainability industry. If you are interested in speaking at CEEC 2019, we would love to hear your story. Please get in touch with one of our Speakers Coordinators for more information. Some of our past speakers:


Dr. Edith Callaghan is a Professor of Business Strategy & Sustainability.Through her research, teaching and community service, Dr. Callaghan has been a strong advocate for sustainable development and sustainable food systems.

John Brodhead is Director of Policy and Strategy at Sidewalk Labs and is based in Toronto. John has had a  a varied career in government and the not-for-profit sector, most recently serving as Chief of Staff to the Canadian Minister of Indigenous Services. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, as Executive Director of Evergreen CityWorks, as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Premier of Ontario, and as a Vice President at Metrolinx.
Geoff Cape is the founder and CEO of Evergreen, and has grown the organization to become a nationally recognized leader on urban sustainability with over 160 staff and programs across Canada. Geoff is a member of the board of directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. He is a 2015 Fellow for The Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation. Geoff has been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of “Canadians who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole.”
Brendal Townsend is an inspiration for all those who care about the ocean. Her relentless dedication to ocean conservation and management is rooted in an appreciation for fragile marine ecosystems.
Ocean Hyland, 21, is a member of Tsleil-Waututh Nation in British Columbia. She took part in the 10,000-person strong resistance against Kinder Morgan’s new oil pipeline to the coast.